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on: November 18, 2019, 11:33:44 pm
As you are probably aware, RE fills the end of the bar with metal so you have somewhere to screw the bar end into. That means that any expanding style bar end mirror isn't going to work. There are others that claim to fit "most bar ends". They won't fit over our aluminum lumps. That put me off of ordering anything online. So off I went to Cyclegear. They had them. $40 for one, $50 for two.  ??? What I did was to use the ring that came with the mirror, plus the stock mounting bolt. The ring is countersunk so it all fits! I now have 180 degrees of rear view. Plus they look better!


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Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 11:40:29 pm
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Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 12:23:15 am
Did the same with great success ????


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Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 03:37:30 pm
I put these on recently. So much better than the bugeye OEM. I love the wide open unobstructed forward view, and I prefer the bar end rear view anyway.
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Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 03:53:20 pm
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Great - I've been looking to do the same since I got my INT 650 a few weeks back. Was waiting for the ones on Tecbikeparts but the USA site never got back to me. Will look at the Cycle Gear ones.

Also, what bags are you running in the back? Are those the Ogio Stealth saddlebags? I have the Ogio tail bag and I like it, and am thinking of adding their saddlebags for a three-bag weekend solution.
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Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 04:16:26 pm
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I like the two-tone tank.
On my bar ends mirrors I had to hand-file the part that wants to fit flush against the aluminum handlebar plug because it is beveled to prevent rotation, I assume. I used slightly longer SS bolts and put some blue loctite on the threading. They're not going anywhere.
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Reply #6 on: November 19, 2019, 08:23:16 pm
I like the two-tone tank.
On my bar ends mirrors I had to hand-file the part that wants to fit flush against the aluminum handlebar plug because it is beveled to prevent rotation, I assume. I used slightly longer SS bolts and put some blue loctite on the threading. They're not going anywhere.

I didn't have to file anything and I didn't have any locktite with me. I changed them in the Cyclegrear parking lot in case they didn't work.


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Reply #7 on: November 19, 2019, 10:40:18 pm
Great - I've been looking to do the same since I got my INT 650 a few weeks back. Was waiting for the ones on Tecbikeparts but the USA site never got back to me. Will look at the Cycle Gear ones.

Also, what bags are you running in the back? Are those the Ogio Stealth saddlebags? I have the Ogio tail bag and I like it, and am thinking of adding their saddlebags for a three-bag weekend solution.

The bags are Amazon. $59.99 from JFG Racing.


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Reply #8 on: November 20, 2019, 02:58:38 pm
The bags are Amazon. $59.99 from JFG Racing.

Nice, thanks for the reply. No issues with heat from the exhausts?
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Reply #9 on: November 20, 2019, 05:17:40 pm
Nice, thanks for the reply. No issues with heat from the exhausts?

None at all. There are several inches of clearance.


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Reply #10 on: November 20, 2019, 07:22:55 pm


Sorry for changing the thread, but wanted to refer to this photo.

I see you have installed the Trip Machine leather wrap grips.  I've put these on my cafe racer...they are just great!

I also noticed you used some sort of copper wire to make a retainer to hold the grip from unraveling(I think?)

At first I though you wrapped the leather form center to outboard, but by closer observation, I see you did it from outboard toward center.  The latter, I believe is the preferred way.  From years with racing bicycles, I learned you must always wrap bars from outside to center, or else you will eventually curl up all the edges as you move and slide your hands around the bars.  Probably not so critical on a motorcycle where your hands tend to stay pretty much put in one place.

FYI....couple of finer points FWIW.....to retain the wrap, I got some dark brown, waxed cord, from a crafts store.  I made 5 wraps around the end of the leather to hold it in place.  I did what is called a wipping knot, to hold the cord.  Looks nice.

I also tapered the leather strip at both ends, (at the start of the wrap, and again at the finish) to get it to lie down perfectly flat.  The Trip Machine video, (and Fillingham's too) show the leather wrap just ending, squared off, and using some little tabs of double sided tape to finish the end...it leaves quite a thick lump, looks bad and unfinished, and seems like it could unravel.  By tapering the finish end, and "wipping it) it just blends in smoothly!

I did two of my other bikes using tennis racket handle wrap from a company called Tourna.  This is very similar to Trip Machine's product....100% "real" leather.  If you are careful, you can do two grips with one roll of Tourna...making it quite a bit less expensive than the Trip Machine product. 

I will say however, the Trip product is just slightly superior in quality and "looks".


