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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-17-2018, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, I have a dumb question. Is there such a thing as motorcycle mirrors that have the day\night switch that car\truck mirrors have? I've been looking and can't find anything. I don't think model matters but I have a 14 950T.
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Ive also looked for similar mirrors as well, but no luck. Now someone may know a lot more about it than me, but I havenít seen any, and I also own a 950, but I donít think that matters.


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In a car the day/night mirror flips up, so you see the dark ceiling in your car thru the 100% "day" part of the mirror, and out the back window with the reduced (darkened) part of the mirror.

If you did that on a motorcycle, the day side of the mirror would point up above the road behind you. Then you would see street lights and buildings and anything else up in the air (which is normally blocked by the roof of your car when the mirror is flipped up in the night position).

If someones headlights are in your mirrors at night, lean forward.
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i don't see how a mirror would work differently on a motorcycle versus a car. what if the car is a convertible with no ceiling? no dimming mirrors for that? i don't see what the ceiling has to do with anything since at night most of what you're seeing in the mirror is from light sources.






"At night time, your pupils dilate so you're more sensitive to light levels. By flipping the tab, you change the angle of the mirror so that the headlights bounce off the silvered surface and away from your eyes, while a small amount bounces off the front surface of the glass so you can see a dim image of the headlights."

https://www.scienceworld.ca/blog/how...antiglare-work
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found one company that used to make auto-dimming motorcycle mirrors. does that help?

Motorcycle Solutions: Auto-Dimming Motorcycle Mirrors





on chromeglow's site, the product looks to be discontinued. but here's a site that claims to still sell them so they are probably leftover.

https://www.cycleopsusa.com/product-...billet-mirrors
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try adjusting your rear view mirror in your car in the day time, then flip it to the night setting.

you will be looking at the inside of the roof of your car, with only a faint ghost image out the back window.

if you do this in a convertible you will be looking at the sky

also, this is why only the internal mirror in a car has a night setting. It does not work for the mirrors on the outside of the car.
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maybe i'm misunderstanding the point you're making. if you wouldn't flip on the night version in your car during the day, why would you do it on a bike?

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