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Dadayama 10-06-2012 07:29 PM

Replacement Mirrors???
 
I busted a mirror on a recent adventure ride, BMW wants $75 for one mirror. (plus shipping)

I've narrowed it down to two options...

Double Take

Or

Twalcom

Both seem cool... i like the looks of the original, but i think these two options will be better in the long run. I in my "i live in the ghetto, mentality" worry about the Double Take mirrors and theft...

Is there any other options? Any opinions?

thanks

Nacho911 10-06-2012 08:26 PM

Double Take. I love mine. Use locktite, and rough up the inside of the aluminum arms for more secure grab. Lifetime warranty on the mirrors if they break. About $120.00 for two with all the bits. I've crashed hit by thick tree branches, and they just move out of the way. No problem

:freaky

Angryrican 10-07-2012 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dadayama (Post 19764014)
I busted a mirror on a recent adventure ride, BMW wants $75 for one mirror. (plus shipping)

I've narrowed it down to two options...

Double Take

Or

Twalcom

Both seem cool... i like the looks of the original, but i think these two options will be better in the long run. I in my "i live in the ghetto, mentality" worry about the Double Take mirrors and theft...

Is there any other options? Any opinions?

thanks

I have the Twalcom mirrors and they are not top quality but are definitely nice. Been on the bike 6 months and stay in place without much fuss and visibility is good. Definitely worth the low price:clap

JRWooden 10-07-2012 06:29 AM

with the double-takes you could substitute regular or ny-lock nut for the plastic wingnut to improve theft resistance :wink:

puckinet 10-07-2012 08:53 AM

I went a different route, I picked up some CGR lane splitters bar end, a friend turned me onto them and said you will have a hard time braking one. Now I thought bar end would be gone the first time out, but I put on a set and wow. Went down a few time right on the mirror and it just folded in really surprised with them.

Dadayama 10-07-2012 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by puckinet (Post 19766570)
I went a different route, I picked up some CGR lane splitters bar end, a friend turned me onto them and said you will have a hard time braking one. Now I thought bar end would be gone the first time out, but I put on a set and wow. Went down a few time right on the mirror and it just folded in really surprised with them.

I think yo meant CRG... found some reviews on the net...

johngil 10-07-2012 09:28 AM

I've still got a pair of OEM mirrors in the shed.
$50 for both plus shipping from 91335.

Dadayama 10-08-2012 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by johngil (Post 19766749)
I've still got a pair of OEM mirrors in the shed.
$50 for both plus shipping from 91335.

Problem there... is I'm still paying $50+ for one mirror... ( i know it is two mirrors, but i only need one)

I'm thinking the Double Take may be the way to go if i don't want to keep buy mirrors...

I was looking again at the Twalcom and they are listed on their website as 225 mm long, which is about 8.86 inches... the OEM mirrors are about 11 inches... so kinda rules them out...

Sometimes spending money on your bike is fun... sometimes it is not... After crashing a few times on my last big trip, i'm thinking it is not so fun paying for stuff you already had but broke.

Ride Report

4TooMany 10-09-2012 07:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dadayama (Post 19777754)
I'm thinking the Double Take may be the way to go if i don't want to keep buy mirrors...

Definitely Double Take. Aside from the fact that you're not likely to break them, if you do you can replace parts instead of a whole mirror. Also, you can totally fold them out of the way if you're in terrain that requires it. And the reason I bought them in the first place was because of their adjustability. With my stock mirrors (not on my BMW), all I could see was my shoulders. With the medium length RAM arm, the Double Takes extend out significantly further than my stock mirrors did for a nice clear view behind me. Do it, you won't be sorry.

hb7 01-11-2014 05:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dadayama (Post 19777754)
Problem there... is I'm still paying $50+ for one mirror... ( i know it is two mirrors, but i only need one)

I'm thinking the Double Take may be the way to go if i don't want to keep buy mirrors...

I was looking again at the Twalcom and they are listed on their website as 225 mm long, which is about 8.86 inches... the OEM mirrors are about 11 inches... so kinda rules them out...

Sometimes spending money on your bike is fun... sometimes it is not... After crashing a few times on my last big trip, i'm thinking it is not so fun paying for stuff you already had but broke.

Ride Report

There are longer 243mm 280mm and 325mm Twalcom style folding mirrors + replacement parts :

http://www.moto-science.com/products...rs?pagesize=48

Reaver 01-11-2014 05:54 PM

Anyone try the Ebay stock looking mirrors from China? Probably the same manufacturer. They go from $20 pr with free shipping and on up depending on seller. The cheap china turn signals are fantastic, I've bought 8 already for the yellow to white conversion. I want to order the mirrors just to see but I have 2 spare sets already.

hb7 01-11-2014 06:04 PM

If you are jonesing to buy chinese quality : why wait ? get it asap.....here:

http://www.t-motorsports.com/mirrors-1/?sort=priceasc

Reaver 01-11-2014 06:13 PM

Seeing as how you totally missed the point, I'll hold your hand.

Would you pay $85 for one genuine BMW mirror or would you prefer a PAIR of these for $32 SHIPPED?




http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/...psc8b95966.jpg

hb7 01-11-2014 07:21 PM

I wouldn't buy those....for all sorts of reasons. I keep my bikes forever.
Chinese plastic resin reportedly is such low quality that it will eventually shatter from UV exposure. Internal construction is never the same. The internal construction makes the difference....there is no free lunch. Turn signals from china no problem, mirrors no.

BMW stock mirrors, identical OEM quality for 89/pair or 45/each , made in Italy by FAR . http://www.far.it

http://tinyurl.com/kkkj8uv

What's the point of buying a fine $13-14K bike and loading it up on knockoff parts ?

Reaver 01-11-2014 07:37 PM

You're right. Not one single part of my BMW's are made in China and put in a fancy box with a beautiful BMW stamp on it at 10x the price.


How silly of me.

Long live the Middleman! :freaky


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