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Old 05-18-2010, 07:39 PM   #121
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I was wondering what I'd missed.
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:38 PM   #122
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Put in an order for mine today, look forward to seeing how they work on the 610.
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:33 AM   #123
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Thanks Ned! Gonna be testing on the XT660Z and the HP2





Will post results.

Instead of waiting to break your original mirrors before investing in this excellent product, just remove the originals an store them away. When you sell the bike, re-install unscratched originals and move the real stuff to the next bike! Makes more sense $$$ like and it may save you a perch, too!
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:21 PM   #124
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Just in time. I needed a replacement. BTW, I've found your suspension book invaluable for finally getting my LC4E set. I like the pdf format. I load it on my PDA so it's easy to have it with me on the ride. Keep the good ideas coming.
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Old 05-23-2010, 03:13 PM   #125
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Just replaced a my KTM folding mirror (that worked great!) with a Double Take unit.....and I'm glad i did. The Double take mirror really allows you to get the adjustment exactly where you want it and I like the fact that it's basically bullet proof!

Here's a couple pics of the mirror installed on my KTM 530EXC.







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Old 05-23-2010, 04:15 PM   #126
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That is such a clean looking 530. Wow.

Any issues with all that weight on the rear subframe? Is it just sitting there? No reinforcements/etc.?

Great looking setup. Your 530 has got to be my favourite that I've seen posted. I'm trying to take my '09 450 in the same direction.

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Old 05-23-2010, 04:44 PM   #127
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That is such a clean looking 530. Wow.

Any issues with all that weight on the rear subframe? Is it just sitting there? No reinforcements/etc.?

Great looking setup. Your 530 has got to be my favourite that I've seen posted. I'm trying to take my '09 450 in the same direction.

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thanks, I've worked hard to get it set up exactly the way I want it...now just have to put it to good use

The subframe has no mods to it, I carried the same gear last summer on our 1100 mile off road trip and it performed flawless, my buddy carried the same gear on his 530 as well with no issues. Not saying it can't/won't crack but so far it's holding up great.

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Old 05-23-2010, 08:41 PM   #128
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yup, that be stylie! Can't wait to get home and mount mine up on my 640A and 525R
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:18 PM   #129
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so i have a question for those of you who use the 3" arms?
i went with 2" arms.

when you ride dirt roads etc. will your mirrors move/drop down from vibration over time??? i've tightened the living crap outta my 2" arm to the point the rubber ram ball is seriuosly indented and the arm will not tighen anymore. when i'm riding rough dirt roads the mirror will not hold position.

now i understand these are offroad mirrors and i can fold them down but alot of my riding is paved roads for a few miles (ie cops, keeps the mirror up) then connect with dirt and then back to paved and so on. no bueno to adjust the mirror each time i switch terrain. in the end if i point it straight up it stays but that defeats the purpose of a mirror and seeing behind me.

is my klr mirror anti-vibartion thing causing this (i'll try a test w/o), or is it the 2" arm clamps less or is it the design as ned went with a non-rubber ball on his mirror so it could move in a crash and thus this mirror really needs to be tucked 100% when on dirt???

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Just tighten the damn knob! If you go with the smaller ball it will want to slip even more.

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Old 05-23-2010, 10:26 PM   #130
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so does your mirror drop down for you over time?

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Ned - suggestions for version 2.0 - go with the smaller "A" size ram mount and either do a two-part injection molding process to get some softer compound on the ball end of your mirror, or use a threaded insert in the bottom and screw in an actual RAM ball so it isn't so slippery.
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:43 AM   #131
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I used a short arm for a while (I now changed to the long arm simply because it gives better visibility and because with my new hand guards, the reflector would end up right over the hand guard mounting bolt when I fold it down) and had absolutely no issues with the arm loosening arm. It stayed tight wherever I put it. I couldn't even move it to adjust the mirror without first loosening the arm up.
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:04 AM   #132
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I just finished a 1500 Iron Butt ride with these mirrors on my Big KTM. The only time they moved was when hit with HIGH Gusts while I was doing 90mph. I'm talking High Gusts. We lost one rider in the group due to getting blown off the road.

You can see them in this pic, still standing.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:27 AM   #133
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ok. with my short arm i can't ever tighten it enough to make it complely a solid unit. i'll flip my arm and see what happens, but maybe the the 2" arm end does get as much leverage as the ball as the 3"?

anyone else w/ 2" arms???

ned,
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I used a short arm for a while (I now changed to the long arm simply because it gives better visibility and because with my new hand guards, the reflector would end up right over the hand guard mounting bolt when I fold it down) and had absolutely no issues with the arm loosening arm. It stayed tight wherever I put it. I couldn't even move it to adjust the mirror without first loosening the arm up.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:33 AM   #134
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so i flipped the arm and now it locked solid.
i flipped it back and it moved???
so that was it & i have no idea why as i see no diff.
maybe the one side is clamping tighter???
anyway. thanks.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:28 PM   #135
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ok. with my short arm i can't ever tighten it enough to make it complely a solid unit. i'll flip my arm and see what happens, but maybe the the 2" arm end does get as much leverage as the ball as the 3"?

anyone else w/ 2" arms???

ned,
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I have the 2" arm and find that when I get the bike bouncing around offroad the mirrors flop down. I have the knob tightened as best I can by hand. I am thinking of dipping the mirror ball in some plasticote to give the arm something to grab onto a little better.
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