Split vision mirror FEEDBACK ? as a passenger

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Davepa, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. Davepa

    Davepa Member

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    For those using the Harley 92190-06 mirror
    Split Vision Mirrors | Genuine Motor Accessories | Harley-Davidson USA

    My wife would like me to add these to my 09 Ultra Classic with hopes as a passenger she can see the cagers sneaking up on her. Does this mirror allow the passenger some view of approaching traffic from the rear?
    Dave
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Haven't seen anything on the pasenger being able to see out of these mirrors. Why don't you cut a small slot in her helmet so she can use the eyes in the back of her head, you know the ones that allow all wives and girlfriends to catch us when we do things we shouldn't.:s
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Davepa, though the spots on the side are pretty large, I would think the passenger would have a "tough" time seeing them from that far back... 'course HDDon is right, our wives and girlfriends have better eyes and ears then we are led to believe.:s
     
  4. tumma

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    I also agree with the eyes in the back of the head!!!! But that aside buy her a pair those small mirrors that the cycle riders wear an attach them to her helment,cheapper than the split mirrors.:eam
     
  5. Shifter

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    Never heard of a back seat driver on a motorcycle!:) However, you may try adjusting one of your mirrors on the bike while she is in the passengers seat until she can see behind her. I don't think it'll work because the mirror probably is not high enough off the bars..... Of course, you've probably tried this already.
     
  6. johnkarlfl

    johnkarlfl Active Member

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    trust your driver?? I don't want my wife looking around to confusing
     
  7. Davepa

    Davepa Member

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    To clarify my wife would like to see more around her. Sitting behind and a bit below me she has a good view of the back of my helmet. She was hoping with a different mirror she would enjoy the ride more being able to some to the side and rear. She is not wanting to do the driving for me just a better view in general without the need to lean way to the side to see something other than a helmet.
     
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Might try some type of gel pad or pillow to raise her up. Or maybe have more padding installed in rear of seat. I have the same problem on my 2008. My wife has a hard time also. The mirrors might be uncomfortable and distracting.
     
  9. ProF

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    Getting an error message on your link. Is the pic still up?
     
  10. dogdad

    dogdad Active Member

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    How about 2 stick on oval mirrors ,,one on each rear quarter of your helmet,,,then she could see all around with out looking back :panic