Wednesday, January 20, 2016

How to best position the mirror?

How, actually, does one properly position the mirror so that it is at THE best angle? The problem is similar to that of a car and the driver/rider must choose to view the blind spot or rear. At times, it is more critical to view the former other times, the latter. Some people prefer choosing in between. Well, each to his/her choice so long as you are comfortable and aware if there is a vehicle in the blind spot. When I got the bobber back from the factory, the mirrors were refitted but angled slightly out after being removed because they were interfering with the limited compartment of the van which was carrying 2 motorcycles. Upon reaching home, I studied the way the mirror flips and chose the following method:

1. Set the mirror to a horizontal axis then turn it inwards until it stops;
2. Loosen the base nut of the mirror's stand;
3. Swing the mirror gently until you can view the tip of your shoulder;
4. Tighten the base nut of the mirror's stand.

I prefer viewing the rear but it is now possible to swing the mirror out to check the blind spot and see if there is a vehicle there then swing it back. It is not possible if it swings too much inwards. Well, as far as I'm concerned, this method meets my requirement. You may like to consider this if you agree with me. Oh yes, you need a No.17 spanner.

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