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post #1 of 10 Old 04-25-2015, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Mirror placement or replacement for blind spots?

Riding last night, I remembered something I wanted to check with the forum on.
Cars are pretty easy to be blind-spot free. rear view and side mirrors can cover the entire field behind and beside you until a car comes into your eye's field of view.
on my 919, I'm having a real tough time covering behind me so that i can see both what's coming up, and then keeping them in view along side me until my eye picks them up.
Do you guys normally add those little convex mirrors to get more view? or keep one mirror aimed back, and one more to the outside? or what.
Lord knows I'm a newb rider...but there's gotta be a better way to lessen the blind spots.

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-25-2015, 06:56 AM
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I use the little convex stick on mirrors as well as extenders on the OEM mirrors to get them up and out a bit more. The combo works well for me.

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If stuff is "coming up" behind you, maybe you should be focused on a slightly faster rate than the flow. Mirror fixation is not recommended, forget whats behind you don't dwell on it, and don't ride beside stuff. There's no better mirrors-functionally than the originals. Honda been making mirrors for awhile now, use them but they're for reference only. Trying to control those around you is futile, no fun and same goes for horns. I turn my head and check my blind spot. Here we go....

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If stuff is "coming up" behind you, maybe you should be focused on a slightly faster rate than the flow. Mirror fixation is not recommended, forget whats behind you don't dwell on it, and don't ride beside stuff. There's no better mirrors-functionally than the originals. Honda been making mirrors for awhile now, use them but they're for reference only. Trying to control those around you is futile, no fun and same goes for horns. I turn my head and check my blind spot. Here we go....
That works great if you never have to slow down or stop.

I never had the pleasure of the stock mirrors but I'm running some rather large rectangularish eBay units and they are large enough that I can see what I need to with a small amount of head and/or elbow movement.

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I'm trying to remember the last time I had mirrors on a bike. No mirrors is generally a bad idea on the street. I ride like a paranoid sally who is sure everyone is trying to kill me. Stock mirrors are about the cream of the crop, and keep your head on a swivel!

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I use the little convex stick on mirrors as well as extenders on the OEM mirrors to get them up and out a bit more. The combo works well for me.
+1, I did the same thing on another bike, but it had larger mirrors and there was room for a 2" convex.

Maybe some bar end mirrors would help or maybe 2" bar end mirrors with convex mirrors stuck over them.

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I love my Napoleon bar ends. They are slightly convex so you get a complete view of everywhere behind and beside me. I have had a pair on every bike I have had.

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I love my Napoleon bar ends. They are slightly convex so you get a complete view of everywhere behind and beside me. I have had a pair on every bike I have had.
good to hear! I'll see if I can dig some up for myself😃

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post #9 of 10 Old 04-27-2015, 03:29 AM
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I used something like these to place the mirrors higher and wider to give me a better view

Z10 Motorcycle Black Mirrors Riser Extension Brackets Adapter 10mm | eBay

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I really like my CRG lane splitters. Very confident about what's around me.

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