Doubletake mirrors

Monday, Sep 22 2014 [110 miles]

doubletake mirrors

doubletake mirrors

doubletake mirrors

Look what the postman brought today. And I got an email from ProCycle saying other goodies I’ve ordered shipped. Should be a busy week for farlking.

remove stock mirror

remove stock mirror

remove stock mirror
ram ball and arm

ram ball and arm

ram ball and arm
loctite used

loctite used

loctite used

It took longer to take the pictures than it took to mount the mirrors. A 17mm open end wrench is needed to get the stock mirrors off. As you can see I used a touch of loctite on the ram balls.

look better, too

look better, too

look better, too

I haven’t taken a test ride, yet. However, sitting on the bike I adjusted the mirrors for a good view to the rear on both the left and right side. I could not get the right stock mirror to show anything I wanted to see. This is a big improvement.

I do notice that it takes two hands to adjust… one to adjust the tension on the ram arm and another to position the mirror.

Tuesday, Sep 23 2014 [128 miles]

The mirrors are a big improvement over stock. At some engine loads/RPMs they vibrate more than the stock mirrors, but not bad enough to annoy me. I can see who and what is behind me — just can’t read the licence plate numbers.

I got 50 MPG from my first tank of gas. 120 miles on the trip odometer, 2.4 gallons entered.