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#1002259 - 12/12/17 03:34 AM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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Originally Posted by Paul De
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?



LOL .. like they say ..."happy wife, happy life" !!

For me I need a better seat on my 2012 GSA.

May add HVM bar ends on both bikes

Thinking about upgrading the BMW driving lights on my GSA as well.


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

All it takes is an open road and an open mind!
#1002279 - 12/12/17 03:07 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: fatbob]  
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Originally Posted by fatbob
Thanks for the link Paul De, great stuff!


LOL, I missed one of the definitions down page of the urban definitions. So, that settles is for me...its farkel as there is no way I want to be misunderstood about Farkel the penis game.
Also it will still fit Ed's definition Functional Accessory Really Kool Expensive Looking


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

Most missed bike: Bultaco Sherpa T 326
#1002282 - 12/12/17 05:07 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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No matter how you spell it ... it is all FUN! And a great part of motorcycle ownership! And the guys on this site have exposed to some really interesting stuff!!


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

All it takes is an open road and an open mind!
#1002285 - 12/12/17 09:41 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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Luimoto seat cover with gel pad
PSR Oil Cap Black
LighTech Chain Adjusters Blue
SW MoTech Mirror Extenders
SW MoTech Front Axle Sliders
SW MoTech Rear Axle Sliders
SW MoTech Frame Sliders
PDM60
Admore Rear Light Bar
Rear hugger extender
1- USB outlet with 2 USB ports
2 Power Receptacles, 1 for GPS 1 for Gerbings
Amber colored MotoLights
Rizoma Wave (blue) Front Reservoir
Hepco Becker passenger seat plate
Install GIVI top case to Hepco Becker seat plate

things I want to do, but have not made a decision on
Levers
Auxiliary Front LED running lights
42 tooth rear sprocket


Atlanta, Ga
2015 SKR Alpine
2009 BMW 450x Dual sport
2006 SV1000 Randy's track bike
2006 KLX 250x (For sell)
#1002289 - 12/12/17 10:59 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: randy]  
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Originally Posted by randy
Luimoto seat cover with gel pad
PSR Oil Cap Black
LighTech Chain Adjusters Blue
SW MoTech Mirror Extenders
SW MoTech Front Axle Sliders
SW MoTech Rear Axle Sliders
SW MoTech Frame Sliders
PDM60
Admore Rear Light Bar
Rear hugger extender
1- USB outlet with 2 USB ports
2 Power Receptacles, 1 for GPS 1 for Gerbings
Amber colored MotoLights
Rizoma Wave (blue) Front Reservoir
Hepco Becker passenger seat plate
Install GIVI top case to Hepco Becker seat plate

things I want to do, but have not made a decision on
Levers
Auxiliary Front LED running lights
42 tooth rear sprocket


Jeesh that should keep you busy all winter for sure. You may want to look at an LED alternative to the Motolights. Motolights are really nice but LEDs are more durable and draw a lot less current. Unless of course you are installing Motolights you already have.


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

All it takes is an open road and an open mind!
#1002302 - 12/13/17 03:49 AM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: RTinNC]  
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Whoa Dooood, if your have it all torn down now you might be buttoned up for spring....And if you beat that timing you wanna come over and spin some wrenches on my ridecool


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

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#1002319 - 12/13/17 07:50 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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Yes installing motolights taken off my R1200ST. but they are around 10 years old, and they work perfectly, but I am interested in modern lights, but cannot justify the cost, when the motolights will not die :-)
really most of these updates do not even require removing anything. the biggest item is the PDM60 with all the associated wiring. Once the wiring is done most of the actual farkel install is easy.


Atlanta, Ga
2015 SKR Alpine
2009 BMW 450x Dual sport
2006 SV1000 Randy's track bike
2006 KLX 250x (For sell)
#1002320 - 12/13/17 08:02 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: randy]  
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Understand! I ran Motolights for over 10 years and loved them. But when I bought my 2012 GSA I thought it time to upgrade to LED. Ended up selling my Motolights which funded about 2/3 of my Denali Light cost. It is a shame that Motolights just did not seem to keep up with the LED technology. For a long time they were king of the hill and lord they are built like tanks!

Good luck with your winter projects!


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

All it takes is an open road and an open mind!
#1002328 - 12/13/17 10:39 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: Paul De]  
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actually this would all take about one day if I still had my own personal mechanic. but he (Chris K) went and got married to a wonderful lady, and now prefers to spend time with her. But there was a two year period were I basically had my own mechanic for the cost of a home cooked meal :-) Aaaaaaaaaaah those were the days.


Atlanta, Ga
2015 SKR Alpine
2009 BMW 450x Dual sport
2006 SV1000 Randy's track bike
2006 KLX 250x (For sell)
#1002329 - 12/13/17 11:30 PM Re: It's Farkel Season! [Re: randy]  
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Originally Posted by randy
actually this would all take about one day if I still had my own personal mechanic. but he (Chris K) went and got married to a wonderful lady, and now prefers to spend time with her. But there was a two year period were I basically had my own mechanic for the cost of a home cooked meal :-) Aaaaaaaaaaah those were the days.


That must be one long work day!


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

All it takes is an open road and an open mind!
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