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Standard mirrors are terrible even as the bike comes with the extended mirror version (there is a short version available!) So - I purchased these extenders from HD and they work great. Not specified to fit the Livewire by HD, and stylistically a bit off and not an exact fit. I used a thin bit of black silicone seal tape to seat it very comfortably at the proper assembly location. Ultimately, its a solid fit with no harm to the bike and firmly brings up the mirrors one inch and outward two inches. I found the part here: Black Mirror Extension Kit - 56000042 | Harley-Davidson USA. I then decided to upgrade the mirrors and selected the Rizoma Mirrors which really reflect well on the styling of the bike frame and they extend the mirrors out just a bit more. Harley-Davidson by Rizoma Mirrors - 56000263 | Harley-Davidson USA. Its all pricy stuff to be sure, but mirrors are critical. These mirrors seem to feature via a high quality glass with what appears to be a slight tint (almost a polarizing effect) and a peripheral section on the outer portion that provides a wider view. Huge difference in visibility. Now I ride my Livewire with great confidence regarding vehicles coming up from behind.
 

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Standard mirrors are terrible even as the bike comes with the extended mirror version (there is a short version available!) So - I purchased these extenders from HD and they work great. Not specified to fit the Livewire by HD, and stylistically a bit off and not an exact fit. I used a thin bit of black silicone seal tape to seat it very comfortably at the proper assembly location. Ultimately, its a solid fit with no harm to the bike and firmly brings up the mirrors one inch and outward two inches. I found the part here: Black Mirror Extension Kit - 56000042 | Harley-Davidson USA. I then decided to upgrade the mirrors and selected the Rizoma Mirrors which really reflect well on the styling of the bike frame and they extend the mirrors out just a bit more. Harley-Davidson by Rizoma Mirrors - 56000263 | Harley-Davidson USA. Its all pricy stuff to be sure, but mirrors are critical. These mirrors seem to feature via a high quality glass with what appears to be a slight tint (almost a polarizing effect) and a peripheral section on the outer portion that provides a wider view. Huge difference in visibility. Now I ride my Livewire with great confidence regarding vehicles coming up from behind.
Thanks so much for your help!
 

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This is my solution if you're looking to slim-line things. I appreciate mirrors, but think just bout every installation is horrible on most bikes. These are just convex ones most add to their cages.

They allow me to see more than before without having to turn my body.
Sure, I need to tilt my head or eyes down for a sec, but... I'm nothing if not religious for turning my head in EVERY lane change or turn anyway... I NEVER rely only on my mirrors. These show behind AND the blind spots the ORG mirrors could not.

*if I'm tucking, well then I only need to glance. :)

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Standard mirrors are terrible even as the bike comes with the extended mirror version (there is a short version available!) So - I purchased these extenders from HD and they work great. Not specified to fit the Livewire by HD, and stylistically a bit off and not an exact fit. I used a thin bit of black silicone seal tape to seat it very comfortably at the proper assembly location. Ultimately, its a solid fit with no harm to the bike and firmly brings up the mirrors one inch and outward two inches. I found the part here: Black Mirror Extension Kit - 56000042 | Harley-Davidson USA. I then decided to upgrade the mirrors and selected the Rizoma Mirrors which really reflect well on the styling of the bike frame and they extend the mirrors out just a bit more. Harley-Davidson by Rizoma Mirrors - 56000263 | Harley-Davidson USA. Its all pricy stuff to be sure, but mirrors are critical. These mirrors seem to feature via a high quality glass with what appears to be a slight tint (almost a polarizing effect) and a peripheral section on the outer portion that provides a wider view. Huge difference in visibility. Now I ride my Livewire with great confidence regarding vehicles coming up from behind.
Would you mind posting a picture of your bike with these changes?
 

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Quick shots of the detail on throttle side. I will post a pick of the whole bike when I get it outside again. Note I decided on gloss finish extenders for now but have the matte ones too.
 

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Hy, on my side I've made this 40mm lateral prototype extension, too rainy weather today..to be tested later !
Access to the left push button is stil ok.


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If ok, I will change for a nicer design and a black mat color

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Yes, nice result .On my side I've understand that the location is not the same on both side due to the brake handel, so, a better visibility on the right side. A 40 mm shift is' nt enought for the left side. So I will prototype 50 mm braket but I don't want to much the original design....
 

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I'm lucky in that we ride here on the left, so I'm mostly (but not always) looking over my right shoulder :)
 

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Job done for me, so for Europe, I've built + 50mm for the left side and +40 mm brakets for the right
A nice compromise between rear vision ( not full but, really better) and style.

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You'd think that for 30 large USD they'd be able to come up with mirrors that work, instead of just pulling the same old $#!t from the parts bin.
 

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You'd think that for 30 large USD they'd be able to come up with mirrors that work, instead of just pulling the same old $#!t from the parts bin.
while this makes 100% sense for the mirrors, I kind of whish they'd been more generic "recycled" for rims/belts/wheels...
'cause those are so specific to this bike, we can't use other components from other bikes, 'less they be made custom for our bikes.

Mirrors are inexpensive to swap out, belt setup, rims/tires, not as much. :/
 
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