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yeah cheaper is the key. to be honest with you i don't think it's that important. we rarely use mirrors on bikes as i never change lane or do ANYTHING before looking over my shoulder twice. it's just what i'm naturally used to do so i never use my mirrors.... the only reason we're getting a set is to be street legal lol.
 

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My #1 unpreventable situation where I almost get killed is having a car almost run me over. My only options are to take the ditch or hug the center line sometimes when I'm turning into my driveway and someone is coming from the front (who I have to yield to) and someone behind me doesn't see me and is going to run right into me, or come to a skidding stop at the last second.

So I value having my mirrors and I watch my 6:00 religiously. That's probably why I'll be boring and keep the OEM ones. I've had Rizoma Class mirrors on another bike and they are beautiful, but they are straight cut instead of convex and you don't get a big picture of what's going on behind you as well as most OEM mirrors. Mine were blue tinted too, which was classy looking but I just prefer untinted mirrors.

The main reason I'd hate to have bar end Rizomas is the added 300 dollar cost of every bike drop :)
 

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yeah cheaper is the key. to be honest with you i don't think it's that important. we rarely use mirrors on bikes as i never change lane or do ANYTHING before looking over my shoulder twice. it's just what i'm naturally used to do so i never use my mirrors.... the only reason we're getting a set is to be street legal lol.
The other thing is how ugly they look at least you've developed that habit of not relying on them.

Too bad it's part of the law to have them.
 

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I'm currently using these on my vintage Royal Enfield. Besides looking cool, these are rock solid at speeds above 60mph. my OEM ones used to vibrate too much at any speed and were practically useless for the purpose. Secondly, Rizoma has used some special sort of blue tinted glass in these, cuts down on headlight glare significantly.

Well worth their price, IMO.
 

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you're right but if you wanna be that careful, then the argument could be made that u can NEVER be careful enough. cause you just simply can't always control what others do. you can only control your own actions and when you drive a car or ride a bike on public roads, there is going to be danger all around you no matter what you do. for me, u do what is necessary for you and move on. let mother nature decide for your life :p i know i'm crazy you don't need to remind me lol
 

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you're right but if you wanna be that careful, then the argument could be made that u can NEVER be careful enough. cause you just simply can't always control what others do. you can only control your own actions and when you drive a car or ride a bike on public roads, there is going to be danger all around you no matter what you do. for me, u do what is necessary for you and move on. let mother nature decide for your life :p
Definitely. Motorcycles are just not safe. I just know that I feel really vulnerable if I can't see behind myself properly. A lot of my friends ride with tiny mirrors or no mirrors at all. I can't do it :) But they're all still alive, thankfully!
 

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I looked into those, but they're for sport bikes, so you have to be leaned over further otherwise the only thing you see behind you is the ground. At least from what I've been told. There's a new helmet with a camera that does the same thing, but it's like 1500 dollars.
 
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