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

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

  1. hb7

    hb7 moto-science

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    Hold up, riding a Ural in the dirt ? Must be fun.....
    How are going to drop a URAL WITH A SIDECAR ?
    On that bike the mirrors look like a fashion accessory.

    What intrigues me is the riding 500+ lb bikes off road and then
    worrying about dropping them. 500+ lbs in dirt = you will be dropping it.
    Not only mirrors will be breaking. You will start breaking...
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  2. Wings

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    I could almost guarantee these guys use their rigs strictly for fashion shows. Yep, I'm pretty sure.
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  3. SpringOly

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    You rock!

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  4. R_W

    R_W wannabe

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    how the hell do you wheelie a ural????
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  5. Assfault

    Assfault Exposed Member

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    So with the apparent sucess of you great functioning dual sport product, almost indestructable nature and glorious reviews, I see a great response in ordering your new product. I would like to ask for a simple discount in the Tradition others have set that sell thier wares here in the great ADVRiders Vendors forum. What say you? Thanks,
    Assfault
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  6. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    With a bump! :getiton

    I know, I've been an unfortunate sidecar monkee for one of those URAL guys. :eek1
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  7. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Ned, how much does a mirror, short ram arm and ball weigh in at?

    Wish RAM had a smaller ball mount system for the lighter loads. Otherwise the RAM stuff rocks, your mirrors looks great, and I plan to get a set of your mirrors as soon as a bust the OEM ones I have -- which shouldn't take long. :huh
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  8. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    They do have a smaller system.

    Check out the "A" size

    http://www.ram-mount.com/Products/Components/tabid/798/Default.aspx


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  9. Krabill

    Krabill Long timer

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    Ned - suggestions for version 2.0 - go with the smaller "A" size ram mount and either do a two-part injection molding process to get some softer compound on the ball end of your mirror, or use a threaded insert in the bottom and screw in an actual RAM ball so it isn't so slippery.
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  10. batman1939

    batman1939 Been here awhile

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    Just ordered a set for my 2009 DR 650. I'm just sick of looking at my Hi Viz shoulders/ arms in the mirror.

    Like many of you wish I would have thought of this. I'll post some images once i have them mounted.
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  11. Stovebolt

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    I wish I'd had these on my 640A. And I may ADD them to the Highway Dirtbikes setup if I don't like the adjustability (lack thereof) of those mirrors. (Hard to beat their handguards, I think......)

    Ned - you have made the last, best, ultimate DS mirror setup!

    Stovebolt
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  12. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Eventually! I made an an enormous investment to have a mold made in the USA- I'd really like to get that paid for before I begin discounting.


    Duly noted- thanks!
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  13. DougZ73

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    I had it out, "in use" on a short ride I got out for yesterday....did not bother to turn it in when I got on the trails...It got smacked by all sorts of things and held up just fine.

    I had to break myself of the habit of turning my whole head around to see what was behind me. I can now actually look in mirror and see what is there. :D

    Discount?? I think its priced pretty damn fair. Maybe a $5 discount if you buy a set.....I was happy buying one and paying $25...and I am a cheap bastid. LOL

    Krabill: You might try dipping the ball end on some rubber tool handle compound. Might work. :ear
    http://www.amazon.com/Plasti-dip-12219-Performix-Multi-purpose-Coating/dp/B0027JGVMS
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  14. Motoriley

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  15. sonoran

    sonoran Making ADV great again

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    Awesome. Just ordered a set!
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  16. CHRIS_D

    CHRIS_D Been here awhile

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    So far I've placed about 500 miles on mine. All I can say "Good job Ned!". I owned the other mirror that's sold on this site and all I can say it's a night and day difference. A lot Less vibration on the mirror and I can actual see what's behind me now. :clap I haven't tested them in a drop yet, but I do believe wtih the way they are designed they will hold up just fine.

    Anyone that's still on the fence in regards to buying one, just go for it you will not be disappointed !!
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  17. Bonnie Abbzug

    Bonnie Abbzug Property of Hayduke

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    My Double Takes got a good workout today and held up fantastically!

    I crashed pretty hard doing a hillclimb on my WRr and the left side mirror folded right up, no damage to the glass or the body of the mirror (can't say the same for myself, though :lol3 ). Then, we hopped on the highway and rode about 100 miles. I could see everything the whole time! They even held steady in an incredible headwind and through a dust devil :eek1 , that almost tore my helmet off my head!!!

    Thanks Ned for developing such a great product!:thumb
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  18. chipbl

    chipbl Been here awhile

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    Chadx, I too have the HDB setup and just ordered the Double-take mirrors. I see you've mounted some RAM balls in the HDB top plate - did you use the same ones/same size stem from the Double-take site? Did you have to tap out the HDB top plate or did you use a nut on the bottom? Just trying to find out what size fits! Looks good!

    Thanks -
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  19. neduro

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    Had the chance to look closely at a WR250R this weekend (thanks, Bonnie Abbzug!) and want to clarify what to order for that bike.

    The stock mirror includes an R/H - L/H adapter which is under the rubber at the lower end of the stock right mirror. You can wind it off the mirror, and use a RAM-B-349 (Ball stud w/ 10mm x 1.25 normal thread) that you get from us or anyone else.

    Therefore, I recommend ordering the same parts for both left and right side, and using the stock adapter.

    Here's a picture of the adapter with a Ball Stud threaded in:

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    I'll update my web page shortly, figured I'd start here. :-)

    Thanks, everyone, for the great reviews!
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  20. R_W

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    I think the single compound would be good--that way that joint is the one that will move first in an impact.

    I didn't think RAM advised on using the A size on motorcycles, something about not handling the vibes/abuse.

    My suggestion for a later addition to the website is to include the dual-ball clamp as an option. I don't have the bar space for two mounts (mirror and GPS) so I will be ordering from another site.