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10-17-2019 01:40 PM
Granpooba
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Originally Posted by lextsy View Post
Ok Guys its 10am in sydney and I am back to clarify the purpose of this thread. I did not expect this thread to be turned into the legality of having mirrors when you ride thats for sure and if you are so stuck on the law im sure everyone riding with a fender eliminator should go straight to jail..

Anyway, I rarely if ever lane split, and by law in NSW lane splitting is illegal over 30km/h so I do not do that ever. Riding the daily commute to work in Sydney has a lot of traffic and having the ability to fold my mirrors in massively helps in the ever ending task of filtering to the front of the queue at the lights.

I dont know why most of the roads so are damn tight in sydney but I can get through gaps only bicylcle riders can get through. Alot of Mini SUVs where I come from and all the big bikes and scooters cannot make it through where I can hit any gap.. with the mirrors folded in. When I get to the front I unfold them..

I only ever split in the rarest of circumstances when im close to the front and I have to punch through half a car. Riding and changing lanes without the mirrors folded in is dangerous and I would not do it..

Finally for the unexpected harsh response if you had stated you were replying in the interest of safety and not promoting bad behavior you would not have come off so abrasive and I would have not taken it so harshly.
You want harsh Wait till TRUMP replies.
10-17-2019 06:11 AM
Barnee
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Originally Posted by lextsy View Post
I guess no electric folding mirrors then.. I have developed it using a few wires and a small electric motor costing about 18$ all up Happy to share the prototype if anyone is interested..

I am sorry if my thread made a few of you come across so aggressively..
Did you finish the prototype and installed it? if so pls update. I am making one for myself.
04-25-2015 01:37 AM
cadd
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Originally Posted by lextsy View Post
Ok Guys its 10am in sydney and I am back to clarify the purpose of this thread. I did not expect this thread to be turned into the legality of having mirrors when you ride thats for sure and if you are so stuck on the law im sure everyone riding with a fender eliminator should go straight to jail..
Not necessarily. I think it differs country to country. And for us in the States, each state has its own laws about what's legal and what's not for motorcycles. I can ride 45 minutes and I'll be in an area that do not require helmets. Same goes for aftermarket exhaust. Some territories have a noise limit. Others don't.

As for fender eliminators. The eliminators themselves aren't illegal. It's normally the distance between the turn signals and the non use of reflectors that are illegal.

For example, the state that I live in:
- doesn't care how loud you are.
- requires us to have one mirror
- passenger seat/rear set not required (unless carrying a passenger)
- handlebars below shoulder height. So if you ride your bike, it may be legal. But if I ride your bike, it may be illegal if I have an extra short torso.
- turn signals are not required
- red reflectors required at the rear of the bike
- annual safety inspections not required

It's just really confusing as each state have their own motorcycle laws. So, if you ride in another state, you have to do your due diligence and research the local laws for that state. It just gets confusing after a while....especially when you are taking a road trip and don't want to break any local laws.

I think some laws are just ridiculous and are there just so that the police has "probable cause" to pull you over. As an example, in New Jersey, all helmets must have 4 inches of reflective tape on each side of the helmet. Now.....besides me, I haven't seen another rider that has reflective tape on their helmet! So....if you're acting like a jerk, but aren't breaking any laws, an officer can easily pull you over to poke around using no reflective tape on helmet as probable cause to pull you over.
04-24-2015 09:07 PM
lextsy Ok Guys its 10am in sydney and I am back to clarify the purpose of this thread. I did not expect this thread to be turned into the legality of having mirrors when you ride thats for sure and if you are so stuck on the law im sure everyone riding with a fender eliminator should go straight to jail..

Anyway, I rarely if ever lane split, and by law in NSW lane splitting is illegal over 30km/h so I do not do that ever. Riding the daily commute to work in Sydney has a lot of traffic and having the ability to fold my mirrors in massively helps in the ever ending task of filtering to the front of the queue at the lights.

I dont know why most of the roads so are damn tight in sydney but I can get through gaps only bicylcle riders can get through. Alot of Mini SUVs where I come from and all the big bikes and scooters cannot make it through where I can hit any gap.. with the mirrors folded in. When I get to the front I unfold them..

I only ever split in the rarest of circumstances when im close to the front and I have to punch through half a car. Riding and changing lanes without the mirrors folded in is dangerous and I would not do it..

Finally for the unexpected harsh response if you had stated you were replying in the interest of safety and not promoting bad behavior you would not have come off so abrasive and I would have not taken it so harshly.
04-24-2015 08:20 PM
reggae5 [QUOTE=cadd;1280081]I bet you this guy would've loved to have folding mirrors
QUOTE]
I think he has folding mirrors - Now
04-24-2015 07:14 PM
cadd I bet you this guy would've loved to have folding mirrors

04-24-2015 06:28 PM
Blueduck1105
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Now I'm confused. I don't remember if I'm for these foldable mirrors or against them.


Haha love both aspects of this post


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04-24-2015 06:22 PM
ShadowAce I'd offer you guys some water since it's getting a little heated in here...but California's in a drought right now so I don't have any to spare.

04-24-2015 05:40 PM
cadd Now I'm confused. I don't remember if I'm for these foldable mirrors or against them.

04-24-2015 05:18 PM
Wordiestdata Holy shit....
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