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Bar End mirrors - Or am I an idiot?

Ok, I have purchased the Oberon bar end mirrors, and I've tried to install them today.

I took off the bar ends, and there is a space of about 15mm from the end of each grip to the end of the bar. So when I tighten the mirror bracket, it doesn't grip the bar in the right place.

Has anyone else found this?

Did I order the wrong mirrors, or is there another part I need?

Is it easier to shift everything down the bars a bit?

Or am I just an idiot?
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Ok, I have purchased the Oberon bar end mirrors, and I've tried to install them today.

I took off the bar ends, and there is a space of about 15mm from the end of each grip to the end of the bar. So when I tighten the mirror bracket, it doesn't grip the bar in the right place.

Has anyone else found this?

Did I order the wrong mirrors, or is there another part I need?

Is it easier to shift everything down the bars a bit?

Or am I just an idiot?
I initially ordered the Oberon bar ends and hit the same snag so ended up sending them back. If you get in touch with them, they'll probably ask you for measurements and adapt the bar end for the xsr. I was just impatient and ended up buying Rizoma instead. They sorted out the bar ends for my old Tuono by reducing the size of the bolt so it fit in the space, they're a good company to deal with!

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Thanks for the reply.

I have emailed them, but being Saturday, I'm not expecting a reply until next week.

They must have had this issue before, so I'll see what the outcome is, and update it here for future reference.

Do the Rizoma ones need an adapter, or are they special made to fit? I was looking at the Spy-R also, but went with Oberon, as a mate has them on his scrambler.
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I went for the spy r mirrors and they sell aftermarket adaptors for most handlebars. They are screw in adaptors for the stock bars. Expensive mirrors but a quality purchase and they suit the bike well!

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If Oberon doesn't have a fix for the bar end mirrors, I guess adapters are an option if you really like the mirrors. Those spy r mirrors are really nice BTW, suits the whole XSR theme.
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They are nice, but they are a bit exy. £130 each, I believe.

So Oberon have been in touch and they are sending out a part that would work FOC, which is really good of them.

I'm taking the bike across the channel for a short trip to Bruges, so I should have the parts when I get back.
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They are nice, but they are a bit exy. £130 each, I believe.

So Oberon have been in touch and they are sending out a part that would work FOC, which is really good of them.

I'm taking the bike across the channel for a short trip to Bruges, so I should have the parts when I get back.
Great news! Don't forget to post photos when they're fitted!

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The parts that Oberon sent were their ref: MIR-0708.

It's basically and aluminium spacer, and longer screw.

These then went onto the bike no problem.

See pics below.

Much happier with the look of the bike now the antennas are gone, and I'm no longer looking at my arms in the mirrors.
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