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Old 12-13-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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2015 BMW 1200 GSA -- Mirror Advice Please

Hello all,

I have a 2015 BMW 1200 GSA (picture attached) and I'm having a hard time getting used to the mirrors. I want to see who is on my sides, as well as who is behind me. Seems like I can only get a view of one, or the other.

I picked up the Wunderlich Mirror Extenders (http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8160447.html) and they help a bit, but not enough.

Anyone have any suggestions?

I really need to see my sides, and behind me. Any configuration will do. Just a total view, at all times.



On my other bike, I even attached a bar-end mirror, to use solely as a "rear view" mirror (see attached picture).

Should I do something like that on the BMW?
If so, my bike has the heated grips.
Can I attached a bar-end mirror on these?
If so, can you point me to a specific brand/model.

Thanks in advance!





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Old 12-13-2014, 07:36 PM   #2
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Watch what is behind you with your mirrors, and keep your head on a swivel. I always look in my mirror AND turn my head for a look before any maneuvers. I've seen tiny spot mirrors, but don't know how well they work.
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Old 12-13-2014, 09:20 PM   #3
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Seriously, I set mine up to see off each shoulder, seeing enough of the vehicle behind me but agree with Byrdguy, head on a swivel is my rule of thumb, mirrors are secondary...
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Old 12-13-2014, 10:54 PM   #4
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Seen this on an 1150
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:02 PM   #5
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Hi all.

Yes, my head is on a swivel too.
But I do enjoy knowing at all times what's moving around me.

YesRush.
That bar-mirror might work.
Any idea of what model/brand it might be?
Also, anyone know if bar mirrors will work on a heated grip?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:03 PM   #6
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[QUOTE=EddieCheddar;25705255]Hello all,

I have a 2015 BMW 1200 GSA (picture attached) and I'm having a hard time getting used to the mirrors. I want to see who is on my sides, as well as who is behind me. Seems like I can only get a view of one, or the other.

I picked up the Wunderlich Mirror Extenders (http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...S/8160447.html) and they help a bit, but not enough.

Anyone have any suggestions?


I had the same thing when I first rode my 2015 GSA. My mirrors were angled up to high vertically. Once I adjusted them down more horizontally all was good.
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Old 12-13-2014, 11:24 PM   #7
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If it not a Wunderlich look on CL for 1150 with 88k for sale.Has a custom black seat,rear seat crotch cut away for drink.Yah you read that right.Was listed in Daytona Fl.Bet he knows.

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Old 12-14-2014, 01:07 AM   #8
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those may help
(I haven't tried them!)

http://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.co...r-Glasses.html
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:13 AM   #9
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:55 AM   #10
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Why not sit on the bike backwards? You'll be able to see everything where you've been, but the only downside is that you won't know where you're going. But that's not the issue here.
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Old 12-14-2014, 05:11 AM   #11
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bob your head a bit. Changes the view behind.

the watercooled gs's mirrors are very good.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:27 AM   #12
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Lot's of choices here, and they are BMW priced. But seriously, Saeng makes a great product.

https://www.saeng.com/category.php?category=61
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:51 AM   #13
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Spend less time looking at what is behind you, except at stop lights.
Mirrors take to much of your attention away from what is happening, or is happening soon.
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:42 AM   #14
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Thanks GezerBike!

These should do the trick.
I'll order some and try 'em out.

Thanks for the input, everyone!
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Old 12-15-2014, 08:03 AM   #15
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I have used spot mirrors on bikes - they work pretty good. They take up some real estate, but you get used to it.

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