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JessHerbst

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on: February 02, 2023, 04:45:33 pm
 I pass a lot of time watching motorcycle videos, MotoStars etc.
I notice that many of the FPV videos shot in sport bikes show the mirrirs folded in facing each other.
 Why?
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Reply #1 on: February 02, 2023, 05:08:31 pm
I pass a lot of time watching motorcycle videos, MotoStars etc.
I notice that many of the FPV videos shot in sport bikes show the mirrirs folded in facing each other.
 Why?
My experience doing that was on enduro / dualsport bikes was to keep branches from killing  my mirrors.
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Reply #2 on: February 02, 2023, 05:28:39 pm
i expect the aerodynamic benefits (if any) are minimal.


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Reply #3 on: February 02, 2023, 06:05:51 pm
My experience doing that was on enduro / dualsport bikes was to keep branches from killing  my mirrors.
These are sport bikes on the road.
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Reply #4 on: February 02, 2023, 07:58:27 pm
These are sport bikes on the road.
Then I could only guess they act as a bug-spreader when when out pacing the possibility of being passed. ;)
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Reply #5 on: February 02, 2023, 09:38:25 pm
lane splitting ?


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Reply #6 on: February 03, 2023, 12:57:04 am
These are sport bikes on the road.
Then they are idiots.


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Reply #7 on: February 04, 2023, 01:14:47 am
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Reply #8 on: February 04, 2023, 09:49:47 pm
Obviously they are functioning as vortilon vortex generators for drag reduction... ;D ;D ;D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortex_generator

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortilon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vortex_shedding
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Most motorcycle screens in my experience seem to me to create an unpleasant vortex effect !