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Old 03-08-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
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Helmet Mirrors

A few years ago I tried the Bugeye helmet mirror. I was riding a Yamaha FZ-1 which had unbelieveably bad mirrors and was desperate to find something better. The Bugeye proved to be a revelation. It is so much better than ANY mirror on a motorcycle I have used! Just one on the side of your helmet gives you a clear view behind you from shoulder to shoulder of the road. Because you can move the mirror when you turn your head, there is NOTHING behind you that cannot be seen. Excellent in every respect. Try one they are only $10. I am surprised not to see more of them! (I have no ties to Bugeye I do this as a public service)
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:00 PM   #2
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How about a link to them?

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Old 03-08-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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How about a link to them?

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http://www.bugeyes.com/

I'd been thinking about these recently and wondering about fixing one to the peak on my Tour X. I'd then be able to see what was happening behind while standing on the pegs.
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:51 PM   #4
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www.bugeyes.com

I have a pixture but dont know how to post it.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:24 PM   #5
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i used to use a Miricycle (sp?) helmet mirror on my old hardshell Bell bicycle helmets. good stuff, but you can experience some eyestrain when first using them. once you get used to it, it's not an issue. the newer bicycle helmets had thinner shells and didn't let the mirror mount to them, there may be a stick-on version now.
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:30 PM   #6
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Whoa...those are interesting! The GS mirrors aren't good for anything past a car length or two at speed. Seeing as how the bike promotes hooliganism, it'd be nice to see rollers in the rear view before they're bouncing blue light off the back of your helmet.

Thought: I'm over 40 and need reading glasses e.g. my eye muscles don't adjust near-to-far as good as they used to...I wonder how those (really close) mirrors would work for a guy like me when toggling my focus between them and the car ahead.....?
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:38 PM   #7
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Thought: I'm over 40 and need reading glasses e.g. my eye muscles don't adjust near-to-far as good as they used to...I wonder how those (really close) mirrors would work for a guy like me when toggling my focus between them and the car ahead.....?

Not so much....I also have the same issue.
But maybe Lasics (sic?) would help!
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Old 03-08-2007, 11:00 PM   #8
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One of the guys I ride with made a mirror from a mechanics inspection mirror. One bolt through the visor and your done.
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:30 AM   #9
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Well whatever issues you have FOR $10 you can get a Bugeye and experiment! Yes MIRRORS SUCK on motorcycles! Compared to these at least. (BTW I lied. I get $100 for every mirror I get you to buy)
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:03 AM   #10
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It is interesting, I use a helmet mounted mirror on my bicycle every day, but never thought of using one on a motorcycle. I would worry about wind buffeting or noise, but I am sure that will vary for every bike, windshield, helmet, and rider size variation.
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Old 03-09-2007, 09:17 AM   #11
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Whoa...those are interesting! The GS mirrors aren't good for anything past a car length or two at speed. Seeing as how the bike promotes hooliganism, it'd be nice to see rollers in the rear view before they're bouncing blue light off the back of your helmet.

Thought: I'm over 40 and need reading glasses e.g. my eye muscles don't adjust near-to-far as good as they used to...I wonder how those (really close) mirrors would work for a guy like me when toggling my focus between them and the car ahead.....?
IIRC from what little college physics that I remember, what you are looking at in the mirror is a virtual image and close focus isn't required. It is the same as if you were looking at something 200 feet away without the mirror. :squint
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:35 AM   #12
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There is no noise from this mirror even at 100 mph, nor does it move around even at speed. Even without a fairing. Not being attached to the bike THEY CANT VIBRATE. The only thing I suggest is remove the mirrors from the bike. You will look at them from reflex. Not good because you cant see as well with them as the helmet mirror.
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:50 AM   #13
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Removing the mirrors from the bike will make it illegal in most states, I would discourage this practice.
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:55 AM   #14
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The cops dont pull me over for driving without a headlight so I doubt they will pull you over for no mirrors. (well...maybe down South) I guess you could paint the mirrors black in that case...
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:20 PM   #15
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Tried 'em, hated 'em

I tried the Bugeyes last year, because I'm tired of seeing my arms and chest in the mirrors. They proved to be, for me, a complete disaster. The reflected image was a constant source of peripheral vision irritation, and while the "look off" angle wasn't the worst, it was significant, and the focus/refocus changes took too much time. I almost ate a bumper because my attraction kept being attracted to the reflections in the Bugeyes...

I guess some folks like 'em; I really didn't.

YMMV...

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