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Posted: 8/27/2011 9:05:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2011 9:06:17 AM EST by Matthew_Q]
I ride a 1995 Honda ST1100, because I really like the Sport Touring class. One major advantage I enjoy is somewhere to stow my gear. I HATE HATE HATE the idea of having to carry everything with me on my back, so having some (semi)permanent panniers is a major bonus. I also put a top case on my bike as well. I have enough storage to do a weekend trip easily.

Anyway, I saw this ST1100 for sale, and thought it was a very well sorted out bike! Lots of cool shit he's added to that. Yeah, a used ST1100 of that age should probably sell for $4k or so, but with all the stuff he's done to it...


What kind of farkles are you running?

Here's the breakdown of mine:

Tall Rifle windscreen (on the bike when I got it)
Laminar Lip on Lip Tracs (two farkles right there)
Voltmeter in place of headlight adjustment knob
Barrel connector power outlet / charge maintainer connection
Blue LED illumination in all gauges
Handlebar risers
Helibars
Heated grips
BMW grips
Magnets under tank/cover for magnetic tank bag
Corbin seat
Wingstuff '3rd brake' LED brake light bar
Bestem top box
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 9:23:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2011 9:28:46 AM EST by digitalebola]
Late WWII/cold war era machine gun pintle.
10L Nato Fuel Can
5L Nato Fuel Can
Spare Wheel/Tire
Axe
Shovel
Mattock
.50cal Ammo Can
Garmin 2620 GPS
RPD/DP-28/RPK
Rope
Come-A-Long
Funnel
Spotlight
Brush Guards
Blackout light covers




Link Posted: 8/27/2011 9:26:46 AM EST


Yup. FPNI.

-p.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 9:59:47 AM EST
Originally Posted By digitalebola:
Late WWII/cold war era machine gun pintle.
10L Nato Fuel Can
5L Nato Fuel Can
Spare Wheel/Tire
Axe
Shovel
Mattock
.50cal Ammo Can
Garmin 2620 GPS
RPD/DP-28/RPK
Rope
Come-A-Long
Funnel
Spotlight
Brush Guards
Blackout light covers
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/IMG_20110106_145833.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/bike/Ural/Dec2010/P1010034.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/bike/Ural/mounted2.jpg



BEST. FARKLES. EVER!

I mean, come on. A machine gun mount? AND a proper gun to put on it? WIN.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 10:03:32 AM EST
Farkle?
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 10:05:31 AM EST
Originally Posted By Kitulu:
Farkle?


+1
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 10:09:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By Kitulu:
Farkle?



http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=farkle

farkle - accessory.

The word is generally accepted to mean a combination of "function" and "sparkle", hence, farkle.

Motorcycle enthusiasts may install accessories, called farkles (also spelled farkel), to customize their machine.
One source attributes the term to Pete Wells, the organizer of a 1997 Honda ST1100 rally
www.nabble.com/Re:-Farkel,

The term is well known in the sport touring community.

An enthusiast may be in the process of "farkling". The completed motorcycle would be all "farkled up". Radar detectors, Global Positioning System receivers, heated grips, and satellite radios are some of those farkles. Other accessories could be aftermarket seats, side and/or top cases or bar risers, which make the motorcycle more suitable for long miles.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 10:52:07 AM EST
I installed these on the Ducati 696:
G2 tamer
Pro Grip grips
Mirror riser + extenders
Convex mirror attachments
TechSpec tank grips

These were done mainly to improve ergonomics and rideability. I can actually use the mirrors now.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 11:12:32 AM EST
Imagine what that guy's AR would look like.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 11:15:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By Him:
Imagine what that guy's AR would look like.


And mind you, all the shit he has on that bike is useful shit.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 11:19:28 AM EST
Ural wins!

