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I dont think that that is a bad idea. Of course, the first model is never perfect but give it time and Im sure they will have a good helmet rear view system in place. Thats pretty cool. Alot of people around here eliminate their mirrors on the bike and it looks **** good like that but they cant see behind them so this would help with that. Id buy one.
 

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sure would be nice on my 650R. I have problems seeing around my arms with the stock mirrors. I'd been thinking about the idea of a camera mounted on the back to eliminate the mirrors completely.
 

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Dave,

I've been addressing the same problem on my 650r. I managed to adjust them by tilting the arm back further (towards the rear), and then adjusting the mirrors. I can now see a panoramic view of everything behind me. I haven't actually ridden again since doing that, so I'm not sure if the problem is fixed.

Also, I went to Walmart and picked up some of those small, round, stick-on mirrors and I'm going to try those to help with any blind spots.

I was thinking about attempting to place some type of rubber shim under the base to extend the arm out further, but I haven't tried that yet.

My riding buddy is having the same issue with his new Katana.
 

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Dave,

I've been addressing the same problem on my 650r. I managed to adjust them by tilting the arm back further (towards the rear), and then adjusting the mirrors. I can now see a panoramic view of everything behind me. I haven't actually ridden again since doing that, so I'm not sure if the problem is fixed.

Also, I went to Walmart and picked up some of those small, round, stick-on mirrors and I'm going to try those to help with any blind spots.

I was thinking about attempting to place some type of rubber shim under the base to extend the arm out further, but I haven't tried that yet.

My riding buddy is having the same issue with his new Katana.
There's an aftermarket item that is basically a metal extension base that bolts on under the base mount of the mirror. I haven't bought any yet. I've been looking at other bikes with longer stalks to see how they might fit the 650, but I don't want the mirror sticking out so far that I'm bumping them on things all the time. I even thought about getting the mirrors that clip on to the ends of the grips.
 

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Great idea, but unless they adapt it to half helmets, won't sell in this country!
I don't know, Tina. I think at least as many people wear FF as halfies.

I think the issues will be price, fit, and quality. Functional quality products that are affordable do well in this country.
 

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I don't know, Tina. I think at least as many people wear FF as halfies.

I think the issues will be price, fit, and quality. Functional quality products that are affordable do well in this country.
So you're telling me I can't start a fight this morning? :mrgreen:

Most days I don't want to see what's behind me, it scares the crap outta me!

But you are right. Those with enough common sense will be interested.
 

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So you're telling me I can't start a fight this morning? :mrgreen:

Most days I don't want to see what's behind me, it scares the crap outta me!

But you are right. Those with enough common sense will be interested.
That's what I was doing.;)
 

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Looks like it has potential. I wonder what effect the suns reflection has coming through the rear window when it's on your back. Maybe a little blinding as it hits the viewing mirror. I'd like to try one out.

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If other manufacturers would also adapt the idea, that would be a great sell for me. I tend to stick with ARAI helmets. Perhaps it just takes a lot of getting used to the small image inside the helmet, but I sure does eliminates turning your head completely for quicker reactions.

This would really serve beneficial to the racing world as well.
 

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Looks like it has potential. I wonder what effect the suns reflection has coming through the rear window when it's on your back. Maybe a little blinding as it hits the viewing mirror. I'd like to try one out.

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I wondered about that myself. Headlights at night might be an issue too.
 

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If the helmet is designed right and carefully thought off, there should be a way to close the mirrors on the helmet.
 

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I dont think that that is a bad idea. Of course, the first model is never perfect but give it time and Im sure they will have a good helmet rear view system in place. Thats pretty cool. Alot of people around here eliminate their mirrors on the bike and it looks **** good like that but they cant see behind them so this would help with that. Id buy one.
Wow, I wouldn't want to ride my bike without mirrors on it, I am way to dependant of them. I gotta know what going on behind me as well as anywheres else. jmo
 

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if you extend the mirrors on your sport bikes then how will you be able to do the chicken dance and it have some sort of purpose? :p Cool idea would like to see some more R&D on it
 

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Many years ago, I did a lot of bicycle riding, sometimes 100 miles or more. I looked at every gadget that came along (I wrote some reviews for "Bike World" magazine). A small number of those ended up as part of my riding gear. I was one of the first to wear a helmet (back in the mid-1970s, that was revolutionary and I got a lot of comments). I also had a mirror that clipped onto the helmet, or to my sunglasses.

I discovered that, once I got used to it, I really worked the heck out of the thing. I'd hear a sound and just move my head a little bit to capture whatever it was in the mirror (up close, a tiny mirror has a vast field of view), and to this day, sometimes I will catch myself trying to have eyes in the back of my head, looking where the mirror used to be.

This helmet looks like a great development. I'll bet you'd get used to it quickly, and then stop noticing how much you use the thing -- except when you're not wearing it, and you complain to yourself about having to actually turn you head to look around.
 

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Depending on the demand from retailers and distributors, the rear-view motor-sport helmets are expected in the shops by early 2006.
I've been waiting two years for these to show up in the states. Somehow, I think this is destined to be one of those Euro only items. I'd sure like to try one though.
 
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