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Reply #11 on: November 20, 2019, 08:31:14 pm

Sorry for changing the thread, but wanted to refer to this photo.

I see you have installed the Trip Machine leather wrap grips.  I've put these on my cafe racer...they are just great!

I also noticed you used some sort of copper wire to make a retainer to hold the grip from unraveling(I think?)

At first I though you wrapped the leather form center to outboard, but by closer observation, I see you did it from outboard toward center.  The latter, I believe is the preferred way.  From years with racing bicycles, I learned you must always wrap bars from outside to center, or else you will eventually curl up all the edges as you move and slide your hands around the bars.  Probably not so critical on a motorcycle where your hands tend to stay pretty much put in one place.

FYI....couple of finer points FWIW.....to retain the wrap, I got some dark brown, waxed cord, from a crafts store.  I made 5 wraps around the end of the leather to hold it in place.  I did what is called a wipping knot, to hold the cord.  Looks nice.

I also tapered the leather strip at both ends, (at the start of the wrap, and again at the finish) to get it to lie down perfectly flat.  The Trip Machine video, (and Fillingham's too) show the leather wrap just ending, squared off, and using some little tabs of double sided tape to finish the end...it leaves quite a thick lump, looks bad and unfinished, and seems like it could unravel.  By tapering the finish end, and "wipping it) it just blends in smoothly!

I did two of my other bikes using tennis racket handle wrap from a company called Tourna.  This is very similar to Trip Machine's product....100% "real" leather.  If you are careful, you can do two grips with one roll of Tourna...making it quite a bit less expensive than the Trip Machine product. 

I will say however, the Trip product is just slightly superior in quality and "looks".


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The copper wire was the racer trick to hold grips in place. They normally use stainless but I thought the copper looked better. The lumpy non-stick tape from Trip Machine that is supposed to hold the end, simply doesn't stick to leather so I used some superglue. Trip Machine wrote and asked how I liked the wraps. I told them about glue vs tape. They wrote back a bit later and said they now include glue instead of tape for the end. The wire was just going to be until the glue dried but I liked the way it looked so I kept it.


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Reply #12 on: November 20, 2019, 09:19:37 pm
Yes the copper has a nice look to it!

Glue would be a lot better way (than the double tap pieces) to hold down the loose end.   But wrapping with copper, or stainless wire, or waxed cord, does allow the leather to be removed and re positioned if necessary.  I had one grip where I was shy on the overlap and a gap formed.....I just untied the cord, re wrapped paying better attention to a consistent overlap, and re wrapped the cord.




The copper wire was the racer trick to hold grips in place. They normally use stainless but I thought the copper looked better. The lumpy non-stick tape from Trip Machine that is supposed to hold the end, simply doesn't stick to leather so I used some superglue. Trip Machine wrote and asked how I liked the wraps. I told them about glue vs tape. They wrote back a bit later and said they now include glue instead of tape for the end. The wire was just going to be until the glue dried but I liked the way it looked so I kept it.


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Reply #13 on: November 20, 2019, 09:23:06 pm
Yes the copper has a nice look to it!

Glue would be a lot better way (than the double tap pieces) to hold down the loose end.   But wrapping with copper, or stainless wire, or waxed cord, does allow the leather to be removed and re positioned if necessary.  I had one grip where I was shy on the overlap and a gap formed.....I just untied the cord, re wrapped paying better attention to a consistent overlap, and re wrapped the cord.

I have the same grips but in black. I used black electrical tape around the inner end of the grip, which is invisible over the black leather. Works great.
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Reply #14 on: November 20, 2019, 11:44:19 pm
A plug for the mirror hole. Took some superglue to hold it.


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Reply #15 on: November 21, 2019, 12:49:27 am
Sure!  On bicycles and tennis rackets we always just use electrical tape to finish and hold the end of the wrapping.  You can get all colors including a brown shade.  Or your team colors!


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I have the same grips but in black. I used black electrical tape around the inner end of the grip, which is invisible over the black leather. Works great.


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Reply #16 on: November 21, 2019, 12:52:04 am
My local hardware store has a good selection of black, nylon plugs and caps.  I've found ones that fit perfectly in the mirror holes on my bikes which have bar end mirrors.


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A plug for the mirror hole. Took some superglue to hold it.


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Reply #17 on: November 21, 2019, 11:48:17 am
My local hardware store has a good selection of black, nylon plugs and caps.  I've found ones that fit perfectly in the mirror holes on my bikes which have bar end mirrors.

