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V7 III Special - Bar End Mirrors

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Topic: V7 III Special - Bar End Mirrors
Posted By: guzziboy7
Subject: V7 III Special - Bar End Mirrors
Date Posted: 19 Nov 2018 at 14:11
Hi All

Apologies for the boring post, but does anyone have any ideas on where I can source some bar end mirrors for my guzzi v7 III?

 Short of paying £380 - £580 for the OEM MG parts, I’m really struggling to find anything decent or even affordable. Lots of threads refer to Corsica Italia here in the UK, but It’s gone out of business sadly.

 Found a converter kit but it’s made in the US - https://www.rhinomoto.com/https:/www.rhinomoto.com/piaggio-2-piece-mirror-mounts/" rel="nofollow - https://www.rhinomoto.com/https:/www.rhinomoto.com/piaggio-2-piece-mirror-mounts/

But then I’d have to buy the mirrors separately, so it’s all a bit of a faff; does anyone know of a good make or online shop that will sell bar ends mirrors for the guzzi or even another motorcycle brand that will fit? Any experience, advice – including give up mate welcome!

Cheers





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Posted By: rapheal
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 09:55
Dont the bars have built in weights ?
bar end mirrors can be a pain in traffic, easy to clip a car and lose control or snap them off
could you not just buy a set and get some one to make an adaptor to go in place of the bar ends ?
or get these British ones that come with an expanding sleeve
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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 10:05
I think al the Guzzi bars have a threaded hole in the end for the weights to fit so the expanding ones wouldn't fit.

You might be able to remove the weights and fit a bar end in their place with a suitable bolt. Though you might experience more vibration without the weights. But the weight of the mirrir would offset this a little.








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Posted By: guzziboy7
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 13:21
Cheers guys.

Yeah they are threaded handlebars so the insert types don't fit.

I'm kind of close to giving up on this and sticking with the stock mirrors, as I ride mostly around town they could be a pain.

Thanks anyway!


Posted By: Glawster
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 14:00
I'm a big fan of CRG Hindsight Bar End Mirrors.  Beautifully made, good view behind and clamp onto the outside of the bars.  I use them on all my old bikes but they also fitted on a Ducati GT1000 I had.  Not sure of the diameter of modern Guzzi handlebars, but if they fit I don't think you'll find a better solution.

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Posted By: Glawster
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 14:04
Found a photo of the GT1000 with CRG mirror (I sold it some years ago).  Looks like you can fit the mirror and then put the bar end back on.  Sorted!

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1973 Guzzi V7 Sport
1955 Guzzi Falcone Sport
2021 BMW R1250R
1955 Moto Parilla 175 Lusso Veloce


Posted By: BobV7
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 14:06
Raphael is right, bar ends can cause a problem. Many, many years ago on my way to work on the A40 filtering through traffic I clipped the right hand one against a car and it flipped back over my throttle hand. Result was bruised knees from bouncing off a couple of vehicles before I could get to the front brake and red faced apologies to the several drivers I had so rudely startled.Embarrassed

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Posted By: Bugsy
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 16:46
I use traditional bar end mirrors on my old brit bikes, so they do fold easily and fit without worrying about bar end weights 'cos there aren't any.

Bikes like my 750 Breva have bar end weights as standard of course. Now, some of the very cheap mirrors on a certain auction site (e.g. item 173640140289) come with weights to which the mirror stems bolt. Can the mirrors not just be bolted to the existing bar end weights? Be a lot less fuss and vastly cheaper than the "official" solution.


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 17:02
That one has the expansion fitting, not possible on later Guzzis.
If you could clamp it on the bar end weight of course.....


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Posted By: Bugsy
Date Posted: 20 Nov 2018 at 19:00
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

That one has the expansion fitting, not possible on later Guzzis.
If you could clamp it on the bar end weight of course.....

That's it Brian! Only if someone has tried it can we know.

May have to spend some money...


Posted By: Bugsy
Date Posted: 02 May 2019 at 16:09
And I have.

Bought a pair from eBay item number 351051050720 

Certainly cheap and straight away I can confirm they will not fit over the standard bar end weight. However, with a longer 6mm fixing bolt they may work on the end of the bar end and when I try them I will report, but rear wheel with new tyre to be fought into place first.

