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PostSubject: Blind spot mirrors.   Blind spot mirrors. I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 2:49 pm

Hello all,

I keep seeing small diamater mirrors that stick onto the Silverwings mirrors.

Seem a good idea, just wondered if anyone has them?
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PostSubject: Re: Blind spot mirrors.   Blind spot mirrors. I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 3:59 pm

Nope, I simply do 'lifesavers'!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Blind spot mirrors.   Blind spot mirrors. I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 5:16 pm

I use standard, round automobile blind spot mirrors - like the ones you described. I think they're 2" diameter. I like them, and think they work very well. Saves my neck too, and I believe they meet the need for riding safely and being able to see what's coming up beside you.
Are they a replacement/substitute for the neck-turn maneuver? I'd say that's up to you to decide for yourself. I tend to do some of both: use the mirror and turn to look.
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PostSubject: Re: Blind spot mirrors.   Blind spot mirrors. I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 5:19 pm

Jamie,

I don't use those but will just turn my head to check things out. Have you installed the mirror extenders on your SWing yet? They may help. I do know other riders on bikes that use those blind spot mirrors and they seem to say they really work. If you get them please tell us how you like them.
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PostSubject: Re: Blind spot mirrors.   Blind spot mirrors. I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 5:49 pm

I have the mirror extenders and the round blind spot mirrors stuck onto the mirrors. Mine are adjustable so you can alter the view. they aren't a substitute for the 'lifesaver' glance over your shoulder. They are very good though on busy roads (especially motorways).

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PostSubject: Re: Blind spot mirrors.   Blind spot mirrors. I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 6:36 pm

JamieB wrote:
I keep seeing small diamater mirrors that stick onto the Silverwings mirrors.

I first tried the small rectangle angled mirror. You could identify items that might be in next lane. In "busy" traffic, I found that I needed more time studying the tiny mirror ... which seemed counterproductive. They both fell off the mirror when the weather turned very cold ... even though the mirror surface thoroughly cleaned.

I switched to Saeng "Quick Scan" mirrors ... I mounted them to the bottom and outside of the OEM mirrors. The quality and optics of mirrors were better and I was able to scan and perceive all risks quickly even two lanes over.
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PostSubject: Re: Blind spot mirrors.   Blind spot mirrors. I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 7:19 pm

I tried these for 6 months and have removed them. Marginally useful, but I find it's better to look around.
There was a new curved mirror I saw from the UK a while back that looked interesting but indon't know if it is commercially available.
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PostSubject: Re: Blind spot mirrors.   Blind spot mirrors. I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 28, 2011 7:57 pm

Hi All,
I've got one of the 'adjustable' round mini mirrors on my right hand side since it is still stock and gives the "least" view (partially because of the installed top box). My left hand mirror provides a much better view than my RH one but I still intend to put one of the round adjustable mini ones on there too. I've used them on several of my vehicles and just got use to them; although I use the larger 3"(?) units on my pickup type vehicles.

The one currently installed on the SWing "seems" to improve the view and am sure with enough experience, it will prove fully trustworthy. Even with that, I do take the time to double-check traffic with a head-turn if the situation allows.
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