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Offline shea1roh

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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #25 on: June 16, 2013, 12:48:08 pm »
Several people have mentioned the Cat O-ring as a poor mans cruise. I'm just wondering how you use it? Just put it over the end of the grip & weight as a friction lock, or what? Thanks
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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2013, 12:03:04 am »
The o-ring sits in-between the throttle grip and throttle end weight, holding the throttle at
a constant position.  It's a cheap super slab solution...  Mind you there's no way to kill
the throttle in an emergency, except to roll the throttle off manually.  Pulling the clutch
removes power, but lets the engine wind up....  either way, you have more to do in a
bad situation.  Definitely an "at your own risk" mod. 

I use a throttle rocker.  Let's you relax your right hand without locking the throttle.

There's other solutions out there too, most are safer than the o-ring, and "cost effective" (cheap).

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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #27 on: June 30, 2013, 10:02:55 pm »
These are all good recommendations....I was so indecisive I decided to tear the whole bike apart again, sell off some of the "extra" parts....and use the cash for some other upgrades. Look for the build soon!

Ok, so that was then. How did this story end?  :confuse:

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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2013, 02:22:30 am »
I would go for a new wind screen,2 minute mod kit and what ever else I needed to get rid of that low rpm sputter and send my carbs down south over the winter,maybe if I had extra cash 7th gear mod!
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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #29 on: July 09, 2013, 02:56:32 am »
Hey Trenchie, since you're asking about cruise control, I'm assuming the one I sent you didn't work?

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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2013, 11:47:16 am »
Hello Hazy,

Its been a while! The post about the cruise is from way before you sent me the cruise. But to answer your question, I got the one you sent, and it is still in the box as my project has been EXTREMELY slow going. I recently left the military and am working on starting a new career, on top of home renovations...but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Brake pads and a bunch of orings just came in so I can start putting "Trench" back together.
Feels great to be riding again!!!

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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2013, 04:40:08 pm »
I have developed Farkle disease rather quickly.Purchased my 06 in March, tagged it in June.Just got my Murphs handlebar risers. Waiting on my steel braided lines and am thinking about ordering a spin-on oil filter and a fork brace. If the Connie has one shortcoming that really need to be addressed it has to be the damn mushy front brakes. Guess I am going to machine my own brake caliper adapters.
I have a budget of $200 a month for Farkles, so I have to wait 9 more days before I can order again! ;D
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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2013, 01:15:56 am »
hahaha, thats funny! counting down the days!
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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2013, 09:48:35 pm »
Buy your SPOOFAK. Rumor has it there will not be any more productions runs on those, so get them before they go away.


I was fortunate my bike came with one and can't imagine trying to change the oil without it.


I've had a box arriving at my house once or more a week since I bought mine in March. Wife thinks it's hilarious for now.


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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2013, 09:04:25 pm »
   Two more days! ;D
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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2013, 08:41:42 pm »
Ok, it's now September so it's time for an update.

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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2013, 12:30:22 pm »
Ok Mr Orange here you go,

 I left the my job after 18 years, and on a whim and for no other reason than "I want to!" I started my own company building custom campers and 4x4 vehicles. Project Trench had been going well until I snapped a bolt of in the final drive. I had gotten frustrated and shelved the entire project (literally, strapped to a pallet and put it on a shelf high up in my warehouse!)

Just yesterday I was staring at it thinking how this build has taken me 2 years and I have missed 2 rally's and numerous group rides because of it, not to mention it has been my only bike for the past 2 years so I haven't ridden it at all....what a shame. So I hopped on the forklift, pulled the bike down and started extracting the broken bolt....so far, no luck. I broke the extractor off and now Im in search of a replacement final drive.....but I will work on some little things while I wait.

Stay tuned, and thanks for the interest!
Feels great to be riding again!!!

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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2013, 03:30:43 pm »


Feels great to be riding again!!!

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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2013, 07:14:43 pm »
Ok Mr Orange here you go,

 I left the my job after 18 years, and on a whim and for no other reason than "I want to!" I started my own company building custom campers and 4x4 vehicles. Project Trench had been going well until I snapped a bolt of in the final drive. I had gotten frustrated and shelved the entire project (literally, strapped to a pallet and put it on a shelf high up in my warehouse!)

Just yesterday I was staring at it thinking how this build has taken me 2 years and I have missed 2 rally's and numerous group rides because of it, not to mention it has been my only bike for the past 2 years so I haven't ridden it at all....what a shame. So I hopped on the forklift, pulled the bike down and started extracting the broken bolt....so far, no luck. I broke the extractor off and now Im in search of a replacement final drive.....but I will work on some little things while I wait.

Stay tuned, and thanks for the interest!

Better hurry... June will be here before you know it.  :motonoises:
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Re: Just one Farkle in the budget
« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2013, 11:02:25 am »
Great to hear from you Hazy! How was your riding season?

I got in touch with Stasch yesterday and will be picking up a final drive from him on Thursday, and I am working on recovering the seat as I type this. I picked up a new plasma cutter and mig welder a few months back, so all of my frame mods will be completed easily now!

I think I may move from the stock sectioned bars to actual clip ons due to the angle of the controls on the custom bars. Once I get the final drive, Ill be able to reassemble the bike and actually size it up for my size and riding position.

Not that I have been back on the COG forums I have got my build motivation back! And dont worry, the cruise install will be coming up soon too!
Feels great to be riding again!!!