The new Zeta PRO Armor Handguards have been very popular with our customers looking for the ultimate hand guard setup. We recently installed a set on our 2008 Ducati Hypermotard 1100S project bike, adding the optional Zeta XC PRO Plastic Protectors with integrated LED turn signals so we could get rid of the Ducati performance mirrors that housed the bikes front turn signals. We even sent out the plastic XC Pro protectors to Magik Kustom Graphics for some trick red Ducati graphics.
A local customer of ours just finished up a review of the new DoubleTake Adventure mirrors he put on his 2013 BMW G650GS Sertao...
I decided to try out the new Double Take Adventure Mirrors that have recently become available and I figured what better way to put them to the test than to try them out on a quick trip to ride part of the Trans-West Virginia Trail. Over the course of two days I covered 633 miles in conditions ranging from interstate travel to single track trails covering portions of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The bike I chose for this trip was a single cylinder 2013 BMW G650GS Sertao. The Double Take Mirrors performed flawlessly as their design offers infinite adjustability, optical clarity, and apparently are fairly indestructible. Vibrations from the engine transmitted through the handle bars are no more noticeable than with the OEM mirrors and mounting was simple as the OEM mounting points are utilized for Ram ball attachment. Simply remove the stock mirrors, insert the supplied Ram ball and attach the mirrors. These are the ultimate adventure mirrors that are as good on-road as off. They can easily be folded out of the way or removed when the going gets tough. Basically the last mirrors you would every need to buy for your dual sport or adventure motorcycle.
All in all I would say one of the better items I have tried out in terms of functionality. I have been using the Double Take Enduro Mirrors on my dirt bikes with much success thanks to their durability but the Adventure Mirror is a winner for the street, back roads and any other trouble you want to get into with your dual sport motorcycle.
Click the video above for a review and demonstration of the new 12oClockLabs Gear Indicator for the 2008+ Yamaha WR250R and WR250X.
If you've ever ridden a bike with a gear position indicator, you'll wonder why all bikes don't have them. Like a lot of dual sport bikes, the dashboard on the Yamaha WR250R/X is very basic, and only displays speed, an odometer, and the time. You can now add a gear indicator to that thanks to the folks over at 12oClockLabs. This is a MUST-HAVE mod!
We recently installed one on both our Yamaha WR250R Project Bike and our Yamaha WR250X Project Bike. Installation is very simple, and setup is a breeze, thanks to the excellent instructions included with the kit. All wiring tucks up nicely under the side panel, seat and gas tank, and we attached the LED display unit to the right side of the dashboard. Once installed, you complete the setup by running the bike through the gears in "Learning Mode", and then you're ready to ride.
While riding, the gear you're in will be displayed on the LED display each time you release the clutch. Response time is very impressive, and both daytime and night time visibility is excellent thanks to the super-bright LED's and built-in brightness control.
(The DoubleTake Adventure Mirror on our Honda CRF250L)
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If you're trying to decide between DoubleTake's Enduro Mirror or their new Adventure mirror, our advice is simple...
Choose the Enduro Mirror if you plan to fold the mirror down a large percentage of the time, or if you do a lot of off-road riding, These mirrors easily tuck away right behind the headlight, and are more suited for off-road riding.
Choose the Adventure Mirror if you plan to leave the mirror extended most of the time, or if you do mostly highway or street riding. The more compact design of this mirror is more stable at highway speeds.
Both mirrors provide outstanding visibility, are virtually indestructible, are easy to fold/remove, and will help protect your controls in the event of a crash.
We get a lot of emails about our Yamaha WR250R Supermoto Conversion, and I didn't even realize we hadn't added it under our Project Bikes Section. So, I've added a bunch of new photos and all the specs to the WR250R Supermoto Conversion page.
We recently installed an Acerbis (pronounced Ah-Chair-Bees) Cyclope headlight on our Suzuki DRZ400SM Project bike and really like its unique look as well as the bright headlight and running light.
These headlights can be used on anything from non-fairing bikes to supermotos to dual sports, and installation on our DRZ400SM was very simple. The exclusive custom design features a nylon encased, polypropylene number plate with removable white decal, a polycarbonate reflector, cast aluminum headlight body, and tempered glass lens. It features both standard headlight/running light, as well as a switchable high beam, and the angle is fully adjustable.
Looking for Blue parts for your Yamaha WR250R or WR250X? We've got 'em! Shown above are a few photos of some of the Blue Parts we carry, and listed below are all the parts available in Blue for your 2008+ Yamaha WR250R (or X)...
We've been searching for a nice set of mirrors to replace the ugly stock mirrors on our DRZ400SM Project Bike for quite awhile now. After trying out several different mirrors, we were mostly disappointed due to either poor visibility or excessive vibration.
We ended up going with the bar-end style mirrors shown above. These mirrors will mount in the ends of any 7/8" handlebar, but they can also be clamped on to any handlebar. To do that, you just remove the bar-end insert portion of the mirror, and use the clamp to attach it. You can play around with different mounting positions, but we ended up with what is shown in the photos above.
Visibility is great...you can see back directly under your arms, which provides an excellent view of the road behind you. Additionally, these mirrors do not vibrate like a lot of aftermarket mirrors do.
We're now using these same mirrors on our Yamaha WR250X Project Bike as well as our Honda CRF250L Supermoto Conversion.