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Old 04-09-2014, 09:51 AM   #751
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:09 AM   #752
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:16 PM   #753
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Quick mounting question

I finally got my 95 Tiger out of winter storage this weekend, and took off the stock mirrors and replaced them with my new Double Take mirrors. I noticed there was no place to put a wrench when tightening the balls into the threaded sockets on the bars. I tightened the arms tight and then used them to hand tighten as much as possible. The stock ones had a hex shape to use a 14mm wrench. Am I missing something regarding tightening these into place?
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Old 04-12-2014, 08:44 PM   #754
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I used vide grips on the aluminum. Also one thing I have discovered. I can't explain why but I had the issues other did with the mirrors moving. One day I moved the arms 180 degrees so the internal spring is at the top instead of the bottom. Now the mirrors don't move. So if they move when going over bumps see if the spring is below the knob or above it. Move it to the top if not and retry.
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:46 AM   #755
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Old 04-13-2014, 07:57 PM   #756
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I finally got my 95 Tiger out of winter storage this weekend, and took off the stock mirrors and replaced them with my new Double Take mirrors. I noticed there was no place to put a wrench when tightening the balls into the threaded sockets on the bars. I tightened the arms tight and then used them to hand tighten as much as possible. The stock ones had a hex shape to use a 14mm wrench. Am I missing something regarding tightening these into place?
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That's what I was wondering myself. I used pliers, but they really tear up the aluminum. They came loose on my ride today. Are you supposed to lock-tight them to keep them from moving?
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Old 04-14-2014, 04:56 AM   #757
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Clean all the threads and Loctite worked for me. Some of the threads on one of my mounts were a bit screwed up from the factory mirrors so I drilled in from the side and put a pin through it.


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That's what I was wondering myself. I used pliers, but they really tear up the aluminum. They came loose on my ride today. Are you supposed to lock-tight them to keep them from moving?
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Old 05-02-2014, 02:51 PM   #758
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Coupon Code ?

I was ordering and there's a "coupon code" box on the checkout page. Is there a code ?
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:48 AM   #759
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great product, had one on my 640ADV for a year now, works perfectly to move out of the way when hit. Congratulations on the short review in Motorcyclist.
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Old 05-03-2014, 02:15 PM   #760
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i was ordering and there's a "coupon code" box on the checkout page. Is there a code ?
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:41 PM   #761
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:11 AM   #762
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That's what I was wondering myself. I used pliers, but they really tear up the aluminum. They came loose on my ride today. Are you supposed to lock-tight them to keep them from moving?
I find the easiest way to "tighten" the ball adapter is to use a RAM arm - I just use a longish ram arm (can have the mirror on the other end, or put another ball adapter on that end, or just leave it empty and bottom the two clamp faces against each other), then position it parallel to the bars for max torque capability, then I crank the arm tightener wing nut it down until the arm is clamped extra tight, then I "tighten" the ball into the socket using the RAM arm as the lever/torque arm.

The arms, especially the metal ones, can put a pretty amazing clamp on the ball adapters, which is why you can get them tightened up enough for the mirrors to not move in all but the worst rough and vibey situations. And remember, you are aren't likely to have your arm and mirror in that max torque to loosen/tighten position during normal riding so it isn't like the wind or a branch is likely to break it back loose. There is plenty of "sticktion" to get a very strong torque. Some blue thread locker on top of that can't hurt.

Anyway - this method - no tools needed, you can use what you are installing as the tool, you don't chew up the ball or the stem with pliers/grip teeth.

Hope this helps
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:56 PM   #763
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I called and left a message, my local dealer
Has been trying to order from you since tuesday
With no return call, theres no message stating
Your out of town. Is the number on your site
The correct one?
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:30 AM   #764
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Preferred a set of these a couple weeks ago. Awesome so nice to see again.
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Old 06-02-2014, 09:43 PM   #765
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Ned donated a DT mirror and Ram mount for a NMOHVA dual sprt event in northern New Mexico last weekend. The crowd was drooling on their ticket when this was given away. I did not win. Everyone there was wanting that bad ass mirror. I love mine on my DRZ. Many in our group were using Double Take, many that didn't will soon be me thinks.

Thank you Ned.
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