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Who can see with F4 mirrors ??

One week into my '07 F4 and wow,.......except....I can't see s_ _t around me in traffic with these mirrors.

But man I got some awesome elbows, nice jacket, but where is my surroundings? Anybody swap mirrors to useful ones?

Any input appreciated,

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One week into my '07 F4 and wow,.......except....I can't see s_ _t around me in traffic with these mirrors.

But man I got some awesome elbows, nice jacket, but where is my surroundings? Anybody swap mirrors to useful ones?

Any input appreciated,
You get a little bit of adjustment out of the two scrrews that hold them on. It is kinda enough for me, but I still have to move my head/elbows a little. I only found this after I removed the mirrors for cleaning and when I put them back on I couldn't see anything. So I loosened the screws and opened the mirrors as wide as the would go, and retightened the screws. It helps a bit.
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This may help but, because of the lean angle of the F4, you may see a lot of sky:
http://www.reevu.com/

You may be able to find some review camera systems for motorcycles. Bar end mirrors may also work but I think they look terrible of the F4.

My old 1098 had worse mirrors and I tried those circular, wide angle stick on. Didn't work at all. I spent more time leaning over trying to look at what was in the small mirror that looking at what was in front of me. One possible alternative is the 1198 mirror now come with an extender. It may fit on the MV (just paint it to the MV's color code).
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The mirror glass is adjustable up & down so you can see your upper thigh or lower armpit depending on your height - I have stripped my mirrors and lubed the internals so they move easier, but its of limited help. You must have a big problem if you are a larger person (or personess).

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why are we trying to see P2 and P3 again??
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Screw mirror extensions and rear view cameras... Thats the point of owning awsome italian artwork, your supposed to be looking at your own bike and whats in front of you, not whats behind you. Just go faster, problem solved. LoL I have an 07 F4 and an 02 998 so I know your pain.

Even the mirrors on my Japanese bikes were worthless. You could see until you started revving the piss out of the engine, then all the vibration made them worthless so I took them off. Cant do that with the italian bikes, they look to good with them on there.

Good luck finding a usable solution. I just kinda chicken wing my arm of the way when I need to use the mirrors so...

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I don't know of a "sports" bike that has good mirrors, it's just the way it is. You'll need to but a naked, maybe a brutale! Ooooh, maybe not!
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I have one set high and one low. And the below is for a RHD market (so reverse for Europe and USA)

So for NZ/Aus - Right is set low, Left is set high (so I can see out of them more upright-High, or almost kissing the tank-Low)

So, I can duck down low and see out of my right over my shoulder (to see if there is anything in the right hand lane.

I can lift my left hand off the bar and see under my arm as to anything coming up the inside - for lane changing.

The mirrors are poop, and I do turn my head a lot to check too, but as they are they are now useable to me.

Obviously reverse for the US market and you will be lifting you hand off the throttle to see if you can change lanes to the right....

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You get a little bit of adjustment out of the two scrrews that hold them on. It is kinda enough for me, but I still have to move my head/elbows a little. I only found this after I removed the mirrors for cleaning and when I put them back on I couldn't see anything. So I loosened the screws and opened the mirrors as wide as the would go, and retightened the screws. It helps a bit.
Same here. The mirrors as pretty they are, they are a bit useless but whatever. I dont look at stuff behind because I dont ride much at all on the roads.

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I'm the odd one out here, I've found that with a bit of practice I can raise an elbow and see fairly effectively what's behind. I've led a convoy of 4 bikes through mid-Wales and around the IOM, keeping all bikes in view in the mirrors. Not racing, but going as quick as the last man wanted to go.
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