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post #1 of 33 Old 01-01-2010, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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You get one Farkle, what is it?

I was thinking today. My bike is far from stock at this point:

KLX needle kit
airbox mods
Acerbis Fender
Superbrace
ZG Windshield
Better pegs
Hand grips
Luggage
Gaffer Brake pads
Cosmetic changes (took off decals, added reflective tape, etc)
Wally ATV seat cover
Iridium Spark Plug
Sealed battery
Crash Bars
(I think that's it)

Anyway, I was thinking, doohickey aside, if I could keep only one of these changes I might have to go with the fender...cheap, made as much difference as the fork brace I think. So, my question is: If you had to take your bike back to stock plus one mod/farkle (doohickey excluded), what would you keep?




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I'd keep the 22 cent mod and have a lot more cash left in my pocket!

Awhile back I listed all my mods....it was ridiculous.

Gray-haired riders donít get that way from pure luck.

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post #3 of 33 Old 01-01-2010, 04:58 PM
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Russell Day Long saddle..

Without it, the bike's not fit to ride. Period..


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+1 one the seat. Russel daylong is the perfect seat however I have the flat barn board corbin that is still much better than stock.

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July 2006 I was barely able to make it to Corbin (160 miles) to have a seat built. I was on my way to San Diego (700 miles) and I had to return (700 miles). If you can't ride the KLR then the other farkles are not needed for the garage queen.

The Doohickey and seat seem to be a given. Next choice?

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Well, one of my favorites is something you'll have a hard time seeing, and it's something that I don't use very often, but when it's needed, it's wonderful!!!

Eastern Beaver Headlight Relay kit. If I have to ride at night, I want LIGHT, not the yellow glow coming from substandard headlight wiring. Power for the headlight comes through big wires, straight off the battery, not through small wires and through the switch.

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Pr...s/h4_kits.html
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Well, one of my favorites is something you'll have a hard time seeing, and it's something that I don't use very often, but when it's needed, it's wonderful!!!

Eastern Beaver Headlight Relay kit. If I have to ride at night, I want LIGHT, not the yellow glow coming from substandard headlight wiring. Power for the headlight comes through big wires, straight off the battery, not through small wires and through the switch.

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Pr...s/h4_kits.html
James is a very good vendor and a DL1000 owner. Have you seen his fuse block?

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James is a very good vendor and a DL1000 owner. Have you seen his fuse block?
I haven't seen any of his other parts, but from what I gather from everyone, anything he manufactures is proven and excellent.
I had been searching for a relay kit to install some driving lights and stumbled across his H4 kits.. After a bit more investigation, I decided to go that route instead of extra lights and the kit worked perfectly..

If I remember correctly, I now have over 3 more volts going to my headlight than before, seriously increasing headlight output, even with a standard 55/60w H4 bulb.
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The 16 tooth front sprocket hands-down my favorite!

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Like you guys (n' gals), many other small changes abound, but the revised rpm band of the 16t is "da bomb".
Shimmed and polished needle (one washer)
150 main (like I said, one washer)
Foam grips
Relocated rear signals
Holey airbox
High flow stock modified muffler (doesn't muffle as much now.)
Hommade highway bars n' pegs
Removed all decals x-cept the Kaw sticker
Removable bags n' "trunk" (bolt-on toolbox)

To Do List:
ATV seat cover
Doo
Taller bars
Taller 'glass
Drive it to Timbukthree n' back!!!!

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