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Old 05-29-2014, 07:40 AM   #1
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Question 990 Mirror Options???

What options are out there for mirrors on the 990's? Pic's and opinions?
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
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Double Take Mirrors

Double Take Mirrors are the bees's knees. There is nothing better if ride the beast off the beaten path, as eventually you'll go down. I finally gave up after breaking 3 mirror spindles. Since switching over to the Double Take, never again have I had to deal with a broken mirror. Plus, they were invented by a fellow inmate.

Don't know where you are in the great Hoosier State, but I know RevSport in Bloomington usually has a few sets in stock, and they are excellent to deal with.

http://www.doubletakemirror.com/
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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Double Take Mirrors are the bees's knees. There is nothing better if ride the beast off the beaten path, as eventually you'll go down. I finally gave up after breaking 3 mirror spindles. Since switching over to the Double Take, never again have I had to deal with a broken mirror. Plus, they were invented by a fellow inmate.

Don't know where you are in the great Hoosier State, but I know RevSport in Bloomington usually has a few sets in stock, and they are excellent to deal with.

http://www.doubletakemirror.com/
I ordered mine direct from the web site and yes they are "the bees knees"!
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:30 AM   #4
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Doubletake. Ordered directly from the site.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:35 AM   #5
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I use the stock mirrors when riding on the street, and Doubletake with short arms when I am going to be riding any dirt at all.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:24 PM   #6
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:31 PM   #7
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how do you keep them from moving when you hit a bump? I have them as tight as I think I can without breaking them, have dipped the balls in plasti-dip (helped a lot) but they still settle on even a mildly bumpy road? last night running 95 MPH into a 35mph wind the wind moved them?
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:35 PM   #8
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RE: double take mirror, I wrap mine with 1 layer of electrical tape.(the "ball" ) Key is ONE layer. Does not last forever but works well and is cheap and easy to redo when needed.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:41 PM   #9
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I ended up selling my double take setup because no matter what I tried they moved in off road situations. Went with the HDB setup and will never look back.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:48 PM   #10
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I had the same problem with the Double Take mirrors moving. I think they are best suited for a dual sport that does more offroad. I also did not like forgetting to put them up when I would hit the pavement . I then had to stop to put them up to be able to put maximum torque on them to reduce their movement. I run the stock mirrors off the 08 690 enduro. They look ok and I like the way they work. I have broken one but that tends to happen when the big girl falls on the dance floor.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:24 PM   #11
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I use the KTM folding ones. Never used the double take mirrors but by the time you buy the mirror and the RAM mount parts they are pretty much the same price.
Since the double takes use the ball mounts I would say they are more adjustable, though. I might consider a set for another steed.
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:18 AM   #12
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+1 Didnt think they would be any good but even at stupid highway speeds (in germany obviously) stayed clear and in place, right up to 120mph+
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:19 AM   #13
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I have a set of Factory KTM folding mirrors, and they are great. They come in two lengths--just get the onger ones, or you won't be able to see past your shoulders. They screw right into the stock mounting holes, they stay in place (I only tested them to sustained 90 mph on my 990), and they look good. They fold instantly down to the bars when folded, and they have a built-in stop to keep them from dropping too far when in use. Also, they are very trim-looking.

I think the "double take" mirrors look too bulky--like an obvious clunky add-on, complete with big plastic wing-nuts. They look like they would work, but I've never used them.

I actually run a set of Highway Dirt Bikes "Ultimate" hand guards (which, by the way, are the best, toughest, stay-puttingest ones you can buy--I should know, because I test them all the time!). However, and I hate to be rude, but I can't see a damn thing with their mirrors. I ran about 100 miles with them, and never felt comfortable using them. The concept is absolutely awesome, and they easily fold away completely, just as promised. They are just...in the wrong place...and are way too small for me. I guess that if I didn't have any option I eventually would get used to them.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:30 AM   #14
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Getting ktm military foldable that go in stock position. Don't want another clamp on the bars!
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Old 05-31-2014, 12:54 PM   #15
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I was a frequently donated either a mirror or rear turn signal on my Husky. Also rearranged my right mirror on my 990S. So I initially purchased the double takes. I do get some vibration vision on the hwy. BUT, has anyone taken a peek at these mirrors. I'm thinking these will be the last pair of mirrors that I purchase. As I also try to clear up the clutter on my handlebars.

http://www.cprfabrications.com/Store.html

just scroll down a bit.
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