ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Orange Crush
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-13-2014, 08:19 AM   #1
keener OP
Speed changes you.
 
keener's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Oddometer: 899
Mirrors options for the big girl - beside Doubel take

I know double take mirrors are the best choice in practical terms, but I don't want to have two more ram mount beside my GPS ram mount on the bar. That's just too much. There's got to be a better way. Mirrors don't need to have such beefy stems.

Are there other options?

I ride in trails a lot, so mirrors must fold when I go down.

__________________
04 ADV 950
keener is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 09:32 AM   #2
NeptuneTriton
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2013
Oddometer: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by keener View Post
I know double take mirrors are the best choice in practical terms, but I don't want to have two more ram mount beside my GPS ram mount on the bar. That's just too much. There's got to be a better way. Mirrors don't need to have such beefy stems.

Are there other options?

I ride in trails a lot, so mirrors must fold when I go down.

I had the same question! Personally, I find the Double Take mirrors to be a little fugly and expensive for what they are. I wanted something that could fold easily out of the way too, so I ended up going with the Highway Dirt Bike setup. As an added bonus, I got rid of the crappy plastic handguards the 990 ships with and got rid of the turbulence/buffeting the stock mirrors give off. I love the way the HDB mirrors just fold cleanly away behind the handguards.

http://www.highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_...&ref=NexGen_00




NeptuneTriton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 10:02 AM   #3
Chuckracer
Jerkus Maximus
 
Chuckracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Location: Lowville, NY
Oddometer: 7,183
I just take them off if I'm going to be spending the majority of the time off road. I have a cheap plastic bicycle mirror that attaches to a small hole on the left handguard to use if I'm going far enough to be worried about street safety and legality, but if I drop the bike on that side it will get wiped out and I don't care.

Simple and cheap. I see no reason to throw $$ at mirrors.
__________________
2005.5 KTM 950 Adventure
2001 Scorpa SY250

Chuckracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 11:21 AM   #4
种.
Ajaa kuin mummo
 
种.'s Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Finland
Oddometer: 239
KTM folding mirrors + mirror extenders. Almost stock look, not that expensive, they fold and are wider than stock.
__________________
Pics and vids
种. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 11:32 AM   #5
Dan Diego
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: San Diego, CA
Oddometer: 624
Another idea: You can find some extremely inexpensive mirror mounts/perches online. (I bought a set on eBay for $6 delivered.)

As you know, this removes the stock mirrors from the clutch/master cylinder mounts where a small drop would cause some unfortunate damage to those items.

I can tell you -- after dropping the Big Girl twice recently -- that the redundant perches to help...
__________________
Triumph Rocket III Touring, KTM 990 ADV

When I finished high school, I wanted to take all my graduation money and buy myself a motorcycle. But my mom said no. See, she had a brother who died in a horrible motorcycle accident when he was 18. And I could just have his motorcycle.
Dan Diego is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 12:13 PM   #6
Longboard8
n00b
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: San Diego CA
Oddometer: 4
+1 Highway Dirt Bikes... Work great!
Longboard8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 12:26 PM   #7
Orangecicle
Beastly Adventurer
 
Orangecicle's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: West Des Moines, IA
Oddometer: 2,067
I understand you've ruled out Doubletake mirrors. I thought I'd show you a picture or two of my bike with that setup. These are the short versions. So far, I like them. I thought about the KTM folding mirrors but read they vibrate a lot. I tried to replace with OEM, but KTM stopped manufacturing the originals for the 950s and now force you to buy the more expensive 1190 mirrors. I narrowed the choices to HDB and Doubletake, and I went the Doubletake route.





Best of luck.
__________________
"I'd like to meet the joker who had the nerve to call this a road!" -- Walter Sigmann
"Loud tires save lives." -- Unknown
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/brad.horn.9
Orangecicle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 12:39 PM   #8
Nowwhat
I'll Go Second...
 
Nowwhat's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: On the Ground Laughing
Oddometer: 4,446
HDB....

I have tried everything to get my double takes to not wilt....gave up...
__________________
'14 1190R...Adventure Beast
'13 690 Quest...Rally Beast
950SE......Desert Beast
'Berg 570..Trail Beast
Nowwhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 01:37 PM   #9
keener OP
Speed changes you.
 
keener's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Toronto, Canada
Oddometer: 899
I like HDB setup too, but there are two problems with it. A) I have to ditch my hand guards that are bigger and better B) they make the bike wider. I will be unfolding them every 5 minutes where I ride. Also, They can still break since mirrors are hinged ,not on ball mounts.

time to make my OWN MIRRORS. Damn! hard to believe there is no decent dual sport universal setup out there.
__________________
04 ADV 950
keener is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 01:51 PM   #10
zgfiredude
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Aspen, Colorado
Oddometer: 761
http://www.skullyhelmets.com/
__________________
'06 950S Adv, DRZ440E, KLX440R, DRZ250, & F650GS
zgfiredude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2014, 02:05 PM   #11
tedmarshall
Studly Adventurer
 
tedmarshall's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2005
Location: Wilmette, Illinois
Oddometer: 502
Don Diego Source for Perches?

This is very helpful. Been looking for something like this for-ever.
Could you either post or pm me the link to those you found?
And THANKS!
Ted
tedmarshall is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 02:33 PM   #12
FlyingDutchman
Dirt Biker
 
FlyingDutchman's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: Ontario. Canada.
Oddometer: 776
If necessary, l use ktm folding mirror for off-road.

I bought it on Ebay for $60 to my door...left side only.

I used it for the Dacre Challenge, a 18hr rally, with no issues.
__________________
Twist your own throttle

FlyingDutchman screwed with this post 06-04-2014 at 12:46 PM
FlyingDutchman is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 03:05 PM   #13
Rodknee
Aggrivator
 
Rodknee's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: new friggin york
Oddometer: 2,019
another vote for the ktm folding units. very happy with mine.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustRon View Post
my ass was jealous of Rodney's day-long-ass.
NY to Inuvik to Deadhorse Aug 14'
2014 Rides: Katie M Big girl & Berg Hoon'icycle
RIP Buddy 1999-2014
Rodknee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #14
Mr Head
PowerPoint ADV
 
Mr Head's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Yorba Linda, The outskirts of the OC.
Oddometer: 6,383
One of the first things on my list was moving that mirror mount off the master cylinder for the front brake. I'd rater break the cheap part at the clamp.
And the Double takes are so to be on my 990 as well.
I don't have much trouble with brush around here, its SUV mirrors.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orangecicle View Post
I understand you've ruled out Doubletake mirrors. I thought I'd show you a picture or two of my bike with that setup. These are the short versions. So far, I like them. I thought about the KTM folding mirrors but read they vibrate a lot. I tried to replace with OEM, but KTM stopped manufacturing the originals for the 950s and now force you to buy the more expensive 1190 mirrors. I narrowed the choices to HDB and Doubletake, and I went the Doubletake route.





Best of luck.
__________________
...Richard
"...the road goes on forever and the party never ends..." - Robert Earl Keen
Mr Head is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2014, 04:10 PM   #15
FakeName
Wile E Coyote SuperGenius
 
FakeName's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego
Oddometer: 1,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by zgfiredude View Post
I like the idea, but their video makes me want to avoid putting one on, ever. WAY too much info in a narrow window of space.

Of course the video is just a quick attention-grabbing demo, but YIKES, no thank you.
__________________
ADVdiscount Motorcycle Product Photography


2011 White 990 Adv S
2014 500EXC Black
FakeName is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 07:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014