Double Take Mirror- a new (and better) Dual Sport Mirror

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by neduro, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    I'm glad it worked out, you got your new mirrors OK and were able to continue your trip without further ado. We're always glad to help out whenever we can!
    Thank you for your kind words, it's much appreciated :wings
  2. smoothride

    smoothride Been here awhile

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    Haven't got mine yet but they are have been imported to canada. Got to love canada customs.
  3. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    I just returned from the 700+ mile Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route and must have beat these mirrors 1,000+ times with pine and sage branches. Nothing more required than pushing them back into position. They are tough bastards!
  4. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    Very sorry you're still waiting on your package! We sure do our best to get them out the door as quickly as possible, but you're absolutely right, customs can most definitely hamper a speedy delivery...good news is, Canada Post gets an A+ for reliability in my book, they may occasionally lack in the speed department, but to date, they've always delivered packages to their destination without fail!
  5. goosecreek

    goosecreek Waiting for spring

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    I love my mirrors they stay in place and viberate very little. I am still amazed at how quickly it recieved them. Great job guys. I have only traveled about 1 k miles since I got the mirrors but on the 690 that is like 3k on other bikes.:D
  6. tzabcan

    tzabcan Adventurer

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    Was just on RAM's website and noticed that 1" tough-balls are available. Has anyone tried them?
  7. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    are these mounts available? would like to mount on R80G/S stock mirror mounts.

    should I be ordering short or long Ram stalks?

    [​IMG]
  8. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    They don't show a 10mm x 1.25 option, but I've emailed to find out if they will be available, or if I could custom order them. Last time, I was told they wouldn't be making them in B size, so thanks for keeping your eyes out!


    I'm not clear what that part is, does it adapt from one size to another? RAM balls exist in most different thread pitches needed, and that's probably the most elegant solution to avoid introducing another link in the chain. Not sure what size the R80 needs, but the options are either the RAM-B-349U that we sell in either fine or coarse thread, and the RAM-B-367U with a shorter 8mm bolt for those rare bikes that don't use 10mm threads.

    As for arms, either will work. I use almost exclusively long RAM arms, as it gets the mirror further out when extended, and the head of the mirror more centered on the bike when folded.
  9. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Hey Ned I'm gonna have to order a set of these mirrors but in the meantime I'm still waiting for another dual sport clinic at Coal Creek, lol. Come on back out!
  10. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    Are the ram balls "normal", or different in any way from one I might buy elsewhere?
    The reason I ask is, this weekend, my mirror wouldn't stay tight, so I kept trying to turn the arm lever (but, I couldn't turn it any further). I've had it on my bike for a few rides with no problems, but this was bugging me. So, I took the arm off the ball, and the ball was mushed, like it had melted (but, the weather was actually cool). I've never seen that happen to a ram ball, so I put it in my pocket, and was going to take a pic when I got home... then, the ball was round again!
    Any idea what happened? I'm no He-man, so I don't think my superhuman strength warped the ball. Plus, I've got other ram mounts and never had this happen.
    (This isn't a big deal- I'm just curious if you use a ram ball from a different company, or something like that.)
  11. Dual Sport Armory

    Dual Sport Armory Been here awhile

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    thats normal, the RAM mount 1" balls are made with a vulcanized rubber cover, if you really tighten them down they will distort and then return to normal after they relax.
  12. JustRon

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    I guess I've just never noticed before.
    OK, thanks.
  13. goosecreek

    goosecreek Waiting for spring

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    I got hit from behind by a car that was running about thirty mph needless to say the bike hit the asphalt rather hard mirror case recieved a bit of road rash but glass is still in one piece and tight. I love these mirrors thanks guys.
  14. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Wow, hate to hear about the accident, but glad to hear the mirror held up!

    Ya'll be careful out there, we don't need any more durability testing. :deal
  15. japako

    japako Been here awhile

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    I just ordered one for my WRR. Hoping I ordered the correct ball mount. lol
    Waiting is a bear..
  16. dirtyoffroad

    dirtyoffroad Been here awhile

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    you wont be waiting long.
  17. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    On the 990 I busted the OEMs, the folding ones, now I got the Double Takes.
    So far so good :thumb

    It got me thinking, I've also broke quite a few mirrors on my bicycle as well. . .
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  18. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Like! Cool looking ride, too, not often you see a King headset with downtube shifting... :lol3
  19. JustRon

    JustRon ex-broadwayron

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    I crushed the Ram mount holding my Double Take today (not even sure how, since I had the mirror folded in towards the center of my bars)... mirror survived unscathed!
  20. Whee

    Whee Adventurer

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    I have been dual sporting with them for a year & a half on my DRZ & deformed two sets of RAM balls so I ordered these from http://www.hotrodwelding.nl/home.php;

    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18586634&postcount=1631

    They came with electrical shrink tube to cover the ball but that got misshaped on the first ride so I used them without it for a few months. They work great but I get alot of vibration at certain RPMs & loads so I have since been experimenting.

    I put a rubber washer under the ball where it mounts to the bars, another under the head of the bolt inside the ball & have been experimenting with rubber bumpers & stoppers on the mirror stalk ball. This seems to be the best idea so far (similar to the one second from the left, without the long stem);

    http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/wc...e//N3102/large/5017726_dor_45393_pri_larg.jpg

    After I figure the best size, I may also figure adding some to the hotrodwelding ball or the Ram arm.