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    Blind spot mirror for the C650GT

    My 2016 version of the C650GT has the Side View Assist to help cover the blind spot in the mirrors.

    However, the SVA simply doesn’t work for me. I get too many false warnings, especially when cornering, and I find it less than 100% reliable when warnings would be useful and, with a limit of 50mph, it does not work for most multiple lane riding. So, I went looking for a decent add-on blind spot mirror.

    The most used and most widely reviewed one I could find for bikes is the RiderScan. The RiderScan is an excellent mirror but I found that its angle was simply too wide: for me it gave too much info’ with too little detail.

    The mirror that I chose in the end is the HR10410601 mirror from the German company of Herbert Richter, available on Amazon for around $15 delivered locally.
    The mirror is glass and excellent quality. It is 111mm x 42mm (4.4” x 1.7”) and it is convex in both the long and short dimensions. The mirror is on a short bendable swan-neck that ends in a lever-operated suction clamp similar to suction-mounted SatNavs. Once ‘levered’ onto a flat surface, I found it near-impossible to remove without releasing the lever again. A 3M-VHB-backed disc is also supplied so that none smooth or slightly none-flat surfaces can still be used. There are no swivel-ball joints and as a result the mirror is very stable when set.
    The mirror has an approximate angle of view of 90 degrees that is still a bit wider than I would want ideally but that is still really useable.

    For now, I am clamping it on for rides and removing it once parked, which is a bit of a pain but I suspect I will eventually mount it permanently using more 3-M-VHB tape.

    I have not had it long enough to comment on longevity but it has a good quality ‘feel’ to it.

    The mirror is shown mounted onto my new CalSci screen using the supplied mounting disc stuck in place.
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    Looks cool. I'm in the States, so my 2016 C650GT doesn't have the SVA. My blind spot detector is the "lifesaver," turning my head and looking over my shoulder. ��
    "Chance favors the prepared mind" Louis Pasteur

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    I just installed aspherical OEM mirrors: the blind spot is totally eliminated. I can see a vehicle passing me (not to often, mind you) quite clearly with my peripheral vision while it is still visable in the mirror. Brilliant.
    I had prior experiences with these type of mirrors with my German made cars. These are optional factory equipment manufactured in Germany, I can highly recommend them. C650 mirrors are available through dealerships in the US about $90+ each.
    Part numbers: 77318527285 and -6, left and right, respectively.
    Just pop the old one (insert a flat screwdriver at the bottom of housing, behing the mirror and pry it out: be prepared as it will pop out). Installation is a breeze: it will require a gentle, yet non-nonsense persuasion, to push the new one in, until you hear a snap. I used a towel to protect the glass and to distribute the applied force. It will get about 5 minutes to get use to it since the optics are slightly different. Of note, you will also appreciate a better field of view directly behing your bike.

    Looks cool too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMR of SAT View Post
    I just installed aspherical OEM mirrors: the blind spot is totally eliminated. I can see a vehicle passing me (not to often, mind you) quite clearly with my peripheral vision while it is still visable in the mirror. Brilliant.
    I had prior experiences with these type of mirrors with my German made cars. These are optional factory equipment manufactured in Germany, I can highly recommend them. C650 mirrors are available through dealerships in the US about $90+ each.
    Part numbers: 77318527285 and -6, left and right, respectively.
    Just pop the old one (insert a flat screwdriver at the bottom of housing, behing the mirror and pry it out: be prepared as it will pop out). Installation is a breeze: it will require a gentle, yet non-nonsense persuasion, to push the new one in, until you hear a snap. I used a towel to protect the glass and to distribute the applied force. It will get about 5 minutes to get use to it since the optics are slightly different. Of note, you will also appreciate a better field of view directly behing your bike.

    Looks cool too...
    https://www.ascycles.com/BMW-Motorcy...ies#PartsTable

    $200/set. Should have come on the bike in the first place.
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    I just went to wall mart and bought a set of stick on triangular spot mirrors for $4 I put them on the inside corner that usually just shows my shoulders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    ... My blind spot detector is the "lifesaver," turning my head and looking over my shoulder. ��
    I, too, like those mirrors, but, yeah, the "lifesaver" can be exactly that.

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