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Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« on: 07.08. 2018 20:26 »
Perhaps a bit of a frivolous question this really but here goes. What would be/work best on an A7SS round bar end or oblong style chrome mirrors?  I am favouring the small round ones at the moment but could be swayed towards the others. Thoughts, please. Thanks.

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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #1 on: 07.08. 2018 20:28 »
Round every time. The "square" ones look like they've been pinched off a Vauxhall Viva..

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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #2 on: 07.08. 2018 20:29 »
Round every time. The "square" ones look like they've been pinched off a Vauxhall Viva..

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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #3 on: 07.08. 2018 21:08 »
I have one round mirror. I changed the mirror insert for a slightly convex one.

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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #4 on: 07.08. 2018 21:58 »
Whatever your taste but don't buy those from your pictures. The fixing system is absolute rubbish.
Halcyon are by far superior;
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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #5 on: 08.08. 2018 06:48 »
I have fond memories of our Vauxhall Viva... The Halcyon mirrors are the ones to get. I like the better rear view (oo er missus) you get with the Viva shaped mirrors.
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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #6 on: 08.08. 2018 08:43 »
I don't like bar end mirrors. At all.


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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #7 on: 08.08. 2018 08:45 »
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Halcyon are by far superior
I agree, the handle bar fixing is robust and actually works, and they are beautifully made. I have had mine for years and they still look brand new.

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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #8 on: 27.08. 2018 17:24 »
I bought the Halcon round bar end mirror but even with the shims removed its slightly too big to fit into the handlebar of my A7. I have emailed Halcon and waiting thier reply.

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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #9 on: 27.08. 2018 20:43 »
G'day Atoll.
Are you sure you ordered for 7/8" bars and not 1"? Either that or your bars are made from thicker wall tube. Most new bars these days have a burr on the inside edge, file it out.
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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #10 on: 27.08. 2018 20:59 »
G'day Atoll.
Are you sure you ordered for 7/8" bars and not 1"? Either that or your bars are made from thicker wall tube. Most new bars these days have a burr on the inside edge, file it out.
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They say fits from 7/8" to 1" but I will check for a bur on the inside tomorrow. Thanks.

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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #11 on: 28.08. 2018 09:15 »
The old eyes like a bigger mirror but the thing I have found with all odd shaped mirrors is they tend to move around a lot more than the round ones.
When I had them fitted I could never get the head done up tight enough to stop them turning in.
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Re: Round or oblong bar end mirrors.
« Reply #12 on: 28.08. 2018 10:01 »
The best way to fit these is to throw the metal expander thingy away and replace it with a short piece of garden hose.
When the bolt is done up the hose compresses and expands and holds it tight.
works like a charm, cheers