Olhogrider - I know you've probably seen this already, but for others...

Napa part #6652391. Black plastic, press-fit. $6 for 18 of them - no superglue needed...

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_6652391



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Reply #18 on: November 21, 2019, 03:36:23 pm
So off I went to Cyclegear. They had them. $40 for one, $50 for two.

Forgot to ask: which specific ones did you get at CycleGear? I'm looking at their webpage now and can't match up anything on that page that looks like what you got. I won't be able to get to our store until Saturday, and I'd like to have an idea of what I'm looking for when I get there.

Options that look close:

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Reply #19 on: November 21, 2019, 04:54:33 pm
Olhogrider-I'm about to order some similar, as the "Mickey Mouse" ears just have to go.  Those you have look good!  Where did you have that tank done?  That looks cool as hell.


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Reply #20 on: November 21, 2019, 09:03:57 pm
Forgot to ask: which specific ones did you get at CycleGear? I'm looking at their webpage now and can't match up anything on that page that looks like what you got. I won't be able to get to our store until Saturday, and I'd like to have an idea of what I'm looking for when I get there.

Options that look close:

https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/speedmetal-billet-bar-end-mirrors


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Reply #21 on: November 21, 2019, 09:05:35 pm
Olhogrider - I know you've probably seen this already, but for others...

Napa part #6652391. Black plastic, press-fit. $6 for 18 of them - no superglue needed...

https://www.napaonline.com/en/p/BK_6652391



That's what I wanted! I should have asked here first ::)


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Reply #22 on: November 21, 2019, 11:01:35 pm
That's what I wanted! I should have asked here first ::)

 :D

Always check here first... either by asking, or searching the archives.  I learned about those plugs here on this forum -  seven years ago...


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Reply #23 on: November 21, 2019, 11:16:43 pm
https://www.cyclegear.com/gear/speedmetal-billet-bar-end-mirrors

Outstanding. Thanks! Placed on reserve at our local Cycle Gear and will pick up tomorrow or Saturday.

No issues with vibration at speed, like some of the reviews mention?
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Reply #24 on: November 23, 2019, 03:27:59 pm
Picked up from CycleGear and added mine last night. Easy install; didn't file down the raised edge on the exposed inner end after the end cap came off so a bit tilted on the bar end itself, but only like 5 degrees and doesn't affect anything. Bigger issue is one mirror is still pretty loose no matter how much I tighten. I think I have it tight enough but first ride will tell the tale. Pics soon.
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Reply #25 on: November 23, 2019, 04:40:33 pm
No issues with vibration at speed, like some of the reviews mention?

My bike is remarkably smooth at all speeds. I mean there is hardly any felt vibration on my grips through the handlebars, and I can't see any evidence of buzz visually on the mirrors, either. Very pleased!
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Reply #26 on: November 23, 2019, 06:12:12 pm
Still making up my mind on these. Seem a bit wide. Was thinking they would go up more than they do, but rather they go out first and then up. I know why - to eliminate blind spots. But the bike now seems a lot wider than it was before.

Of course, I could reverse them, and make the mirrors go inboard instead of outboard.... ???
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Reply #27 on: November 23, 2019, 07:57:07 pm
Picked up from CycleGear and added mine last night. Easy install; didn't file down the raised edge on the exposed inner end after the end cap came off so a bit tilted on the bar end itself, but only like 5 degrees and doesn't affect anything. Bigger issue is one mirror is still pretty loose no matter how much I tighten. I think I have it tight enough but first ride will tell the tale. Pics soon.

There is a trick. Loosen the Allen bolt farthest from the mirror, then tighten the one closest to the mirror until the mirror is as tight as you like. Then go back and retighten the other bolt.


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Reply #28 on: November 23, 2019, 11:03:15 pm
There is a trick. Loosen the Allen bolt farthest from the mirror, then tighten the one closest to the mirror until the mirror is as tight as you like. Then go back and retighten the other bolt.

Thanks - think I might have discovered this on my own, as I did get it tighter this morning. But not yet ridden to confirm it's as tight as I want.

Any issues with the width? The bike's a full foot wider than it used to be now. I don't plan on lane-splitting so that's not an issue, but just wanted your impression.
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Reply #29 on: November 24, 2019, 02:10:34 am
Yes, this style of bar end mirror sticks way out, making the whole bike really wide.

I have this type on my Cafe Racer, but only one mirror, so it is wide only on one side, but a real pain trying to fit it into my garage, the mirror gets in the way and gets bumped.

