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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 09-15-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Safety discuss: Mirrors

Our mirrors --- and their mirrors are critical for "our" safety. Let's kick off this exchange by noting:

1. Our mirrors can save our lives -- take the time to find mirrors large enough to give you a field of view -- not just a cool look.

2. Position your mirrors so the outer portion of your shoulder is just visible.

3. "Their mirrors" -- are you positioned so cars in front and to your side can see you? Vary your position in lanes - carefully.

4. Do "they" have broken or missing mirrors? If so....GET AWAY FROM THEM !

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One thing I've always tried to follow regarding mirrors is this: Mirrors can only say 'NO'. They never say 'YES'.

Meaning, of course, when changing lanes, always do a head check and don't rely solely on your mirrors.


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Awful hard to look in the mirror and text or talk while putting on makeup or reading. But I agree with you totally.
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I drive an 18 wheeler , so I live in my mirrors a lot ..

1) check your mirrors regularly , every five to eight seconds ..

2) do you know where the blind spots in your mirrors are ??

3) when I change lanes on the bike , I turn my head after checking my mirrors to see if the spot I want to be in is clear ..

4) You have probably seen this decal on the back of trailers

"If you cant see my mirrors I cant see you"

guess what , true statement that there is

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Its certain that you will get a degree of vibration in mirrors at speed but if they are completely blurred thats a saftey issue and probably a sign of something else wrong. Faulty mirror, Jacked up fairing stay, etc.


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Might be an obvious point but ALWAYS clean your mirrors before heading out. I also drive a truck and that is something I do daily if not more than once a day

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I use convex mirrors, field of view is great. You can see everything, downside is you cant judge distance as good as regular mirrors

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I drive an 18 wheeler , so I live in my mirrors a lot ..

1) check your mirrors regularly , every five to eight seconds ..

2) do you know where the blind spots in your mirrors are ??

3) when I change lanes on the bike , I turn my head after checking my mirrors to see if the spot I want to be in is clear ..

4) You have probably seen this decal on the back of trailers

"If you cant see my mirrors I cant see you"

guess what , true statement that there is

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JTB you nailed it! I drive an 18 wheeler as well and apply the same principles when riding my scoot.

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One thing I've always tried to follow regarding mirrors is this: Mirrors can only say 'NO'. They never say 'YES'.

Meaning, of course, when changing lanes, always do a head check and don't rely solely on your mirrors.
=1, I agree, I see a lot of people riding just use there mirrors and not there head, I have a video of an accident between a motorcycle and a pickup that is a prime example.

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