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cheapest Farkle ever!!

I found that he ankle area of my riding boots was rubbing the aluminum area of my V. The fix.... White plastic under furniture moving thingies!!! Not sure what they are called but they are less than $5.00 at Walmart or similar store. See photos attached.
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I figured it out!! A good day is when you can't see through your visor or windshield b/c of the bug splatter!!!!
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That's pretty cool!
I think a lot of folks will challenge your "cheapest" claim though.
$2.00 Radiator Guard.
$.75 Seat Mod.
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Thrifty bunch we got here....
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i thought my radiator grill guard from the bottom of a milk crate was pretty nifty.. $0

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Thrifty bunch we got here....
...competitive too.
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I found that he ankle area of my riding boots was rubbing the aluminum area of my V. The fix.... White plastic under furniture moving thingies!!! Not sure what they are called but they are less than $5.00 at Walmart or similar store. See photos attached.
This is my first attempt to add something useful to this forum, as I am always taking away valuable information. !!
That, in my humble opinion, is brillant.

The next time I'm at Lowe's handing over a good portion of my monthly retirement $$ I'll look for those. I like the triangluar shape too but don't remember seeing anythiing like that in the furniture moving slider thingie section.

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Innovative too.

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I got the round black rubber type ones instead of the white triangle. Cost for each was 14 cents, so 28 cents for a pair. Still can't beat the milk crate radiator guard

I placed them on the Givi top box too, on both sides, just in case I drop my bike.

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The milk crate radiator guard was the cheapest.
Who has a farkle, that someone paid you to take off thier hands?
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an even CHEAPER farkle!

Just finished a DIY "hugger" type guard for my '09. I used a piece of conveyor belt I had laying around, about 7 3/4" X 12 3/4", 2 pieces of metal, each 3/4" X 12" (used when pouring foundations to go thru the 'forms' and tie around the re-bar, given to me FREE by the guys building next door), and 2 pop rivets, 3/16" aluminum.

I 'notched' the belt to clear the chain, then held it in place by hand to drill 2 holes, each 3/16", into the bottom of the underseat storage, from below (LOTS of room for my 18V Ryobi drill from either side of the rear tire). Then I matched the hole positions into the 3/4" metal, de-burred the holes, put one BELOW the belting, the other inside the underseat storage (to protect the plastic and rubber from being worn thru by the rivets), and then installed the pop rivets.

BINGO - now my rectifier and rear shock are mostly protected from mud/ water spray off the rear tire; I spent an hour doing this; and I'm out the cost of 2 aluminum 3/16" pop rivets - MAYBE 5 cents!



Oh ya - and I made ANOTHER for my other V (the '08), so I'm out about a DIME!!!

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Off to the white plastic under furniture moving thingey store I go!
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Gotta love McGuyver-fixes

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Nice engineering,simple and most effective solution.
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i thought my radiator grill guard from the bottom of a milk crate was pretty nifty.. $0
Hey Bamf,
Did you do the classy zip-tie installation that I did with muh Leaf Gutter Guard - Radiator protector????

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