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post #1 of 13 Old 02-13-2013, 01:33 AM Thread Starter
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"De-Farkling"

Has there been any particular "farkle" or mod that you've convinced yourself "must be done" then found later that you realized you either didn't need it or didn't like it and wished you hadn't gone to the expense, time or trouble to do it in the first place?



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Has there been any particular "farkle" or mod that you've convinced yourself "must be done" then found later that you realized you either didn't need it or didn't like it and wished you hadn't gone to the expense, time or trouble to do it in the first place?
Yup! Lol, my new panniers... Definitely an impulse buy.
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Almost: I bought a second set of wheels complete with rotors then mounted studded tires. Then we had less that two weeks of ice. That was a lot of money for a little winter this year. Of course, winter isn't over yet.
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Yup! Lol, my new panniers... Definitely an impulse buy.
You haven't even used them yet and you're already thinking differently?? I think you'll be changing your mind come riding season.

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"It's a friggen motorcycle, it's not supposed to be comfortable, quiet or safe. The wind noise is supposed to hurt your ears, the seat should be hard and riding it should make you shit your pants every now and then. "

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For me if I could do it again I wouldn't bother changing the signal switch to the push to cancel one that is available. I've still got it on the bike but if it fails it's back to the stocker.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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The tall accessory windshield. Still not big enough - wind now hits me under the chin rather than on the chest.
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Kaoko throttle lock. Find my ass gets numb way before my right wrist does so for me it was a waste of money.

Madstad Adventure adjustable windshield. Better than the stock windshield, but still annoying. Took it off and left the metal mounting plate: result, nice, smooth air.



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You haven't even used them yet and you're already thinking differently?? I think you'll be changing your mind come riding season.
Lol, I hope your right
I don't think I'm going to get to travel as I'd hoped so I'm not sure I'll get as much use out of them as I'd planned. Oh well, at least I have them now
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Lol, I hope your right
I don't think I'm going to get to travel as I'd hoped so I'm not sure I'll get as much use out of them as I'd planned. Oh well, at least I have them now
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Buy the wife chocolate, flowers, shoes, diamonds, whatever it takes, to get a week off to go riding in BC.

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Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Buy the wife chocolate, flowers, shoes, diamonds, whatever it takes, to get a week off to go riding in BC.
I'm a full time single dad so I can't do that . A week in BC sounds like an excellent idea though, I like the way you think!
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