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    Rear View Mirrors

    I just took delivery of a new Ariel Atom 3 AA30188 on Christmas Eve. Has anyone in this group found the rear view mirrors to be unacceptable safety wise? I have the full windshield option and the right hand side mirror is about 30% blocked by the windshield upright which makes these tiny mirrors almost useless. I can't get it adjusted any better. There is enough blind side because of the air intake and a very good right hand mirror would be very helpful. Should I go to the Harley shop? Any suggestions?

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    In general I find the blindspot(s) to be more hazardous than the "rear view." Most of the hostile things I encounter are coming from the front, not the rear.

    Go faster and the things behind you will be less of a concern. ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by McFred View Post
    Go faster and the things behind you will be less of a concern. ;D
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    I dont think there is a perfectly designed mirror for the atom so you will have to do some searching for what would work best for you.

    SPA makes some nice mirrors. Though you would have to have a custom stalk made for them to work with the Atom.
    https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/pr...p?Product=5114

    APR makes some similar mirrors as well
    APR Performance - Formula GT3 Mirrors

    again, unless the stalk can be bent in some way, they would need to be replaced.

    otherwise it would be searching for a motorcycle mirror that you like. Congrats on the new car!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kup View Post
    There is enough blind side because of the air intake and a very good right hand mirror would be very helpful. Should I go to the Harley shop? Any suggestions?
    The original "elephant ear" type mirrors as used on the Atom 2's were Yamaha-style. Various manufacturers have these at very low prices - probably worth just ordering to see how they work.

    EMGO has them in short and long stalk versions (see attached image). The MotoAsia part numbers are 60449 for the short (4") stalk and 60450 for the long (6") stalk.

    Be very careful if selecting a part other than these - true "Yamaha" mirrors have LH thread on one side and RH on the other, while the above part numbers (and the stock Atom mirrors) are RH on both sides. You really don't want to be chasing down a left-hand-thread metric Nylock nut in the middle of this project!

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    I found on the Harley accessory site some mirror extensions (out 2" and up 1". They should clear my windshield mout with no problem. I'll try the Atom mirrors and look around if I still don't like them.

    Thanks for your input - appreciate it...
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    Great looking car!

    Some people have installed a back up camera and monitor as well.
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    I'm considering the backup camera & monitor route. Any suggestions on gear or mounts to use?

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    We have a rear camera sourced from Race Technology but need some help with a monitor and mount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napalm View Post
    I'm considering the backup camera & monitor route. Any suggestions on gear or mounts to use?
    For mounting a monitor, I use a tubing clamp from Longacre Racing (they come in various lengths and for different sizes of tubing) and attach a rectangular plate of aluminum to the end of the Longacre mount. Then I can drill the aluminum for the bracket of whatever gizmo I want to mount (currently a TomTom GPS). I can take pictures later in the week if the weather warms up...

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