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    Doubletake Enduro Mirros

    Finished the install. Very easy as far as upgrades go. Unscrew old mirrors, screw in new ones. The mirror threads are metric M10x1.25 . The only engineering flaw with the Doubletake mirrors is that they use a RAM ball mount system, which in itself is very nice, quick to adjust, BUT, the ball studs have NO wrench flats for tightening, and have to be tightened using serrated pliers or vice grips. An annoyance that leaves sharp little marks on the ball stud aluminum. Oh well, nothing can be done about that.

    Another annoyance is that the right hand mirror mount on the brake lever perch is LEFT HAND thread. So you must buy a $5.00 adapter, this adapter DOES have wrench flats (1/2 inch wrench). The mounting hole is also VERY close to the brake master cylinder, making the install difficult using the 1/2 inch wrench and the vice grips. The adapter has to be securely snugged and held with thte wrench, while tightening the ball stud suing the vice grips, and very little room to turn either.

    After the install though, I can see that the adapter actually does serve another purpose, it raised the ball stud above the master cylinder, allowing better range of right mirror adjustment. Without the adapter, the range would be somewhat limited. Sorry about the flash. Dark in the garage and there are some reflectors on a few things in there. I haven't ridden them yet, so I hope they don't vibrate too much on the road, or lose position, but the clamps seem seriously strong and rigid when tightened.

    Right Mirror Mount.jpg Right Side Mount near Master cylinder from front
    Right Mount Mirror.jpg Right Side Mirror from riding position
    Enduro Mirrors.jpg Both Mirrors
    Left Mirror.jpg Left Side Mirror
    Last edited by ToolmanJohn; 01-06-2017 at 04:27 PM.
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    Nice write up, interested to see how the RAM mounts work on these
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    I put their enduro mirrors on two bikes. Sturdy and easy to adjust...takes just a few seconds to fold them in for dirt and out for street.
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    Yah, please keep us posted on how they function. Thanks for the pics.
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    I can't say as to how they function on a T Dub, but I have a pair on an F650GS and I will probably put a set on the the T Dub in the future.

    As to the left hand thread issue, blame Yamaha for that one . Offhand, I can't think of any other bikes with that setup.
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    I have one on the WR. Vibration is an issue.
    The bike is low geared and at 9K + rpm it is hard to see out of.

    I have not had the same issues with the mirrors of the TW getting in the way so have not gone to the double take on it.
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    Doubletake Enduro Mirros

    I have one on my ktm 500 exc and had one on my old raptor quad (to keep an eye on the kids behind). The ram system, mirror and ball stud are bulletproof but I have had two of their handlebar clamps crack at the threads where the ball studs thread in. They cracked from vibration because I've never dropped the bike. I'm sure there won't be an issue if you use Yamaha's factory clamps, but don't waste your money on Double Takes. I had to switch back to my ktm clamps.

    As for the mirror, they're very scratch resistant and mine still looks new. The ram system also keeps the mirror in place very well. I've hit jumps, and also whoop sections at 50 plus mph and the mirror doesn't budge. In fact last weekend I rode 72 miles off-road in the desert with speeds up to 80 mph (for short bursts) and never had to adjust the mirror once. It's that good.

    One more positive although I haven't been able to test it yet, (luckily) is I believe if you lay the bike down the Double Take will simply fold out of the way preventing a broken clamp or bent handlebars situation.


    But on my tw I like the stock mirrors and have no issues with them, so I don't plan to switch yet.


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    Good write up!

    I like that the ball mount allows the mirror to bend and rotate so it doesn't break on every fall.
    But the one I had rattled so bad and continually came loose. Too often, for the added expense to me.
    Of course one could argue that the entire handlebar/fork/bike was doing the rattling, which might be correct.

    I don't mind the left handed threads on the right mirror as I do fall and it's saved me a few times from having to buy a new mirror. (I like to watch things behind me for some reason).
    But I do remove the mirrors when I let someone ride around in the dirt.

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    Are you using the short 2'' ram double socket or the 3'' ram socket??

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