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Old 06-24-2008, 07:13 AM   #46
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here's one I like

A nice little bar end mirror cleans up the topside.

I used 7/16th black plastic hole plugs from Lowe's to cleanly close the mirror holes.

This mirror mounts on the plastic between the grip and the handguard clip.

It is clear vision even at idle! at all speeds. Gives a good view to the rear, with just a touch of elbow and the saddlebag.

Get 'em here. Good, fast service. Good quality mirrors (sold in pairs.)

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Old 06-24-2008, 07:50 AM   #47
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Biggest problem that I would have with bar end mirrors is they vulnerability when the bike gets tired and lays down for a nap. More of a concern for those of us that like to get dirty with the Ulysses.

Do these bar end mirrors have any sort of easy fold or break away design built into them? I do like the look and the improved rear visibility would be nice.
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Old 06-24-2008, 07:59 AM   #48
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Biggest problem that I would have with bar end mirrors is they vulnerability when the bike gets tired and lays down for a nap. More of a concern for those of us that like to get dirty with the Ulysses.
uh-huh.

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Do these bar end mirrors have any sort of easy fold or break away design built into them? I do like the look and the improved rear visibility would be nice.
No. They move around on a ball. Not like the slick one I used to have on my old Suzuki GS650G.

But two allen bolts, and it's off. Some guys mount them on dual-sports handlebars inboard of the controls. They are protected there, and you look under your armpit. But the shape of the Uly bar seems to negate that.

And it limits your backward view.

YMMV.

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Old 06-24-2008, 09:34 AM   #49
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I have those mirrors.

They are cheap enough if you drop the bike.

I also added GRG lane splitter knuckles to allow them to fold back.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:28 AM   #50
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This mirror mounts on the plastic between the grip and the handguard clip.
Can you elaborate on that? Did you have to modify anything or did they just bolt on?
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:49 PM   #51
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they just bolt on

Instead of putting in the end-of-the-bar plug, I just opened the thing up, and mounted it on the plastic widget on the end of the handlebar. You know, the one that the handguard clips to?

There is just enough room for the clamping part to bear down there. Fits perfect, in fact.

The mirror does tend to rotate on the plastic if you bump it.

Which is a good thing, since I'd forgotten how vulnerable they are out there.

Here it is crossing the Mackinac Bridge for breakfast on Sunday.

I'll try and get a farkle report up on teamuly.com tomorrow, and cross link here.

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Old 06-25-2008, 08:16 PM   #52
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Bar-end installation for Buell Ulysses

They install like this: (I put one on; used another on a Suzuki DR650.)









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Old 06-25-2008, 09:55 PM   #53
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Those plastic plugs you attached the mirror to are pretty shallow. I pulled them to mount my Kaoke throttle control and it takes very little effort to remove them. Maybe a dab of RTV?.....
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Thanks for the details!
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Old 07-01-2008, 06:56 AM   #55
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Just ordered a set!
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:01 AM   #56
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Handlebar weights

I am looking for a good set of handlebar weights for my 06 Uly. The only caveat is that I would like to keep my hand guards. Any ideas or suggestions?

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Old 07-01-2008, 01:29 PM   #57
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I am looking for a good set of handlebar weights for my 06 Uly. The only caveat is that I would like to keep my hand guards. Any ideas or suggestions?
I assume you're trying to get rid of vibrations? If so, before going with the weights, go ride an brand new Uly. If you're 06 is more vibey, replace the front isolator.

I did mine this past weekend and I can't believe how smooth the bike is.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:02 AM   #58
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Good idea

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I assume you're trying to get rid of vibrations? If so, before going with the weights, go ride an brand new Uly. If you're 06 is more vibey, replace the front isolator.

I did mine this past weekend and I can't believe how smooth the bike is.
That is a good idea. The 06 is a used Uly (15k on the clock), in very good shape, but the front isolator could be worn down?!? Worth a check.
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Old 07-02-2008, 07:16 AM   #59
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I am looking for a good set of handlebar weights for my 06 Uly. The only caveat is that I would like to keep my hand guards. Any ideas or suggestions?

I use the HVMP's with the handgaurds



Has worked well for the past couple of years
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:06 AM   #60
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he's right ...

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Those plastic plugs you attached the mirror to are pretty shallow. I pulled them to mount my Kaoke throttle control and it takes very little effort to remove them. Maybe a dab of RTV?.....
Joe, I thought you were overreacting.

But that plug does tend to pull out.

Thanks for the tip!

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