On another bike I got the kind of bar end mirrors that stick up rather than out.  Down side is my arm and elbow is a bit in the picture.

Another option is fold-able bar end mirrors, which you fold flat against the bike for parking in a tight spot, and they unfold to the original correct position.  "lane spliters" it think they are called

FWIW....I seem to see the exact same mirrors, sold under many different brand names, for wildly varying prices.  Probably all made in the same factory in China.

I think my stand up type bar end mirrors cost only $16 for the pair!  I would say "good Chinese quality"

The mirrors I lust after...I forgot the brand name....but they are not glass...they are curved and polished aluminum...special coating...they a super thin and super light...but over $100 a pair (so above my cheap ass budget)


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Still making up my mind on these. Seem a bit wide. Was thinking they would go up more than they do, but rather they go out first and then up. I know why - to eliminate blind spots. But the bike now seems a lot wider than it was before.

Of course, I could reverse them, and make the mirrors go inboard instead of outboard.... ???




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Reply #31 on: November 24, 2019, 03:50:29 pm
I put the bunny ears back on. I couldn't stand how wide these mirrors were. I want bar end mirrors that go up, not out.

Kind of a pain to get those plugs out of the OEM mirror holes also! Had to drill them out - good grips!
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Reply #33 on: November 24, 2019, 07:43:09 pm
Thanks - think I might have discovered this on my own, as I did get it tighter this morning. But not yet ridden to confirm it's as tight as I want.

Any issues with the width? The bike's a full foot wider than it used to be now. I don't plan on lane-splitting so that's not an issue, but just wanted your impression.

Can't split lanes here so that's not an issue. These don't stick out much, maybe 4" beyond the handlebar. I did have a set on a Triumph that the stalk was spring loaded to stop in a few different positions. You could fold them in when clearance was needed and pop them back without messing up the adjustment. 


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Reply #34 on: November 26, 2019, 12:09:39 am
Got new mirrors, more the style I wanted. Best part - no need to take the lumps off the bar ends, no modification of any kind required! What I did was take the bar ends off, insert into the mirror mount, and use a rubber mallet and a muffled punch to push the lump to the inner end of the clamp. Then matched up with the offset on the bar end, and tightened down. Worked perfectly and seems plenty secure. Road test coming up soon.
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Reply #35 on: November 27, 2019, 02:50:10 am
For my taste, these look really nice on a 650 INT.   I think I got the same ones...put on my Honda Super Cup.  Gives the bike a lower in front look.

Are they tinted blue?  Mine are.  Can't decide if I like that, or if it make the view too dark.  Only paid I think $12 or $16 for the set...so I may look for a set in clear glass.


Only issue is that they still get a good portion of my arm in the view.

Those fancy, all aluminum ones I lust after are $117    each!!!!!!!!!!!!


On my Cafe racer..I have the bar end mirror which sticks out and down....gives a good full view, but makes the handle bar plus mirror too wide IMHO.


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Got new mirrors, more the style I wanted. Best part - no need to take the lumps off the bar ends, no modification of any kind required! What I did was take the bar ends off, insert into the mirror mount, and use a rubber mallet and a muffled punch to push the lump to the inner end of the clamp. Then matched up with the offset on the bar end, and tightened down. Worked perfectly and seems plenty secure. Road test coming up soon.


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Reply #36 on: November 27, 2019, 06:08:02 pm
I had the bar end from Cycle Gear that was in an earlier post in this thread, but took it off because I didn't like how wide it made the bike. Totally agree on that point. These are tinted blue, yes, supposedly for anti-glare. But we have a lot of bright sun here in Texas so I think they'll be fine even if they darken the view a bit. I think I have them so my arm is not too much in the view, but we'll see.

And yes, the expensive non-glass polished aluminum ones are lust-worthy. Just don't know if I can justify the cost for this particular bike, but if I come into money, watch out :)
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Reply #37 on: December 01, 2019, 11:37:37 pm
Many years ago I had bar end mirrors that I could flip out of the way for tight parking or lane splitting, but then pop them back without the need to adjust them. I was just perusing some old posts and found them. I think it was a brand name but others are selling the same thing. Napoleon bar end mirrors.


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Reply #38 on: December 02, 2019, 01:32:20 am
Many years ago I had bar end mirrors that I could flip out of the way for tight parking or lane splitting, but then pop them back without the need to adjust them. I was just perusing some old posts and found them. I think it was a brand name but others are selling the same thing. Napoleon bar end mirrors.

