just what is 'farkle'?
I have been working on motorcycles for my livelyhood since the early 1970's.
I have owned literally hundreds of motorcycles.
I had never heard of farkle, until I was working on a customer's KLR a couple years ago, or was it a DR, or a KLX, or a DRZ? Some kinda dualsport bike (with farkle). the rider was very proud of this farkle thing but could not explain the term. I found his farkle items to be a bit hokey, cumbersome and useless as far as being functional.
And I thought it was an odd term. One day I asked another klr guy what the term meant and where it came from; he explained to me it was the combo of the words: function and sparkle. (Thanks Mr. bfcasey for the enlightenment).
Now to me only the 'F' comes from function, the rest of the word comes from sparkle. I am not a sparkle kinda rider.
I am a function kinda rider. maybe a better term from my point of view might be 'funkle'. that splits the words better, but it is too funky, farkle is funky too though.
In my humble opinion sparkle is for posers. function is for riders, and riders ride. posers.....
each to their own.
'72 BMW R75/5 (Col. Klink),
'02 KTM 400 E/XC,
'05 ktm 125 sx (for sale)
"Hey, are you okay? Can you get up?
I thought you said you could ride"
All the best