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sheks
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mirrors

Postby sheks » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:32 am



what opion"s on mirrors 1980 gli ...fairing or handle bar mirrors ,, seem yo have a blind spot on fairing mirrors??
any comments??



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twostrokes48
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Re: mirrors

Postby twostrokes48 » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:32 am

I would personally prefer handlebar mirrors myself. I like the flexability of moving them around adjustment wise over the fairing mirrors.

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Re: mirrors

Postby kwild » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:56 am

Ditto, on the handlebar mirrors. Fairing mirrors jiggle, and are much harder to adjust on the fly.
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Re: mirrors

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:01 pm

I like knowing that when I go to look in the mirror, it's going to be where I expect it to be, and it's going to be pointing in the direction I expect it to. You only get this on fairing mounted mirrors - on handlebar mirrors, every time you steer, the mirrors move and point in different directions.

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riffraff
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Re: mirrors

Postby riffraff » Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:36 am

What's behind me is not important! (gumball ralley) :D

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Re: mirrors

Postby themainviking » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:40 am

My Goldwing was my first bike with fairing mounted mirrors, as well as frame mounted fairing. I have to say, I like both better than steering assembly mounted. I keep hearing that with steering mounted fairings, the light goes where you point the bike, but I never found that to be such a great advantage anyway, and like our admin, I kinda like the mirrors to be looking where I know they will be, in the same place, all the time. Others mileage on this may vary - this is just mine.
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Re: mirrors

Postby pudd750 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:26 am

i can comfortably hide from headlights behind me on my Wing without consiously leaning forward away from them - do not like any lights in my mirrors at night - im looking for dim yellow or green eyeballs, or moving brown masses, ahead of me - theyre rutting now , and very stupid now

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Re: mirrors

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:40 am

pudd750 wrote:i can comfortably hide from headlights behind me on my Wing without consiously leaning forward away from them - do not like any lights in my mirrors at night - im looking for dim yellow or green eyeballs, or moving brown masses, ahead of me - theyre rutting now , and very stupid now


Yup, there are SO many deer out around here now, running in front of traffic. Plus with the time change, it's getting darker an hour earlier, so they are out during normal driving/riding time. Keep your eyes out!




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