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Old 08-31-2009, 06:28 AM   #181
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:43 PM   #182
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:53 PM   #183
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I think that's the way to go...fold them in and they can't get broken.
I'm trying to get a 6mm thumbscrew milled for the elbow....so we can loosen and tighten on the fly.....regards, moto-science
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:01 PM   #184
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GAH! I'm fed up with my side mirrors. time to order this! PM SENT!
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:06 PM   #185
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never mind. he has great return policy.
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Old 09-02-2009, 01:18 AM   #186
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With a handle like "666 and Satan Rules" , I should take your remarks
seriously... but I can't. Nobody else reports this. Slide a little shim cut from a soda can to tighten the joint is my suggestion.

After ~30k miles on my single cyl mule and several get offs, no broken mirrors....nothing.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:55 AM   #187
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:11 AM   #188
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:27 PM   #189
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I have these mirrors on my 640 and they fold at speed above 70 mph. Retarded design. Everything else works good on my ktm.
Mine work pretty good @ 100.
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:38 PM   #190
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I have these mirrors on my 640 and they fold at speed above 70 mph. Retarded design. Everything else works good on my ktm.
I'm afraid I have to agree with "666" there. Henry has the best/fastest customer service and I think the military mirrors are the best design out there - while they last. I have had 3 and after a few months the round mirror part just keeps getting looser on the stock and it doesn't appear to be any way to tighten them down? The metal in the round mirror part looks like it is "stretched out".
If I try another pair I will be very intentional on not adjusting the mirror on the stalk, "fine tuning it" etc. I'm wondering if there is just only so much adjusting/moving around they can take.

At one point I had a 280 mm military mirror on one side and the sean kenn mirror on the other. There was no comparison in that the sean kenn is extremely akward to adjust and the military mirror very straight forward. However after lots of adjustments you are able to tighten the sean kenn on the stalk when its time to throw the military mirror away.

I'm also curious if the 240 mm would hold up bettter? I've got one on now - I can't see as well around my shoulders but I imagine they don't take near the buffeting at high speeds that the longer 280 mm stalks do.

No offense Henri - like I said while they work they are my favorite, most usable dual sport mirror. And Henri's service ... I think UPS was knocking at my door with the mirrors before I hung up the phone with him . The only reason I mention it is I wonder if something could be done to fix that problem. There is only 1 thing I like better on my stock KTM 690 mirors and its that part I'm wondering if it would be possible to incorporate in the military mirror. On the stock KTM 690 mirror, the mirror connects to the stalk via a ball and socket type connection. Then in addition to that, there is like a washer around the stock with screws going into the mirror itself. When it gets loose (which it does as well), you can pull back the rubber boot that covers that area, tighten the screws which pulls the ball tighter into the socket and stiffens it up again. That's all I need for the perfect mirror! And Henri - if you can pull it off I will gladly give yo $39 a mirror!
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:15 PM   #191
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On the Dakar the mirrors would loosen a bit over time. Some owners had success putting a hose clamp on it, heating the thing up with a heat gun/hair dryer and tightening it while it cooled and then removing the clamp. I imagine it looks crappy but it might work for a bit. I guess you could leave the clamp on too.

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I'm afraid I have to agree with "666" there. Henry has the best/fastest customer service and I think the military mirrors are the best design out there - while they last. I have had 3 and after a few months the round mirror part just keeps getting looser on the stock and it doesn't appear to be any way to tighten them down? The metal in the round mirror part looks like it is "stretched out".
If I try another pair I will be very intentional on not adjusting the mirror on the stalk, "fine tuning it" etc. I'm wondering if there is just only so much adjusting/moving around they can take.

At one point I had a 280 mm military mirror on one side and the sean kenn mirror on the other. There was no comparison in that the sean kenn is extremely akward to adjust and the military mirror very straight forward. However after lots of adjustments you are able to tighten the sean kenn on the stalk when its time to throw the military mirror away.

I'm also curious if the 240 mm would hold up bettter? I've got one on now - I can't see as well around my shoulders but I imagine they don't take near the buffeting at high speeds that the longer 280 mm stalks do.

No offense Henri - like I said while they work they are my favorite, most usable dual sport mirror. And Henri's service ... I think UPS was knocking at my door with the mirrors before I hung up the phone with him . The only reason I mention it is I wonder if something could be done to fix that problem. There is only 1 thing I like better on my stock KTM 690 mirors and its that part I'm wondering if it would be possible to incorporate in the military mirror. On the stock KTM 690 mirror, the mirror connects to the stalk via a ball and socket type connection. Then in addition to that, there is like a washer around the stock with screws going into the mirror itself. When it gets loose (which it does as well), you can pull back the rubber boot that covers that area, tighten the screws which pulls the ball tighter into the socket and stiffens it up again. That's all I need for the perfect mirror! And Henri - if you can pull it off I will gladly give yo $39 a mirror!
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:50 AM   #192
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With a handle like "666 and Satan Rules" , I should take your remarks
seriously... but I can't. Nobody else reports this. Slide a little shim cut from a soda can to tighten the joint is my suggestion.

After ~30k miles on my single cyl mule and several get offs, no broken mirrors....nothing.
Well, they do fold. Every day they do it. Both: left and right. Makes them useless. It's less of a problem when it's cold. May be age issue? 10years almost now.
I am talking about stock KTM mirror. Not the mirrors from this guy. He seem to have better return policy than ktm(or bmw - has same issue on f650 and dealer suggested using superglue)
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:04 AM   #193
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Ok, If you you have a loose ball socket in the mirror and you bought any KTM folding mirror from me in the last 12 months ....
Send me the Mirror stem only for an exchange.
Enclose $6 for shipping per stem.
If you are in Kuala Lampur...contact me via email : hb7@ca.rr.com
Address is in the contact tab on the web page.


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Old 09-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #194
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that seems like excellent customer service to me, but I got my $ worth already. Thanks anyway P.S. my mirrors work well (not like new), but I have planted them 4 inches under the mud/dirt twice and wacked them off tree branches pretty hard at least a dozen times (I like to know what's happening behind me in the woods too. I only fold them for severe bushwacking)
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Old 09-06-2009, 10:38 PM   #195
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Got em,

Thanks for the quick shipping.
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