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Re: [T TBS R] M Bars; Oberon bar-end mirrors

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    ... Hi a friend of mine has an Oberon on his bike and like Andrew explains they are difficult to use, being a convex 60mm. However I have a pair of 70mm Motrax
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      --- In triumphthunderbirdsportriders@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Jenkins <adjenkins@...> wrote:
      >
      > dleinheardt wrote:
      > >
      > > Has anyone installed Oberon bar-end or clamp-on mirrors on their TBS?
      > > They look sweet and trying to make certain they'll work on the
      > > standard bar before ordering them from the UK.
      > >
      > > http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/adjustable-bar-end-mirror-3.html
      > > <http://www.oberon-performance.co.uk/acatalog/adjustable-bar-end-mirror-3.html>
      > >
      > > Also, anyone who has installed M Bars on their TBS -- would you say
      > > there is a marked difference from the standard bar? I need to replace
      > > my handlebars and contemplating the M Bars for a slightly lower/more
      > > aggressive riding position. Any specifics about installation,
      > > clearance issues, etc is much appreciated.
      > >
      > > DL
      > > 2000 TBS
      > > NY, NY
      > >
      > >
      > I fitted bar-ends (not Oberon but similar). I've now switched back to
      > the originals as I
      > found the 60mm diameter bar-ends to be completely useless.
      >
      > Not only was I getting a good view of my elbows but because of the
      > position of them
      > I found that you had to make a effort to look down (and left or right)
      > to see behind,
      > whereas the originals are in your periphery vision when you're looking
      > forward and
      > therefore no effort is required to see something coming up behind.
      >
      > Obviously it's personal preference but for me bar-ends didn't work. I'm
      > just glad I
      > spent £30 on cheaper ones (I was going to get Oberons at £60 but held
      > back until
      > I'd tried them).
      >
      > Regards,
      > Andrew Jenkins.
      >
      Hi a friend of mine has an Oberon on his bike and like Andrew explains they are difficult to use, being a convex 60mm.
      However I have a pair of 70mm Motrax bar end mirrors which not only look good, they give excellent rearward vision, equal to that of the std mirrors. Regards Dave
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