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Old 05-27-2006, 10:50 AM   #1
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Default 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 http://www.holeshot.com/ , where I got my exhaust can for my V-Strom. $46.95 per set (long stem).
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Old 05-27-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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Those aren't the mirrors vibrating. It's your eyeballs.
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Old 05-27-2006, 08:24 PM   #3
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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.



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Old 05-27-2006, 08:26 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 05-27-2006, 09:01 PM   #5
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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.



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Old 05-27-2006, 10:30 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 05-28-2006, 02:59 AM   #7
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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!
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:38 AM   #8
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You're kidding...right?
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Old 05-28-2006, 12:17 PM   #9
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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!
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Old 05-28-2006, 03:48 PM   #10
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+1 for CRG Hindsights. Had them on my Duc. and liked them enough to keep when I sold it.
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