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Old 01-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #16
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Thanks man

My next purchase is one of those rear wheel fender thingys and I hope to be done for a while. Touratech is just down the street from my job - too convenient. The other thing you'll need is a decent pair of boots, I went with Sidis. My most expensive farkle is coming up this Spring, rider training at Rawhyde.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #17
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My next purchase is one of those rear wheel fender thingys and I hope to be done for a while. Touratech is just down the street from my job - too convenient. The other thing you'll need is a decent pair of boots, I went with Sidis. My most expensive farkle is coming up this Spring, rider training at Rawhyde.
Yep, boots on the list. This spring its new riding gear for her and I....going to be spendy. I'm sold on the Sidi Canyon gore-tex. Good compromise of street/off road durability.

I highly recommend the rear guard. It worked pretty well so far.

Rawhyde?!? Very nice!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:07 PM   #18
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ridewv - here's the link to the "Supplemental Brake Light".

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http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/produ...0445578-p-1125
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:15 PM   #19
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Thank you for the link, I just noticed you posted this. I'll order it.

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ridewv - here's the link to the "Supplemental Brake Light".

http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/produ...0445578-p-1125
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #20
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farkles, not farkle's

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:20 PM   #21
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I still don't understand how that game is a

Functional
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Likely
Expensive

They should have checked with us first....
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:03 AM   #22
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What's your point? The plural of farkle is farkles, not farkle's.

I never understood the widespread misuse of the apostrophe. Usually when someone makes a typo it's a shortcut. In this case, they have to make an extra keystroke to blow it.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:15 AM   #23
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I appreciate the advice. However, I spent 2000 miles with one and hated it. Thought id get used to it but didn't! Just couldn't stop fiddling with the dumb thing.

I didn't want to go kaoko route but not sure what else to do. Lots of money but my Harley's cruise control spoiled me.
+1 on the crampbuster. They are just plain dangerous. That damn thing about caused me to wreck and does not allow good throttle control. I think i still have mine in a box somewhere you can have. I have the Kaoko and like it, but the new guy on the block (forget the name) who claims 1/4 turn to lock seems much nicer if it works.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:35 AM   #24
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+1 on the crampbuster. They are just plain dangerous. That damn thing about caused me to wreck and does not allow good throttle control. I think i still have mine in a box somewhere you can have. I have the Kaoko and like it, but the new guy on the block (forget the name) who claims 1/4 turn to lock seems much nicer if it works.
My experience is different.

+1 on Crampbusters, indeed.
Best $10.95 shipped I've spent on the bike(s).

When properly adjusted...no problems with rolling OFF the throttle.

Heard of one rider who had problems with the CB during an accident...claimed his jacket sleeve got caught on the CB and kept the engine running until he could pull jacket away from CB.

YMMV.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:16 AM   #25
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+1 on the crampbuster. They are just plain dangerous. That damn thing about caused me to wreck and does not allow good throttle control. I think i still have mine in a box somewhere you can have. I have the Kaoko and like it, but the new guy on the block (forget the name) who claims 1/4 turn to lock seems much nicer if it works.
So you like the crampbuster or the kaoko style lock? I'm confused...

I ended up with the Bob's BMW 60 dollar lock. It locks the opposite direction of the throttle. I like it...haven't ridden with it as its like 10 degrees and snowy. You really need to want to lock it in...it sure won't happen accidentally. Also, these locks are not super tight...well, you could crank it down, but there is no need to do that. Snug it up and you can still easily roll it forward and shutdown the gas.

Controversial piece of kit, but if used properly, it will be what I'm looking for. I have no use for it other than interstate travel. The crampbuster just plain pissed me off and was constantly in my way. After 1000 miles of use, I still didn't like it...felt like a giant wrinkle between grip and glove, always fiddling to get it in position. I'm a sportbiker by nature and like to have full grip and control on the throttle especially in the fun twisties. The CB adds this strange sensation of extra leverage, to me it was more dangerous.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:28 PM   #26
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So you like the crampbuster or the kaoko style lock? I'm confused...

I ended up with the Bob's BMW 60 dollar lock. It locks the opposite direction of the throttle. I like it...haven't ridden with it as its like 10 degrees and snowy. You really need to want to lock it in...it sure won't happen accidentally. Also, these locks are not super tight...well, you could crank it down, but there is no need to do that. Snug it up and you can still easily roll it forward and shutdown the gas.

Controversial piece of kit, but if used properly, it will be what I'm looking for. I have no use for it other than interstate travel. The crampbuster just plain pissed me off and was constantly in my way. After 1000 miles of use, I still didn't like it...felt like a giant wrinkle between grip and glove, always fiddling to get it in position. I'm a sportbiker by nature and like to have full grip and control on the throttle especially in the fun twisties. The CB adds this strange sensation of extra leverage, to me it was more dangerous.
Totally agree. I HATE the crampbuster. I think it's rather dangerous and really useless on a bike like the GS, where there is essentially no weight on your wrist/hand like there is on a Sportbike like a Tuono, etc. I'd much rather gain some relief by temporarily lifting the right thumb to the top of the grip. ...for more long term relief on a long straight boring road, I use the Kaoko.
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:54 PM   #27
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i'll be ordering

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