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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Adjusting Mirrors GSX-R 750

I need the mirrors to open wider but they are open as far as they go from the factory, (toward the outside). All I see are my shoulders. What do I do? The adjustment is at full. I need to turn the assembly a bit but its spring loaded.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 09:25 PM
 
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Try to place a shim.....
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All I've ever seen in any of my bike's mirrors are my elbows.....All I do is pull my arm in to see behind...I'm just used to it anymore.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-21-2006, 11:51 PM
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This is a common problem on sportbikes. I know that some people have used stock mirrors from other bikes that have a long staulk...that can sometimes help.

Is you stock mirror mounting holes a dual bolt or single?

How long is the mirror staulk?

Maybe we can all figure somin out on this...




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post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-22-2006, 12:00 AM
 
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I know what you mean about them not swinging out far enough. Mine were the same, but I just turned the mirror assembly part out and now I can see a little better. I also just pull my elbow in to see when I look behind me.
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I switched to bar end mirrors. Now I can see everything without moving around... even directly behind me.

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Yes there are two bolts each mirror. I just learned to deal with it.
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-22-2006, 04:32 PM
 
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There are a pair of chikaynee mirrors from Lockart Phillips that are 360 degrees adjustable nad have longer stems than stock.
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-26-2006, 11:04 PM
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I know many guys that love their bar end mirrors...




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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 08:19 AM
 
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You just gotta work around it...just move your arms....

And physically turn your head and look over your shoulder before changing lanes.



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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-29-2006, 09:20 PM
 
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do you know that you turn the mirror part clockwise and anti clockwise to adjust???? took me awhile to figure it out.
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I had bar end mirrors on the SV and they worked out really well. Now JK has them. I'm sure he like them just as much as I did.

The R1 mirrors seem to be adjustable enuff for me, but I think it's because I am short, and skinny.
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I'm with every body else. We just have to make do and adjust our bodies on sport bikes.

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I just shift my ass in the seat now. Works good.
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I just shift my ass in the seat now. Works good.
It's really the only solution...



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It's really the only solution...
Not really... do like me.. buy a chopper. My mirrors work great! That's my secret reason to why I switched




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Or put chopper bars on my Gixxer?
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Not really... do like me.. buy a chopper. My mirrors work great! That's my secret reason to why I switched
So you spent 30 large on mirrors?



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Or put chopper bars on my Gixxer?
There's a idea!

And yes Marko...that's it!!




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