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

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

  1. sumwon

    sumwon Been here awhile

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    I wanted to speak a little more to the vibration issues. I have found that I can control the vibrations to a great extent through adjusting the mirrors and finding clean air. If I place the mirrors in more or less a straight 45 degree angle to the handlebars on my bike, they work best. They still shake in certain situations, but so did the original mirrors. Still a great product in my view. Just throwing that out there. :D
  2. alcontrast

    alcontrast at least I'm trying

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    agreed.. My doubletakes vibrated like crazy at first, to the point where my left side mirror would unscrew itself from the perch.. After a while I found it was mostly wind buffeting from the windscreen on my bike.. When I moved the mirror glass further out towards the ends of the bars the shakiness at highway speeds diminished greatly.. This is on a 2007 F650gs thumper with v-stream windscreen..

    it's still hard to tell if there's a cop or a cadillac behind me at times but even with the OEM mirrors it was hard to tell what was behind me on the highway.. For visibility I would say these are equal or better (in the right position) than OEM on my bike and a hundred times better when I dump the bike in a mud pit where an OEM mirror would break free at the base these seem to just move to an awkward position. Re-position the mirror and ride on!
  3. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    For anyone who's on the fence... RAM just let us know that instead of getting us product today, they are sending overnight on Monday. Because we're running a little behind, I'm going to stop the countdown and just leave the discount to stand over the weekend.

    So, last chance for a while to get a great price on the mirror!
  4. BillyD

    BillyD Been here awhile

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    I love my Double Take mirrors so much, I have 7 of them on five bikes.

    Did you know street-legal motorbikes in NV are supposed to have two mirrors?

    Mirror, mirror, on the bar...
  5. CrashesALot

    CrashesALot Adventurer

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    I have an 06 gs dakar and its missing one mirror. I found an M8x1.25 bolt and it fits where the mirror goes. Since ive never seen any of the ram mount products Im wondering if this setup will work. Use the ball plate base with a 3" arm and the double take mirror. Instead of using a screw through the ball plate base I want to use another ball(see here). Then mount my phone like this off of that ball. I just wonder if there is enough room for everything. It seems the phone mount and mirror arm might be too close.

    Thanks
  6. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I haven't tried it, but I think things would work when the mirror is out but possibly preclude folding the mirror. Worst case, I think you'd need a longer RAM arm (the 5.25") to get some extra space... but I'm just guessing!

    Everything is back in stock and shipping!
  7. COXR650L

    COXR650L Long timer

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    I wanted to tell Ned thanks for sponsoring the Westfest Rally this year in Buena Vista and giving us a set of mirrors and his advanced dual sport riding technique video:deal

    I actually just got introduced to the Doubletake mirror when I won a mirror at the Sipipu Shindig in NM. I was really impressed and am going to get anther mirror so I can have them on my 950:deal Really cool products Ned, thanks!! If you make it down we'll have to do a ride.

    ben
  8. CrashesALot

    CrashesALot Adventurer

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    Would the two ball mounts be too close together for the arm to even fit on?
  9. chokozip

    chokozip Been here awhile

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    Just ordered a set yesterday after snapping one of my stock X-Challenge mirrors off:)
    Im looking forward to them showing up this week.
    Discount?I missed something.

    Sean
  10. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    I think they could be clamped at some angles relative to one another, but not have a full range of motion. Just a guess, though!

    Thanks!

    The discount is gone, we are shipping daily.
  11. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...dang missed the durn diskount...
    Ordered one up there Nedder. Ship ASAP if you please. :norton
  12. studad

    studad Been here awhile

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    ordered a pair this morning! can't wait to try them out
  13. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Both are on their way!
  14. Freakhead

    Freakhead Living Proof

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    Can't wait to get them on....

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  15. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Little short for a Stormtrooper

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    Hey Nedrick!

    Finally got around to ordering. Looking forward to having a mirror that works.

    Rod
  16. mezcal

    mezcal Been here awhile

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    ordered some thru adventure moto here in Aus, on back order hope they get here soon!!!
  17. BigDogAdventures

    BigDogAdventures Fart Letter

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    Just ordered some more mirrors.

    I have just one on my 450 EXC---works very well.

    And have ordered 2 more for my WR250R. I put 2 mirrors on that bike ----and remembered to order the R/H adapter as the right mirror on Yamaha's has a left handed thread.
    So nice to fold them out of the way when not needed--------or take them off-------takes just a second to do either.

    Great Mirrors.

    BigDog
  18. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Do most folks order the 3" or 2" style?....I have a TW200,can't see around my shoulders with the OEM mirrors.
  19. richluck

    richluck Hog

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    Does anybody know what happened to the Double Take Mirror company ? Their website is still up but you cannot place an order through it and the phone # does not ring --- are they out of business?
  20. frog13

    frog13 Long timer

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    Oh great,this doesn't sound good......:eek1.