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post #1 of 15 Old 08-22-2006, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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What order would you buy/rebuy your farkles?

If you could go back and buy your farkles all over again. Or you where putting a list together, by what was more important or what you felt was most needed. How would you rate or order would you put it in?

No specific brand for any of these, just different farkles that have caught my attention

New Seat
Centre Stand
Crash Bar
Skid Plate
Radiator Guard
Top case
Side cases
Windshield
Hand Guards
Over pants?
AutoComm system
Heated hand grips



This is just a start of a list from the top of my head. Now for me Iím a commuter I donít do many long trips (as of yet). I hope to some day. Right now most of my trips are to work and home and errands to the store etc. So my priorities might be different than the next guys.

My order

Over Pants
Top Case
Side Case
Than the list could just go right on down
Centre stand
Crash bar
Radiator guard
Etc

What order would you purchase your farkles in?
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-22-2006, 01:54 PM
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I would personally move the crash bars above the side and top cases. They can go a long way toward saving you some money. A cheap backpack can take the place of the cases for a while if necessary.

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Crash Bars (Tried them out first day....oops)
Trunk
New Seat
Windshield....this is the thorn in my side for this bike!

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Suzuki Centerstand
Pelican 1550 Topcase
Throttle Lock
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GPS
Aux power shelf (cig lighter & powerlet)

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Take overpants off the list. They should be a required part of your riding appearl, not a farkle for your bike.

Crash bars and Topcase would top my list.

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I would have got the centerstand first instead of last. Followed by engine guards, handguards, then luggage.
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Crashbars
Fastway Footpegs
Steibel Air Horn
Hyperlites
Laminar Touring Lip
Motech Racks/Pelicans
Center Stand
Handguards
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1. Safety gear for you: Helmet, boots, jacket etc.
2. Safety gear for your bike: Engine guards, steering stabilizer, skidplate if offroading etc.
3. Comfort gear for you and your bike: mesh clothing for hot, electric clothing for cold, better windscreen/mount etc. Comfort influences safety.
4. Convenience gear: Luggage, GPS, etc.
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post #9 of 15 Old 08-23-2006, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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This really helps me. I'm sort of on an allowance as i'd like to have it all right now, but its quite a bit more than I can afford. So I was trying to get an idea of what people would do if given the 2nd chance. Or what they see as the best help for them/there bike.

Greywolf, I really like the way you put this.

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1. Safety gear for you: Helmet, boots, jacket etc.
2. Safety gear for your bike: Engine guards, steering stabilizer, skidplate if offroading etc.
3. Comfort gear for you and your bike: mesh clothing for hot, electric clothing for cold, better windscreen/mount etc. Comfort influences safety.
4. Convenience gear: Luggage, GPS, etc.
5. Bling
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The order represents when I got the item. The number is when I would buy it if I did it again.

1. Tank Bra
10. Scorpio Alarm
2. Center Stand
8. Clear Signal Lenses
5. HB Crash Bars
12. Aux Fuse Box
11. Givi tail case
6. Hand Guards
9. Custom aux power socket/bracket
13. GPS bar mount
7. PIAA Aux Lights
3. Custom Windsheild (home made)
4. Sonic fork springs
14. Throttle lock
n/a GIPro (due today)

I never use the hard case (removed the bracket altogether)
I almost never use the alarm (leave the remote behind 99% of the time)
The bars guards and bra protect the bike so that's why they are high up on the list.
Shorty shield a must as well as the springs
Hate the throttle lock - removed it.
Everything else for appearance and personal preference.

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