My daughter has those on her R65LS and they do work well.  That folding back feature is very handy - especially when parking in a tight spot and when splitting lanes of traffic.
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Reply #39 on: June 12, 2020, 10:30:13 am
Been about 6 months since last post here, any chance people can throw up some pics and/or recommendations of bar end mirrors on 650GT? Cheers.


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Reply #40 on: June 12, 2020, 11:49:43 am
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NYQ834N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
These are about $40USD / barley add any width / sturdy, no vibration
I saw a tip from another member regarding installation; I left the OEM threaded plug (inside the handlebar) as is. I got a longer bolt. As for the "notched" plug that locks and locates the RE bar end cap, I took one flat washer and cut it in half so as to level the surface. That way I can return to stock.
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Reply #41 on: June 12, 2020, 02:41:47 pm
I have those mirrors....LOVE 'EM...love 'em, love 'em !!!!  You can actually see behind, not just a view of elbows and shoulders!  As said below, once installed correctly they are stable, stay in adjustment, and don't vibrate...

I prefer the clear lenses....some like the blue tinted ones...

Slight mod needed (to the mirror mount, not the bike) needed to get a pro install.

I make a notch on the mirror side to coincide with the notch inside the handle bars...this way they cannot rotate once snugged down.  The 1/2 washer may work just as well...either method can be returned to stock as the mod is to the mirror side, not the bike side.

BTW somebody here said that the bar end weights are removable.....this is true for the GT650 which has clip on bars, but not true for the INT650...the bar end weights are welded in.  But they have the threads necessary for install of the bar end mirror....so you don't want to remove anyway...



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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NYQ834N/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
These are about $40USD / barley add any width / sturdy, no vibration
I saw a tip from another member regarding installation; I left the OEM threaded plug (inside the handlebar) as is. I got a longer bolt. As for the "notched" plug that locks and locates the RE bar end cap, I took one flat washer and cut it in half so as to level the surface. That way I can return to stock.


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Reply #42 on: June 12, 2020, 06:24:42 pm
My wife has the same ones on her Monster. She loves them too.
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Reply #43 on: June 12, 2020, 06:40:25 pm
Here's the bar end mirrors that I've fitted.
I ordered two Halycon830 mirrors with the Triumph T120 fitment option here https://classicpartsltd.com/bar-end-fitting-for-new-triumph-t120-range.html
I removed the standard bar end finishers, carefully removed the step in the bar inserts (hacksaw and finished with a file). Then simply fitted the mirrors with the T120 adapter and M6 cap head supplied.
If I ever need to replace the standard bar ends, I will fashion up a couple of crescent spacers to occupy the milled out recess in the bar ends.

Pictures of the result below.
Cheers,

Huw


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Reply #44 on: June 12, 2020, 08:16:04 pm
Thanks a lot guys - great info. I've got a mr clean GT coming in a couple of weeks and think those halycon ones would look the ducks nuts. Thanks Greytop for the info and photo's (nice bike by the way - I used to have one of the older iron barrel 500's). Without my bike here currently - do you think those 830's would fit on/in the GT650's bars easily enough?


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Reply #45 on: June 12, 2020, 08:35:47 pm
Thanks a lot guys - great info. I've got a mr clean GT coming in a couple of weeks and think those halycon ones would look the ducks nuts. Thanks Greytop for the info and photo's (nice bike by the way - I used to have one of the older iron barrel 500's). Without my bike here currently - do you think those 830's would fit on/in the GT650's bars easily enough?

If the GT650 bar ends are same as my Interceptor's (which I suspect they are) then I don't think you'll have a problem.
Just make sure you also include the T120 fitting kit option.
Cheers,

Huw


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Reply #46 on: June 12, 2020, 09:03:26 pm
If the GT650 bar ends are same as my Interceptor's (which I suspect they are) then I don't think you'll have a problem.
Just make sure you also include the T120 fitting kit option.
Cheers mate, I’ll contact classicparts first just to confirm fitment as they would be a couple of expensive hand mirrors if I got them out here to NZ and they wouldn’t fit  ;D (and my apologies for mistaking your bike for a bullet at first glance - that tank threw me. I’ll have to put my glases on  :o)


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Reply #47 on: June 12, 2020, 10:01:38 pm
Cheers mate, I’ll contact classicparts first just to confirm fitment as they would be a couple of expensive hand mirrors if I got them out here to NZ and they wouldn’t fit  ;D (and my apologies for mistaking your bike for a bullet at first glance - that tank threw me. I’ll have to put my glases on  :o)

