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Old 22nd November 2005
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Default Stock mirrors. Can you see behind you?

I have an 2006 XL1200R. The mirrors are a joke. All I can see in them are my arms. I've ordered a set of longer stem mirrors to see what I can see. How are the stock mirrors on your Sportster?


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On my 2005 883c, I couldn't see nuttin until I put the mirror extensions on. Then it was fairly decent.
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I can see to the sides OK.

For me to see if anyone is behind me, I need to move my arms.

YMMV.
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Same with my 04 but ive changed my bars and changed my view................
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I still have the stock mirrors on my 05 custom. I can see fine with them, but I'm not that big...maybe that makes a difference.
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Lol. You guys must have popeye arms! A little adjusting and I can see behind me just fine.
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my upper arms block my view, I either have to REALLY move my head, or turn around, which I know is the proper thing to do, and I do that when changing lanes etc, but for the routine regular rear scan, my mirrors are somewhat inconvenient. Longer stems are definitely the order for me!
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Motorcycle mirrors have always irritated me. I can see behind me on either side but not directly to my rear. I didn't even know they made extensions until I read it here. I am going to get me some!
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I still have the stock mirrors on my 05 custom. I can see fine with them, but I'm not that big...maybe that makes a difference.
Seen your pic...............you sure dont have the problem that some of the fat b*rstards do.. .........nice bike.........
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Get some little teeny tiny teardrop mirrors like mine.....you'll LOVE the stockers after that!
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