Bar end mirrors, unlike traditional mirrors, are mounted on the end of the handlebars. They give your motorcycle a tougher look and their minimalistic style fits perfectly on choppers, café racers, retro bikes and naked bikes. When choosing bar-end mirrors, you should take into account their specific mounting method and the fact you have a choice of materials.
The mounting method
There are three ways to mount them, so you better take that into account when buying a set.
- In the handlebar: the mirror is clamped inside the open end of the handlebar. All necessary mounting pieces are included.
- By means ofthe weighted handlebar ends: unscrew the bolt holding the bar end weight in place, push it through a hole in the mirror assembly and fasten it back in place. You may have to replace the standard bolt with a longer one.
- On the handlebar: the mirror is clamped on the handlebar or on an additional handlebar weight.
There are two available options: plastic or metal.