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Z650 BAR end mirror installation- my experience

So I bought a pair of cheap, round bar end mirrors for my Z650 and just thought I would share my installation experience. While not a particularly difficult job, it was not particularly easy as well. I started by simply turning the allen head nut on the bar end while simultaneously pulling on the bar end. I effectively removed the entire bar end, the retaining clips(completely undamaged) and the bar weights. I did not want to keep my bar ends but wanted to retain the bar weights. Getting the bar ends off the weight requires some effort. I used a candle(my butane torch was out of gas!) to heat up the allen head for a minute or two, then gripping the bar weight with a pliers, I was able to remove the bar end. You have to heat the allen head to melt the red locktite on the bolt. Once that was done, I removed the circular rubber on the end of the weight so that in went into the bar easier. All in all, took me about half and hour to fit both mirrors.A quick 80km test ride to check that everything was operational and I am super happy with the mirrors. They have a convex shaped glass, so effectively they act like blind spot mirrors giving you a much wider FOV. There is absolutely no vibration at all and they stayed put even up to 170KM/H. Plus, I really dig the cleaner appearance over the stock mirrors!


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Looks good,I fitted bar end mirrors to mine,but didn't bother to replace the weights,I have no vibration through the bars but do use "Grip Puppies".
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