I have the Husqvarna bar end mirrors on my 701 and they are crystal clear once you are on the move. While sitting at a traffic light at idle there is a bit of buzz. That can be expected considering it’s a single cylinder.
I have ordered the husky bar end mirrors for my 701 and am waiting for the delivery. There are cheaper options, but I like the looks of the husky ones. Any recommendations on how to mount them – up or down from the bar? Pro’s & con’s, anyone? Looks, visibility, etc. 🙂
I have mine down. Personally I think it looks better but it does come with o e drawback. If you are using your bike to commute in traffic I would not recommend it as you are looking down for a second longer than you would if they were mounted up. That can be a problem with some of the drivers that we encounter on a day to day basis. As for visabilaty you will be looking between your thigh and under arm. So if your jacket that you ride with is bulky this could be a problem as well.
Thanks for input. I agree that it looks better facing down. But as most miles on the bike are done commuting I’ll probably go for safety and place them upwards. But I reckon it isn’t too much of a hassle to try both options 🙂
As Thomas suggests, the vibration is less than originals but it’s still there. IMO, the Husqvarna bar-ends are aesthetically too big for the 401’s already-too-wide bars. In hindsight, I would’ve probably purchased lanesplitters like the Motogadgets m-Rear which I think suit the bike’s proportions far better.