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Show YOUR homemade/modified farkles

I love seeing what other people have made for their bikes. If I can build something instead of buying it I normally will get busy in the garage. Function over form is my goal.

Let's see some of your creations.

I built this rear rack and attached it to the HT racks that came with my bike. It isn't the purtiest thing but it is strong. It is mainly to hold a gear bag with sleeping bag, tent, whatever else but will also have a backrest attachment soon.





Next is a GPS/gadget holder. Basically a bracket that will get the swiss cheese treatment as needed.



Last project for the weekend was some real foot pegs. I bought the pegs and then modified them to work on the V. I like them much better than the rubber topped stockers.


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Very nice kenr74!!


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Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
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you don't give yourself enough credit. the rack looks better than some i've seem that people spent plenty on. nice work

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well done friend. That pretty good engineering work you got there.

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How many steaks can you fit on that rack?



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REAR Brake lights

Rear lights......
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How many steaks can you fit on that rack?
This weekend I will be rerouting the exhaust so the muffler sits under the rack. I'll be able to make eggs and bacon before starting a morning ride.

I actually started looking for a premade grill or something to use for the top section but didn't see anything very exciting.

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Nice. That is my next project. When I have my side bags on the blinkers and brake light are not very visible from the side of the bike. Planning on mounting a brake and blinker light on each bag and then a quick connect to the bike.

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A Griddle for bag support

I'm looking for a griddle myself to sit on top of my SW Motech tail rack to make it wide enough to support my MotoFiz bag without having the sides sag. I made one for my V-Strom. Looks like I might have to do it again. The rack had a backrest and was designed to be used temporarily on trips and was always covered by the bag so the temp attachments would never be visible while the rack was in use. It's surprising what you can do with a little tubing, a wire feed welder and little upholstery material.
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12 V Power module. I don't know if the link will work but here goes.
http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...ead.php?t=8863
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I only have a radiator cover made of aluminum net.

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Ivan V,
Who makes that engine protector? Looks like a perfect fit. The bike looks great with the silver plastic painted black too. Oh, and nice radiator protector.
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"you don't give yourself enough credit. the rack looks better than some i've seem that people spent plenty on. nice work "

I agree 100 percent. Had i known you built one, i would have asked you to make one for me.
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It's an Algard guard.
Unfortunately, no longer available. It was made by a very nice man from Slovenia but I think he couldn't make it work financially.
Just search for 'Algard' in the search bar and you'll find a lot of information.

If you need an engine protector, JNS Engeneering is supposed to come up with a new one soon.


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This is a '07. European model and plastics come in black.
My friend has a black '08. with black wheels, it's even better looking then.

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My home made thinges

My Farkles

Home brewed custom items
...Handle bars
...Freeway pegs
...Pannier mounts
...Trunk mount
...Bar end mirrors
...Throttle lock (patent pending)
...Hard Locking Tank box (Prototype)
...Seat, reshaped & reupholstered
...Handguards
...MPS Mount
Cee Bailey windscreen reshaped
Pin stripe wheel tape
Braided stainless steel brake lines
Beringer brake master cylinder and levers
GPS mount
Heated grips
Motowerks Lowering kit
Mutazu MU panniers
LED turn signal bulbs
Trunk
Swingarm spools
Frame sliders
LED license plate frame
License plate frame with lockbox
Fuse block
Cycle Sounds 2.5" Speakers
12 volt electric accessory outlet
Large side stand foot
Fender Extender
Soft handlebar grips
Cee Bailey windscreen

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My so commmmmy seat


Trunk Bracket and passenger grab rail



Handlebars (these were the hardest thing I have made)

(The bugs on the hand guards are optional)


Highway peg mounts


Hand guards, modified bar end mirrors, and MPS Player mount


Hand Guards

(1 million dollar price to the first person to guess how I made them)

Panniers Brackets


Tank Bag (Locking Tank Box: Prototype)


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Very nice. Lots of good ideas there.

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Wow, quite an effort. You must be a KLR rider.

How is that tank box fixated?


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Cool stuff. Was that tank box inspired by the Munsters TV show?
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Pegasus, can you give details on the hiway pegs such as where you got them or how you constructed them and mounting? They look good and I need a set for a 3K mile trip in July. Thanks in advance for any data and detailed pics you can provide.
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The highway pegs are generic pegs you can buy at about any motorcycle shop. The right peg mount was made by removing the water pump cover plate which doubles as the attachment bracket for the underbelly plastic and welding a stud onto it that screws into the peg. I had to turn special spacers for both sides with a shoulder on it and enlarge the mounting hole in the plastic underbelly a small amount. I custom made a new left side peg mounting bracket because the stock bracket is only designed to be strong enough to hold the plastic underbelly. Unless you are like me and just a garage construction freak it probably wouldn't be worth your time to do it. I have bad knees though and on long rides if I can't occasionally change my leg position sometimes when I come to a stop I can't get my leg down. By the way, those mounting holes for the plastic underbelly are not symmetrical. The height is the same but they are different fore and aft by about 1 1/2 inches. I don't notice it all riding and of course you can't tell by looking because you can't see both sides of the bike at the same time. I wanted the pegs low enough for comfort and also something that looked good. If you are still inclined to proceed anyway I guess I could post plans.
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