Grand Prix 250
Main Motorcycle: 1290 Superduke R
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Sydney, Australia
Mirror Adjustment Advice
I was wondering if anyone had come across any studies/advice columns that suggested the correct mirror position for street riding, and if so, did they suggest a good way to position the mirrors?
I am currently running the stock mirrors (12' Street Triple R) and they occasionally get bumped in the bike parking area at work. I was riding home the other day (frustrated at trying to get the mirrors positioned back to exactly where I like them) when I thought - is "where I like them" actually a "correct" position for the mirrors? Is there even a "correct" position? Logic would tell me that it is a what works for you scenario. But still?
Two things came to mind - with the infinite number of adjustment positions available to the stock mirrors - has anyone come up with a guide as to positioning the mirrors? For example, is there anything floating about on road safety suggesting that, for example, you should be able to see a complete car (equally) in both mirrors when they are directly behind you at 30 yards?
The second point leads me back to the mirrors being bumped and the frustration of getting them back to "where I like them". Does anyone mark their mirrors/stems with small lines at axis points so when they are bumped you simply just need to line up the markings to get them back into the "right" spot?