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Went on a farkle rampage

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Replaced the crappy stock mirrors with Emgos. We'll see how they handle high speeds and vibrations.


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Installed a fused connection to the battery (gerbings)

Installed a bmw style outlet plug attached to a handlebar mount (sw motech)



Installed a switch to turn power on/off to the outlet (gerbings)


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Installed a U-bolt Ram mount to mount my Garmin Quest 2 GPS


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Finally, I added crash bars (sw motech)


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Nice farkles, and good pics to go with the write up.


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Thats a nice start. Now stopping will be the hard part.

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Thats a nice start. Now stopping will be the hard part.
Stopping? I still need to get a touring screen, lower footpegs, a comfy seat, a topcase rack, a top case.....
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Nice job!! The mirrors & windscreen look great together.



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Looks good, look forwarding to hearing about the mirrors.

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Very Nice,keep up the good work.

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Stopping? I still need to get a touring screen, lower footpegs, a comfy seat, a topcase rack, a top case.....
There ya go thats more like a Farkle Rampage. Right now its more like a Farkle Fart.

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Nicely done! Welcome to Farkler's Anonymous!

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There ya go thats more like a Farkle Rampage. Right now its more like a Farkle Fart.
that means I am in farkle hell going even more under..
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How do you like that wind shield njd?
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How do you like that wind shield njd?
It looks great, a lot better in person than in photos actually.

Does very little in terms of wind protection though.
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Looks good....All you need to go with the mirrors now is Speedy's wideners...then you can see more than your elbows. I have the Emgo's....not fond of the looks of them but they don't come loose and quell a bit more vibes.

BTW...stopping the farkling....not likely! Mine got so bad I needed a web-site to chronicle my issues. www.versysfarklefest.com Enjoy!

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Stop while you can...........don't go to the darkside!
Anti-farkle, anti-farkle!!!

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Stop while you can...........don't go to the darkside!
Anti-farkle, anti-farkle!!!
Oh it is way too late my friend.

My V now has a new seat (Baldwin), and a new windshield on the way (Large Calsci).

Pics will come soon. Probably taking a trip up north this weekend to break in the new seat.
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Please rate my farkling problem:


Speedy peg lowering and mirror extension kits
Baldwin Tall Gel seat
Givi E21s and mount
Ram nount and GPS
44T sprocket
Barkbusters and SW Motech crash bars, coming today


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Speedy peg lowering and mirror extension kits
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Ram nount and GPS
44T sprocket
Barkbusters and SW Motech crash bars, coming today
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Problem? I don't see no steenking problem... looks like a good start to me.

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CalSci windscreen / Emgo MkII mirrors / 43T rear / EB 12v outlet
Givi E52 top case / V35 side cases / Vista Cruise
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Thanks, I feel better.
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Anti-farkle, anti-farkle!!!
You mean the farkside? (btw, this would a great user name)

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Replaced the crappy stock mirrors with Emgos. We'll see how they handle high speeds and vibrations.
Just did the same, and so far I'm pleasantly surprised. They're not perfect, but instead of the blur starting in the 35-40 mph range, it's now more like 60-65.

I've also noticed that the handlebar seems to be shaking a bit less; I don't have a way of testing this, but it may be that the mass and location of the stock mirrors actually add to the vibration. If so, Kawi could fix it pretty easily going forward.

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