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What’s up everyone , working on yet another mod on the R7, after installing my zero gravity windscreen , and mirror block off plates (Amazon) , both fit just fine, but then I attempted to put on these crg arrow bar end mirrors , and didn’t know that our handle bars aren’t hollow like just about every other handle bar usually is. So the adapter piece for the mirror to go into the handle bar has no way to fit. I’m guessing some fabrications are going to be needed , has anyone successfully installed these mirrors on their bike ? Thanks in advanced.
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What’s up everyone , working on yet another mod on the R7, after installing my zero gravity windscreen , and mirror block off plates (Amazon) , both fit just fine, but then I attempted to put on these crg arrow bar end mirrors , and didn’t know that our handle bars aren’t hollow like just about every other handle bar usually is. So the adapter piece for the mirror to go into the handle bar has no way to fit. I’m guessing some fabrications are going to be needed , has anyone successfully installed these mirrors on their bike ? Thanks in advanced.
And if your in San Diego area hit me up to ride 🤙🏽
Hey @Sammyroots! Do you have a photo of the handlebars you can show us? I didn't know they weren't hollow either.
 

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There is a semi hard rubber insert with a screw base in it inside the bar end. You might have to unscrew the bar end and pound it through from the other side, if possible. Other than that, I have stood it off just a bit with washers they bolt through to the existing insert. That is how my mirror is on now, and how the brake guard was installed.
 

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There is a semi hard rubber insert with a screw base in it inside the bar end. You might have to unscrew the bar end and pound it through from the other side, if possible. Other than that, I have stood it off just a bit with washers they bolt through to the existing insert. That is how my mirror is on now, and how the brake guard was installed.
Do you have any pics to reference? And you are using crg also?
 

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I am using a CRG mirror, but not a CRG mount. Same thing but I printed it on a 3D printer. Throttle side gets washer because you need a standoff, but this is what it looks like. I just changed to a stainless bolt, seeing that. LOL Inside the bar end is rubber with the insert. It's in there REALLY good.
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If they're the same threaded inserts used on other Yamahas with 7/8" bars, you should be able to draw it out using a long bolt and a piece of pipe or socket over the end of the bar. Spray some lube in there to make it slide easier.
 

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If they're the same threaded inserts used on other Yamahas with 7/8" bars, you should be able to draw it out using a long bolt and a piece of pipe or socket over the end of the bar. Spray some lube in there to make it slide easier.
It moves, it appears to be a glued rubber insert with a threaded center, not a screwed in metal insert. My guess is for vibration dampening. I like your idea though! But at this point, it seems so stuck I'll keep it. I can work with it with some sort of spacer on the throttle side. As long as what you are installing has a bolt hole, all good.
 

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I wonder what they affix it in there with? I was reluctant to apply a lot of heat or if it did not come out clean, that wouldn't be great. I didn't want to somehow weaken bar or attachment screwing around with it, the insert is working for me so far.
 

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it turned out the threaded insert works for me. using it is bolt size dependent though. I had an R&G brake guard on it before, worked fine until the guard got ground off in the fall. But no issues and now it has a Driven guard, it mounted it right up. I was worried at first about how solid the insert was in there, I doubt that no more, it doesn’t move.
 

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So I figured it out and went with @Vansmack ’s technique with the washers to space out the bolt , and then what I did that he didn’t do was use the crg brand adapter/bar end they want you to use for mounting the mirror. Then with that piece I cut off the nub at the end that originally would go into the handlebar end. Used a band saw.

Also throttle side i had to cut down the grip and bar itself about 1/2-3/4 of a cm to fit the
I forgot to take pics of the install itself but here are pics of the finished product . Oh and also my buddy had some extra delrin bar ends that I was able to still utilize . I do feel a bit more vibration in the bars but not a huge substantial difference . Overall very happy with the end result .
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