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Offline NinjaSquared2

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Re: Alternative mirrors
Reply #10 on: 13 Jul 20, 10:44:46
*Originally Posted by 43mhr [+]
I cannot help but think that if the mirrors are too wide for filtering, then you should not be filtering.

When filtering on my old ninja 650 I could get through spaces easily where I now struggle on the SX. It most certainly feels a wider bike compared to others, more so as they need to match the width of the panniers I guess.

I do however find myself filtering far less on the SX - and to be quite honest maybe that's a good thing  :027:

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Re: Alternative mirrors
Reply #11 on: 13 Jul 20, 06:47:40
The mirrors on the SX are very wide and definitely don't help filtering.  The early mirrors were better for filtering than the 2014 onwards mirrors.    Not that that helps much.
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Re: Alternative mirrors
Reply #12 on: 21 Jul 20, 05:30:26
*Originally Posted by 43mhr [+]
I cannot help but think that if the mirrors are too wide for filtering, then you should not be filtering.

43mh is your post aimed at me?

i said in my post i dont have a problem with filtering
its when the bike is leant over,the antler type mirrors gain an extra inch or two and are exactly at car mirror height

when upright they are higher and so its not as much of a problem
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Re: Alternative mirrors
Reply #13 on: 22 Jul 20, 11:55:43
No.  My post was about filtering. I was not about taking bends close to the centre line.

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Re: Alternative mirrors
Reply #14 on: 22 Jul 20, 12:50:17
There are plenty of options out there that will reduce your overall width...along with your visibility! :027:
Check item number 141951183751 from evil Bay.

IMO though, if they were that wide, there wouldn't be the aftermarket uptake there is for mirror extenders like the attached. 

 :431: but if you were approaching the corner at a speed that didn't allow for braking and line adjustment prior to it, I would work on your riding and not look for an aftermarket mirror. By your logic if the car driver had been driving even faster and intruded further into your lane, it wouldn't have just been your mirror that got damaged! :006:

When turning right, you should in the left 3rd of your lane giving you the most space and best visibility. Every advanced group teaches this.
Last Edit: 22 Jul 20, 01:08:50 by mdr1970
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Re: Alternative mirrors
Reply #15 on: 22 Jul 20, 06:41:05
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*Originally Posted by mdr1970 [+]
There are plenty of options out there that will reduce your overall width...along with your visibility! :027:
Check item number 141951183751 from evil Bay.

IMO though, if they were that wide, there wouldn't be the aftermarket uptake there is for mirror extenders like the attached. 

 :431: but if you were approaching the corner at a speed that didn't allow for braking and line adjustment prior to it, I would work on your riding and not look for an aftermarket mirror. By your logic if the car driver had been driving even faster and intruded further into your lane, it wouldn't have just been your mirror that got damaged! :006:

When turning right, you should in the left 3rd of your lane giving you the most space and best visibility. Every advanced group teaches this.

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Re: Alternative mirrors
Reply #16 on: 25 Jul 20, 09:04:20
mdr1979
i bet your fun to ride with
dont you do apex's?
on my zx6r/zx9r its not the mirrors but your head that are closest to impact on right hand bends and that sort of helps you miss things

if i was forced to ride like advanced riders i'd give up
for me half of the fun of riding is the thrills and pushing my skills close to shitting myselfness.



again how i ride is my problem
i dont want or need lecturing advice
i ride for kicks
hold my hands up im probably the worst rider i know


but these mirrors are just wrong
12 years of riding fast taking risks on my  zx6r/zx9r and zero mirror impacts

1 month of tootling along on the zx 2 mirror impacts

ive bought some bar end mirrors
 i can now see whats behind me instead of my elbows and that 2 inches more room



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