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post #1 of 23 Old 12-27-2013, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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If the word "Farkle" is a portmanteau or combination of the words "Function" and "Sparkle" shouldn't the word be "Funkle"? I find it quite fun adding accessories to my '12 DL650A.
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If the word "Farkle" is a portmanteau or combination of the words "Function" and "Sparkle" shouldn't the word be "Funkle"? I find it quite fun adding accessories to my '12 DL650A.
You should have left it at "portmanteau".

Having to explain yourself robs the unlearned reader the joy of making up for a failed home-schooled or private education.

Plus, the word has an etymology that precedes the use you describe by a number of decades.

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Some say that it's an acronym:

Fancy
Accessory
Really
Kool
Likely
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If the word "Farkle" is a portmanteau or combination of the words "Function" and "Sparkle" shouldn't the word be "Funkle"? I find it quite fun adding accessories to my '12 DL650A.
You need some real cases for your Strom, and please take off your warning stickers. :mrgreen:

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Funkle sounds more like what happened just before you scraped something expensive off your bike in that decreasing radius turn . . .
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You need some real cases for your Strom, and please take off your warning stickers. :mrgreen:
The bike was 2 weeks old when the photo was taken. Warning stickers are off. Thanks for your concern. Regarding the cases, I don't feel the need of running aluminum side cases and find the soft cases quite effective. I would question the need for hard cases anyway. When the bike is dropped or the rigid case is otherwise hit the force is transferred directly to the frame. That makes no sense. I watched "The Long Way Round" and I thought it was very interesting that at least two of the three GS Beemers sustained cracked frames in the area of the panniers. That could have been the result of the overall stresses on the bikes but it was apparent that there were multiple times the bikes were dropped with all the weight falling on the non-flexible aluminum panniers. I have dropped my bike a couple times on the Nelson Rigg panniers I have with no damage to the bike, panniers or contents. Finally, living in CA allows me to split traffic. I think soft panniers with some give are far safer than wide load aluminum panniers when splitting traffic.

Again, thanks for your concern about the equipment I am running on my bike. Tell you what, send me a photo of your bike and I will see what I can do to outfit my bike so I can be just like you.
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The bike was 2 weeks old when the photo was taken. Warning stickers are off. Thanks for your concern. Regarding the cases, I don't feel the need of running aluminum side cases and find the soft cases quite effective. I would question the need for hard cases anyway. When the bike is dropped or the rigid case is otherwise hit the force is transferred directly to the frame. That makes no sense. I watched "The Long Way Round" and I thought it was very interesting that at least two of the three GS Beemers sustained cracked frames in the area of the panniers. That could have been the result of the overall stresses on the bikes but it was apparent that there were multiple times the bikes were dropped with all the weight falling on the non-flexible aluminum panniers. I have dropped my bike a couple times on the Nelson Rigg panniers I have with no damage to the bike, panniers or contents. Finally, living in CA allows me to split traffic. I think soft panniers with some give are far safer than wide load aluminum panniers when splitting traffic.

Again, thanks for your concern about the equipment I am running on my bike. Tell you what, send me a photo of your bike and I will see what I can do to outfit my bike so I can be just like you.
There can be only one of me, you are doing just fine being you. My big ole aluminum panniers swallow up any gear plus contraband that I would ever need, and I do not notice them at all when I ride "I keep them on" and them or my frame getting severely damaged on a get off is unlikely.

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Funkle?

Your mom's brother.

He took you to the pool hall, showed you how to talk to girls and let you ride his Harley in the parking lot.

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Funkle?

Wasn't his first name Gar?

Sang with some bloke called Mon in the mid 1960's... I think his first name was Si from memory.

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Funkle sounds like what my pants smelled like after I rounded an exit ramp at 60 MPH and saw a herd of deer on the side of the road.

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