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Hey y’all!
I’m a new rider and own a 2020 Z650 ABS. I absolutely love the bike, but I hate the big ol’ OEM mirrors they come with. Naturally, I’ve been trying to replace them with some bar end mirrors (preferably while keeping my bar ends), and this is where the problem begins.

When I undo the Allen screw lodged inside the handles, I notice that the bar ends have a “groove” (for lack of better words) at their tip that fits perfectly with a hollow piece inside the bar (see pictures). Basically I purchased the cheap amazon bar ends that look like the CRG Arrow, and I encountered these problems:
1) The bar end mirrors require some sort of coupling to latch onto because the bar diameter is too large. I can’t find anything that could fit.
2) With that coupling mentioned in 1), the “grooves” in the picture would not be able to contact each other to prevent freedom of movement.
3) No bar end mirrors come with extended hex/Allen screws to make up for the added distance once that coupling would be installed.

I know there are tons of people with a LOT more experience than I have at this thing, so I’m looking to pick your brain and get some ideas. Judging from some YouTube videos, I think the 2020 may have a different bar end fittings than previous Z650 models... If you have a 2020 and you’ve done something similar to your bike, if you don’t have a 2020 and had a similar issue you worked around, or if you have some creative inputs in general, please let me know. I really can’t wait to get rid of these OEM mirrors 😫.
 

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I read and felt that they are actually rubber integration involved in the construction of the bar ends to dampen vibration because the twin is known to some people’s dislike. I love to feel my bike buzz and I don’t know if anybody else does but I just threw my two cents in here. I am a new member and thrilled to find this forum.
 

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I read and felt that they are actually rubber integration involved in the construction of the bar ends to dampen vibration because the twin is known to some people’s dislike. I love to feel my bike buzz and I don’t know if anybody else does but I just threw my two cents in here. I am a new member and thrilled to find this forum.
Hey brother, thanks for the reply.
They aren’t rubber but a solid, dense piece of metal. But you are right, I read they’re heavy by design to help dampen the vibration and absorb some damage during a potential crash. It’s not the bar ends I’m worried about though, but more so being able to put mirrors on the bar ends.
 

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Hey @SPAZZZ650, wondering if you figured anything out for this. I just got the 2021 Z650 and and running into the same issue. I watched @Tremonte's video for bar end mirrors, but not sure how to account for the groove in the bar ends on the 2020/2021 Z650.
 

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@laura_whalen2,

Unfortunately not. I’ve come to think that maybe because it’s such a new design, they don’t have any aftermarkets for it yet. We may just have to wait a bit. I’ll keep checking on some of the parts websites every so often to see if something pops up, best believe I’ll let you know if I have good news.
 

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Clever! Please let me know!
Okay, here's the sitch, you can contact Steffen at [email protected] and he can shorten up the spacer on the 2016-2019 bar end that they offer which will make it fit the 2020+. It won't have the notches, but once it's tightened, that won't matter. I'm taking one for the team here and ordered their bar ends with a shortened spacer, and will then send Steffen my OEM bar end so he can make a 2020+ bar end with the notches. So, they may be available on their website in the future, but I have no idea how long that would take.
 

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Wow, you really went above and beyond there. You must really want those OEMs out -haha. I’m really curious as to how that all turns out. Keep us posted and post some pics if you can. We all love seeing other Z650s all hooked up! S/O to you for taking one for the team tho 🤙
 

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Wow, you really went above and beyond there. You must really want those OEMs out -haha. I’m really curious as to how that all turns out. Keep us posted and post some pics if you can. We all love seeing other Z650s all hooked up! S/O to you for taking one for the team tho 🤙
I'll definitely post some pictures!
 
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