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Old 05-22-2012, 03:41 AM   #466
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Finally got the mirrors on, and have been commuting with them for a week and a half (120km/day). Replaced the stockers with these. 09 DR 650, stock trailwings, no balance issues.

The Good - Visibility is way better than stock. I am able to see what's behind me without pulling my arms in and tilting my head (for reference, I am 6'3", 270lbs). Build quality of the mirror is outstanding. Ease of installation. Fast shipping.

The Bad - Vibration! I am able to tell something is behind me, but that is about it. Prior to installing these mirrors, I had the stock mirrors. Once I positioned myself to see out of them, they were crystal clear at any speed. Maybe the double take vibrate less than cheap chinese garbage from Ebay, but they are way more vibration prone than the stock mirrors. I read through this thread to see if anyone else has encountered this situation, and tried every position I could with these, to no avail. At all revs, everything is a complete blur.

It's a trade off I guess, one I'll have to live with. 60km/day of my commute is Highway (Interstate for our American friends) , and I'd rather be able to see something out of my mirrors than my shoulders.

Something to think about if you're considering these.
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:20 AM   #467
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The Bad - Vibration! I am able to tell something is behind me, but that is about it. Prior to installing these mirrors, I had the stock mirrors. Once I positioned myself to see out of them, they were crystal clear at any speed. Maybe the double take vibrate less than cheap chinese garbage from Ebay, but they are way more vibration prone than the stock mirrors. I read through this thread to see if anyone else has encountered this situation, and tried every position I could with these, to no avail. At all revs, everything is a complete blur. .
Sounds to me like you have them too tight. Mine don't vibrate much on my DR. No more than stock, anyway.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:15 AM   #468
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That's what I thought. When I read the thread, that's one thing someone said to try. So I went out, loosened them up, and tried it. No change. So I progressively loosened and tested to the point that there wasn't enough tension to hold themselves up.

I wish I had a GoPro or similar to video the vibration.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:46 AM   #469
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Search Yamaha mirror adapter on fleabay.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:31 AM   #470
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Just found out about these very interesting mirrors!..I have a Yamaha TW200 (09 if that makes a difference?)I believe this bike has "reverse" threads on one side of the mirror stalk(s)?.I presume I can get an adaptor somewhere?.
If you go to the DoubleTake "components" page, you'll find them selling the adapter:

http://www.doubletakemirror.com/build/components

Or, if your stock mirror mounts are on the cap side of the clamp - you can buy one of the "split clamp assembly" and just replace your clamp cap with theirs - and get both sides "right". Looks neater, and it's cheaper.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:56 AM   #471
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Hmm. Just found this pic:


Looks like the mirror threads are on the "component" side of the clamps - so adapter, or get split clamps and use directly, or convert your clamp caps to mirror mounts.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:56 PM   #472
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For some reason all I can see is white in my DoubleTake mirrors



These mirrors always impress me for how much of a beating they will take. Smack tree branches, scrape across tree trunks, rocks, dirt when I toss the bike, and I just move them back into place and ride on! Stable when I ride fast too.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:38 PM   #473
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Ill vouch for these mirrors


they can take a hit no worries and dont break
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:15 PM   #474
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I ordered and installed them just before I went on a 2 week, 3,800 mile trip a few weeks ago. Super fast shipping. I mean "in the mail the same day" fast.

Part of my trip involved my lack of dirt riding skills, a 650 V-Strom and Point Sublime at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. There were a few other dirt "roads" a V-Strom should probably stay away from. I figured I'd be introducing my bike to the ground, at least once. I hated the stock mirrors too.

Somehow, I avoided testing the "swing away" feature of the mirrors. However, as street bike mirrors, they are fine. There's a bit of vibration, but not much worse than stock.

More importantly, for V-Stroms, it seems to have reduced the wind buffeting and noise, compared to stock mirrors.

Good product. Good service. Fair price. Made in the US. Go Ned!
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #475
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well i just bought a second set of them , they get hit all / moved all the time
love them
funny how you forget the price when they just work.
I know I'd of went threw 5 or 6 regular mirrors if i did not have these all ready
this set is for a xr350
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:07 PM   #476
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What's the best arm length to purchase for a 640 KTM?

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:21 AM   #477
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What's the best arm length to purchase for a 640 KTM?

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I have the longer arm on all my bikes. It's a better view when in use, and the additional inch gets the mirror head to clear the handguards a little easier when folded.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:35 AM   #478
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:08 AM   #479
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Ordered a pair for my DR650 yesterday. Very stoked to slap them on, hate the stockers. What region do you ship from? I'm already getting fidgety.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:31 AM   #480
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I've ordered these a few times and always pleased at how quickly they show up.
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