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

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

  1. Taranis

    Taranis Been here awhile

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    I had decent results with Plasti-Dip on the mirror balls. It's much grippier than even the RAM ball, so you don't have to tighten the arms as much. Less force on the RAM balls, less deformation. I still loosen the arms so they don't dig into the RAM balls when the bike isn't being ridden.

    Tip on Plasti-Dip storage: Once the can is open, keep it in a large glass jar with a screw top. That will prevent the solvents from evaporating.
  2. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    Or get the spray on version, it's the shiznit for all kinds of stuff and no issues with drying out once opened either. :deal
  3. Jettn Jim

    Jettn Jim This is Liv'n!!!

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  4. Whee

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    I have used plastic dip & spray for other applications. Its a great product, but not very durable. Instead, I wrapped the mirror side ball with silicone tape that sticks to itself & it worked out well. I started at the top & held the end with my thumb & stretched it as far as it would go & wrapped it around overlapping a bit & finished at the bottom with a small circle where the tape doesn't cover. The clamp doesn't touch that section either.

    I did a dual sport ride yesterday & it held up very well! I had put the original RAM balls back on & was impressed with much less vibration except at highway speeds (15/50 gearing on a DRZ at ~6500 RPM). Next I will put back on the hotrodwelding balls & wrap them with the tape & report back.
  5. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon R 100 GS F 650 GS

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    Anyone out there mounted these on 92 R100GS or similar bike? :ear

    The stock mirror stem is not threaded into the bars. It goes through with a nut on the end threads.

    Needless to say, I really would like to find a way to mount these on a 20 year old airhead.

    Ideas?
  6. Wings

    Wings marmaduked

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    Hi Britt,

    I hope you enjoyed the Holiday.

    You can use the ball plate mount for this type of perch, available here http://www.doubletakemirror.com/build/bmw and you simply add your own bolt, so you can chose any length/material as you please.

    Cheers,

    Natalie
  7. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Order placed, hope they get here before Christmas :freaky
  8. roundtripping

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    ...and they did! Awesome :freaky

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  9. doxbike

    doxbike Been here awhile

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    You'll love 'em-had mine since I broke the left perch at 50 miles with a garage lay down.
  10. scorpion

    scorpion Two arm bandit

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    I wrapped the ram ball with an old inner tube, crammed it in there then trimmed the excess.
    Works very good and requires a lot less torque. Hard to micro adjust on the fly though.
  11. roundtripping

    roundtripping Adventourist

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    Hey Dave, how come you wrapped the RAM ball in the first place? ( Sorry, it's probably in the thread somewhere but there are too many pages, must not lose beer focus :1drink )

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  12. JRP

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  13. Wattner

    Wattner Long timer

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    I took some 60 grit sandpaper and roughed up the ball on the mirror and the corresponding ram mount cup.... Problem solved and I can let tension off considerably and they stay put

    Easy fix
  14. JimInColorado

    JimInColorado Adventurer

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    You can also take some rosin (dried tree sap) and rub it on the end of the round ball on the mirror.
    Once you use friction to heat it up, it will stop it from moving so easily.
    You can purchase rosin from a sporting goods store, or steal it from a Bull rider. :evil
    Rosin is used on bull ropes so the riders don't lose their grip on the rope and also baseball gloves.
  15. SteveROntario

    SteveROntario Adventurer

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    Hi all,
    I got some new lenses for Christmas and my mom packaged them with super glue but no instructions. :raabia Is the superglue the correct stuff to put the new lenses in, and more importantly, how do you get the old ones out!? I went back about 10 or 15 pages and didn't see any suggestions. I know I'll need good gloves but not sure what else...
    My bike's a DRZ400 and gets a good thrashing whenever it goes out, I've crashed and found myself standing on one of the lenses before but the last straw was riding a rocky trail where a friend fired a bunch of rocks at me. They successfully shattered one lens by hitting the black holder and the other lens has a black line in it so I imagine it is going to go soon.
    Cheers, Steve
  16. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    Data point, I had a small get off on my GS last weekend. ~25mph onto hard packed dirt. Left hand guard destroyed, left driving light frame destroyed. DTM still intact. It needs to be readjusted but it totally survived. The right side needs to be readjusted also but intact! :clap
  17. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Use clear silicone, not superglue. Getting them out is a pain, we try not to do it. :lol3

    Glad to hear they survived the crash, Lonestar, and hope you're ok!

    For anyone else thinking of testing the crashworthiness, Lonestar has done your work for you, no longer necessary to auger! :deal
  18. DDT Rider

    DDT Rider Been here awhile

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    Received mine a couple weeks ago for my R1200GSA through Adventure designs.
    Nice quality item, though one of my mirrors did have a small manufacturing dimple in the reflector area.

    Vibration is a bit worse than OEM, but manageable. On my bike, there are two places in the rev range that cause mirror vibes...one spot just off idle, then again around 3,000 - 3,200 rpm. other than that, pretty good clarity!

    I did have problems with mirror movement at high revs and high speed as well. Tight or loose, the same movement.

    I decided to add a few light coats of rubber tool coating as some posters suggested. Worked for sure, though now, I have to stop to adjust the mirrors...before I could adjust on the fly w/o loosening the ram mount...but that's why there was a problem with movement initially.

    I'm quite satisfied...I'm sure I'll have at least some minor get-offs in the future, and now I know my mirrors will survive.
  19. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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    For those who are concerned with mirror vibration, the XR650L owners of DoubleTake mirrors might be able to provide a solution. :deal

    The stock mirrors of the XR650L incorporate effective rubber dampers to minimize vibration. These dampers screw into the mirror perches with a standard, 10mm, right-hand thread. However, the tops of these rubber dampers employ 8mm threads, one of which is a left-hand thread. :rolleyes

    Fortunately, one can purchase inexpensive, Yamaha, scooter mirror adapters on eBay. :deal

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/10mm-8mm-0-...cles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr#ht_3604wt_1077

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    Here is a possible solution to the mirror vibration issue. For $6.80, a Honda XR650L owner can purchase a pair of these 10mm to 8mm, reverse thread adapters. He can then remove the rubber mirror dampers from his stock, XR650L mirrors, and install them in the mirror perches. Next, screw the reverse thread adapters into the Honda rubber dampers. Finally, screw the RAM mounting balls into the reverse thread adapters. :deal

    The resulting stack of adapters will raise the RAM ball another 1-7/8 inches, which might present problems for some riders. Also, the rubber dampers might not reduce vibrations for the DoubleTake mirrors. However, this experiment is certainly worth performing for a total cost of $6.80. :wink:

    If the experiment is successful, owners of other motorcycles can purchase the Honda, rubber mirror dampers. :deal Is there an XR650L owner with DoubleTake mirrors who is willing to experiment with the reverse thread adapters? :wink:

    Spud :beer
  20. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Any news from the RAM folks when these will ship in the right size?