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post #1 of 14 Old 11-16-2019, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Split Mirror For Standing On Pegs

I've often wondered if someone makes a split mirror so you can see if there's anyone behind when standing on the pegs travelling on gravel roads ?

It would make it a lot safer than trying to turn around or having to sit down each time to sneek a view .

Travelled from Wellington to Hamilton via Lake Waikaremoana & Murupara recently for a christening .

Did 70 kms ( 40 miles ) on the pegs over gravel roads .

Gets pretty isolated after a while & you start to wonder if anyones following .

Also did a group ride recently and had the same concern .

Is there a rider trying to overtake or have I lost the rider behind .

( Seems I did , they went into a ditch but were okay )
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post #2 of 14 Old 11-16-2019, 08:26 PM
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I just sit down occasionally. Otherwise maybe one of these as a third mirror, or just temporarily adjust one of the two you already have?
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Great ride, BTW. I have turned off near Minganui and through the Kaiangaroa forestry roads (weekends only) and come out on the Napier-Taupo Road, but you need a guide.
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Brockie I like that little mirror .

Don't want to adjust the main mirrors as 1 is always loose .

Just thought that with the increase in Adventure Bikes someone would have thought of a split thingy .

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A split mirror would mean it would not be as effective during normal riding, and perhaps even confusing. You could consider one of those convex stick-on, but I never found them effective.
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You can also use this, mounts on a ram ball. https://www.twistedthrottle.com/doub...SABEgKZWfD_BwE
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Highwayman thanks for that .

I like the idea of a virtually indestructible body , not that I want to test it !!

Yeah I suppose an extra mirror for gravel riding would be the ideal solution .

I just don't want to end up with with a bike like they had with the Mods 'n Rockers loaded with mirrors

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My fz1 came with these adjustable stick on secondary mirrors. Look goofy but really expand what I can see.
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I have these on a set of Rox risers and find when I adjust the bars for standing I am able to use the mirrors with out adjusting them. I bought them about 7 years ago and at that time, they could be purchased with the Rox risers but now I think you have to get them separately.

The added benefit is that it makes it much more comfortable to reach the bars when standing.

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You could add one of those folding enduro mirrors. I would have it higher than the regular mirror on the left. that way you would not have to look so far down to see it when standing up. and it can be folded toward the center when not in use so it is not so visible.

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post #10 of 14 Old 11-17-2019, 05:38 AM
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Didn't need split mirrors on my Gen 1 DL 650. If I was in front no one was getting close. Not because I was good but because the aero on those sucked dirt off the road like a hovercraft and threw it up high .

You have two mirrors, just adjust one so it works when standing ?.
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