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I'm taking off my mirrors this winter and replacing it with a rear facing video system.
 

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I take them off. I have long arms and no matter how I adjust them all I can see are my elbows. I don't trust them, I'd rather shoulder check and see everything firsthand and not as a reflection that I can misenterpret. That and they're fuckin ugly.....
I've ridden without them once, coming back from a track day last year, and won't do it again.

Most bike mirrors require you to tuck your arms in when checking back, and they in no way negate doing a shoulder check. I find them most helpful when slowing down so I can see if the people behind are paying attention and slowing down as well.

I'd keep anything that increases your awareness.
 

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When you're going warp speed it doesn't matter what's behind you.
Bikes look good without mirrors, so you'll get extra PVP when you take them off. personally i check my mirrors constantly, i've rode without them for awhile as i took them off for the track and didn't put them back on for a bit, fuck it made me paranoid.

most sportbike mirrors only show your arms/elbows, you don't have to adjust the mirrors just move the arm.
 

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I'd never remove them. I'm sure there's some legal issues there as well?
 

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While I agree it would make almost any bike look sleeker, the safety drawbacks would prompt me to keep them attached.
 

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Didn't really have mirrors on my last bike and I actually felt safer. Did a deep shoulder check every time I wanted to change lanes and was far more confident in my own eyes than a mirror. Mirrors can give a very false sense of security.
 

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I would love to have the helmut that has a rearview mirror built in. Has anyone put one of these helmuts on or seen where they are sold?

I heard some people taking their mirrors off and putting a dentist's mirror on it just so there bike is legal! :laughing
BWWWHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHHAHAHAHA
 

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I don't take mirrors of my bike, I only take 'em off cars (in traffic) ;)
 

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I've ridden without them once, coming back from a track day last year, and won't do it again.

Most bike mirrors require you to tuck your arms in when checking back, and they in no way negate doing a shoulder check. I find them most helpful when slowing down so I can see if the people behind are paying attention and slowing down as well.

I'd keep anything that increases your awareness.
ya,,make sure whoever is following stops when you stop and if you think they're not gonna stop(looking in your mirrors),then you move to avoid them....mirrors save lives...!!!
 

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140-150kmh along the coq and some racer boy with no mirrors on his bike quickly shoulder checks and changes into my lane thinking there was noone close to him(he was doin like 110). i had to kick the abs in and came to within 10 feet of his ass.
he didn't even know i was there in a 3/4 ton 4x4.
 

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When I was a mechanic full time, I would limit test drives to local short ones if the bike had no mirrors and/or no signals.
Sure, sometimes they're elbow checkers, but sometimes they let me know what retards are behind me. Also, easier to see if the guy behind me has gone into the weeds!
 

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When I was a mechanic full time, I would limit test drives to local short ones if the bike had no mirrors and/or no signals.
Sure, sometimes they're elbow checkers, but sometimes they let me know what retards are behind me. Also, easier to see if the guy behind me has gone into the weeds!
Yeah, good call man....weed and motorbike riding don't mix!
 
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