08 Ninja 250R Mirrors
May 7, 2008 at 7:03 pm #1348JirikiParticipant
I just picked up an 08 Ninja 250R yesterday… left in the early afternoon to pick it up so there wouldn’t be traffic and so that I could get back to work… ended up riding for like 3 hours and 70+ miles instead
one thing that really surprised me was how I couldn’t see behind me using the mirrors… I am not sure if I am doing something abysmally wrong, but no matter how I position the mirrors I still pretty much only see my hands/forearms…
i found myself shifting my grip and pushing my elbows outwards to be able to see behind me and then bringing them back in to keep riding comfortably
so, shoulder checking to see 120 degrees each side of direction of travel and then moving elbows to get the 120 degree section directly behind me… is this normal?
on another note, going from a cruiser in MSF or rider safety course to sportbike was an incredibly easy transition… I had been a bit leery, but it was super comfortable… now I just can’t wait until the engine is broken in!
-jayMay 8, 2008 at 1:05 pm #6096MattParticipant
In order to see behind me, I have to tuck my arm in and move my head/shoulder a bit.
I had to do this on my interceptor as well. I think it is pretty much standard with any sport / naked bike.May 8, 2008 at 3:52 pm #6127megaspazParticipant
I think most sport bike mirrors are just set up for the rider being in a full tuck position. I know for me, the mirrors are set up perfectly when i’m riding on the highway and tucked in. On the street when I’m more casual and not so tucked, I have to do some shifting to check the mirrors.
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…May 8, 2008 at 5:25 pm #6130JirikiParticipant
thanks for the info, I will try getting into a lower tuck today…
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