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post #1 of 6 Old 06-13-2013, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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The De-farkling Thread

That about says it all: Which farkles or mods have you removed from your KLR and why?

I was just reading another thread about a fellow rider who removed his SuperTrapp and went back to the stock exhaust. I've yanked some stuff off my bike, too.

I have installed -- and removed -- no less than two centerstands. I'm just doing better without one. It was handy, sure, but it was clunky and limited my ground clearance. Now it's for sale to someone who has a case of farklitis.

So what's your story? Risers, seat, pegs?
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-13-2013, 10:02 PM
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probably going to be my home made Dewalt rear carrier or a likewise home made anti-vibrating mirror supports. Or not! Both are very effective and don't look too bad. That is if you just do a side glance.
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-14-2013, 01:30 AM
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Madstad Adjustable Windshield: Thought it was great until I rode without the shield and with just the mounting plate. Much prefer riding without any kind of windshield at all.

Cheap Tractor Supply Auxiliary Light: Damned thing broke every time I laid the bike down. Decided chances of my headlights failing are actually pretty slim, which is why I had it on there because I ride at night a lot. I figure my LED flashlight from work held in one hand would allow me to limp home at low speeds, illegally, if the need arose.

Walmart ATV Seat Cover: Don't ride long-enough distances to see a benefit from it. It soaked up water when it rained. I like the way my canvas pants tend to adhere to the stock seat cover. I stay where I sit and I don't slide around or back and forth.

Sweet Cheeks Seat "Pad"- Same as above.

Kaoko Throttle Lock: Even when riding longer distances, my ass always got sore long before my right wrist did.

Wolfman Tank Bag: These things shouldn't be called tank bags, they should be called "crotch warmers." Never liked having the thing on the tank. It was handy on one long trip, but I sold it.

Happy Trails Nerf Bar Soft Bags: Never liked having the things sticking out in front of my legs. I still use one on my side guards to carry spare inner tubes and tire tools.

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-14-2013, 08:29 AM
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Go **** your mother. **** this site.

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post #5 of 6 Old 06-16-2013, 11:05 PM
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Not done yet, but planning on removing the lowering links that are installed and replacing them with the original ones. Tomorrow night, hopefully.
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-16-2013, 11:15 PM
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I've defarkled the Kawi Gel seat kit and a Corbin Dual Platform in favor of a Seat Concept's regular height seat kit. Also have removed lowering links installed by previous owner and put the bike back up to stock height.
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