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Remove the mirrors/indicators

I dont use rear view mirrors and i think the bike looks better without them, but i do want to put back some small indicators where the mounting points were.

Any ideas what indicators are best to put on the mirror mounts?

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Re: Remove the mirrors/indicators

That sounds dangerous ant

Last weekend my left rear view mirror saved the lives of my wife and myself:

On a highway I shifted lane from inner track out to middle track into a wide gap between vehicles moving arround 70 km/h.
Looking into my left rear view mirror - just to be cautious - I discovered a van comming accelerating from far behind in the third (outer) lane with tremendous speed, probably arround 130 km/s. He had clearly floored his accellerator with the aim to overtake the car driving behind me, just before the outer lane ended due to ongoing construction work.
I don't think he really understood the danger of the situation - or maybe he did not care. He just kept going for the gap he had planned to use, so I could see that he now only had two alternatives: crashing into the baricades in the outer lane (which would not have made any serious damage), or change lane and crash into me. Hence I gave full gas and flipped the bike into a very narrow gap between cars in the inner lane, just in time to prevent being run down from behind when he was passed us with 130 km/s at less than half a meters distance.

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**** man, thats amazing, i think you were very lucky to see him coming anyway.

ive been riding for 2 years without mirrors now, it was hard to get used to at first but now i find them a distraction. None of my mates use mirrors either and they have never had problems in the UK.
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Re: Remove the mirrors/indicators

riding a bike in the traffic is like being a dear in the jungle. Lots of tigers, lions and hyenas!
Better be alert than just lucky. Why not make it a challenge and train with the mirrors untill you feel you have four eyes?

I have a house with a very long driveway and have to go backwards out when taking the car. Over the years I have become so accustumed to useing the rear view mirrors for this, that I have several times caugt myself trying to shift into second reverse gear

Cheers ... Fred
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I dont use rear view mirrors and i think the bike looks better without them, but i do want to put back some small indicators where the mounting points were.
Mirrors have saved my life way too many times to ever consider removing them. I've done track days with them as well and I don't know why we aren't allowed them on race bikes like cars do :-)

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Re: Remove the mirrors/indicators

hi have a look at 1st tail.com their do what your lookin for
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hi have a look at 1st tail.com their do what your lookin for
Wasso - thanks for giving me the link but for some reason (www.1sttail.com) website is missing. It used to be there because ive found old links but nothing now.
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Wasso - they are called 1Tail Sportbike and Roadracing Accessories for Suzuki GSXR 1000 TLR TL1000, Yamaha R1 R6 R7 OWO1, Honda CB1000RR, Kawasaki ZX10 now, i found it doing a search for cbr mirrors, but i dont think they do indicators to fit onto the mirror caps.

ill email them and ask anyway. thanks...
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also look at hotbodies racing these do them for the gsxr
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just found some for honda fatbikez.com made by volarmotorsport
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thanks wasso, ill take a look
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Re: Remove the mirrors/indicators

My Blade is fixed
The honda dealer told me that the previouse owner must have fitted a power commander and some other mods, taken them all off to sell the bike and left some ground wires loose, easy fix.

Does it sound suspect to you???
The bike had done only 2000 miles and was registered to a Mrs ? before me, the tyres had never been banked over and all the bike bolts looked mint. So it sounds suspect to me that its been heavily modded. What do you think???
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Does it sound suspect to you???
The bike had done only 2000 miles and was registered to a Mrs ? before me, the tyres had never been banked over and all the bike bolts looked mint. So it sounds suspect to me that its been heavily modded. What do you think???
I don't understand what you mean.
What do you mean by heavily modded?

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