CRG Blindsight Bar End Mirror
Great Little Bar Ends, Not Quite Perfect
I've used stock mirrors, CRG Lanesplitter Hindsights, knock-offs, and the Blindsights - and this is the one I choose to run right now. Personally, I think they're attractive when mounted on a bike, but that's up to you to decide. Also, I have a lot of narrowness considerations!
First off, I don't use these to supplement other mirrors as intended. Instead, they're my main mirrors. Obviously they're small, so you need to be comfortable with a bit less view or this isn't for you. However, they're top quality and I haven't seen 2" bar end mirrors that are better. They minimize vibration with the rubber gasket that's built in, the overall quality is good, and if you get the bar-end mounting kit then they're easy to install - though you can no longer mount your old bar-ends. My main gripe is this: I wish they folded back like the 3" "lane-splitter" CRGs though, as I'm always needing to narrow my bike's handlebars.
I fight through San Francisco traffic and do a lot of lane splitting where these get in the way 2/3rds as much as 3" mirrors. Also, my bike, like an Italian woman, is not the sort you leave on the street corner. Instead, I have to push a litrebike with long handlebars through two narrow single doorway on a hill and over two steps into my home.As you can imagine, that's a pain in the butt and any mirrors that make a bike wider make that tougher. It's times like this that I wish I wasn't using bar-ends, or using ones that folded.
One important thing to note is that the mirrors unscrew from the brackets, so you may end up looking to one side and seeing that the sucker fell off (like mine did on the highway). Seriously, use Loc-tite, or you'll end up needing to get a replacement! Now that I KNOW that though, I'm actually glad they're easily removable so I can do that while parking, even if I can't while splitting lanes. Still, it'd be nice if you didn't need an allen wrench to tighten them in this case; a little tumbscrew would make the frequent removal and re-tightening of the mirrors much easier.
Hopefullly CRG will make a foldable version or add a thumbscrew, plus include a little Loc-tite in the future! Meanwhile, I may go to mirrors that actually don't add any width to my bike.
May 24, 2015
Completes the Bike
I ride an FZ 09 and was looking to clean up the bike a little. These mirrors did an amazing job! The mirrors are quite small, but that's why I purchased them to begin with. Despite their smaller size, they allow you to see all your blind spots and work just fine. You may not be able to name the make and model of vehicle behind you, but you'll see that they are there.
Note, for the FZ 09 you'll have to buy the adapters in order for them to fit properly. This means you will also lose your weighted bar ends. You don't realize how heavy bar ends are until you swap them out. Ive noticed a difference in how the bike handles without them, but it's nothing drastic. Just takes some getting used to. I also don't get any vibration or wobbling at high speeds (which is supposedly why bar ends exist).
Overall, great purchase.
April 1, 2015
my only complaint is the size
I know it says 2" diameter right in the description, I just didn't fully realize how small that would be in practice. They look great, the build quality is fantastic, optical quality is fantastic, no vibration at speed. I still might be upgrading to some arrows at some point just for a little more usability.
I mounted these on my 2014 FZ-09 and used some RhinoMoto bar end adapters (not on Revzilla).
February 16, 2015
Stylish and Solid
I purchased these last month to install on my 2006 SV650 because the stock mirrors were atrocious in function and form. Despite my initial hesitation at the steep price (I had to purchase the billet end adapters as well), in retrospect I couldn't be happier.
FUNCTIONALITY: The mirrors provide a wide, slightly fish-eyed field of view directly behind and to the side of my bike regardless of which mirror I glance at, which has proven to work beautifully in traffic combined with frequent head-checks. Cars at a distance do appear much smaller due to this style of mirror, yet I personally feel the trade off for increased visibility is worth it.
DURABILITY: The other week I accidentally stalled my bike while turning around in a very uneven parking lot. I wasn't anticipating it, and while I was trying to stop the bike from falling over I slipped so in the end the best I could do was set it down on the muffler, frame slider, and one these mirrors. The ball joint under pressure rotated and (to my happy surprise) the glass did not break nor did any of the parts bend.
I have been nothing but impressed with this product and love the way it looks.
February 15, 2015
It does its job
Easy to install and gives a decent field of view. only shakes for me if I'm going 100+ and even then its a mild vibration.
October 29, 2014
It is a simple quality product. Very easy to install and it looks great.
October 15, 2014
Great quality mirror
It's small but works better than you'd think. I've put these on almost every bike I've owned.
July 23, 2014
Decent SMALL bar end
Installed two of these on my '06 FZ6. The left one went on fine. I had to take an exacto knife to the end of my grip to make room between my factory bar weights and the rubber grip hanging over the throttle tube. These don't turn outward quite as much as I would like, but they still let me see behind me. They give me an idea of what craziness is going to be up in my business if I slow down. I don't reallly know what's next-to/behind me unless I glance, but I'm never going to trust any mirror enough to not have a look around myself.
June 17, 2014