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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mirrors

I have a 2005 750 and broke the right mirror. I had the mirror replaced at the local glass place but its not the same as the left mirror. My left mirror is i believe convex which makes objects appear closer than they are. I don't mind the new mirror but it harder to see since it shakes or vibrates. It's on pretty tight and its not loose.

Any suggestions of what mirrors I should get. I did go back to the glass place and they didnt have a convex one they could cut out to make it fit.

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Welcome to the group. I bet some one here knows about mirrors.

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I got these http://tinyurl.com/o78log and I like the short stem. I do see a bit of my arm though. That takes a little getting use to. If you don't sit right in the middle of the bike (I thought I did, but I don't) then you see better out of one or the other. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea, try these http://tinyurl.com/qkqpr8 with a longer stem on them. The view in the short stem ones is very stable and clear.

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Welcome to the forum Tom. I can`t help with your mirror repair, but I have a tip from David Hough, author of Proficient Motorcycling. A grizzled old biker once told him that he adjusted his mirrors so that they focused mostly on the lane on either side of the one he was riding in. He figured it was more important to concentrate on who was gaining on him in those lanes , than the one right behind him. Consider where you have your mirrors positioned. The old guy must be right because stupid riders don`t get to be old riders.

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I just replaced mine to get a wider field of view than the round mirrors. See what you think. The extra side view is sweet and I like the look too.

If I did the TinyURl right, here's a link to the same Ebay merchant I got mine from. http://tinyurl.com/o63b4k
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I absolutely plan to get bigger mirrors as well. If you have the dough, I would go that route. You can't have too much vision! I have always hated the stock mirrors. One always seems to be loose and needing adjustment. And they are pretty small to begin with!
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Thanks all. I ordered the ones with small stems from JC Whitney. Once I get them on I will post some pics.

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Just an note to all those new guys, you sometimes can find alot of info by usinmg the "Search" feature..


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i got these ones. they give me a wider view of the road then the stock moose horns
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