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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Introducing "Riderscan", the ultimate mirror

This mirror was introduced on the local bike forum this week. Looks interesting.
http://www.huntercreate.com/

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-06-2011, 08:28 PM
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It does look interesting... thanks for sharing!

It's also not stupidly expensive
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The problem with convex mirrors is you can't judge how close or how far something behind you is. By the time that tiny spec in the mirror becomes recognizable as a threat.... You should have already spotted it in your regular mirror.

And now you are looking Down to see behind you.. Either way you are taking your eyes off the road ahead. I have no problem with looking back over my shoulder to check the lane before moving in to it. It's easy to miss something in a mirror.... But real hard to miss it when you are looking right at it.

The only thing this product seems to be helpful for is allowing you to have a view of yourself or your passenger. Which can be helpful.... The convex stick ons on my mirrors do the same thing.... And only cost $1.99 at Wal-Mart.

There was a company that had a heads up display projected on the top of your visor from a rear pointed camera that was built into the helmet.... Now that was a usefull and intelligent idea......

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And probably cost somewhere in the thousands? Still good though.

I saw a guy wiring a backup camera on his 250 Ninja. He used a small LCD screen and wired it in a way that was detachable so it wouldn't get stolen by leaving it on the bike. He just got off the bike and grabbed the screen and left. Came back to the bike, put the screen on and rode off again.
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how about some kind of sonar to detect speed and distance of object coming toward you. For example, Is the car coming up behind you at the light slowing down?
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Here's one that does not use a camera but mirrors:
http://i.autoblog.com/2010/04/23/ree...their-behinds/

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Here in Peoria Illinois just yesterday a rider was injuried by a pickup truck that rear ended him. A few weeks ago a couple was rear ended and killed by a drunk driver at a stop light. I'm not sure mirrors will do it but I guess every
advantage is a help. Keep an eye on your rear at stop lights.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 05:47 AM
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They have been making something similar for bicycles for years. The distance issue would certainly be a problem, but not that bad as long as you know about it. I have a very difficult time turning my head far enough to the side to make to much difference. I did replace the round mirrors with larger rectangular mirrors from a Honda Rebel. Believe it or not, it makes a big difference, and the Honda mirrors actually seem to be better quality than the Kawasaki ones, and they are not always coming loose and spinning in the wind.

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Definitely an interesting idea, thanks for sharing oldhosscanada
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I think I just aquired a hate for convex mirrows... My new PU 2011 Silverado has one on the passenger side that must be 2x normal convex... I traded an 04 Silverado & a 2010 GM Mercury for it, both had convex passenger side mirrors so I was used to them...
But I have darn near cut off 2 or 3 vehicles after passin them, if I hadn't looked up into the in cab mirror I would have... I don't know wheather it is deformed or if they all are like that now, either way I hate the thing... I may even cut one out of a flat mirror and replace the OEM...
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