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Rizoma Reverse Retro Bar End Mirror - Reversed

Anyone here installed the Rizoma Reverse Retro Bar End Mirror on a MV Brutale, in the opposite direction as in this image, and could confirm that they still see well what's behind?
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Interesting application there. I have those mirrors on a Ducati Monster S4Rs and I really like them. I think I'll give that mounting position a try just for fun. I would think they might bump the fuel tank at full lock though.

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Interesting application there. I have those mirrors on a Ducati Monster S4Rs and I really like them. I think I'll give that mounting position a try just for fun. I would think they might bump the fuel tank at full lock though.
I didn't think of that, the tank.
Please let me know if you try this setup. I would love to know.

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Cool - gives it a cafe racer look, isnt it?
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I think, from looking at how they mount, your arms would completely block the view.

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I won't give up the idea until someone (that could be me) actually tries it and says it's crap.

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Just for you, XEROX!

OK, so curiosity go the better of me and I went to the garage and switched my mirrors to the position you would like to have evaluated.

In the original position, I had two very minor niggles: 1. Occasionally, I would bump the mirror with my gloved hand and have to readjust. It gave me a feeling of having my hand "trapped" in position, but really posed no issues. 2. I would have to move very slightly to see directly behind me.

On the plus side: 1. The view was much better (wider, clearer, more stable) than the stock Monster mirrors. 2. My helmet could be held very securely on a mirror post and cable-locked in place when parked up. 3. The look is stunning.

So, I took them off and rehung them in the upside down position. It takes all of two minutes as it is a one-bolt per mirror operation.

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I was worried about tank clearance at full Lock. This required just a bit of adjustment and it appears to be just fine.

The view behind the bike with the mirrors in the upside down position seems to be able to cover more areas and I think I can see directly behind me.

I will give a ride report later in the week after I have had a chance to do some commuting.

Hope this helps.

I am not sure if I like the look better this way or not, but the one thing I am concerned about is how my helmet will hang....

More to follow.

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Thanks a lot for trying this out...for me
I see what you mean with the look.
It seems the mirrors come in, instead of staying parallel to the bike as in the first picture I uploaded.
Is the tank and bar the same than Brutale on Ducati?
Looking forward to hearing from your driving test with these.

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I don't know about the bar differences, but I had to make some adjustments to prevent the mirrors from hitting the tank at full lock. Perhaps the seemingly nonparallel appearance is a camera angle.

I'm riding to work shortly. I'll let you know how it goes later today.

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That upside down 'look' certainly suits the Triumph in the top photo..., not so sure about it on the Monster or Brutale though.
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