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Old 10-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #17056
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sounds like you've never tried 'em?
I tried them and didn't like them. In traffic (commute by bike exclusively) I would much rather have mirrors up high so I can glance at them without moving my head. I used them for a few weeks and then sold them.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #17057
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2. Is he/she wearing a camouflage riding suit?

Looks like a JSLIST suit to me. Its warm and waterproof and has the added benefit of offering chemical protection... You know, just in case you need that kind of thing when you are riding
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:18 PM   #17058
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Pretty sure it's just gortex.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #17059
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Got similar mirrors on my bike. Way more better than standard. No elbows, shoulders etc and a far smaller blind spot.
Do you need to look way off line to see out of them? I am not jerking your chain, I really want to know. It seems to me that they'd be so llow & away. And no, I have never had anything like that on a street bike. I've had some pretty hokie folding mirrors on enduro bikes that needed to be street legal for road connector segments.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #17060
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Do you need to look way off line to see out of them? I am not jerking your chain, I really want to know. It seems to me that they'd be so llow & away. And no, I have never had anything like that on a street bike. I've had some pretty hokie folding mirrors on enduro bikes that needed to be street legal for road connector segments.
The bars on the TDM are quite high & wide. standard mirrors showed a lot of shoulder causing me to really "look" as in look past my shoulders. The bar end mirrors offer a much larger field of view. I would say the lower position & consequent looking down to use them is not a lot different too the time it took to see what was in the standard stalky mirrors. I use my mirrors a lot, every little move on the road gets a glance, the bigger field of view makes this very quick with no surprises. Just a quick glance down, they are handle bar height & take the same time to use as the speedo, probably less.
No vibration either compared to standard. In multi lane traffic they are great for seeing what the vehicles just behind & to the sides are up too.

Oh, they are much closer to your line of sight when leaned over in a corner too.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:42 PM   #17061
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Yep, you got me - I haven't tried them. I was just drawing a line directly from the rider's eyes to the mirror and the arm was in the way

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sounds like you've never tried 'em?
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:43 PM   #17062
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Hahaha, maybe the rider doesn't need mirrors not much could catch a S1000 in the hands of a talented rider

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from gumball rally, you break off the mirror, and say "The first rule of Italian driving is, whats a behind a you is notta important".
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:20 PM   #17063
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Yep, you got me - I haven't tried them. I was just drawing a line directly from the rider's eyes to the mirror and the arm was in the way
I suspect the chinbar is more in the way than the arms. Based on my experience with similar mirrors, I expect the view is actually better, but it takes head movement (have to tilt your whole head down instead of just being able to glance) to actually see them.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:53 PM   #17064
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Don't worry, tedder would never say that to anyone's face--he's much too big of a pussy for that. He only makes snide comments about other people behind their backs.
Obviously you haven't met me.

But I clearly made a bad assumption.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:41 AM   #17065
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I have three questions:

1. What type of bike is that?
2. Is he/she wearing a camouflage riding suit?
3. What is that above/over his/her left shoulder?

Military issued desert gortex suit.
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Old 10-10-2012, 04:24 AM   #17066
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The only fail here is those bar end mirrors - I like the stock heaps better. How are you supposed to see them if your hands/arms are in the way all the time?
All he needs to see behind him on that bike are the red and blue lights, any mirror works for that.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:00 AM   #17067
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I have three questions:

1. What type of bike is that?
2. Is he/she wearing a camouflage riding suit?
3. What is that above/over his/her left shoulder?

Pretty sure it's an 81 Z1300 Kawasaki 6.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:11 AM   #17068
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fail 1 no proper helmets plus pillion my not have gloves on
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:13 AM   #17069
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Passenger is thanking him for the ride with a "reach around"
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:24 AM   #17070
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I try not to quote pics, but this is a pic thread...

This is an Indian? Year?

I love this bike!
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