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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 2006, 8:12 pm Thread Starter
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Mystery Accessory: Riddle Me This Batman..!!

A challenge to my peers.. A good buddy of mine dropped by on his K1200S today. We talked bikes about 30 minutes or so.. I walked around his bike a few times and barely noticed this little accessory mirror stuck on the top of the left side factory mirror. It's very unobtrusive. Almost missed it. The mirror surface is kinda concave, but it's pointing virtually straight up...!!??

I was absolutely clueless as to what possible function it could have until he told me.. and then he let me take his bike out for a spin to see if it worked .. and it did..! What's really cool. I'll bet at one time or another.. every one of us could have used his set-up...

OK ... smart guys... Can anyone here guess what it's purpose is? I'll reply if somebody guesses it... and if nobody has within about a dozen guesses.. I'll give it up... I just hope I'm NOT the only moron that couldn't figure it out...

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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 2006, 8:19 pm
 
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to watch for airplanes pacing him.
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A.) to see traffic signals without looking up
B.) to see if your chin strap is fastened
C.) to look up the skirts of really tall chicks

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 12th, 2006, 8:39 pm
 
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Up Mirror....

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to watch for airplanes pacing him.
My guess also, to spot planes or helicopters trying to figure out why they can't keep up to his "S".

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Funny little mirror

To see foward around tight corners when the bike is really leaned over. Could that even work?

Wow I didn't know BMW made motorcycles, Yeah I think Honda does too.
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karlb .. the smart guy

Damn.. Guess I am a moron after all.. I would have never figured it out.. Took only two guesses to get it...

Yep.. pull up to any light and no need to keep looking up at the traffic light...

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A.) to see traffic signals without looking up

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What I want to know is why he's carrying a bale of hay on the luggage rack?

I'm in the moron category for the mirror - thought it might be a full circle mirror to allow traffic checks at a glance. Oh well.
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That's not a bale of hay.. That's my disguise.. I was hunting wabbits.. it's wabbit season... no.. duck season... no wabbit season.. I forget ..

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What I want to know is why he's carrying a bale of hay on the luggage rack?

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A, huh Geez I really thought it was the tall chicks skirts!!!
Especially from a friend of yours Jerry. ;-P
Knew from the picture it had to be up and that was the only thing that made sense.

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What I really want to know Jerry is what did I win.
Pirates Lair Hat, T-shirt, Decal, Choice of free K1200S product????

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