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Just noticed from last weekend's ride (IA-MN-WI-IL) that some people have their mirrors pointed at the weirdest spots. I'm behind them and looking at their mirrors and expecting to see the front of their helmet and instead I just see nothing but sky.

So I was just wondering what do you usually have your mirrors pointed at?

On my gixxer, I usually have them aimed slightly past my elbows so I can see the lanes that I might be merging into and a little of what's directly behind me.
 

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skyward ho!!!!! wasnt your gixxer trying to go skyward-ho???!!!!:D
 

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come on Jim, tell him the truth. When your up on one wheel you can use the mirrors then. .!. :D .!.
 

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Wtf are you guys talkign a bout?! I usually have my mirrors pointing just past my elbows like ernie so i can see behind me. :rolleyes
 

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Champ91 said:
come on Jim, tell him the truth. When your up on one wheel you can use the mirrors then. .!. :D .!.
:rolleyes well that's one of the things I was wondering about but some of the bikes I was looking at have probably only seen that kind of angle going up a san francisco-like hill or while they're being loaded into a truck :D
 

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I have the mirrors pointing at my head so i can make sure my hair is not messed up... :rolleyes wait a minute i'm bald :D



keep them just passed my elbows too
 

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The R1's mirrors are worthless anyway. I can't see past my elbows. Doesn't matter where they're pointing.
 

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nope, my mirrors are set so I can see the cars/bikes behind me, occassionally after a ton of bunch or crap in the road they tilt down (not up) so I see the ground slightly more. :rolleyes but they are pointed directly behind me at all times. Just past my elbows too. :D
 

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MoTo178 said:
Damn you caught me Ernie! I've pointed my mirrors up in an attempt to focus the sun into the eyes of riders i pass. Im trying this as a "track strategy." :p
on your bike, I figured they'd be pointed down at your shoes so you can see what car is about to fly up your ass on your next massive stoppie :D

(dammit Tony, we need more smilies here)
 
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