No problem :)
I did have a quick look on YouTube and it appears that the GT650 is actually different to the Interceptor. Have a look here https://youtu.be/rSqI_LPcDNU
So it looks to me that you would be able to use the standard Halcyon830 mirror and it's standard bar insert. You would need to remove the RE insert and replace it with the Halcyon insert.
Might be worth just double checking the ID of the bars before you order though as there are also options for different IDs if needed.
Cheers,

Huw


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Reply #48 on: June 16, 2020, 03:23:57 pm
Hi All,

What bar end mirrors you recommend for INT 650 which do not require any kind of handle bar modification?


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Reply #49 on: June 17, 2020, 01:42:33 am
None of them require handle bar modification.  Some require modification to the mirror themselves, the mounting system requires a "flat" to be filed or grinded in.   You dont' modify the bike in any way and the bike may be returned to 100% stock if you wish at a later time.


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Hi All,

What bar end mirrors you recommend for INT 650 which do not require any kind of handle bar modification?


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Reply #50 on: June 17, 2020, 03:48:02 am
Ok. Thanks for the information. So looks like there aren’t a lot of after market mirrors which fit the bike without modification.


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Reply #51 on: June 17, 2020, 08:38:47 am
It looks like RE make a bar end mirror....I'd  assume no modifications required....don't know the price.
Looks like...
3900 INR....  about $51 us dollar....expect your local dealer to take a long time to get one, and they will jack up the price too.


They say "Royal Enfield on them...so they have to be good!

Or order aftermarket the ones recommended on this forum...and find a 5 year old in your neighborhood to install them for you!

(sorry, sorry, sorry...I apologize!  just kidding....)


https://www.royalenfield.com/in/en/gma/1990401/



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Ok. Thanks for the information. So looks like there aren’t a lot of after market mirrors which fit the bike without modification.


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Reply #52 on: June 17, 2020, 10:31:10 am
I have the Royal Enfield bar end mirrors on my bike. Very nice. Well made. Look great. They came with the bike. Dealer fitted them.
1988 RGV 250
2020 RE GT CONT 650


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Reply #53 on: June 17, 2020, 11:11:16 am
Do you know the up charge for them?

I've seen anywhere frm $93 to over $200 on e bay form sellers in India.



They do look nice...and have RE branding...


I have the Royal Enfield bar end mirrors on my bike. Very nice. Well made. Look great. They came with the bike. Dealer fitted them.


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Reply #54 on: June 17, 2020, 11:16:20 am
Not sure on cost. When I got my bike it came with small front screen, bar end mirrors, black heal and intake cover plates plus single seat and cowl. I don't know how much the parts cost.
1988 RGV 250
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Reply #55 on: June 17, 2020, 12:02:41 pm
It looks like RE make a bar end mirror....I'd  assume no modifications required....don't know the price.
Looks like...
3900 INR....  about $51 us dollar....expect your local dealer to take a long time to get one, and they will jack up the price too.


They say "Royal Enfield on them...so they have to be good!

Or order aftermarket the ones recommended on this forum...and find a 5 year old in your neighborhood to install them for you!

(sorry, sorry, sorry...I apologize!  just kidding....)


https://www.royalenfield.com/in/en/gma/1990401/



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A word of caution, the Interceptor bar end components are different to the GT650. The GT650 has an insert in the bar that is part an parcel of the bar end finisher (shiny bit on the end of your bar) with a extended smaller diameter area where the RE bar end mirrors can be fitted. The Interceptor 650 is quite different to this.
Cheers,

Huw


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Reply #56 on: June 17, 2020, 01:50:19 pm
Yes....some places, they say the RE bar end mirrors fit the GT 650

Others say they fit both the GT650 and the INT650.

My recommendation is get the Kemimoto mirrors...round...clear lens...and just file a flat into the mounting gizmo...the gizmo on the mirror, not the gizmo inside the bars....

Really it is an easy job....those mirrors are top quality at a reasonable price and function perfectly...

Unfortunately it looks like the supply of these has dried up due to Corona....good luck finding them in stock...


Kemimoto says 15 to 45 days until shipment!!!!


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A word of caution, the Interceptor bar end components are different to the GT650. The GT650 has an insert in the bar that is part an parcel of the bar end finisher (shiny bit on the end of your bar) with a extended smaller diameter area where the RE bar end mirrors can be fitted. The Interceptor 650 is quite different to this.