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Old 02-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #76
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At least we learned that there's always someone like dakez who doesn't shoulder check, so we always should assume we haven't been seen.
Apparently you didn't learn anything as I never said that.

It is extremely rare that I drive 4 wheeled vehicles.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #77
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Second thing learned: Assume as well that guys with other than 4 wheels don't see you, because they might be dakeziacs.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:52 PM   #78
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Proper mirror adjustment virtually eliminates blind spots.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...id-blind-spots

Using this method plus stick on convex mirrors and the the worst blind spot in my speed3 is the damn "A" pillar near the mirror
Do we live in a virtual world?

Even with your method you admit to still having a blind spot.

Appreciate your suggestions, but I'll continue to adjust my mirrors in the fashion I choose. And turn my head to check for anything they may or may not be revealing EVERY time.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:08 PM   #79
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It is extremely rare that I drive 4 wheeled vehicles.
Well then please, by all means, continue to enlighten us with your vast experience and help to rid us of our evil ways.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:28 PM   #80
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Do we live in a virtual world?

Even with your method you admit to still having a blind spot.

Appreciate your suggestions, but I'll continue to adjust my mirrors in the fashion I choose. And turn my head to check for anything they may or may not be revealing EVERY time.
Reading comprehension fail.... you seem to assume that I think head checks are unnecessary, but if you look down just a couple more posts you get this:


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FWIW, I'm not advocating avoiding a head check, I always do it when possible (ex: I drove an ambulance and limo, head checks show you the cab) . The idea is to get as much information as efficient as possible.

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It really doesn't matter to me what you do with your mirrors... I always ride like cages are actively trying to kill me. I just can't see the logic of wanting less situational awareness instead of more. If I can see the other car or bike in the lane the I know I can't make a move. If it looks clear in the mirror, then I head check.... It's simple, really.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:14 PM   #81
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Reading comprehension fail.... you seem to assume that I think head checks are unnecessary, but if you look down just a couple more posts you get this:




It really doesn't matter to me what you do with your mirrors... I always ride like cages are actively trying to kill me. I just can't see the logic of wanting less situational awareness instead of more. If I can see the other car or bike in the lane the I know I can't make a move. If it looks clear in the mirror, then I head check.... It's simple, really.
No need to get defensive Falcon. I didn't assume a thing. I read your posts. ("Reading comprehension fail"....that's funny!
Reminds me of my High School English reports!!!)

I just don't believe that blind spots can be completely eliminated. Virtually or otherwise. And to suggest that they can will only lead to complacency. Which only leads to more accidents.

Situational awareness involves a lot more than looking in our mirrors. I'm sure you agree with that.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:29 PM   #82
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Well then please, by all means, continue to enlighten us with your vast experience and help to rid us of our evil ways.


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Old 02-14-2013, 08:20 PM   #83
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I think that most people, if they have driven autos, and have ridden motorcycles, knows how to operate with awareness of their surroundings. Some threads are just good platforms for individuals to show how superior they are. This has become an oil thread.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:56 AM   #84
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I always fill my mirrors with 20-50 mirror oil in summer, and 0-20 mirror oil in winter. This way they turn more easily when I want to adjust them, plus it takes care of summer blind spots versus winter blind spots.
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:09 AM   #85
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I always fill my mirrors with 20-50 mirror oil in summer, and 0-20 mirror oil in winter. This way they turn more easily when I want to adjust them, plus it takes care of summer blind spots versus winter blind spots.

Lol Is it synthetic? What do you use for blinker fluid?
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:38 AM   #86
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If you seek enlightenment from the internet you are lost my son.
oh oh daky man strikes again.

can we all chip in so daky man can have the op pls

so he can turn his neck. lol

sorry for picking on you daky man

cheers
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:26 AM   #87
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OK... Am I the only one that caught himself doing a head check while riding inside an enclosed vehicle? Even when I can't even actually turn around I have on occasion caught myself starting to turn to check the neighbors lane. I have to laugh when I do it.
I never make a merge without turning my head. And I have to honk at idiots that attempt it all the time.

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Old 02-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #88
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That's something that we were taught to do in drivers-ed...check the blind spot.

I do it more and better now, than before I rode motorcycles.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:27 AM   #89
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My new Ford Explorer has side mirrors with blind spot secondary mirrors in the upper-outer corners. They seem to work well, but I still shoulder check as I did before. I also avoid driving in someone's blind spot for any longer than I have to. If I can't see the driver's face in his side mirror I know I'm in his blind spot, bad place to be.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:16 AM   #90
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You fail the driving test in Germany if you don't do shoulder checks, regardless of vehicle.....

Of course I do them. 'cept in the race car, that has a Wink mirror and I'm too bolted in anyway.
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