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post #1 of 7 Old 05-21-2008, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Fairing-mounted mirrors, anyone try it.

Today I was toodling along and noticed I had rear view mirrors. I thought they were just steering stops working off my GIVI windshield.

Anyways, when looking in the mirrors I noticed my epaulets flapping around in the turbulent air coming of the top corner of the fairing. That was almost all I could see.

I was wondering: if one were to install mirrors on the fairing, perhaps it could improve the airflow characteristics in addition to providing better mirror usability and allow for full range of steering head movement with the big windshield.

So has anyone done this?

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-21-2008, 06:27 PM
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How about these?

http://www.mpcycledesign.com/index.187.jpg

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I guess lane splitting is not legal in Ohio.
Maybe it's the angle, but they stick out pretty far.

I was thinking of moving the stock mirrors to the "dashboard" area. I haven't removed one yet to see if you'd have a clear view. Not that I'm looking for any gadgets, but it would clear up some space on the handlebars.

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Well, they have to stick out far, otherwise you would get a great view of yourself!! The fairing is narrower than most riders, if the mirrors didn't stick out, you wouldn't be able to see behind you.

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Wouldn't that make your bars buzzier too, having removed the weight of the mirrors?
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-24-2008, 05:59 AM
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Also keep in mind that when you mount them on the fairing they no longer move with the handlebars. That can be good or bad depending on your point of view but it was something I had to get used to when I got my VFR. I have a habit of looking at my inside mirror every time I go into a curve or corner since I get a real good view of what's behind me on the V-Strom since the mirrors move with the bars. When they are on the fairing the view doesn't change much.

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