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I find that the mirrors are not far enough outboard for me; I have to lean over to see what's on a particular side. There doesn't seem to be an outward adjustment as far as I can tell.

Anyone else notice this, and perhaps have a suggestion?
 

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I've made the same experience and see only elbows.

The usual extension don't work because of the rubber caps.
If you drop the rubber caps the space between screen and mirror mounting
is uncovered. The screws are not long enough to place more than 5 standard
washers underneath. Even with the washers, vibrations to the mirror are
starting to disturb.

Using tight leatherjackets may reduce elbow size compared with tex-jackets.

I hope accessory mirrors will/should be available soon to fix that issue.

Until that, I have to thighten the elbows when I want to watch the traffic
behind.

CU

gerd
 

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Like Vaillant said, I've got my mirrors adjusted so I can pretty much only see my elbows when I ride. I just tuck them in a little bit when I want to look behind me. Even though it's a little annoying, they're much more useful than some other sport bike mirrors I've seen.
 

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hey...you going far to slow if you have to worry about whats behind you!!!:eek:nfloor
seriously! im a BIG guy and obvious cause a big blindspot in the mirrors(bull type shoulders). What I found is that if you are trying to see the whole car behind you, shoulders get in the way, however, if you aim the mirrors lower, you can see the bonnets of cars on either side that would be in the horrible blind spots. seems to work for me in London which is a killer for personal space around your bike. The amount of cars that you can touch on both sides when filtering is amazing, although a bit stressfull!
 

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You guys are using 'em like a car's side mirrors.:eek:nfloor

Just move your head forward to look behind you through the mirrors! Simple as that.:)
 

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segue00 said:
You guys are using 'em like a car's side mirrors.:eek:nfloor

Just move your head forward to look behind you through the mirrors! Simple as that.:)
I am new to the sportbikes. Everybody is saying that I should not expect from the sportbike's mirrors to work the way they work on the cruiser. Why? What's a reason for that? Weight? Aerodynamics? What's wrong with using them as a car's sideview mirrors?

Thanks.
 

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aplmv:

A car's biggest advantage is its overhead rearview mirror. The side view mirrors work about as good on a bike as that on a car, IMHO. They are adequate but not complete in their coverage.

There are three blind spots on a bike with only standard side view mirrors.
1) Immediately behind the bike, for a depth of about 3-4 car lengths.
2) Immediately left and behind the bike, for a depth of about 1-2 car lengths.
3) Immediately right and behind the bike, for a depth of about 1-2 car lengths.

If you see my "Cheap Mods", I have installed bar-end mirrors, which gives me a view immediately behind (#1 case). The additional convex mirrors overlaid on the side view mirrors gives me a view on cases #2 and #3.

With supplementary mirrors you CAN get 360 deg panaromic coverage. That being said, I still use a shoulder check. That is even recommended in proper car driving.
 

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mwellbel said:
hey...you going far to slow if you have to worry about whats behind you!!!:eek:nfloor
seriously! ...
I know your kidding, but I have to throw in this story for others:

A couple of us a few months back where tearing up the pavement on a mountain twisty in the early hours of a sunny weekend. Great time. For the most part, we were riding without other traffic in the first few hours. After about 30 minutes, we came racing up to a slow runnning cage. As road was all twisted with blind spots, there was no safe opportunity to pass, so we impatiently hung behind the car. After about 5 minutes the road straightened out for a short stretch, so if we are ever going to get past this guy we better do it know.

My friend was riding the lead, so he flicked on his turn signal and quickly accelerated past the car. I following at the tail, and initiated my attempt to pass. With turn signal on, and a simple check in my side view mirror - all's clear - I leaned the bike over to the left as I began to pull out. WOOSSH!!! A GSXR1000 almost kissed me as he came from no where from behind and blasted off - passing all three of us. Where did you come from? Guess what, he was in my blind spot the moment I was checking my side view mirror.

I thanked my luck, and carried on - now far more humble. Later that afternoon I bought and installed these supplementary mirrors. I'll never ride again with a blind spot.

(Ride safe.)
 

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bar end mirror

Skeleton, where did you find those bar end mirrors? Recall the brand and/or model?
 

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segue00 said:
Anybody want a wide-angle rear camera mod?:)
I've actually seen that in a cycle world being tested on an FZ6! I'm gonna go try and find the issue. They said it worked pretty good, but a glance over the shoulder was still needed for changing lanes.
 

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Sorry; I don't know the brand name - there is no manufacturer stamp on the product. I bought them from a local bicycle store.

I'm guessing if you spent a Saturday morning riding to a few bicycle stores you could find something similar or just as good.
 

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FZSilver:

How about this? Different bike though (Honda prototype scooter).
 

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davepl said:
I find that the mirrors are not far enough outboard for me; I have to lean over to see what's on a particular side. There doesn't seem to be an outward adjustment as far as I can tell.

Anyone else notice this, and perhaps have a suggestion?
davepl, when you get your bike, check back, I'm sure someone knows where you can get the bar ends for the particular bike you get, hell, you might find someone on SBN to give a pair.
 

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skeleton said:
FZSilver:

How about this? Different bike though (Honda prototype scooter).
Skeleton, sup dude, where in tha hell did you find that pic?:lao
 

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Jim Karam:

I stand corrected. After taking a second look, I found the manufacturer:
"ZEFAL - MINI CYCLOP MIRROR"

I did a quick Google, but couldn't find this older model. I only scanned the first 3 pages of retailers. The newer model, which is larger and with a different fitting is listed everywhere.

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The newer, larger model is:
"ZEFAL - CYCLOP MIRROR"

Find it at:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.htm...UTF8&node=3403241&no=3403201&me=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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I previously used this one:
"PYRAMID - PRO BAR END MIRROR"

Find it at:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.htm...fit=&index=sporting&rank=&rh=a:3403241&page=2

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Here are some closeup pixs.

What's that last picture you ask? Oh, that is my new Escort Solo-S2 radar detector. Took it out for a try last night. When I am in a tuck position, the detector is right in my face - where it should be. Also, it has a earphone jack that plugs into my helmet headset.

You get the point? Mirrors for the rear, radar for the front.

(Ride safe.)
 

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skeleton said:
Jim Karam:

I stand corrected. After taking a second look, I found the manufacturer:
"ZEFAL - MINI CYCLOP MIRROR"

I did a quick Google, but couldn't find this older model. I only scanned the first 3 pages of retailers. The newer model, which is larger and with a different fitting is listed everywhere.

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The newer, larger model is:
"ZEFAL - CYCLOP MIRROR"

Find it at:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/002-7682519-6379255?_encoding=UTF8&node=3403241&no=3403201&me=ATVPDKIKX0DER

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I previously used this one:
"PYRAMID - PRO BAR END MIRROR"

Find it at:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/002-7682519-6379255?%5Fencoding=UTF8&node=3403241&sizefit=&index=sporting&rank=&rh=a%3A3403241&page=2

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Here are some closeup pixs.

What's that last picture you ask? Oh, that is my new Escort Solo-S2 radar detector. Took it out for a try last night. When I am in a tuck position, the detector is right in my face - where it should be. Also, it has a earphone jack that plugs into my helmet headset.

You get the point? Mirrors for the rear, radar for the front.

(Ride safe.)
Dude you are a regular 007, I need that damn rader detector though, highspeed, thanks for the pics.
 
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