I know there are motorcycle geniuses on here. So, who has solved the problem with the mirrors on the 650? When I have my bike loaded, I simply can't see behind me. There's got to be something out there.
The view is not so much a packing issue. After much trial and error, I've got it pretty tight. But I do lose about 10% of my view in the mirrors. That 10% is on top of, in my opinion, a poor view. I have never liked the position of the 650 mirrors.I simply pack better. My CTX allowed me to pack all my dry bags long ways on the pillion so they didn't extend past my body at all. But I still have the factory back rest on my Burgman. I did get rid of my biggest long dry bag. My next biggest dry bag (yellow) packs to 24 inches long and lays across the pillion side to side on the bottom of the stack. My tent dry bag (black- tent packs in its own bag to keep all other stuff dry if the tent is wet when I pack up) sits on top of that but it also is only 22-24 inches long. I have one more dry bag (blue and black) that is long and skinny for my self-inflating mattress that ends up being 26-27 inches long. The way I pack these is with the longest on top, and behind my tent bag. It also happens to be the lightest. This way I can see past all the dry bags. Actually under the long bag since it is packed higher than my view from the mirrors. I can just barely see both ends of my big bag that is packed on the bottom of the stack but it hangs out about the same as the passenger grip/handles so no big deal with seeing past that. Stock mirrors work great with this setup.
Oh, BTW, I use ROK straps to tie it all on the scoot. They work way better than bungee cords and keep things tighter and are more reliable. Soft loops on ends so no scratches on the hook points on the scoot. I'm not certain I even need a tunnel bag since the white small dry bag works well in that place as seen in the photos here... then again I may put up the cash to get one anyway just 'cuz
Not cheap like spot mirrors, but you get what you pay for. Saeng has a lot of good stuff.I know there are motorcycle geniuses on here. So, who has solved the problem with the mirrors on the 650? When I have my bike loaded, I simply can't see behind me. There's got to be something out there.
Web search "BikeMaster Handlebar Mirror Adapters for Lever Brackets - T2". Get a pair of these (they come with 8mm or 10mm thread for the mirrors) and a pair of universal long-stem mirrors (e.g., Emgo) in the same thread. Drill a hole in the plastic handlebar cover for the mirror stem. I've used these for years; it's a major improvement.I know there are motorcycle geniuses on here. So, who has solved the problem with the mirrors on the 650? When I have my bike loaded, I simply can't see behind me. There's got to be something out there.
I use BikeMaster Handlebar Mirror Adapters for Lever Brackets and Emgo Universal Screw-In Mount Mirror - Long Stem on both left and right. The adapter fits in place of the existing half-clamp; you just have to cut or drill a little of the tupperware handlebar cover to poke the mirror stem through. Make sure you order matching stem size (8mm or 10mm) for the adapter and the mirror. The left side is not reverse-threaded, so the wind loosens it. Once I had it properly aligned, I epoxied the mirror stem threads into the adapter.