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post #1 of 23 Old 04-14-2015, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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Farkling has begun

Farkling.. Is that a word or even spelled correctly?

Last week my Weld86 skid plate came and today my Givi tank bag and Sena headset arrived. I spent a few minutes in the garage installing the skid plate and the tank bag hardware.

Installing the Sena on my helmet was much more involved than either of the parts on the bike. Now I will be able to listen to music and talk to my riding companion when we head on the road.

I apparently must up my post count to post pictures, but am usually a "quiet" person so it may take a while. Hopefully I can do it before I get some trips in.
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post #2 of 23 Old 04-14-2015, 10:35 PM
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An enthusiast may be in the process of "farkling". The completed motorcycle would be all "farkled up". Radar detectors, Global Positioning System receivers, heated grips, and satellite radios are some of those farkles. Other accessories could be aftermarket seats, side and/or top cases or bar risers, which make the motorcycle more suitable for long miles.

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I have much more planned for the near future, but the current CND/US exchange rate is kinda dampening the speed at which I can do it. Everything from the US is going to cost me ~23% more now. At least I am still employed, employer laid off 20% of the people last friday.
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I will be slowing down the constant purchases as well as I retire shortly. I am praying they lay me off, though, for the 12 months of severance.
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Yeah, that was my plan too, but it was Sofa King bad, I said "gotta go now".
Never regretted it. Picked up the odd project which made it all work.

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I might have to see about getting some heated riding gear this season. Gotta extend the time on the bike somehow. Riding season is short enough as it is. Aux lighting is first though.
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Farkling... that one is almost as gay as glee. lol


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post #8 of 23 Old 05-02-2015, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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I can post pictures now so here she is:
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post #9 of 23 Old 05-02-2015, 11:07 AM
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Very nice. I just got the Sena SMH10 too and mounted it in my GMax GM54s and am shocked by how well it works with that helmet. Folks on the phone can't even tell I am on the bike and it sounds better than the Bluetooth in my 2013 Ford Escape Titanium.

I need a tank bag like that now. Is that a Givi XS307? I have just about everything else already or on order. Waiting for the PC-8 to finish wiring my USB dual socket on the handlebars and Denali DR1's. I have a Dan Vesel highway pegs/mount on order too.

I put over 1100 miles on my new 2013 DL650A in just over three weeks.

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I got my 2013 late last year and somehow managed to clock in over 2300km before the cold/snow interfered with that. Hope to get tons more this year, just need to get some waterproof footwear. I really do love this bike, but I pretty much love any bike I ride. Every bike has it's quirks.
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