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Old 10-08-2009, 06:57 AM   #1
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For those who have mirrors...

I know not eveyone rides with mirrors on their bikes but for who do...
Do you ride with both of them adjusted at the same position?
I ride with one adjusted so I can easily see while laying low, for faster speeds, and one adjusted for when I ride at slower speeds and in a more upright position. Anyone else do this?
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:59 AM   #2
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I have OCD. So I have a tendency to adjust them the same on both sides.
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Only time I'm down on the tank is when I'm hard on the gas, open highway. In those instances mirrors not needed.
I'm always amused by those who ride in traffic layed out like a poser. Op excepted, of course
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Only time I'm down on the tank is when I'm hard on the gas, open highway. In those instances mirrors not needed.
I'm always amused by those who ride in traffic layed out like a poser. Op excepted, of course
yeah, normally im upright so both mine are set that way, but if im going faster than everybody else i dont use my mirrors unless theres a big blind spot i need to see into while changing lanes or something, and if thats the case its easy enough to just move around to see it in the mirror. doesnt happen often tho.
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I ride slow or slower so they are adjusted the same for an upright position, but that's what I get for riding a cruiser. I will have to try the two setting when I get a sport bike.
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nope,i have them both at the same position
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:34 AM   #9
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I have the CRG 3" convex bar-ends. I have one pointed slightly out so I can see really wide on that side (forget which one) and one pointed slightly more inwards so I can just barely see what's right behind me when I glance at it. I had the both pointed slightly outwards so I could see the reverse diagonal lane, but couldn't tell what was directly behind me at a glance.


I rode without mirrors once...almost had a wreck within the few days that I had them off. Never again...
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i have them setup the same...I like to be able to use them both as much as possible
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Both the same - why would you ever want to look back when you are tucked and hauling a$$? I made my mind up years ago that I'd rather get a ticket than crash because I was looking back worrying about cops.
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:38 AM   #12
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I have them adjusted where the throttle side is in my blind spot, harder to pivot around without taking your hand off throttle. I have my left one adjusted to see mostly behind me (but slightly to the left). You can let go with your clutch hand and quickly pivot around to check for cars. Both mirrors are set halfway (up/down position) to where no matter my riding position, high or low, i can quickly scan up or down and see a good 140 degrees behind me.
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The same. I use them some but mainly I am looking at my valentine(play my music rather loud and can't hear it)
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I have them adjusted where the throttle side is in my blind spot, harder to pivot around without taking your hand off throttle. I have my left one adjusted to see mostly behind me (but slightly to the left). You can let go with your clutch hand and quickly pivot around to check for cars. Both mirrors are set halfway (up/down position) to where no matter my riding position, high or low, i can quickly scan up or down and see a good 140 degrees behind me.

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mine are diff, left is adjusted so I can see more behind myself
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Both the same - why would you ever want to look back when you are tucked and hauling a$$? I made my mind up years ago that I'd rather get a ticket than crash because I was looking back worrying about cops.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:49 AM   #17
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I know not eveyone rides with mirrors on their bikes but for who do...
Do you ride with both of them adjusted at the same position?
I ride with one adjusted so I can easily see while laying low, for faster speeds, and one adjusted for when I ride at slower speeds and in a more upright position. Anyone else do this?
Pretty much...

I have the top or standard mount Rizoma mirror on the right side, set up for the high position, and the CRG bar-end mirror on the left side. The CRG has a broad view that allows me to see behind and around me to the other side, but it's still angled slightly lower, so that when I'm in a low or tuck position, it provides me a full view of what's behind me.

It was kinda cool when I rode with Matt (tx94fs?) last month, and we both realized he had the same setup on his Thruxton. Only because peeps seem to always ask me why I do this, thinking it's kinda weird and all. So I was like "Cool... someone else thinks like me!".

Here's a pic of the setup before the crash (CRG on right/Rizoma on left)
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The same. I use them some but mainly I am looking at my valentine(play my music rather loud and can't hear it)
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I adjust mine different. The L is for upright, good view behind me, while the R is adjusted low for when you are tucked, while still having a good view behind you.
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Both the same - why would you ever want to look back when you are tucked and hauling a$$? I made my mind up years ago that I'd rather get a ticket than crash because I was looking back worrying about cops.
Im not worried about cops
I use to ride with some stupid insane pos mofos on the street... They treated it like it was a track. We were all pretty much to the wall when I went to get out and pass someone, knowing I still had riders behind me, I had to glance back and it felt way uncomfy. That is when I tried tilting my left mirror down just enough to open that line of sight for me. I can still see at upright position by looking down just bit but I feel secure in being able to see easily when I am low.
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