The mirrors will do for our tandem if they don't work on the Breva at which point I will be hunting again... 


Posted By: TexMexStrada
Date Posted: 10 May 2020 at 01:57
Originally posted by Bugsy Bugsy wrote:

And I have.

Bought a pair from eBay item number 351051050720 

Certainly cheap and straight away I can confirm they will not fit over the standard bar end weight. However, with a longer 6mm fixing bolt they may work on the end of the bar end and when I try them I will report, but rear wheel with new tyre to be fought into place first.

The mirrors will do for our tandem if they don't work on the Breva at which point I will be hunting again... 


Did they work out for you after all? I use CRG's Hindsight Lanesplitters, as some of the folks commenting above, and love them, great mirrors. Great field of vision, decent stability, and the folding feature is excellent. I shot a quick review if you want to see them on the bike from different angles  https://youtu.be/SyHKShmV2nk" rel="nofollow - https://youtu.be/SyHKShmV2nk

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Posted By: Bugsy
Date Posted: 10 May 2020 at 16:51
Yes they did - forgot that I wanted to comment on the result.

They fit by clamping onto the inboard end of the bar end weight. With a slightly longer bolt the bar end can be tightened sufficiently to hold the mirror/bar end combination in place firmly. I used a thick "O" ring to disguise the slight gap between mirror boss and rubber handlebar grip.

The view of the road is excellent though be aware that the image is smaller than the standard mirror gives but I find it plenty big enough.


Posted By: Bugsy
Date Posted: 10 May 2020 at 17:02
Nice video, btw. My bar end mirrors are far cheaper than the spring loaders you have, being fixed though they would undoubtedly fold if forced, just not flick back!

I agree that you have to learn to look in a slightly different place compared with standard mirrors but the deliberate action of looking engages you in riding safely, which is a good thing imo.


Posted By: Jerry atric
Date Posted: 10 May 2020 at 19:01
I'm horrified at those OEM prices. Do they seem outrageous to other people here? Perhaps I should get out more?


Posted By: TexMexStrada
Date Posted: 13 May 2020 at 00:27
Originally posted by Bugsy Bugsy wrote:

Nice video, btw. My bar end mirrors are far cheaper than the spring loaders you have, being fixed though they would undoubtedly fold if forced, just not flick back!

I agree that you have to learn to look in a slightly different place compared with standard mirrors but the deliberate action of looking engages you in riding safely, which is a good thing imo.


Thank you for watching and your kind words! I agree on the deliberate looking part. Took me a little while to re-calibrate from the stock mirrors, but now its just part of the routine. Plus, with the bar ends, when changing lanes, you are half-way to a proper head-check, and therefore more likely to do it. 

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2018 V7III Stone


Posted By: Cammy2020
Date Posted: 29 Jun 2020 at 19:46
Rizoma Spy R 80mm bar end mirrors are the absolute dogs bollocks. Black or polished aluminium look. Nice subtle blue tinge from mirrors. Fit straight on using an Allan key. 100% crackin bit of kit. They supply plugs for the OEM mirror holes too. Can be mounted in all sorts of positions to suit your taste. Excellent field of view, with zero blurring or wobble. Around £120 a pair. There is smaller and bigger ones too. Sexy as fook looking too which is also good for aesthetically important guys. Better looking than guzzi bar end mirrors and a fraction of their price. Seriously.  They are that good.


Posted By: TexMexStrada
Date Posted: 01 Jul 2020 at 03:16
That is a great price for the Rizoma's, in the US they retail for almost $150 a piece

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TexMexStrada
2018 V7III Stone


Posted By: davida56
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2021 at 15:12
I bought some of the 820's from Classic Parts Limited. Also got the fittings for the Triumph T120 from them. I think the weight of the mirrors offsets the loss of the bar end weights. I have not had any issues. 

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Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2021 at 15:17
Originally posted by TexMexStrada TexMexStrada wrote:

That is a great price for the Rizoma's, in the US they retail for almost $150 a piece

Well you have to look at exchange rate ..... to compare my friend 



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