My Concours has a few...most people wouldn't notice the best ones. A buddy of mine owns a machine shop that makes a ton of stuff for Murphs'. I got to be the guinea pig for some of it.
KB bar adapters (got rid of the clip-on bars), KB fork brace and highway pegs (nice stretch for a bad knee or 2).
Larry Buck dash shelf with a couple of RAM mounts for the radar detector and I-phone
Hella FF50 driving lights
Givi trunk
Home-brewed universal Vista Cruise set up
Tank Bags for every occasion...
Clearview GT windscreen and Holeshot exhaust...

And a nice grainy pic about two minutes before I set off on an IronButt.

Link Posted: 8/27/2011 12:19:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2011 12:19:44 PM EST by Handsome_Rob]
Originally Posted By digitalebola:
Late WWII/cold war era machine gun pintle.
10L Nato Fuel Can
5L Nato Fuel Can
Spare Wheel/Tire
Axe
Shovel
Mattock
.50cal Ammo Can
Garmin 2620 GPS
RPD/DP-28/RPK
Rope
Come-A-Long
Funnel
Spotlight
Brush Guards
Blackout light covers
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/IMG_20110106_145833.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/bike/Ural/Dec2010/P1010034.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/bike/Ural/mounted2.jpg



You win.

I'm not so sure I'd qualify a lot of my add ons as "Farkles" given they are intended to be "functional sparkles". I do love my motorcycle though.



Link Posted: 8/27/2011 12:28:40 PM EST


You could upgrade to real LED blackout drive lights, I'm not sure why you'd really need them though but they're much smaller than the light cover you have on there. The US uses only 1 per vehicle, but the Chinese appear to do it properly with 2 in the front. It's the NATO-compliant blue-green color.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 1:19:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2011 1:20:54 PM EST by MaxxII]
I had an 06 Connie. She had a fair amount of Murph's Kit stuff on her...

I wound up selling her in order to purchase this bike from a buddy...

2006 Triumph Sprint ST 1050









Not too many farkles on her...

Factory heated grips
SW Moto Tech Quick Disconnect mount for Givi Top case
Givi 46 Topcase not pictured
Frame Sliders
Trident Carbon Fiber Exhaust
ThrottleMeister Cruise Control
Zero Gravity ST windshield, (much taller than stock)

Want to add , (When funds become available):

Corbin Gunfighter Seat W/ backrest for the wife
Headlight modulator
Brake light modulator
Aux lights for wider field of view at night. The stock headlights are very bright but have a narrow field of view....Its tough to see critters 25 feet off to the side of the road at night.

Nick

ETA-Can y'all see the four pics of my bike? Had some issues with posting pics from here before, and thought I had them resolved.

Thanks...
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 2:57:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By MaxxII:
I had an 06 Connie. She had a fair amount of Murph's Kit stuff on her...

I wound up selling her in order to purchase this bike from a buddy...

2006 Triumph Sprint ST 1050

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=32305

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=32304

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=32303

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=32302

Not too many farkles on her...

Factory heated grips
SW Moto Tech Quick Disconnect mount for Givi Top case
Givi 46 Topcase not pictured
Frame Sliders
Trident Carbon Fiber Exhaust
ThrottleMeister Cruise Control
Zero Gravity ST windshield, (much taller than stock)

Want to add , (When funds become available):

Corbin Gunfighter Seat W/ backrest for the wife
Headlight modulator
Brake light modulator
Aux lights for wider field of view at night. The stock headlights are very bright but have a narrow field of view....Its tough to see critters 25 feet off to the side of the road at night.

Nick

ETA-Can y'all see the four pics of my bike? Had some issues with posting pics from here before, and thought I had them resolved.

Thanks...


Looks good - I have a soft spot for Trumpets 4 pics showing on mine.

You will either love or hate the Corbin seat. I Loved mine on my Goldwing.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 4:06:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By digitalebola:
Originally Posted By MaxxII:
I had an 06 Connie. She had a fair amount of Murph's Kit stuff on her...

I wound up selling her in order to purchase this bike from a buddy...

