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Old 02-25-2011, 06:08 PM   #136
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my partner thinks I am overly obsessed with bikes and gets angry with all my forum chatter!

Well- I can remember the day you started asking questions on the other site. I am amazed that you have posted in the thousands and I'm still trying to break a 100. It could be classed as a social addiction.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #137
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How important is that TT Front Sprocket cover?

I just got mine. I wasn't impressed. Seems kinda weak.
I'm not sure it will stop a chain, and it won't do a good job of stopping chain fling.
I am probably over-lubing, but still.....I wasn't too impressed.


Is it a RTW must have??!!!
Anyone know of the TT front sprocket cover actually being put to the test and saving an engine block?
This thing may end up in the flea market...
Maybe kidala can make one and sell it for half the cost of the TT. haha

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:28 PM   #138
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How important is that TT Front Sprocket cover?

I just got mine. I wasn't impressed. Seems kinda weak.
I'm not sure it will stop a chain, and it won't do a good job of stopping chain fling.
I am probably over-lubing, but still.....I wasn't too impressed.


Is it a RTW must have??!!!
Anyone know of the TT front sprocket cover actually being put to the test and saving an engine block?
Its purdy, it doesn't need to be functional.

I'm one of those doubting thomases when it comes to the effectiveness of a chain gaurd saving your engine case. Lots of chains have come off non-gaurded bikes and just laid out on the road without catostrophic failure.

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Old 02-28-2011, 06:48 PM   #139
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Its purdy, it doesn't need to be functional.

I'm one of those doubting thomases when it comes to the effectiveness of a chain gaurd saving your engine case. Lots of chains have come off non-gaurded bikes and just laid out on the road without catostrophic failure.

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i don't think it's purdy or functional.
and it removes a function, which is keeping chain goo off of your strator cover.
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Old 03-01-2011, 04:26 AM   #140
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i don't think it's purdy or functional.
That seems to be the case with a lot of the trinket covers from TT, IMHO....
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Old 03-05-2011, 06:06 AM   #141
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Come on you guy's.

If it was not for farkle to buy and strap to your bikes. How are you going to waste your money in the winter time, plus load your bike up with a whole bunch more added weight, Then need to buy the next years model because they have made it lighter then the years past.

Here is my two cents. Save the money buying the farkle and put it towards the machines that make the farkle. You can make most of these plate w/ bandsaw , drill press, sander, files, and a vise....Aluminium about a $500 dollar investment. ISH.

Just go the electicity in my shop this year.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:08 AM   #142
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Come on you guy's.

If it was not for farkle to buy and strap to your bikes. How are you going to waste your money in the winter time, plus load your bike up with a whole bunch more added weight, Then need to buy the next years model because they have made it lighter then the years past.

Here is my two cents. Save the money buying the farkle and put it towards the machines that make the farkle. You can make most of these plate w/ bandsaw , drill press, sander, files, and a vise....Aluminium about a $500 dollar investment. ISH.

Just go the electicity in my shop this year.
Personally I would rather spend a few extra bucks and spend more time riding then to spend hours making all my own farkles. Thereby missing out on adventures I could be having. Maybe in a more Northern climate where riding is limited a third to half of the year I might enjoy spending hours in the shop making farkles but in Middle TN where both Motorfiets and I happen to live riding is pretty much possible 45 to 50 weeks out of the year. Besides it would be a far greater then $500 investment for a lot of people. Sure buying the tools and aluminium is not all that bad, but having to knock down my neighbours house to expand my garage in order to fit all that in along with the rest of my toys would add close to a million bucks to my farkle building costs!
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:52 PM   #143
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Here is my two cents. Save the money buying the farkle and put it towards the machines that make the farkle. You can make most of these plate w/ bandsaw , drill press, sander, files, and a vise....Aluminium about a $500 dollar investment. ISH.

Just go the electicity in my shop this year.
How else am I going to justify that TT sticker on my pannier?

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Old 03-05-2011, 02:11 PM   #145
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Ben, sorry to encourage all the negativity. Hope the builds are going well.

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Old 03-05-2011, 02:54 PM   #148
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If you live in Australia one of the great farkling challenges is not being ripped off by the local importer. It's a bit like a contest ... the local importer (who set their prices when the Australian dollar was 20 to 40% under what it is now) gets the home factory to ban other countries distributors exporting to Australia. The game is to find your way around this and prevail in retail!

An example is my "needing" one of those Wunderlich adjustable folding gear levers. The Australian distributors price is basically science fiction, you just woudn't buy it. So ... Wunderlich in the US ... pick out a few goodies to justify the freight as well as the gear lever and head to the checkout. No go as there is an Australian Distributor. The US web site suggests a freight forwarding service ... too much hassel for a small order.

Next have a search in the UK ... find a retailer with a good reputation and on line sales, order gear lever and a couple of other things ... done. Even if I had not reduced the freight for the gear lever by buying some other things I would have saved around AUS$80 not including internal freight in Australia. Result.

I will always support a local distributor or manufacturer if they at least try and be competitive (I have bark busters and am getting a Ralle-Moto damper) but I can't stand it when it's so blatant.

You Americans (and probably Europeans) are missing out on the challenge. It's not fair and you should demand unreasonable and unrealistic prices from your distributors so we don't have all the fun!

Enjoying the thread ... its always facinating seeing someone else spending lots of time and money with a goal in mind!
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:45 PM   #149
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Just was giving my .02 cent and do not get me wrong I have spent some money on farkle but some of it is just not worth it.

Hoping to get to TENN. this year on my way down to ATlanta.
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Just was giving my .02 cent and do not get me wrong I have spent some money on farkle but some of it is just not worth it.

Hoping to get to TENN. this year on my way down to ATlanta.
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