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I bought these for my DRZ which was my commuter and dirt bike for about 6 months, and I have to say, I got really frustrated with them. The ball that mounts to bars doesn't have any flats on it to really tighten it down so while the right mirror is self-tightening, the left is self-loosening. In addition, I found myself constantly tightening the knobs to keep the mirrors where I had positioned them. I will give them credit for being very good at moving the mirrors out of the way quickly, i.e. for easier lane-splitting (they seem to be right at SUV mirror height) and for tucking away when going to the dirt. But ya, I was very shocked after putting them on how much I really didn't like them, because everyone online seems to rave about them. I thought about trying them on my GS but I don't really have any complaints about the stock mirrors.

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I bought these for my DRZ which was my commuter and dirt bike for about 6 months, and I have to say, I got really frustrated with them. The ball that mounts to bars doesn't have any flats on it to really tighten it down so while the right mirror is self-tightening, the left is self-loosening. In addition, I found myself constantly tightening the knobs to keep the mirrors where I had positioned them. I will give them credit for being very good at moving the mirrors out of the way quickly, i.e. for easier lane-splitting (they seem to be right at SUV mirror height) and for tucking away when going to the dirt. But ya, I was very shocked after putting them on how much I really didn't like them, because everyone online seems to rave about them. I thought about trying them on my GS but I don't really have any complaints about the stock mirrors.

 

I know what you mean about the standard ball. The ball with riser does have a flat spot for a box end wrench. Assuming you used blue Loctite and let it cure for at least 24 hours?

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Assuming you used blue Loctite and let it cure for at least 24 hours?

 

No I didn't because I was worried I wasn't going to be able to remove them later, not having any place to put a wrench. But just did some research and there's a light strength purple Loctite that I might try.

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No I didn't because I was worried I wasn't going to be able to remove them later, not having any place to put a wrench. But just did some research and there's a light strength purple Loctite that I might try.

 

Yeah, you pretty much have to. They will come out, but you'll gnarl up the aluminum flange pretty badly. I had to do this when I realize that the right ball wasn't tall enough to clear the brake master cyl when folding them over. The replacement ball is taller, so it has a flat spot for a wrench. I suppose you could just use two of the taller 1" balls.

 

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I also just installed these mirrors with the small riser. Fantastic product, due to the dual ball adjustability I see better then the stick mirrors. So far no vibration and they have not moved a bit on or off road. (Unless I reposition them). If you ride off road this is a great solution.

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I also just installed these mirrors with the small riser. Fantastic product, due to the dual ball adjustability I see better then the stick mirrors. So far no vibration and they have not moved a bit on or off road. (Unless I reposition them). If you ride off road this is a great solution.

 

A long time user told me that if they do move off-road when tight, lightly sand the balls to rough them up a bit. I can see that. But, no issues so far.

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