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Old 10-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #21
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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?
I did when I lived in Indiana because I rode tucked most of the time on my daily commute to work. Here there is so much traffic and so many idiots that I don't ride tucked because I want to be up and looking around a lot more.
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:52 AM   #22
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Mirrors are for noobs.
Werd LOL...when I did have mirrors both were adjusted the same
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:52 AM   #23
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I have OCD. So I have a tendency to adjust them the same on both sides.
yep, it bothers with if they both don't look like they're in the same spots
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:52 AM   #24
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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
So what you're implying is riding in a tuck on the highway has nothing to do with cheating the wind? Possible? Just a thought.
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:19 AM   #25
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Someone stole the mirrors off my sv and I never replaced them. Rode that thing for 2+ years no problems.
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Fess up vmxgrl, you have 1 adjusted so you can check your makeup
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Old 10-09-2009, 03:42 AM   #27
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And flipside when you get a bike with 150 rwhp you'll realize that its not necessary to "cheat the wind".on the streets at least..
Now cheating the rain is another thing
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Fess up vmxgrl, you have 1 adjusted so you can check your makeup
you don't know me, do you I don't need to check my make up... I just ride.
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:09 AM   #29
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And flipside when you get a bike with 150 rwhp you'll realize that its not necessary to "cheat the wind".on the streets at least..
Now cheating the rain is another thing
Your comments are rather unneeded really, and lack any sort of intelligence from what I have gathered. But back to the topic pam had brought up.
Sort of feel the same with Indyrc on this one, unless when I am riding backroads for the most part. I'll tuck occasionally on the highway when I'm wot. simply because sitting up while wot is just ****ing stupid and defeating any attempt at keeping a proper flow of air going around and over you, not straight at your chest and head.

But most of the time my mirrors move so they get re-adjusted like every time I notice.
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you don't know me, do you .
Wow, THAT time of month I see...
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I'm not sure if lots of folks tuck and drive slow - I don't, other than for a quick stretch/change of position. in that case I take a quick look in the mirrors before I lean forward and after I sit back up.

To "ME" tucking means hauling a$$. If I'm riding with people I don't know well or trust I will NOT be in the front! No disresect to anyone, but If I'm gonna kick it up and run a spirited pace on street roads / twisties - I cannot and will not worry about who's behind me and what they might be doing which could hurt us.

If I go to the hill country with GB - no problem - I know him and his riding - he knows mine. Is there risk? Of course, but it is minimized if you know and trust who you are riding with. If I've not ridden with someone on the street or track and don't know their riding skills and view on safety, etc; can't have them behind me in the twisties.

Moral of the story - when I'm tucked - I'm not looking back - it's just like on the track -- no mirrors necessary -- eyes ahead.
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Wow, THAT time of month I see...
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no I was just making a statement. If I wear make up I normally do not care to worry about it when I ride.
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And flipside when you get a bike with 150 rwhp you'll realize that its not necessary to "cheat the wind".on the streets at least..
Now cheating the rain is another thing
Yes, I have ridden/owned sportbikes before (I'm sure you meant sportbikes, as bikes like the V-Max have plenty of HP, too), and so you do have a point. But when you do have a bike with no wind protection whatsoever, you do tuck for cheating the wind and/or hauling azz on the freeway. The wind beats you up at well over 100mph... but man, it's a blast, especially when all you see is the pavement ahead with no distractions.
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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?
huh, good idea, never thought about that!
thanx
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:14 PM   #35
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I adjust one so I can check myself out while riding the bike and the other to check myself out standing next to it.
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Old 10-09-2009, 04:51 PM   #36
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Bar ends- CRG's for when I'm concerned about what is behind or beside me... on both sides, or either side. If I'm crouched I'm not switching lanes.
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:04 PM   #37
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I have mine both adjusted the same. I go to work at night and everyones headlights behind me tends to be bothersome. I have them so I have to duck down a little to see what's behind me. Seems to work pretty well for me.

I think I will try and do them like you Pam when I go on a daytime ride just to check it out. Sounds like a good idea.
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And flipside when you get a bike with 150 rwhp you'll realize that its not necessary to "cheat the wind".on the streets at least..
Now cheating the rain is another thing
I just read your comment again, and I gotta ask: What does it matter if a bike has 150 rwhp or 100 hp, sportbike or naked? If you're gonna go fast, on either machine, regardless of hp, you're better off tucking to "cheat the wind." So I take back my 'you got a point' comment above.
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