CRG Hindsight Lanesplitter Bar End Mirror
I can see now!
Popped these on my 821 Monster and they're ten times more useful than the stock mirrors. They stay in place at speed and look great on the bike!
March 23, 2015
If you live in CAL your gonna split lanes. This is the ONE & ONLY. No shake or rattle. Aircraft precision construction and finish. Nuff sed
March 23, 2015
Much better than my stock mirrors.
I have a 2013 Ducati Monster 696 20th Anniversary Edition, which had 4.5" round mirrors that are supposed to have a traditional retro look to them. Many call them the Mickey Mouse ears, but I didn't mind the looks of them. I did, however, mind the lack of utility. They only showed me what was in the lanes to the left and right of me for a couple car lengths, and absolutely nothing at all directly behind me.
I looked up what other people had done on the Ducati forums, and saw that both Rizomas and CRGs were popular. I would have preferred oval mirrors, but I didn't want to shell out for Rizomas, so I got the CRG Hindsight LS. I mounted the mirrors on some Rhino Moto bar end sliders/mirror mounts, which are sized for CRG mirror clamps and worked perfectly.
I've ridden about 60 miles with them thus far, and vibrations haven't been an issue at city or highway speeds. The bar ends do add some weight and are supposed to reduce vibration, so I can't say how vibrations would be if the mirrors were clamped directly to the bars. That goes for different models of motorcycles as well, but air-cooled Ducati V-twins like mine aren't exactly known for smoothness. The glass of the mirrors seems like it displays reflections more clearly than the factory mirrors in spite of the slight convex shape to them.
Installation was easy, though like any sort of mirror without a friction-located ball joint, setting the mirrors can involve a bit of trial and error since you can't do it while in traffic. Vehicles in the mirrors appear smaller than in the stock mirrors, so determining make/model might be a bit more difficult (again, just the nature of the beast), but it's a fair trade-off to know where vehicles are around me without head checking.
Like other reviewers have mentioned, one of my mirrors does fold in more easily than the other, but neither has yet budged at highway speeds. The folding ability is a nice feature for those of us with tight garages, in addition to lane-splitting for which they're named after.
March 17, 2015
These are my second pair of CRG mirrors . I purchased my first pair (not from RevZilla) a few years ago for another bike.
The mirror glass is excellent, clear and has a wide field of view but that's where it ends. They were anodized black which faded to a purple color in just a few months on the bike.
This new pair from RevZilla are non-anodized aluminum that I hope will not have the fading problem. The anodized colors look sharp but I would be sceptical regarding their purchase. Because of the fading problem I can only give them a overall good rating. Positive note regarding RevZilla is great service and super fast shipping!
March 16, 2015
I purchased 2 mirrors for my MT-09 (FZ-09) very happy with overall quality, I would like to be able to adjust the tension at which the mirror folds back as one folds back easier than the other. If your purchasing for an MT-09 be sure to get the additional mounting kit as I had to lathe slots in the bar ends for them to fit, which looks excellent & a little custom too.
March 2, 2015
Once you get bar ends, you'll never go back
Bought the CRG adapter for this as well for the ease of install and it makes the install just that much easier. I was impressed with the build quality and zero plastic pieces. I personally chose the LS model so I could have the folding feature mainly to get my bike out of the house(doorways) but also its just a nice convenience to have.
They feel very sturdy and from what I've heard do not vibrate or fold in while riding. I have yet to use them while riding seeing as warm weather is not yet here but I can tell just by sitting on the bike they will provide MUCH better sight then stock mirrors on any bike.
February 26, 2015
Awesome mirror... install can be tricky.
CRG has some great quality mirrors. I really like the look of this Hindsight Lanesplitter. The only issue I had was with installation due to the stock handlebars and bar ends on the BMW S1000RR. The stock ends are too large of a diameter to fit the CRG bracket and the Billet Internal Adaptor will not work because the inside of the bars are threaded. I had to search around but I found some weighted bar ends from Rhino Motorcycle Products. They specifically made these to fit all CRG handlebar mirror brackets thanks to a cutout section. Revzilla I suggest you get some of these in stock!
February 23, 2015
Great looking mirror
I love the fit and finish of this bar end mirror. Looks great on the bike and it's big enough that it's still gives a good view behind you unlike the CRG blindsight which I felt was way too small.
February 23, 2015