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#1 JMC

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 03:04 pm

Anyone here used one of these ?

I saw one on a bike recently and it looked like a useful accessory, not to replace a lifesaver but more of an addition to safety.

 
https://youtu.be/A8VfwLFQnrA



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#2 fixitsan

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 03:08 pm

Anyone here used one of these ?

I saw one on a bike recently and it looked like a useful accessory, not to replace a lifesaver but more of an addition to safety.

 
https://youtu.be/A8VfwLFQnrA

 

I've had one. It has it's uses, but not enough for me to feel that it was worth buying another for the next bike I bought.

 

You need to look towards it and (if necessary) refocus your eyes. However, if it is  positioned close to your eye line the movement of a vehicle coming up alongside you can get your attention.....


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Posted 06 November 2018 - 03:41 pm

I thought they had died out.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 09:35 am

Just ordered (really cheap) a coulpla blind spot adhesive mirrors, thinking of placing them in the part of the mirror where I can only spot my shoulders  :)


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:19 pm

Mirrors r good but never forget.......

 

 

Move Your Head, Else You're Dead....... :good:


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 12:24 pm

Yeah, but any help would improve safety.... I find the most terrifying moments in MC driving is changing lanes in heavy traffic, especially as turning your head means no forward sight... Dunno if these fisheye mirrors would actually work, but it would be reassuring if they do...


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 01:23 pm

got them on mine ideal when in heavy traffic

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 05:39 pm

Seem worth a look, only £1.50 a pair on ebay.

https://www.ebay.co....17Zzw:rk:2:pf:0


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 08:41 pm

Has anyone ever seen helmet mounted rear view mirrors ?

 

I was riding in the Highlands today and when i got back on the motorway I thought it would be nice to just be able to glance to the side and see what's beside me in the rear...might be fun to try.

 

I've seen electronic versions, with a camera at the rear and an eye level viewer, but it's a lot of tech to solve a simple problem !


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 08:42 pm

:um: you might have to reinvent the periscope for that idea Chris.


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Posted 10 November 2018 - 10:21 pm

:um: you might have to reinvent the periscope for that idea Chris.

 

 

 

Hmmm maybe....back to the crack pipe again


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 10:01 am

Has anyone ever seen helmet mounted rear view mirrors ?

 

I was riding in the Highlands today and when i got back on the motorway I thought it would be nice to just be able to glance to the side and see what's beside me in the rear...might be fun to try.

 

I've seen electronic versions, with a camera at the rear and an eye level viewer, but it's a lot of tech to solve a simple problem !

 

There's this one: https://www.amazon.c...t/dp/B00BB0DNNY


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 11:51 am

 

I looked at that lastnight after mentioning it ...maybe that's the best solution, if it works well enough.


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 12:52 pm

Also on ebay:

https://www.ebay.co....1900051531?vti=

 

I was shocked as it's cheaper here than the USA!


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Posted 11 November 2018 - 01:33 pm

Actual view here - >


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:04 pm

I've got a riderscan fitted to my touring screen. It doesn't replace rear view mirrors but it is great for doing a quick check to see if anything is about to pass you on motorways. 

 

Really useful if driving abroad when vehicles seem to pass you on both sides in towns and on motorways.




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