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Hi everyone!

I have the Primavera 150 S and I feel like the mirrors are too small to be able to get a good (and quick) look at what's behind me.

Has anyone experimented with putting on bigger mirrors?

Thanks!

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You could try mirrors extenders and use the mirrors you already have.
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I had this problem with the shorty mirrors on my 2023 GTS. Bought a pair of longer ones, but then I had to search for a pair of 10mm-8mm adaptors. Found some in China.
All fine now.
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My 2019 gts came with short mirrors. I replaced them with mirrors the same length as my old 2009 gts (coincidentally they come from a 2015 primavera).

So yes, the standard mirrors are not ideal on all Vespas.
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Shoulder checks are as important / potentially more important than mirror checks, especially in a city environment - so don't 100% rely on your mirrors themselves.

The other thing is it's possible to angle the stalk itself, not just adjusting the mirror end - sometimes this can give a much better field of view by changing the stalk angle by even a fraction.

I recently went to Europe and driving on the other side of the road, I noticed that although my mirrors appeared to be at very similar stalk angles, there was a marked difference between each side. I used the left mirror a lot more in Europe and couldn't get the same field of view for overtaking traffic as I could in the UK using the right mirror, even though to my eye there was probably only a few millimetres difference between the two stalk angles.
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elirosenblatt wrote:
Has anyone experimented with putting on bigger mirrors?
Scooters are synonymous with mirror experimentation.
Image taken from the googles.
Image taken from the googles.
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You can order different mirrors for scoots and motorcycles and put what you like on. I Like the sprint mirrors but decided to swap out chrome for matte black. I like to look around on aliexpress, amazon and bruceshark
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Okay thanks very much!
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Please note:
The mirrors have an 8mm (M8) diameter thread, whereby the right-hand mirror has a right-hand thread and the left-hand mirror a left-hand thread (screw in in the direction of the mirror glass, screw out in the direction of the rear of the housing). The nut (push up the rubber) is tightened / loosened in the SAME direction in each case).

If you decide to use mirrors from the accessories, you may need reducers for other diameters or spacers to adjust the thread direction.
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Yes, often no stem or mirror adjustment will get you the rear view that you want!
I find shoulder checks in city traffic....taking my eyes off what is happening in front of me, to be far less desirable than having good mirrors!
In fact the closer I can get the mirrors to my line of sight - the better. (no "Bar ends" for me!)
And yes, sussing out the adapters is a pain. But there are plenty out there (I used eBay)
Keep at it until you get it sorted!

O. S.
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GermanGTSDriver wrote:
Please note:
The mirrors have an 8mm (M8) diameter thread, whereby the right-hand mirror has a right-hand thread and the left-hand mirror a left-hand thread (screw in in the direction of the mirror glass, screw out in the direction of the rear of the housing). The nut (push up the rubber) is tightened / loosened in the SAME direction in each case).

You can also say "righty tighty, lefty loosy" to describe the threads on the right mirror, and "reverse threads" for the left side mirror, because lefty tighty, righty loosy sounds confusing.
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Motovista wrote:
You can also say "righty tighty, lefty loosy" to describe the threads on the right mirror, and "reverse threads" for the left side mirror, because lefty tighty, righty loosy sounds confusing.
Just like bicycle pedals, the right side goes the right way.
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Thanks, everyone!
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If you do find a set of dumbo ear mirrors for your scooter, you will likely find out why people who commute in dense urban areas often opt for what are called shorty mirrors, which don't stick out to either side. The mirrors are about the height of pickup truck mirrors, which also stick out very far, and people don't always respect your personal space as much as you wish they did. Mirrors and saddlebags are usually the first casualties of urban commuting, and the first time your mirror gets whacked good by a "trailer towing package" mirror on an F-150, it will wake you right up.
Have you ridden a bicycle through Manhattan? Even though you have a motor, cars and trucks are going to give you about the same amount of space as they do those.
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