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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Mirrors, beauty and practicality?

Hi there,
Am currently looking for some mirrors to finish off my Brutale, spent quite a bit of money on body panels, exhaust and so on....
But, as you all know - the stock mirrors are not the best for vision, unless i do a strange arm swing to look behind me.
Is it possible to get a good looking set of mirrors that work, or should i just plump for the stock/arm waving solution.
not too keen on bar ends, so I'm not looking for "bar end" advice please..
I bought some Rizoma "Logic" ones from E-moto, and they looked ok, but the vison was worse for me in my case...so they took them back..
more arm swinging not needed...
any help will be appreciated..

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 01:33 PM
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I too feel the need for an improvement knowing what's up behind, I was going to try the logic mirror but had a nagging feeling that they would not be much better as they seem to sit in the same place a stock which is a great view of my forearm. Bar end mirror or mirrors seem the only solution.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 02:18 PM
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I feel the same. It makes me crazy that I cannot see behind me. I bought the Rizoma mirrors...not much better, if at all. I'm also not used to a mirror that I can't adjust on the fly. Did that the first time with the Rizomas and had to pull over, get the tools out, and tighten them down again. It's really frustrating and my number one complaint about this motorcycle. In this day and age, mirrors should not be an afterthought.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 02:50 PM
 
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Due to the ergonomics, any mirror you put on there will give you the same view, unless you go for a set like the Ducati GT 1000's with the 8 inch stalk. Butt ugly. I won't suggest bar ends if you aren't into them, but they work best on the Brute IMHO. CRG Lanesplitters. The stock mirrors surprisingly give you a bit of fairing action. Someone said in a post here once that the sticker on the mirror should say "the object in the rear view mirror is probably your elbow" or something of that sort. I thought that was funny as hell, but spot-on.
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A line from the movie "Gumball Rally":
"The first rule of Italian driving: What's-a-behind me, does not-a-matter"

That being said, I have the Rizoma "Limit Naked" mirrors and like them. They are not great, but better than stock.
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Try the Ducati Performance mirrors made for the Monster!

They look awesome but need a little modification!

I can't remember who's bike this is......but he'd tell you about the threading for the mirrors!

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Someone said in a post here once that the sticker on the mirror should say "the object in the rear view mirror is probably your elbow" or something of that sort. I thought that was funny as hell, but spot-on.

LOL that was me. I first used it years ago on the now-defunct Ducati Index.

I'll second the earlier post in that I don't think you can have functioning mirrors unless you go with bar-ends. I got some Rizomas from Moto Wheels and the look is great, IMO, very much in keeping with the lines of the Brutale.

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cheers for the quick responses people.. i like the look of the dukes mirrors, and the
limit rizomas were on the list as a "best available" option..
i could make a fortune and make some myself.... theres a thought...
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Just lift your elbows you guys - dead easy and you will soon get used to it!!!

I'm 6'5'' and when I look into my mirrors I see my wrists.... LOL.... Mirrors on mostbikes are fugly, MV mirrors are for looks and part of the overall design package that we all enjoy.

Takes a spit second to lift the elbow and look underneath!

We don't buy MV's for riding practicalities!!!!

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Found 'em. They are the Rizoma "Reverse" mirrors. Very well matched to the Brutale styling, IMO.

They are adjustable so you can swivel them to position them "inside" the end of the bars (as pictured) or "outside" for even better visibility.

Click for Rizoma Reverse mirrors on MotoWheels Site



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