2006 Triumph Sprint ST 1050

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=32305

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=32304

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=32303

http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=32302

Not too many farkles on her...

Factory heated grips
SW Moto Tech Quick Disconnect mount for Givi Top case
Givi 46 Topcase not pictured
Frame Sliders
Trident Carbon Fiber Exhaust
ThrottleMeister Cruise Control
Zero Gravity ST windshield, (much taller than stock)

Want to add , (When funds become available):

Corbin Gunfighter Seat W/ backrest for the wife
Headlight modulator
Brake light modulator
Aux lights for wider field of view at night. The stock headlights are very bright but have a narrow field of view....Its tough to see critters 25 feet off to the side of the road at night.

Nick

ETA-Can y'all see the four pics of my bike? Had some issues with posting pics from here before, and thought I had them resolved.

Thanks...


Looks good - I have a soft spot for Trumpets 4 pics showing on mine.

You will either love or hate the Corbin seat. I Loved mine on my Goldwing.


Corbins are really LOVE or really HATE. One thing I can say about mine is that it really fits my ass. Completely supports my rear, which is good. The stock seat felt like I was sitting ON it rather than IN it. The only bad thing about the Corbin is that it is FIRM - thus why if it doesn't fit you well, you'll probably hate it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 4:07:40 PM EST
Yup, posted 4 pics.

Thanks for the confirmation.

As far as the Corbin goes...I'm willing to try anything over the stock seat. I've done two long-ish distance trips with the Sprint, one was 900 miles, the other was 1100, (in less than 36 hours). The first trip was brutal a couple of hours into it. Seat was killing me.

The second one I wussed out and bought a gel seat pad. That made all the difference in the world.

So if the Corbin will work for long distance trips, I'm all over it. I started a thread on the Triumph Forums about choosing between the Corbin and a Russell Day Long. For the money, guys that had owned both reccomended going with the Corbin.

Nick
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 4:09:11 PM EST
BTW, thats a great ST1100, and a damn good price for what all it has on it and how low the mileage is.

Not too wild about the color, but I could learn to live with it I guess.....If I had to.

Nick
Link Posted: 8/27/2011 4:14:30 PM EST
My 1988 Sportster:



Ok, here's the farkles...

Custom front end with raked forks.
1200 CC conversion
custom heads
custom exhaust
lowered back end
bobbed rear fender
custom drag bars
custom handles and controls
Upgraded brakes
Upgraded rims

KLR 650...



Here's the farkles...

IMS extended range military tank
Corbin dished low ride seat
upgraded skid plate
replacement grips
tank vest assembly
luggage compartment
saddle bags
custom $20 paint job
arfcom bolt face logo
Not shown: handle bar brush guards
Link Posted: 9/26/2011 8:29:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 6:13:57 AM EST by Isenhelm]
Originally Posted By digitalebola:
Late WWII/cold war era machine gun pintle.
10L Nato Fuel Can
5L Nato Fuel Can
Spare Wheel/Tire
Axe
Shovel
Mattock
.50cal Ammo Can
Garmin 2620 GPS
RPD/DP-28/RPK
Rope
Come-A-Long
Funnel
Spotlight
Brush Guards
Blackout light covers
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/IMG_20110106_145833.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/bike/Ural/Dec2010/P1010034.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/bike/Ural/mounted2.jpg

Looks like you have the hitch too?
Mine is not so well farkled yet. I have my MG mount but have to install it. I am looking around for the black out and after I get the mount installed .....the pintle... gotta buy tires now though and the Heidenaus are pricey..
I have the faring/windshield for the bike and side car but I have only used them in winter really and in other states, might be good here for the dust though.
The AK mount for inside the side car would be sweet, but im not sure they will be found at a realistic price either.

all the Ural accessories ridiculously over priced.. the shovels and jerry can prices

Did you spray yours with some milspec or other spray paint too?
The camo it came in wasnt quite right I thought. All I have on below is the rack, spare, ammo can, spotlight, shovel and gas can. and whatever goodies are in the trunk at any given time. not too accessorized.. could use some tacticooling





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Link Posted: 9/26/2011 11:21:57 PM EST
Got a new farkle on the way... should be in my hands on Wednesday... then I have to plan some time to do the install.

