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Old 03-20-2014, 03:33 PM   #2956
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Meet Phineas F. Farkle first known and very miss understood farkler. Mr. Farkle or Fark as I like to call him pioneered the art of taking a finely engineered piece of machinery to the brink of destruction. His reverse scientific method has become legendary in the motorcycling world.

Motorcycle vendors are bending to the needs of Fark and his decedents as they adorn their machines with gadgets that are, for the most part, useless but some times almost serve a purpose.

Take my most recent farkling of a brand new DL-650. Not wanting to bend to the wisdom of Suzuki engineering, I decided to put two cigarette lighter sockets in an empty space on the front fairing. Using reverse scientific theory I put the empty socket to the top for convenience then proceeded to test it all out including washing the bike with the GPS plug still installed.

Using my keen eye I discovered one flaw with my installation. Water will not escape the socket and bad things happen when current is applied. This is how reverse scientific method works. Haphazardly install things and then wait for them to fail. This bypasses the burden of previous engineers and experience.



Now I can redo this at my leisure. After dis-assembly and cleaning I installed two new drain holes in the bottom of the sockets realizing if I keep them closed for washing they were still vulnerable during a rain storm or driving thru 6 foot deep water.



I know, this goes against the reverse scientific philosophy but some times the farkling brain farts, and forward thinking sputters out.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:43 PM   #2957
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....Now I can redo this at my leisure....
Hey! Where's the one-way anti-splash back check valve to keep wheel spray out from the bottom?

That's how I learn stuff... but it means multiplying my farkle project budgets by 2 and my farkle project schedules by 4. Who says that I didn't learn anything after 30 years in IT???
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:49 PM   #2958
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Farkles? I'm simply re-designing a bike that should have been that way to begin with.

Sort of like..... a Shelby Vstrom.


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Old 03-21-2014, 08:06 AM   #2959
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if I keep them closed for washing they were still vulnerable during a rain storm or driving thru 6 foot deep water.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:07 AM   #2960
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That's how I learn stuff... but it means multiplying my farkle project budgets by 2 and my farkle project schedules by 4. Who says that I didn't learn anything after 30 years in IT???
it's called Agile.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:26 PM   #2961
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My 1150GS just rode off in the back of a truck on the way with it's new owner, if I'm lucky, by this time next week I'll be in the saddle of a DL1000. So I'm reading the ink off this thread to see what I need to be aware of...mainly which farkles I need.
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Old 03-21-2014, 04:42 PM   #2962
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Got the front raised up 1" and the rear 3" (from where it was). No, Mr. HD a DL 650 is not a bar cruiser! Oh, and on the maiden voyage I discovered that the center stand the PO from Madison, WI installed neglected to install the center stand springs. DOHHHHHH!!!!
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:13 PM   #2963
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My 1150GS just rode off in the back of a truck on the way with it's new owner, if I'm lucky, by this time next week I'll be in the saddle of a DL1000. So I'm reading the ink off this thread to see what I need to be aware of...mainly which farkles I need.
You'll need all of them.
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:16 PM   #2964
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Sweet! That makes it easy then.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:14 PM   #2965
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here's my new beast. At some point an inmate owned it due to the adv sticker on the fender. Only 10 minutes on it and I'm impressed. However the two bros exhaust is way too loud.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:17 PM   #2966
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Very nice!!! Let the farkling began!
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:19 PM   #2967
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It's pretty close to farkled just right. Heated grips, Corbin seat, windshield bracket (mass tad I presume), pciii, mirror extenders with ram ball, shelf with ram ball, motech rack and top case, etc etc.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:31 PM   #2968
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Oh I see lots of opportunities to spend more money on it.
Crash bars, Skid plate, Bark busters..........
Anyways, Have tons of fun on your new bike!!
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:32 PM   #2969
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The Strom is my mile muncher. I'm getting a DR for the rough stuff. The sale of the GS will pay for both...
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:40 PM   #2970
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You, my man, are just getting warmed up. I don't see the fork brace, the GSXR750 calipers or the fork gaiters.... Get with the program.
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