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#1002133 - 12/09/17 03:58 PM It's Farkel Season!  
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I was getting depressed as the extended fall weather letting me ride into December lasted until this last week. Then it got cold enough for the city and county to start spewing salt onto the roads...the reality of riding being over for a while hit me and I was sad. This morning I woke to a light snow cover on the ground and I was suddenly happy because that made me get excited for Farkel season. I''m making my list of new and deferred farkel work that requires the tupperware on my '15 RT to come off.

On the list so far.
-More better lighting
-Actually install that Stebel Nautilus that has sat since last spring because I didn't want to take a moment of my limited riding season wrenching on the bike
-Thinking about putting an left side accessory socket on the fairing attached the a free ezCAN circuit to avoid having to cross the power line from my Aerostitch vest across the tank (what were those Engineers thinking about putting the socket on the right!
-My wife will give me a big kiss if I replace the backrest pad on the large RT top box with the backrest from the KGTL... Expensive yes, but I will get a lot of bonus points for that.

Also, my beloved but under utilized '99 RT will get a full going over as I will likely sell it this spring and I want its new owner to get off to riding season not worrying about if it needs any TLC.

There is more but they are't coming to my mind at the moment. What's on your Farkel season list?


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

Most missed bike: Bultaco Sherpa T 326
#1002164 - 12/10/17 02:12 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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Last Sunday I was able to get out for a 100 mile shake down run to evaluate the results of my latest Farkel installations.
Heavy weight bar ends, good. Cut down Cal Sci windshield, good. Learning how to operate Nav VI , check but can't figure
out how to get max speed to set in memory, more research needed.
Got home and told wife the results and her reply was,"well, what else are you going to buy and install?" rofl She knows me well.
I told her all I still need is a Sena system for music etc ceramic coating for the head pipe and a few more "little things."
Since I already blew past the budget I told her about when I got the 2013 RT in August I'll use Christmas as an excuse to buy more. thumbsup


MrZoom
2013 RT
The rest are history
If everything is under control your not going fast enough!!!
#1002181 - 12/10/17 06:41 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: mrzoom]  
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Originally Posted by mrzoom
Learning how to operate Nav VI , check but can't figure
out how to get max speed to set in memory, more research needed.:


The Nav VI is automatically recording your maximum speed. It stays there until you either reset it or go faster that what's there.
You should find it in the Trip Information layer. I'm not running a Nav VI so I can't go step by step to find it for you.


Michael Stock, Trinity NC
01 R1100RT, R60/6, R100
#1002183 - 12/10/17 06:50 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Michaelr11]  
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Originally Posted by Michaelr11
Originally Posted by mrzoom
Learning how to operate Nav VI , check but can't figure
out how to get max speed to set in memory, more research needed.:


The Nav VI is automatically recording your maximum speed. It stays there until you either reset it or go faster that what's there.
You should find it in the Trip Information layer. I'm not running a Nav VI so I can't go step by step to find it for you.



On the map display, you should have Speed as one of the items in the data. Tap on it and it'll take you to the Trip Computer page, which has your maximum speed.


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'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1002191 - 12/10/17 10:40 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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Hate to be like this, but I believe Webster spells it "farkle".


'13 R1200GS
'79 R100T w/ Hack
'O2 K1200LT
'07 Guzzi Norge
'02 Guzzi California EV
'88 HD FLHS
'10 Triumph Thunderbird
'03 R1150RT
#1002208 - 12/11/17 02:35 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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On my 590 (similar to the earlier NAV IV), the speed and trip log is only enabled if I have checked the box at Settings->Device->History. Otherwise, the GPS does not record my position and time, data necessary to to calculate distance traveled, max and average speeds and to create a trip log. I'd expect the NAV VI to offer a similar setting.

This is one of many areas I think Garmin needs to improve their software, as this is an all-or-nothing setting. I'd like to to create a track of my travels (position, maybe date), but I really don't need a record of speed (position, time) or to have the Max speed so readily available.

Last edited by lkraus; 12/11/17 02:53 PM.

Larry
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#1002236 - 12/11/17 09:11 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: lkraus]  
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I went to Garmin Express, registered and performed updates and all is well. thumbsup


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If everything is under control your not going fast enough!!!
#1002252 - 12/12/17 01:34 AM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: fatbob]  
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Originally Posted by fatbob
Hate to be like this, but I believe Webster spells it "farkle".


Haha, so you just spending the down months being the spelling police; or are you putting any farkels on your bike.

Actually, I used an alternate spelling purposely to not confuse accessorizing with Farkle the dice game.

Urban Dictionary: farkle
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=farkle

accessory. The word is generally accepted to mean a combination of "function" and "sparkle", hence, farkle. Motorcycle enthusiasts may install accessories, called farkles (also spelled farkel), to customize their machine.


If the good old days were so damn good, why did we bother to invent modern times?

Most missed bike: Bultaco Sherpa T 326
#1002254 - 12/12/17 02:36 AM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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Thanks for the link Paul De, great stuff!


'13 R1200GS
'79 R100T w/ Hack
'O2 K1200LT
'07 Guzzi Norge
'02 Guzzi California EV
'88 HD FLHS
'10 Triumph Thunderbird
'03 R1150RT
#1002258 - 12/12/17 03:29 AM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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Originally Posted by Paul De
Originally Posted by fatbob
Hate to be like this, but I believe Webster spells it "farkle".


Haha, so you just spending the down months being the spelling police; or are you putting any farkels on your bike.

Actually, I used an alternate spelling purposely to not confuse accessorizing with Farkle the dice game.

Urban Dictionary: farkle
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=farkle

accessory. The word is generally accepted to mean a combination of "function" and "sparkle", hence, farkle. Motorcycle enthusiasts may install accessories, called farkles (also spelled farkel), to customize their machine.


LOL ... I thought the origin of "Farkle" was actually an acronym for Functional Accessory Really Kool Looks Expensive


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'16 R1200RTW - Platinum Bronze Metallic
'12 R1200GSA - Magma Red - (my 1150GS replacement)

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