What farkle you ask?


CRUISE CONTROL.

No, not a throttle lock device, a real bona fide cruise control! I'm sure I will LOVE having it, especially on long trips. I've read a few discussions about it and everyone that has one really loves it. Cruise should be standard on any touring bike... I mean heck, it can't be THAT difficult to implement at the factory.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 4:59:50 AM EST
Um... a tank bag, and an H4 headlight conversion on my old ugly '81 Suzuki.

Link Posted: 9/27/2011 11:18:51 AM EST
Heated grips and removable luggage.
I dont really consider it to be a "farkle" but I switched out the rear sprocket for a 44T. It reins in the jerkiness of the paralell twin 650 and makes 1st gear actually usable.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 11:42:42 AM EST
ONly real notable is the homemade pannier rack and pelican mounting for my tigger.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 11:55:00 AM EST
My 06 SV650 is 100% stock!

(Well, other than a TRE mod under the 'hood' and new tires of course.)
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 11:58:06 AM EST
Not much on mine yet.
The previous owner put the following on it.
Bar end mirrors,
Heated grips
Fly screen.
and an Alarm, that I don't have the remote to, the the company isn't making alarms any more, at least for a while. So that is worthless.

I have a Bags-Connection bag that should be showing up tomorrow.

Link Posted: 9/27/2011 12:06:28 PM EST
Love the speed triple!
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 12:07:33 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 12:10:29 PM EST by Whiter1]
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 12:22:02 PM EST
Originally Posted By MaxxII:
Love the speed triple!


Mine is actually a street triple. I would love to get a speed triple with it's single swingarm goodness though!
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 2:48:11 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 5:22:10 PM EST by swingset]
My '03 DL1000 has the following...

Power Commander 3
Suzuki center stand
SV1000 slipper clutch
SW Motech crash bars & removable racks.
Kinetics dry cases & tool tubes.
Top case...can't remember who the fuck made it.
Renthal ATV bars
Cycra Pro-Bend handguards
Oxford Heaterz heated grips
Centech AP3 fuse block
Aprilla mirrors
GIVI tall screen
TT 920 GPS on a custom mount/ram ball setup
Airhawk for the seat
Touratech power meter

I think that's it.


Link Posted: 9/27/2011 4:21:05 PM EST
I ride an Electra Glide Ultra, I didn't have to add anything. Its all there.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 5:04:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By swingset:
My '03 DL1000 has the following...

Power Commander 3
Suzuki center stand
SV1000 slipper clutch
SW Motech crash bars & removable racks.
Kinetics dry cases & tool tubes.
Top case...can't remember who the fuck made it.
Renthal ATV bars
Oxford Heaterz heated grips
Centech AP3 fuse block
Aprilla mirrors
GIVI tall screen
TT 920 GPS on a custom mount/ram ball setup
Airhawk for the seat
Touratech power meter

I think that's it.

http://www.localnumber69.com/temp/Vstrom_DirtRoad.jpg



The top case looks like a Bestem.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 5:21:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 5:21:24 PM EST by swingset]

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:

The top case looks like a Bestem.

