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CalVin Mirror Thoughts?
« on: September 12, 2019, 05:29:55 PM »
I am struggling with the stock mirrors on my CalVin, they are too far rearward to take safe looks at who is trying to kill me by being on my 6.  I need some mirrors that are more forward so that I don't have to completely take my eyes off the road to take a look behind me.  Anyone have any suggestions for a decent set of mirrors that might fit this bill?  Bar-ends will not work for me on this bike.
Thanks,
Tom
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Re: CalVin Mirror Thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 02:31:19 PM »
I found a great set from a local shop for the EV.   He let me look at several of his supplier catalogs and ordered them. 

Sorry I can't remember what I purchased but you might try that or the internet.   Agree that bar ends are NOT  the best for the pullback bars on a Cali.

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Re: CalVin Mirror Thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 04:37:23 PM »
Agree that bar ends are the best for the pullback bars on a Cali.

Bar ends will not work for me, I am trying to get the mirrors mounted more forward on the bars and most likely on their own perch.  However the bars measure 30mm in diameter except under the controls, where the bars are 7/8".  The stock mirrors for me are much too far rearward.
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Re: CalVin Mirror Thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 11:33:52 PM »
Goggle “Cyclemirrors.” They’re  located in Florida. Hugh selection, including mounting options.

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Re: CalVin Mirror Thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2019, 08:27:54 AM »
The stock mirrors work great on my Vintage since I changed to Cali Stone handlebars. These bars are narrower than the beach bars and give your wrists a more neutral position in the bargain. You can also rotate the mirrors toward the the front of the bike to narrow their stance and get them closer to your sight-line.


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Re: CalVin Mirror Thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2019, 08:35:27 AM »
The stock mirrors work great on my Vintage since I changed to Cali Stone handlebars. These bars are narrower than the beach bars and give your wrists a more neutral position in the bargain. You can also rotate the mirrors toward the the front of the bike to narrow their stance and get them closer to your sight-line.



My stone came with little round mirrors that did not stick out as far. I agree that I also love the stone bars!  I ended up buying a aftermarket mirror that's just like yours and they are great.
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Re: CalVin Mirror Thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2019, 09:41:52 PM »
Several years ago I replaced the stock mirrors on my CalVin with a set of ERGO from MotoInternational.  Looking at them this evening while riding and thinking of your post, I wondered if anyone had tried installing their mirrors on the reverse sides: right to left side and left to right side.  This looks as if it would bring the mirrors in quite a bit and may have the pilot looking over or just past the shoulders.  Hum. . . .  Just a thought.

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Re: CalVin Mirror Thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 01:28:56 AM »
     For better ergonomics for my back, I rotated the stock bars on my CalVin as far as prudently possible, and adjusted the stock mirrors accordingly.

     I'd still like a little more reach up to the bars, but after adjustment, I find the stock mirrors work excellent for me, fwiw ymmv.

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Re: CalVin Mirror Thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 07:53:45 PM »
I think changing my bars out for the Guzzi Stone version as suggested will be the ticket to fix this for me (and I can keep the stock mirrors to boot!).  I'm not a big fan of the bars that the bike came with so a bit straighter bar with less pull back such as the Stone's have should do the trick.  Now all I need to do is fine those bars.  The ones I've seen new are pretty expensive, so I'll have to do some searching. 
Thanks for your comments,
Tom
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