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Offline croach1776

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Mirros - stability
« on: November 01, 2010, 08:27:42 pm »
I adjusted my mirrors other day so that I could see more to the side = decrease my rear/quarter blind spot. But then I went for routine Sunday ride and at speed bike didnt feel right, front end felt loose, less stable tracking,etc. Thought it might be cross-winds but no trees were waving at me. I finally decided it must be the new mirror position. So on way home that would be 100% highway, when I stopped for gas moved mirros back to original position. Voila, back to the stable, tight tracking bike that I love.

Anyone have this problem and any suggestions on optimal mirror postion to ensure good view and ride. Thanks
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Re: Mirros - stability
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2010, 10:17:18 pm »
I really don't understand: the mirrors are relatively small and I think they shouldn't affect stability in any position. In the past, I've adjusted the mirrors in various positions without noticing any ill effect. Now, I keep each one adjusted so I can barely see the following vehicule at rear so as to have maximum visibility on both sides.

Could it be variations in wind intensity? Or road condition?
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Re: Mirros - stability
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 12:25:12 am »
Only felt it on straight and relatively level roads. I think it could also be that the front tabs on the upper fairing were broken off by the PO. That could have caused the instability I felt.  I am planning on fixing them this winter.
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Re: Mirros - stability
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 04:02:35 pm »
Only a guess but I would bet it has more to do with changing road conditions from it being later in the day, wind differences or less traffic.  I would be glad to think different with more testing.
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