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Novice rider here, only been riding for about a week now. I've been short distances on main roads (read: anything that's not a subdivision lol) and I realized today that I have no clue what I SHOULD be able to see out of my mirrors when properly adjusted. None of the bikes in the MSF course that I took had mirrors, so I don't really know what to adjust them to. What should I be able to see? :)
 

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Novice rider here, only been riding for about a week now. I've been short distances on main roads (read: anything that's not a subdivision lol) and I realized today that I have no clue what I SHOULD be able to see out of my mirrors when properly adjusted. None of the bikes in the MSF course that I took had mirrors, so I don't really know what to adjust them to. What should I be able to see? :)
I have mine adjusted so I can almost see directly behind me. (Gives me a good idea when I need to flash my brake lights before coming to a stop.) I wouldn't worry about trying to see your blind spots because you should be turning your head and looking before switching lanes anyways. Hope this helped!:thumb:
 

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I have mine adjusted so I can almost see directly behind me. (Gives me a good idea when I need to flash my brake lights before coming to a stop.) I wouldn't worry about trying to see your blind spots because you should be turning your head and looking before switching lanes anyways. Hope this helped!:thumb:
That was the main thing I was going for too but my elbow and arm seem to be in the way of that. I currently have the right one adjusted to where I can see everything behind me if I just pull my elbow in slightly for a second. And the left one shows almost the whole left lane behind me. I think that should be alright, a quick head check and I think I have full view of what's going on. Thanks for the responses guys.
 

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That was the main thing I was going for too but my elbow and arm seem to be in the way of that. I currently have the right one adjusted to where I can see everything behind me if I just pull my elbow in slightly for a second. And the left one shows almost the whole left lane behind me. I think that should be alright, a quick head check and I think I have full view of what's going on. Thanks for the responses guys.
And truth is there is no correct position..it all comes down to preference and riding/seating style. Just gotta find what works for you. Good luck!
 
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