Usdualsports sits down with our guest editor Dan Seacat for a Q&A review on his new Double Take Adventure Mirrors he recently installed on his KLR 650.
What made you want to try out Double Take mirrors and replace your stock ones?
I mainly wanted a mirror that could be folded down and out of the way when riding in the woods or situations I felt a mirror might get hit or bent.
Did The Double Take Mirror Kit provide everything needed for your KLR?
Yes, everything I needed plus an extra base extension for my KLR to get the clutch side Ram ball mount above the brake reservoir.
How long did the install take?
Under 10 minutes.
Did the Double Take mirrors provide more or less visibility then stock mirrors?
More for two reasons. First the triangle shape of the Double Take mirrors gives the rider a larger view-able area. Second the Ram mounting systems allows you to adjust the mirrors however you want vs the stock mirrors have very limited adjustment.
Do they fold completely out of the way when in “Off-Road” mode?
Yes- The XL Ram arm allows you to fold the mirrors completely out of the way pretty much right on top of handle bars. (See Image 2)
Were you able to fold them out of the way with gloves on?
Yes- The plastic wing nut on the Ram Arm is easily loosened or tightened with gloves on.
Is there anything you would change about these mirrors?
At this current time, I don’t feel that there is anything I would change, Double Take Mirrors did their homework and you can tell from the design to the extra mount riser for KLR’s.
Is the cost of the mirrors worth replacing stock KLR 650 mirrors?
I would say yes especially if you ride off road at any time like I do. The stock mirrors do the job, but when it comes to looking behind you OK isn’t enough. Plus, the added durability and ability to fold these mirrors to any angle makes them worth the upgrade to me.
As you can tell Dan is happy with his upgraded Double Take Mirrors and Usdualsports thanks him for taking the time to sit down and answer a few questions. If you have any questions of your own, please feel free to comment below and check out Double Takes website at HERE