CRG Arrow Bar End Mirror
Well made, but not great for traffic
First off - these mirrors look great and the construction is top notch. The major problem is that, when installed as recommended, they do not flip out of the way for lane splitting.
They add about 4-6 inches to the width of your bars, which is unacceptable to me. They were completely unusable in traffic. Other bar-end mirrors flip back, while the CRG Arrow only rotates, and it rotates right into your knuckles. Dumb.
The best way to use these is to install them upside-down, so they're running under your bars. If you're ok with that, they're great, but that isn't how they're advertised. My recommendation is only to buy these if you plan on running them upside down.
August 10, 2015
Excellent Quality and Customer Service
I put one on my '13 CB500F and couldn't be happier. The stock mirrors were useless for me as no matter how I adjusted them my arms were always in the way of what I wanted to see. I thought the price was a bit high for what it was, but being able to see to my side and behind me without taking my eyes off of what's in front is a priceless investment. Don't get me wrong, still always check your blind spot, but it does serve as another set of eyes. With that said CRG PROVIDES EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE. I neglected to tighten the screws enough once the mirror was set and ended up losing a few pieces and almost the mirror. I emailed CRG with pictures of what I needed to make it functional again and Mark from CRG was quick to ship the missing pieces to me to get my mirror functional again. I currently only have this mirror on my left, but when the funds present themselves, I do intend to buy another for my right. QUALITY and CUSTOMER SERVICE make this a worthwhile investment.
August 3, 2015
awesome viewing and looks
Mirrors work great over stock mirrors. only issue i have is the one i got the vertical or horizontal adjustment is messed up so i had to hold it in place then try to get it tight locked into place. other than that works awesome dont even notice vibration
July 28, 2015
Fantastic looking, Great visibility. Love that they fold down and under for when the bike is parked in front of the strip joint, no dummy can run into them and break them.
July 20, 2015
Trying to win the $100 gift card (and help you all out)
So I could really use the $100 gift card (Revzilla - bro)
But about the CRG mirror:
It's sick. I installed it in 5 minutes and have tested it up to 140mph so far. I know it'd hold on no matter how fast I go. The field of view isn't bad and I like it. I roll with only one mirror on the right side and it's enough.
If you need any help with questions about instillation or whatnot, reach out.
Mine's on a 2014 Monster 1200s.
June 15, 2015
Awesome upgrade from the factory mirrors!
Very easy to install, took less than 15 minutes. Had to use bar end adapters for my Ducati Monster 1200s but everything was easy to figure out and install. These things are solid! No shaking, no vibration, no distortion, I can actually see behind me AND know what I'm looking at instead of guessing that the blur I see is a car. Only downside is the price, compared to similar models these are significantly more expensive. The quality and the look are worth it for me.
June 5, 2015
Stylish & Functional
Compared to the OEM mirrors on the CB500F, these are fantastic. I can see behind me, not just my shoulders and arms. The fit and finish appear to be high quality, and there's no vibes to deal with whatsoever (at least not until you're hitting 75+, even then it's not bad at all). The option to fold them in is very useful for tight spots (lanesplitting or garage fits). Installed in under 30 minutes. No swapping of bar end weights necessary for me (just moved my controls in a tad to make room).
If you can get over the initial cost, they're worth it in my mind...and a much better look than the CB300F swap others are doing for the 500F.
June 1, 2015
Looks great but needs to be more functional.
the styling of the product is great and goes great with my streetfighter SV650 the problem is actually using the mirrors. I have to lean or adjust an arm to look in to them while in a normal riding position. Unless your handlebars are up high I would suggest a different set.
April 20, 2015