Yes, I would tend to agree. Bringing the mirror closer to you, while minimizing moving them inward, may provide a better field of view. I've been considering putting convex mirrors on mine, but don't know if you can get 1" convex mirrors. (Any larger would be too big for the small mirrors on my 250).Back when I had my stock mirrors, I found that pulling the stalks back more was helpful.
Back when I had my stock mirrors, I found that pulling the stalks back more was helpful.
Bar end CRG Arrows. They don't fit perfectly with the stock clutch and brake levers, but they are great.Thanks a lot everyone. Also thanks for the good explanation, Shisoshin. I just like having a very good idea about how close people are behind me, where my escapes are, etc. I don't feel overly distracted by them. I don't think I'd need blind spot mirrors, I turn my head a good amount to check my blind spots, especially when changing lanes. If they are in my blind spot, I might be in their blind spot(when I'm driving a truck, it's difficult to see when motorcyclists are to the front right of me, where the windshield is blocked). I will take a look at the link though, thanks!
Did you get after market mirrors? If so, how do you like them and can you provide a link? Thanks!
Sounds like perhaps you simply have your arms sticking out too much. With the typical angle of the handle bars on a sport bike, your forearms should be nearly parallel, as opposed to the "elbows out" position that one might have riding a dirt bike. With this sort of elbows out position, I doubt one would be able to really get the mirrors situated into a good position where you could see anything in the mirrors other than your arms.How do you guys deal with this? After market mirrors or what? If so, what do you use?
Kind of annoying. Not a big deal but enough of one to want to fix it
I feel like my arms are too long to not have them bent like they are. I could be wrong. I'm going for a ride in a few minutes and I'll try to sit differently.Sounds like perhaps you simply have your arms sticking out too much. With the typical angle of the handle bars on a sport bike, your forearms should be nearly parallel, as opposed to the "elbows out" position that one might have riding a dirt bike. With this sort of elbows out position, I doubt one would be able to really get the mirrors situated into a good position where you could see anything in the mirrors other than your arms.
To start with, the mirrors need to be properly adjusted to suit your particular 'normal' riding position on the bike, whether that position is fairly upright, moderately leaned forward, or in a full tuck... obviously the mirrors can never be adjusted to one position that will work for all three of those riding postures.
On my 250R, in my normal riding position (moderate lean forward) I have the mirrors adjusted so that I have a good, relatively wide field of view to the rear on each side of the bike... and with the mirrors in that position, I can just see the very edge of the bicep area of my jacket on the inside edge of each mirror.
Good work mate, Is that the repsol edition you mentioned? Seems like they are having trouble shifting it, price too high maybe?This afternoon I went across the street to my local Honda Powerhouse Dealer. Why..you may ask?
They have a new CBR 250 R still in stock and I measured the length of the mirror "stock" (shaft) and compared it to the new 300 R mirror "stock" (shaft).
The CBR 250 R mirrors are in fact 1(one) inch longer than our stock CBR 300 R mirrors.
Some people may want to switch out their 300 R mirrors to the 250 R mirrors.
BTW if you use the 250 R mirrors with "extenders" that are on E Bay both together should really help with rear view..for those who do not wish to use bar end mirrors.