A modular way to check your six
IT’S TOUGH BEING A Mirror—fragile, prone to vibration at the end of a long stalk, and constantly uncool. If you wander off the road most traveled, it gets worse. Sometimes mirror stalks get in the way when you stand on the pegs, and even if adjusted properly they can get damaged if you tip over or get whacked by branches, shrubs, and any other flying debris. The solution is a mirror from Doubletake—made out of a rugged, utility-grade nylon.
There are two nifty tricks that the Doubletake does: First, it uses balland-socket mounts from Ram that allow the stalk to twist and fold in two places so it can be adjusted to offer the best rear view or tucked away from danger with a twist of the knob. Second, all of the parts are modular, so if you do manage to break anything it can be replaced individually—10 bucks for additional glass or a base stud and $20 for a spare stalk. The actual mirror plate and housing is $30, but it is also covered by a lifetime warranty.
I was worried they would be buzzy on the freeway or fall out of adjustment easily since the whole thing depends on the Ram clamp. Not only are they stable, but there are some added benefits—my favorite being that because the Ram arms are infinitely adjustable, the mirrors can be set lower and wider or taller and narrower depending on the bike or rider preference.
A A versatile, well-crafted alternative to vulnerable mirrors.
You can surely find aftermarket options for less than $120 a set (in fact, Doubletake has cheaper options intended for dirt bikes), and the roughand-tumble look is probably best suited for ADV bikes. Aside from that, big thumbs up.