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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-14-2014, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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Who is that behind me?

I'm by far not the widest person to ride an F4 but why are the mirrors so tight? I've seen the MotoGP greats and most of them are tiny like a horse racing jockey but how does an average person manage to keep an eye out for traffic behind them on this bike?

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Chicken wings, look under your arms.
It's what I've been doing, better put on some serious deo for these rides

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You shouldnt be needing too look behind you unless you have pulled over to wait for your buddies that and maybe police lol


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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 04-15-2014, 01:14 AM
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set the angle of the mirror in a way that allows you to shift your arm or shoulders, or in worse case your torso slightly and be able to look into the mirror and see the next lane. For me I shift my shoulders slightly over and am able to see the next lane. Depending how I am positioned on my lane or if I am merging , I will simply crank my head and look directly for clearing. In this way, the moving of the head and helmet allows other drivers to know my intentions a lot better.

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'chicken wings' as Donsy says . Look back and between your arms and body . Have positioned l h mirror to look back at traffic when Im sitting up , in town mode . Also using head to look back and everywhere . (years of instinctivly looking for cops/traffic while on illegal dirt bike rides . no mirrors , lights, plates ) The R H mirror is set to look back when Im tucked in for 'spirited' riding . The guys /girl I ride with all know , pass on right then stick to the left . So when we ride, we only pass on one side . We do switch riding lead so we all get a chance to attack the corners first . Works for me .

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Chicken wings, look under your arms.
As Donsy said.


If that isn´t an option you can always buy Reevu helmet
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I religiously do shoulder checks so that is coming handy now, guess we all suffer from this minor design flaw on these bikes but not all bikes are perfect so meh. Thanks for the feedback guys.

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