Yup, that's it. Kind of a chintzy case really, but I don't use it for anything useful mostly just to throw jacket liners or a helmet in, and for a backreast when the wife rides. 9 times out of 10 it's off the bike and I put a Dry bag across the rear end for camping/travel.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:28:59 PM EST
On my Blackbird I have:
Throttlemeister
Corbin GF&L
CF reservoir covers
Pazzo Racing levers
GPS
Escort 8500
AmpliRider sound integrator
Centech AP1 fuse block
HID high/low
Penske shock
Pro-tech billet racing gas gap.
Some unknown brand hugger
Airblade DB windscreen
Micron Ti Slipons
Clear Alternatives Front blinkers and LED tail light.
A givi 52l Top case (only put it on for trips)




On the Speed Triple:
CRG levers
Triumph Fly Screen
Comp Werkes GP muffler
OES Frame Sliders




Link Posted: 9/27/2011 9:16:04 PM EST
Originally Posted By swingset:

Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:

The top case looks like a Bestem.

Yup, that's it. Kind of a chintzy case really, but I don't use it for anything useful mostly just to throw jacket liners or a helmet in, and for a backreast when the wife rides. 9 times out of 10 it's off the bike and I put a Dry bag across the rear end for camping/travel.


I got one for Christmas last year. For about $70, it's hard to beat... the Givi boxes are $300+.

Bestem has an LED brake light that replaces the whole red strip on the bottom of the case for $29. I'm gonna get that soon. Can't hurt to have more lighting on a bike!
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 9:20:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 9:21:11 PM EST by Matthew_Q]
I'd really like a motorcycle specific GPS... that doesn't cost $600+

When cheap yet functional units at WalMart cost less than $150, I don't think waterproofing and some external buttons should make the cost quadruple or more. I can do without the XM radio and bluetooth functionality... all I want is GPS navigation. I've tried to use my phone (Droid X), but the car mount I bought loses the power connection when it gets vibrated, causing the phone to freak out.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 12:59:11 AM EST
Originally Posted By Isenhelm:
Originally Posted By digitalebola:
Late WWII/cold war era machine gun pintle.
10L Nato Fuel Can
5L Nato Fuel Can
Spare Wheel/Tire
Axe
Shovel
Mattock
.50cal Ammo Can
Garmin 2620 GPS
RPD/DP-28/RPK
Rope
Come-A-Long
Funnel
Spotlight
Brush Guards
Blackout light covers
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/IMG_20110106_145833.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/bike/Ural/Dec2010/P1010034.jpg
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e72/jfg_4/bike/Ural/mounted2.jpg

Looks like you have the hitch too?
Mine is not so well farkled yet. I have my MG mount but have to install it. I am looking around for the black out and after I get the mount installed .....the pintle... gotta buy tires now though and the Heidenaus are pricey..
I have the faring/windshield for the bike and side car but I have only used them in winter really and in other states, might be good here for the dust though.
The AK mount for inside the side car would be sweet, but im not sure they will be found at a realistic price either.

all the Ural accessories ridiculously over priced.. the shovels and jerry can prices

Did you spray yours with some milspec or other spray paint too?
The camo it came in wasnt quite right I thought. All I have on below is the rack, spare, ammo can, spotlight, shovel and gas can. and whatever goodies are in the trunk at any given time. not too accessorized.. could use some tacticooling


http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp159/isenhelm/IMG_0758_2.jpg


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Good looking rig you have there! I would love to get a toolbox tank for mine some day. I did spray mine with Krylon OD paint.think it came out great for a rattle can job. I do have the hitch on there as well.

You are right on the accessory prices... But I did bite the bullet and took off all my NATO crap (ammo can and fuel cans) and replaced it with good quality Russian gear :)



Link Posted: 9/28/2011 2:16:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/28/2011 2:18:13 PM EST by Isenhelm]
I couldnt resist either a bought the ammo can n mount, ill probably get the first aid box too :p
nice exhaust! I must have one, better clearence and it looks sweet. I wish someone had come out with a r75 style 2 to 1, just like everyone else I guess

I didnt notice your tank was different, howd that happen?
The box will fit a pocket pistol like an LCP, maybe even a makarov :)

I had gas in my Ural fuel can the weather changed from hot to cold and copressed it....
I should have kept the lid less sealed tight or something, oops
just a heads up unless they are now vented. I suppose i can pop it out the same way though..





