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post #1 of 6 Old 05-24-2011, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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Double-take mirrors

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

screaminsal (watch his video's) uses the Doubletake mirrors. How many others are using them and what is your opinion for road and off-road use?

I like the concept though have slight concern of road vibration.

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Ram stuff is top quality but why change out the stockers? They work good for me for road riding. On my trail riding dual sports I use MSR's. Light and cheap. I'll see if I can find a pic of how I mounted them.
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Double-takers can be...
... quickly be folded out of harms way
... will move if your KLR decides to take a nap, if you hit a branch, etc.

I want to know how they...
- handle vibration while on-road
- how well you can see traffic behind the KLR

Guessing they will be a noiser mirror since the shaft is doubled

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Ram stuff is top quality but why change out the stockers?
Besides tomatocity's response, the DoubleTake mirror should NOT grenade your left-side handlebar switch gear from mirror stem collateral damage, in the unlikely event of a fall.

Oh, can an OEM mirror stem destroy your handlebar switch gear in a fall?

Yes.

(Do not aske me how I know this!)

Besides folding mirrors, another countermeasure to this particular carnage is a mirror/choke lever relocation perch (pre-'08's, anyway).
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I'm looking for a stock Left mirror if anyone has one they'd sell. My stocker has some weird markings in it.
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[QUOTE=tomatocity;82390I like the concept though have slight concern of road vibration.[/QUOTE]Doubt the vibration exceeds that experienced with OEM mirrors; anyhow . . . DAMPERS could be used with this system, I imagine; screw damper into mirror socket, Ram ball into damper . . .

I have Ken Sean folding dual-sport mirrors on my KLR250; I imagine their vibration quotient is about par with the Double-Takes; Ken Sean's are about the same, as stock, anyway, vibration-wise.
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