Great to be back in the Vmax community after a bit of a break, I just got my dream bike, a red 2010 Vmax about a month ago! It only had 550 miles on her and I got a great deal, had to drive 7.5 hours to pick her up but it was worth every mile. I have had two other Vmaxes, a 86 and 93 as well as a BMW S1000rr and loved them all! Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself before I got to my question. So my bike is fairly stock minus the 240 conversion and I am very happy with everything except the stock mirrors, they look like something Yamaha grabbed from an old 80s parts catalog, plus I can't see crap out of them. I bought a universal set of circle bar end mirrors from Revzilla but for the life of me can't get the damn factory inserts out!!! I went to the local Yamaha dealership just to make sure I wasn't missing something and they said you just need to "muscle" them out, there's no special trick. I asked them how long it would take them to do it and they said not sure, could be 30-90 minutes at almost $50 per half hour!!! Any tips from you gentlemen and Vmax ladies that have removed your factory handlebar inserts for the end bar universal mirrors would be greatly appreciated. I'm in central PA and the Vmax esp the gen 2 Vmax seems to be more elusive than a Bigfoot around here, I don't think I have seen another one in person around here, hit me up if you are local for a ride. Thanks in advance for any help.