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Wambo 05-27-2006 10:50 AM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
I got a pair of Napoleon mirrors for my '05 City X for the same reason. They vibrate far less and are a larger rectangle. I got mine from , where I got my exhaust can for my V-Strom. $46.95 per set (long stem).

Buzglyd 05-27-2006 12:51 PM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
Those aren't the mirrors vibrating. It's your eyeballs.

priday 05-27-2006 08:24 PM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
Check out this britt site. Apparently Buells are the Shizzle over there. This one site alone has more stuff than everywhere else I've seen.


svtech 05-27-2006 08:26 PM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
Keep the mirrors; that's not the problem. Trade the bike for a Ridley. Same H-D Evo, just tweaked a little differently. I've heard they're real smoooth throughout the rev range. Might cost you a little extra, though. Used Ridleys are tough to come by and the new ones are commanding top dollar.

Tomas_P 05-27-2006 09:01 PM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
Get the bar-end mirrors from Al Lighton at American Sport Bike. They don't vibrate much, although the small diameter limits the view. They sure do look cool on the XB, however.

Alternative: get your head on a swivel.

Suggestion: All of your Buell-specific questions will be answered at the indispensable Badweatherbikers, the dedicated Buell BBS.

Go here.

Dangerousdave_2 05-27-2006 10:30 PM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
I think what the guy said about bar end mirrors is interesting. I don't know if they vibrate more or less, but they are they only was to go if you are actually interested in seeing behind you. At first, I worried about them getting broken if I ever dropped my VFR, but they would actually be about the cheapest thing on the whole bike to replace.

pdimmy 05-28-2006 02:59 AM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
I recently put CRG Hindsight LS mirrors on my '04 Lightning and am absolutely satisfied with them. Vibration seems to affect them less and the optics are light-years ahead of OEM. I originally bought these purely to get rid of the bug-antenna OEM mirrors for aesthetic reasons, but I was pleasantly surprised by the gains in rearward visibility. They're not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended!

BrowningBAR 05-28-2006 11:38 AM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
You're kidding...right?

montana_sky 05-28-2006 12:17 PM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
Thanks for the info on the Buell BBS as well as the mirrors! The owl-like neck swivel mechanisms don't work well here in MT... too windy!

Fenton 05-28-2006 03:48 PM

Re: Buell Lightning Mirrors?
+1 for CRG Hindsights. Had them on my Duc. and liked them enough to keep when I sold it.

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