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post #1 of 61 Old 04-08-2014, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Farkles, farkles,farkles!

Anybody else find that there is almost more pleasure to be had in researching, shopping for, planning an installation of a farkle than there is in owning said farkle? What is it? The thrill of the hunt? The acquisition of things? The love of a good project?
I swear I hardly get something installed before I start dreaming of something new. It's like a sickness really.
Hi I'm Bob and I'm a farkoholic.

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post #2 of 61 Old 04-08-2014, 11:36 PM
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to quote a much maligned (by me anyway) right wing talk show host, "mega-dittos."

as soon as i dropped over $1k on bags (they hadn't even arrived yet!), i started planning for my next expenditure.

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Cruiser guys add chrome and engraving (and exhaust pipes) - WEE riders add . . . . personalized necessities!!!
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I bought a wee so I didn't have chrome to polish... I now try to keep my Wee clean and shiny often a harder job than polishing chrome! And I thoroughly enjoy looking for farkles, much to the beloved wife's chagrin:-)

I've already mentally purchased bags and such for the 2014 1000 I want to buy in a few years!!!

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And I sure can't throw mud at the chrome lovers either . . . . my wife loves to break my chops about the $40 "sticker" I applied to my wee. :mrgreen:
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And I sure can't throw mud at the chrome lovers either . . . . my wife loves to break my chops about the $40 "sticker" I applied to my wee. :mrgreen:
And i thought the $3 tank pad (sticker) i bought was expensive when i found a chinese seller post it for $1.50

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I've heavily farkled everything I've ever owned....bicycles, dirtbikes, quads, snowmobiles, jeeps, trucks, guns, bows, computers etc.etc....pretty much addicted to farkling...

I'm norsepeak and I'm a farkaholic!

They say the first step is admitting it...

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And i thought the $3 tank pad (sticker) i bought was expensive when i found a chinese seller post it for $1.50
Just curious... is there an actual purpose for those stickers? The Katana I just got rid of had one I think, but they seem common.

edit - and I still hate that word. farkle. awful.

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Yeah, I'd say it's definitely a disease. I had the bike apart doing some mods and was already planning what to start doing once I had the bike back together.

So now I sit here looking at the parts I'm slowly accumulating for my next farkle install spree and wondering . . . . why don't I have more stuff?!

Hi, my name is JacketSlacker and I'm a farkleholic.



p.s. Does anyone else have a mental voice that sounds like Beavis and Butthead when they say farkle? Maybe it's just me.

heh heh, he said farkle......

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And I sure can't throw mud at the chrome lovers either . . . . my wife loves to break my chops about the $40 "sticker" I applied to my wee. :mrgreen:
oooo, vandgo61, where'd you get that 'sticker'??

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