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Old 12-08-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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Alternative to Dual Star mirrors

I like, had a set and they mysteriously "fell off" when I picked up the bike after an extended stay at a mechanic I used. In any event, I want another set and man,,,,,, Dual Star is a pain in the rear company with decent products. I have called a few times with no answer in the past,,,,, now the number comes back as disconnected when called Why they don't simply set up a way to order on the site is a mystery. Possibly the owner/owners are doing folks a favor by not having a way to order on the site,,,, who knows??? Any ways, who is the manufacturer for these mirrors and is there another company that sells them or something alot like them?
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:03 AM   #2
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Hey Jud. I seem to BARELY recall something about Ken Sean making them MAYBE. I've got one sitting on a shelf in my garage but all it says it Dual Star on it.

BTW, I've got a relative of yours working for me now, Dexter. He's a good dude and I'm glad I hired him.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Just get the Highway Dirt Bikes handguards with the mirrors.........This is a much better system and Paul is great to deal with!

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Old 12-08-2012, 03:12 PM   #4
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Don't know how easily those mirrors would adapt to my brush/hand guard combo and don't think they are priced out seperatly and neither am I too interested in buying 200$ worth of hand guards and mirrors to put on a raggy 2K$ XR. Really would like to find some dual stars.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:14 PM   #5
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Hey Jud. I seem to BARELY recall something about Ken Sean making them MAYBE. I've got one sitting on a shelf in my garage but all it says it Dual Star on it.

BTW, I've got a relative of yours working for me now, Dexter. He's a good dude and I'm glad I hired him.
I looked, no dice.

I like Dexter,,,, pretty decent kid. He already likes dirt bikes and I've been trying to talk him into a dual sport. How bout pouring the propaganda on fer me.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:25 PM   #6
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Don't know how easily those mirrors would adapt to my brush/hand guard combo and don't think they are priced out seperatly and neither am I too interested in buying 200$ worth of hand guards and mirrors to put on a raggy 2K$ XR. Really would like to find some dual stars.
I don't think the HDB mirrors will adapt very easily......and good point about putting expensive guards on an older bike.....

Why don't you try looking into some cheap bicycling mirrors..........I have one I mounted on my handguards and it works pretty good, but I can't remember where I got it???

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Old 12-08-2012, 08:01 PM   #7
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Why don't you try looking into some cheap bicycling mirrors..........I have one I mounted on my handguards and it works pretty good, but I can't remember where I got it???

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Good idea,,,,, I'll try out the spandex crowd next.
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:30 PM   #8
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Doubletake ?

http://www.doubletakemirror.com/

Not the worlds prettiest, but mine took a bridstrike from a crow at speed, all I had to do was stop and reposition the one that got hit. Taken hits from dangling vines a few times without issues as well - no crashes so far so I don't REALLY know what the survivability is like but a lot harder to kill than normal mirrors at least.

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Old 12-09-2012, 03:52 AM   #9
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Doubletake ?

http://www.doubletakemirror.com/

Not the worlds prettiest, but mine took a bridstrike from a crow at speed, all I had to do was stop and reposition the one that got hit. Taken hits from dangling vines a few times without issues as well - no crashes so far so I don't REALLY know what the survivability is like but a lot harder to kill than normal mirrors at least.

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And they're from our own Neduro, who came up with them because he didn't like what was available. He's one of us.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:29 AM   #10
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These have stood up to some abuse. Reasonably priced.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:28 AM   #11
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What's wrong with the e-bay specials?

(example)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-H...06b526&vxp=mtr

I was never a big fan of where people mount their dual stars, but you should easily be able to mount these directly to the bars
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #12
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What's wrong with the e-bay specials?

(example)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOTORCYCLE-H...06b526&vxp=mtr

I was never a big fan of where people mount their dual stars, but you should easily be able to mount these directly to the bars
Hey,,,,, those just might work if that bar end clamp is large enough to accept a 7/8ths OD. Thanks,,,, think I'll give em a shot.

I didn't exceptionally like the view from the Dual Stars but they never got damaged and I gave em ever opportunity as I fall alot. Also,,,, they are damned light, two Dual Stars don't equal one OEM and my XR needs lose ever ounce it can as I uhhhh, I fall alot.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:00 PM   #13
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Doubletake ?

http://www.doubletakemirror.com/

Not the worlds prettiest, but mine took a bridstrike from a crow at speed, all I had to do was stop and reposition the one that got hit. Taken hits from dangling vines a few times without issues as well - no crashes so far so I don't REALLY know what the survivability is like but a lot harder to kill than normal mirrors at least.

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Those look reall nice but I added up how much it would cost for two mirrors and I was near 100$!

They may well be nice and they just might be the best compromise betweem visability and survivability but dang,,,,,, there's that "puttin em on a 2K$ XR650 beater" thang again. Good for a KTM SE950 but maybe not for my beater. If I were to spend that much I think I would just get a set of those hand gaurds with the built in mirrors the other guy posted about. More money but at least you're getin a kick ass set of hand guards that look like they'ed be bomb proof. Do appreciate the tip though as I'll keep em in mind if the ebay specials suck donkey balls.
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Hey,,,,, those just might work if that bar end clamp is large enough to accept a 7/8ths OD. Thanks,,,, think I'll give em a shot.

I didn't exceptionally like the view from the Dual Stars but they never got damaged and I gave em ever opportunity as I fall alot. Also,,,, they are damned light, two Dual Stars don't equal one OEM and my XR needs lose ever ounce it can as I uhhhh, I fall alot.
They do fit 7/8" as i mount them directly to my bars.
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The ebay specials sorta caught my eye so I did a bit of looking on cycle gear's site and found they carry em too but while looking I found something nice and cheap and if I trim down the stem I think one could mount them under the bar but the 4 inch OD worries me. Think I'll stop by and pick one up to experiment with. If it don't work I'll try the cyle gear version of the ebay bar end special that's already been linked to.

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And yep,,,, I know, they look like Fido's ass but so does my bike and for that matter,,,,,, so do I so it's keeping the theme!
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