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Link Posted: 9/28/2011 2:24:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
I'd really like a motorcycle specific GPS... that doesn't cost $600+

When cheap yet functional units at WalMart cost less than $150, I don't think waterproofing and some external buttons should make the cost quadruple or more. I can do without the XM radio and bluetooth functionality... all I want is GPS navigation. I've tried to use my phone (Droid X), but the car mount I bought loses the power connection when it gets vibrated, causing the phone to freak out.


I use a car gps and carry plastic bags and a couple of the wifes/kids pony tail bands in my tag bag in case it rains.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 2:47:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
I'd really like a motorcycle specific GPS... that doesn't cost $600+

When cheap yet functional units at WalMart cost less than $150, I don't think waterproofing and some external buttons should make the cost quadruple or more. I can do without the XM radio and bluetooth functionality... all I want is GPS navigation. I've tried to use my phone (Droid X), but the car mount I bought loses the power connection when it gets vibrated, causing the phone to freak out.


The Garmin Nuvi 500 (and 550?) are both waterproof, dust proof they're only missing Bluetooth and you can pick them up for around $200 I use one for both of my motorcycles which both see plenty of very rough dirt / gravel roads and water crossings.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 3:13:55 PM EST
I have a Nuvi 205w. I also just picked up a Nuvi 765T about a month ago for under $200. Its definitely nicer than the 205. The traffic feature doesn't really help me around here but on trips it might be nice. The blue tooth is cool but I don't really use it. I got it because it actually has a headphone plug so I can plug it in to my bikes sound system like I did with my old Mio. If you plan on using it on the bike and want to hear your directions look for one with a headphone plug unless you plan on using bluetooth.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 3:17:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By Isenhelm:
I couldnt resist either a bought the ammo can n mount, ill probably get the first aid box too :p
nice exhaust! I must have one, better clearence and it looks sweet. I wish someone had come out with a r75 style 2 to 1, just like everyone else I guess

I didnt notice your tank was different, howd that happen?
The box will fit a pocket pistol like an LCP, maybe even a makarov :)

I had gas in my Ural fuel can the weather changed from hot to cold and copressed it....
I should have kept the lid less sealed tight or something, oops
just a heads up unless they are now vented. I suppose i can pop it out the same way though..

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Mine is a 2005 Patrol - no toolbox. The exhaust, bench seat, crash bar, and bumpers with skid plates are part of the "Adventure Package". It was an add on that they brought about 3 or 4 of into the country back in '07 or '08. I managed to grab one. The exhaust is a 2 into 1 which I do enjoy. I figured that sinch it crossed into one I would do away with the crossover pipe. I got some j pipes off a 650 and had them ceramic coated. Been working well ever since.

Ive been keeping the gas cans pretty full trying to avoid the cracked cap or the bulged/sunken cans. Thanks for the heads up.

I cant wait to get back on the road this weekend and enjoy this weather!

J
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 3:32:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Blackbird_Pilot:
Originally Posted By Matthew_Q:
I'd really like a motorcycle specific GPS... that doesn't cost $600+

When cheap yet functional units at WalMart cost less than $150, I don't think waterproofing and some external buttons should make the cost quadruple or more. I can do without the XM radio and bluetooth functionality... all I want is GPS navigation. I've tried to use my phone (Droid X), but the car mount I bought loses the power connection when it gets vibrated, causing the phone to freak out.


I use a car gps and carry plastic bags and a couple of the wifes/kids pony tail bands in my tag bag in case it rains.


I'll probably end up doing that. I don't really need one at the moment, but next year, I may end up doing a long trip, so it would be nice to have.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 3:37:06 PM EST
I got a Garmin 26xx (or maybe it is a 27xx) which is a weather proof unit. I picked up a refurb unit on ebay for $100. Then got the motorcycle kit for another 30 or 40. It may not have the bells and whistles of the new ones but it suits my needs (ie cheap).
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 7:12:49 PM EST
Originally Posted By Blackbird_Pilot:I use a car gps and carry plastic bags .


