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Its all a matter of preference, I would get a set and try them out. Just be weary of the extra lenght if your a lane splitter.
 

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I put CRG Arrows on the 09, and there is absolutely zero vibration through them-the stock cockroach antennae's had noticeably more vibration and like Fizzer said-they just looked ridiculous on the bike. The key to bar end mirrors is to get a quality set of weighted bar ends...
 

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You'll have to get used to moving your eyes farther from the road in front of you to check the bar end mirrors compared to stock mirrors.
 

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Good point-there is an adjustment period if you've never used bar ends before, and they may be a bit less 'line of sight' than the stockers, but once you get used to them they actually provide a much less obstructed view rearward. And, as Fizzer stated, all you see is the road behind-no shoulders in view...
 

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the main reason i got rid of my bar ends was because i had to constantly adjust them. This was mainly due to me covering the bike every day - taking the cover off would mess up the mirrors and loosen the bolts so sometimes when i was riding the wind would push them out of alignment as well - it just got irritating after awhile.
 

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Funny that you should mention that-the main reason(aside from aesthetics) I got rid of the stockers is because I also cover mine everyday, at home and at work, and the stock mirrors stuck up so high I could never get the cover to fit well unless I twisted the mirrors inward which meant loosening them and pivoting them inward. It also meant I had to keep them only hand tight so I could twist them in everyday-which became annoying for me...
 

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Funny that you should mention that-the main reason(aside from aesthetics) I got rid of the stockers is because I also cover mine everyday, at home and at work, and the stock mirrors stuck up so high I could never get the cover to fit well unless I twisted the mirrors inward which meant loosening them and pivoting them inward. It also meant I had to keep them only hand tight so I could twist them in everyday-which became annoying for me...
haha - i would have probably kept the bar ends and tried to rig up something to preventing them from moving if i didn't find a member selling a pair of rizomas for dirt cheap. They are lower profile than the stockers so my dowco cover doesn't interfere - unfortunately i'm back to staring at part of my shoulders in my standard riding position.

Pros and cons to both i suppose for us cover people. Next step is just to build a garage haha.
 

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Good point-there is an adjustment period if you've never used bar ends before, and they may be a bit less 'line of sight' than the stockers, but once you get used to them they actually provide a much less obstructed view rearward. And, as Fizzer stated, all you see is the road behind-no shoulders in view...
I bought the Rhino Bar Ends made for the FZ09 -- I believe they're the best in our universe.
 

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You'll have to get used to moving your eyes farther from the road in front of you to check the bar end mirrors compared to stock mirrors.
Although I found this awkward initially and for awhile, you Will get used to them -- I guarantee it and, for what it's worth, think the Bar End Mirrors look great.:cool:
 

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I adjusted very quickly to my bar end mirrors and have zero regrets, plus this bike just looks much more badass without the deer antlers sticking up from the bars.
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haha - i would have probably kept the bar ends and tried to rig up something to preventing them from moving if i didn't find a member selling a pair of rizomas for dirt cheap. They are lower profile than the stockers so my dowco cover doesn't interfere - unfortunately i'm back to staring at part of my shoulders in my standard riding position.

Pros and cons to both i suppose for us cover people. Next step is just to build a garage haha.
Garage build in progress(along with the rest of the house), so by summer at least she'll be finally housed out of the elements...
 

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CRG Arrows and Rhinos

hey Bob,
Apart from looking way better than the stock ones (IMHO), I believe they provide a wider field of view, and with good solid bar ends like the Rhinos, they stay firmly in place and I've seen no vibration up to way past legal speeds. I love mine.
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I also got the CRG Arrows. As stated before, the Rhino bar ends are the component that seals the deal. It is different but I eventually got used to them. There is a learning curve but history proves that most humans have the ability to adapt well. Get you some!!!
 
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