Must have Mirror for any dual-sport thumper...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Region Riley, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. Region Riley

    Region Riley rally kit widow

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    http://www.doubletakemirror.com/

    This new mirror is awesome! I have one on a KTM 250xcfw, I was able to see behind me on a rough gravel road at speeds over 60mph.

    The real beauty of this mirror is it can be tucked away when you hit the trails. Or if you're like me and forget, the mirror is strong enough to survive a crash or two. Mine hit some slickrock in Utah more than a couple of times and survived.
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  3. Region Riley

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    So is the owner of Double Take Mirror, ever hear of Neduro. :lol3


    The HDB are very cool as well, I have more than a few friends with that setup. But I already had new handguards, so this mirror was a no brainer.
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  4. Truckin_Thumper

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    Ned who?.... oh yeah, I taught him how to ride a few years ago.......:lol3



    I didn't know he now makes mirrors......SWEET!

    :wave Ned!
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  5. Heymarz

    Heymarz Gaily Retarded

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    Your MUST HAVE is also part of a bigger system that that particular mirror is proprietary to. Hence you just can't buy the mirror and put in on any bike, especially one without hand guards, specifically those hand guards.

    And, the maker of the mirror on RR's bike is also made by a member here. So quit pissing on her thread about a new product that serves a bigger market and at a 10th of the cost. :brow
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  6. brianjonesphoto

    brianjonesphoto Single Track Noob

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    Thanks for the think. I've thought about making something exactly like that for the stock mirrors. Now I don't have to.
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  7. Hayduke

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    :lol2

    Tami is having a tough time getting used to the HDB system mirrors, so we're going to go with the doubletake on her bike at least- bigger mirror and positioned in a more "normal" spot (like she likes.) :lol3
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  8. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    2nd to Heymarz post.

    The HBD setup is nice, but I use Fastways and they will only work with the HBD guards. But there is a setup for ANY bike with the DoubleTake kit.

    It also puts the mirror glass up higher. I do not have to look down at my hands to use the mirror.




    To get this out of the way:
    Yes, I know Neduro.
    Yes, I use the mirrors on my SE and 530.

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  9. mmitchell57

    mmitchell57 Vulcan Halfbreed

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    Both mirror set are pretty cool. I really dig the double take based on it's versatility. It's on a ball mount. You can find ball mount systems all over. Good stuff.
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  10. ganshert

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    I was really tempted by the HDB mirrors. I ended up not going with them because I really like the Cycra handguards I already had and I didn't want the smaller mirrors with limited adjustment. I'm glad I waited for another option.

    Doubletake mirror pros:

    easily removable and transferable to other bikes
    adjustable
    big
    functional
    rugged

    It all comes down to personal preference and intended use. I see the HDB mirrors as satisfying the requirement to have a mirror and the doubletake mirrors as satisfying the need to see what's behind you.

    edit: I know Ned and Paul and I praise both of them for getting out there and making things for us :thumb Both products have their market and both are high quality.
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  11. eakins

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    i agree both are slick.
    i have ken sean's that i think i'm gonna sell and get those doubletakes for the dr as i ride it alot on the street.

    for you guys on street legal dirtbikes, do you even uses mirrors????
    i just turn my head anyway.

    my xr400 was street legal an i used a simple folding acerbis mirror as i did not care about having a mirror to see, just had it in case a cop stopped me. seems like the hdb fold out mirror is the same concept.
    it's there mostly for the cops.

    now for the big ktm adv, factory dual-sports etc., doubletakes are perfect mirrors.
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    Not really. The HDB's are very useful on the road, and almost as good as the stock mirrors on my 950. But for some people, I think the position is hard to get used to, that's why Bonnie wants to check out the doubletakes.

    More full disclosure: I know both Paul and Ned and like both of their products. Thanks for giving us so many choices! :thumb :lol3
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  13. DualSportDad

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    best mirror i have had yet.... never have to touch it for any reason (street or hard/fast trail riding). i just hit a tree head on in the trails the other day at probly 20 mph and i slid up whacking my crotch and legs on the bars. glass broke but none fell out yet and that was about 500 miles ago. i'm getting another one asap.

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  14. turbonotch

    turbonotch Been here awhile

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    +1 on the dual-star mirror!

    i used them a few years back... worked great, stayed out the way, and still remained functional even on the trail. i was amazed they gave a proper line of sight for being in such a funky position.

    just because i'm on single track doesn't mean i'm not curious if my buddy is still behind me :rofl




    the HDB and double take mirrors are also nice, but at $19 ea... the dualstar mirrors are expendible, heck you can actually call up and buy JUST the mirror piece for $10 IIRC - an excellent idea for a 'street-legal-fluff' part on any bike that see serious trail :evil
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    I've broken 5+ of the dual star mirrors. Maybe I just crash different :lol3
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  16. turbonotch

    turbonotch Been here awhile

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    might just be all the rocks in CO. i had a dual star mirror last my ENTIRE first year riding C-class enduro on a KLX300R... i crashed alot that year :eek1 but mostly into sand and trees :rofl

    even so - when it finally did break - it was super cheap to replace... like i said, they'll sell you just the mirror if your mount is still intact :deal


    given enough crashes - they'll all break :ricky
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  17. ganshert

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    I think you're right. REI sells the same mirror that DS uses so I just used the DS bracket and kept picking mirrors up at REI until I just decided to give up.
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  18. turbonotch

    turbonotch Been here awhile

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    i think the doubletake mirror is perfect for some applications - just not mine. both of them folded in will block my view of the instruments (i do mileage for enduro/dualsport trailcrew) and/or interfere with my GPS on a third RAM mount. but it's a great idea for a casual dualsport bike. i can imagine that it would provide a great, stable reflection.

    i'll admit that the highway-dirt-bike system is PERFECT for my needs... but i simply can't swallow the price considering EVERY bike i own already has 'bark-busters' of one type or another (cyrca, moose, and fastway at the moment)

    it's alot to lay out just to try the mirror that comes with it.

    if i buy a bike that NEEDS guards - i'll probably swap them around and put HDB guards/mirrors on whichever bike needs to be 100% legal.

    BTW - the screw-in type barend fasteners they use on the HDB bars are THE SHYTE for really banging around... even using them for years on my Cyrca guards. way better than all the other fasteners that come in any sort of kit combined!
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    :nod

    I ordered some extras from HDB last month. They are bullet proof.
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  20. Wylie

    Wylie Back in the saddle again

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    I'm trying to remember to always crash on the right side so the mirror just loosens up. Got lucky with the last left hander.
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