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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 13:01 pm 
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I'm in the process of sorting out adaptations for a bike so I can finally ride again. I'd been a bit concerned about getting mirrors sorted so I could see around me safely with restricted neck movement.

I found this RiderScan motorcycle blindspot mirror and think it might be just the job, so I thought I'd post it on here in case it might be useful to others.

http://www.huntercreate.com/

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 07:52 am 
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What a good idea.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 17:27 pm 
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lightrider wrote:
I'm in the process of sorting out adaptations for a bike so I can finally ride again.  I'd been a bit concerned about getting mirrors sorted so I could see around me safely with restricted neck movement.I found this RiderScan motorcycle blindspot mirror and think it might be just the job, so I thought I'd post it on here in case it might be useful to others.http://www.huntercreate.com/


Hi there! :D Did you know that there are special helmets made with a built in wide angle fully adjustable integrated central rear-view mirror, using the periscope principle!!? Amongst other things, I have very restricted neck movement, and I spent months designing such a helmet, only to find when I submitted my idea to Caberg, that it had already been invented!! :x They are not too expensive, considering the technology involved. All you have to do is raise your eyes a little, to get an uninterrupted view of what is behind(full road width to spot overtakers - your view is from the top outside of your helmet)... The system is completely integrated into the helmet, of which there's a choice of types. They were designed and developed by a UK firm: "Reevu", and have many accolades from users and motorcycling authorities. If you go to www.rapidbikes.co.uk/ , the first page tells you all about them, and then click on the 'Reevu Helmets' tab at the top to see more, plus the range(including full-face and flip-front). They all have £50 off at the moment, and are priced between £250 and £300.
Love the trike!! :D
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 17:40 pm 
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lightrider wrote:
I'm in the process of sorting out adaptations for a bike so I can finally ride again. I'd been a bit concerned about getting mirrors sorted so I could see around me safely with restricted neck movement.

I found this RiderScan motorcycle blindspot mirror and think it might be just the job, so I thought I'd post it on here in case it might be useful to others.

http://www.huntercreate.com/



Hi!.... me again! :)
Just a footnote to my previous post. I've checked out the RiderScan mirror.
The Reevu helmets give a non-distorted uninterrupted view of the 180 degrees, and... there's no sign of you and your bike/trike in the centre of the view! :D
Cheers.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 22:53 pm 
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Hi. Thanks for the info. I looked at the Reevu ages ago. It looks like a great design and I had intended to buy one, but then I started wearing glasses! Apparently the little mirror isn't great with glasses. The Reevu would have been a great additional safety option, but it doesn't give close to a full 180 degree view behind and all around the sides. It seems to give about a 50-60 degree rear view but doesn't show much to the sides. There's a pic at this link: http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcyc ... bility.jpg.

It is a great thing to always have that awareness of what's behind you, but the RiderScan and Reevu do very different things. Great together, I'll bet. If you don't wear glasses!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 09:14 am 
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Shifting your riding position a little, lean forward/sideways, will change you viewing angle enough for all round vision.

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