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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 07-21-2014, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Best way to extend mirrors out (not up)?

I have my stock mirrors flipped and mounted under my 14 inch apes, but for the sake of this post will pretend they're mounted on top, like normal.

Any recommendations on how to extend the mirrors out, but not up (or down, in my case)? Kuryakyn 1444 extenders seem to do both, but I may be wrong(?).
If suggesting new mirrors, keep in mind that I do like them to be functional, ie: convex and a decent size.

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I know what you mean... if mine could just move OUTWARD an inch, they'd be all that much more functional. subscribed to find out what you find. Hard to find mirror extenders that don't move them out AND up.

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Hard to find an extender that only goes out. Look at the Grady Extenders. The convex mirrors I found that works great for moving the mirror out is the RWD (Russ Wernimont Design) mirrors.
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Moving mirrors

The summer of 2011 I toured out of Pittsburgh on my FLTRX. I grew tired of constantly moving my shoulders to be able to see. By the time I reached Seattle I grew seriously tired of the game. I stopped at a HD shop and bought a set of extended mirrors. PROBLEM SOLVED.

The stock mirrors were sold on EBAY and the difference was well worth being able to use my mirrors effectively.

BUY them, sell the stock... BE HAPPY and SAFE

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The summer of 2011 I toured out of Pittsburgh on my FLTRX. I grew tired of constantly moving my shoulders to be able to see. By the time I reached Seattle I grew seriously tired of the game. I stopped at a HD shop and bought a set of extended mirrors. PROBLEM SOLVED.

The stock mirrors were sold on EBAY and the difference was well worth being able to use my mirrors effectively.

BUY them, sell the stock... BE HAPPY and SAFE

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Thanks for the tip.
Curious: Did the extended stem mirrors go higher, or just out? Thanks for any input. Any chance you have a pic of yours??
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No pics. I since changed to a Harley custom type mirror. The main thing was that the mirrors were moved out providing a beyond the shoulder view. They may have been taller but I cannot recall. I do know that I was able to see much better.

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Thumbs up Sportster mirrors

If you like the look of the stock mirrors buy yourself a set of sportster mirrors
They are a little wider due to the narrow bars on a sportster
I have had them on all my bikes for the last 20 years
no taller just wider

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Thanks Jethro and Pan. I'll check out both those options.
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Thanks for the tip.
Curious: Did the extended stem mirrors go higher, or just out? Thanks for any input. Any chance you have a pic of yours??
The long stem mirrors go out not up. I replaced my stock mirrors with them and they are much better.


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I recommend the Kuryakyn mirror extenders, they put them 'out' about 1-2"s. The Harley extenders didn't work for me, just put mirrors up higher and still couldn't get by my shoulders. Kuryakyn's extenders work well.
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