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Old 04-22-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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Must have Mirror for any dual-sport thumper...

http://www.doubletakemirror.com/

This new mirror is awesome! I have one on a KTM 250xcfw, I was able to see behind me on a rough gravel road at speeds over 60mph.

The real beauty of this mirror is it can be tucked away when you hit the trails. Or if you're like me and forget, the mirror is strong enough to survive a crash or two. Mine hit some slickrock in Utah more than a couple of times and survived.




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Old 04-22-2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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Meh, eets ok, BUT THIS one is the "must have"

Plus the owner is a member here....



http://highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:34 AM   #3
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Meh, eets ok, BUT THIS one is the "must have"

Plus the owner is a member here....


So is the owner of Double Take Mirror, ever hear of Neduro.


The HDB are very cool as well, I have more than a few friends with that setup. But I already had new handguards, so this mirror was a no brainer.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:39 AM   #4
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So is the owner of Double Take Mirror, ever hear of Neduro.


The HDB are very cool as well, I have more than a few friends with that setup. But I already had new handguards, so this mirror was a no brainer.
Ned who?.... oh yeah, I taught him how to ride a few years ago.......



I didn't know he now makes mirrors......SWEET!

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Old 04-22-2010, 09:43 AM   #5
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Meh, eets ok, BUT THIS one is the "must have"

Plus the owner is a member here....



http://highwaydirtbikes.com/HDB_Shop/
Your MUST HAVE is also part of a bigger system that that particular mirror is proprietary to. Hence you just can't buy the mirror and put in on any bike, especially one without hand guards, specifically those hand guards.

And, the maker of the mirror on RR's bike is also made by a member here. So quit pissing on her thread about a new product that serves a bigger market and at a 10th of the cost.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:45 AM   #6
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Thanks for the think. I've thought about making something exactly like that for the stock mirrors. Now I don't have to.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:00 AM   #7
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So is the owner of Double Take Mirror, ever hear of Neduro.


The HDB are very cool as well, I have more than a few friends with that setup. But I already had new handguards, so this mirror was a no brainer.



Tami is having a tough time getting used to the HDB system mirrors, so we're going to go with the doubletake on her bike at least- bigger mirror and positioned in a more "normal" spot (like she likes.)
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:11 AM   #8
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2nd to Heymarz post.

The HBD setup is nice, but I use Fastways and they will only work with the HBD guards. But there is a setup for ANY bike with the DoubleTake kit.

It also puts the mirror glass up higher. I do not have to look down at my hands to use the mirror.




To get this out of the way:
Yes, I know Neduro.
Yes, I use the mirrors on my SE and 530.

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Old 04-22-2010, 10:12 AM   #9
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Both mirror set are pretty cool. I really dig the double take based on it's versatility. It's on a ball mount. You can find ball mount systems all over. Good stuff.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:16 AM   #10
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I was really tempted by the HDB mirrors. I ended up not going with them because I really like the Cycra handguards I already had and I didn't want the smaller mirrors with limited adjustment. I'm glad I waited for another option.

Doubletake mirror pros:

easily removable and transferable to other bikes
adjustable
big
functional
rugged

It all comes down to personal preference and intended use. I see the HDB mirrors as satisfying the requirement to have a mirror and the doubletake mirrors as satisfying the need to see what's behind you.

edit: I know Ned and Paul and I praise both of them for getting out there and making things for us Both products have their market and both are high quality.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:25 AM   #11
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i agree both are slick.
i have ken sean's that i think i'm gonna sell and get those doubletakes for the dr as i ride it alot on the street.

for you guys on street legal dirtbikes, do you even uses mirrors????
i just turn my head anyway.

my xr400 was street legal an i used a simple folding acerbis mirror as i did not care about having a mirror to see, just had it in case a cop stopped me. seems like the hdb fold out mirror is the same concept.
it's there mostly for the cops.

now for the big ktm adv, factory dual-sports etc., doubletakes are perfect mirrors.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:20 PM   #12
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my xr400 was street legal an i used a simple folding acerbis mirror as i did not care about having a mirror to see, just had it in case a cop stopped me. seems like the hdb fold out mirror is the same concept.
it's there mostly for the cops..

Not really. The HDB's are very useful on the road, and almost as good as the stock mirrors on my 950. But for some people, I think the position is hard to get used to, that's why Bonnie wants to check out the doubletakes.

More full disclosure: I know both Paul and Ned and like both of their products. Thanks for giving us so many choices!
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:34 PM   #13
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best mirror i have had yet.... never have to touch it for any reason (street or hard/fast trail riding). i just hit a tree head on in the trails the other day at probly 20 mph and i slid up whacking my crotch and legs on the bars. glass broke but none fell out yet and that was about 500 miles ago. i'm getting another one asap.

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Old 04-22-2010, 05:28 PM   #14
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+1 on the dual-star mirror!

i used them a few years back... worked great, stayed out the way, and still remained functional even on the trail. i was amazed they gave a proper line of sight for being in such a funky position.

just because i'm on single track doesn't mean i'm not curious if my buddy is still behind me




the HDB and double take mirrors are also nice, but at $19 ea... the dualstar mirrors are expendible, heck you can actually call up and buy JUST the mirror piece for $10 IIRC - an excellent idea for a 'street-legal-fluff' part on any bike that see serious trail
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:35 PM   #15
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I've broken 5+ of the dual star mirrors. Maybe I just crash different
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