CRG Blindsight Bar End Mirror
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
Great small little mirror
PROS: It is a great SMALL little mirror. Works great for its size. At first it took me a bit to get used to, other than that it works fine. No vibrations or so. I only ride once a week so I'm not sure how "commuting" is like on it. I would probably opt for the Hindsight or stock mirrors if you ride your bike daily. Or if you're used to head checking a lot - go for it.
CONS: Hard to see cars when you're splitting lanes at the stop light. When light turns green, it's hard to see if the car is being a D-bag and trying to race you. Solution - just take off and head check before picking a lane to ride in.
May 22, 2014
Gets it done - nice quality but a bit pricey
Unlike most guys, I don't mind the look of the stock antenna mirrors - I actually kind of like them. But in my case, I was never able to adjust them so I could see directly behind me without moving my arms and sliding over to one side. I picked up one of these guys and with it mounted on the right side bar end. It does exactly what I wanted, which is fill in that blindspot directly behind me.
Couple of things worth mentioning. First, on my bike (2012 R6) it didn't just bolt right on. I had access to a lathe and was able to turn down the bar end to a perfect fit, but if that's not the case you will need one of the adapters. Second, if didn't have the stock mirrors, I would get the next size up (Hindsight) for both sides.
April 30, 2014