That's my plan. Ziploc bag and a rubber band.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 4:10:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
Originally Posted By Blackbird_Pilot:I use a car gps and carry plastic bags .


That's my plan. Ziploc bag and a rubber band.

That's what I do. I found a TT920 on fleabay for $100 that's got all the same features as the Rider unit (bluetooth, mp3 player, turn-by-turn), etc. You think those features aren't that special, till you have them. Having the ability to listen to some tunes and then have your directions spoken (instead of looking at the GPS) is pretty damned nice when travelling.

TomTom's are much nicer units than Garmin as far as the GUI and routing, but they do have an annoying downside which is the screen isn't super bright can make it hard to read in real bright sunlight. As for map updates, well, there are ways to get stuff.


Link Posted: 9/29/2011 4:49:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2011 10:09:02 AM EST by Hoppy]



KISS.

EBC brake pads and stainless steel lines with a set of cartridge emulators controlling bounce and whoa. Suck, bang, blow supplied by an SE intake under a stock cover, lightly cammed 103ci through SE slip-ons with Hard Kore Quiet baffles. Ergonomics are handled by a Mustang to sit on, forward controls to rest my feet and stock Standard Softtail bars to hold on to. A set of cheap, faux-leather bags, lay-down license plate mount, chrome belt cover and control covers and a little bell given to me by someone that gives a fuck fill out the list. For traveling the rear bags come off and a detachable sissy bar/ back rest and large T-bag are fitted.

(Half-assed phone pic taken a couple of hours ago. )
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 6:50:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hoppy:
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w303/theoneandonlyhoppy/securedownload.jpg

KISS.

EBC brake pads and stainless steel lines with a set of cartridge emulators controlling bounce and whoa. Suck, bang, blow supplied by an SE intake under a stock cover, lightly cammed 103ci through SE slip-ons with Hard Krome Quiet baffles. Ergonomics are handled by a Mustang to sit on, forward controls to rest my feet and stock Standard Softtail bars to hold on to. A set of cheap, faux-leather bags, lay-down license plate mount and a little bell given to me by someone that gives a fuck fill out the list. For traveling the rear bags come off and a detachable sissy bar/ back rest and large T-bag are fitted

(Half-assed phone pic taken a couple of hours ago. )


teeheee... you said t-bag

That is a sweet looking ride. Like you said - nice clean and simple. I like the wheels!
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 7:43:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By digitalebola:
Originally Posted By Hoppy:
http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w303/theoneandonlyhoppy/securedownload.jpg

KISS.

EBC brake pads and stainless steel lines with a set of cartridge emulators controlling bounce and whoa. Suck, bang, blow supplied by an SE intake under a stock cover, lightly cammed 103ci through SE slip-ons with Hard Krome Quiet baffles. Ergonomics are handled by a Mustang to sit on, forward controls to rest my feet and stock Standard Softtail bars to hold on to. A set of cheap, faux-leather bags, lay-down license plate mount and a little bell given to me by someone that gives a fuck fill out the list. For traveling the rear bags come off and a detachable sissy bar/ back rest and large T-bag are fitted

(Half-assed phone pic taken a couple of hours ago. )


teeheee... you said t-bag

That is a sweet looking ride. Like you said - nice clean and simple. I like the wheels!


Stock wheels with a little TLC.

Link Posted: 9/30/2011 8:22:23 AM EST
I had all kinds shit for staying gone a year.

I used all but the tools....for the most part

Link Posted: 9/30/2011 8:28:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2011 8:28:43 AM EST by BrowardMason]
Farkle (fahr-kull)
-adj. , n.

The act of sprinkling glitter dust in ones asscrack and passing gas, creating a fart sparkle cloud.

"Joe passed out so I dropped my pants, dusted my ass with glitter and farkled him in the face."
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