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Offline oldsawfiler

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2012, 08:24:40 pm »
Unclevern.  You can get them at your local Cat Dealership.
Mine doesn't work as good as it  I would like.  It doesn't hold the throttle very well, but does give a few seconds of relief.  I think I cut my Murph's grips too short as my ThrotleMiestre has the same problem.
Well...even if you fall on your face you're still moving forward.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2012, 09:07:15 pm »
No, keeping the bike. Had a long talk with the back Doc a few weeks ago and looks like the time off the bike will not be as bad as once told to me by the Doc's assistant. So the Connie stays put!! :beerchug: :beerchug: Witch is good for me. I hate starting over with a new bike. The C-10 is just now getting to were I want it to go.
So how about it F-106? Did you paint your saddlebags yourself? They are AWESOME!
He did, here is his post about it. http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,35182.0.html Last I saw, he is selling that beautiful bike :'(
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2012, 11:28:58 pm »
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- tried it out today and it works fantastico !!
And where does one buy these o-rings??



Look in the Yellow Pages or online under Heavy Equipment, Diesel Services, or Earthmoving Equipment for your local Caterpillar or CAT Diesel dealer. Probably in an industrial-park area or near a freeway.


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Used mine today on a quick trip to Brenham and back, worked like a charm. Should have done a long time ago.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2012, 07:22:43 am »
No, keeping the bike. Had a long talk with the back Doc a few weeks ago and looks like the time off the bike will not be as bad as once told to me by the Doc's assistant. So the Connie stays put!! :beerchug: :beerchug: Witch is good for me. I hate starting over with a new bike. The C-10 is just now getting to were I want it to go.
I'm glad to hear that you get to keep her, as she's a beautiful bike :great:

Just ordered my cheep @$$ cruise control :beerchug: should have it by the 27th, just in time for my next LD ride

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #29 on: July 21, 2012, 10:27:08 am »
Used mine today on a quick trip to Brenham and back, worked like a charm. Should have done a long time ago

- yeah , the first time i put the o-ring on , it was bliss.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2012, 01:07:51 am »
Almost free helmet lock (that works when the bags are on):
http://web.ncf.ca/ag136/helmetlock.htm

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2012, 01:25:10 am »
Eklipes 12v adapter and locking LH pocket lid...

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2012, 02:57:52 pm »
Eklipes 12v adapter and locking LH pocket lid...

Me need that badly. Where for you get it... I have  LD trip at the beginning go August so please let me know ASAP.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2012, 07:15:02 pm »
Eklipes 12v adapter and locking LH pocket lid...

Me need that badly. Where for you get it... I have  LD trip at the beginning go August so please let me know ASAP.

Cheers


Dragoon

Which?  eklipes adapter is available at almost any bike shop...LH lid is a RH lid mounted over the LH pocket...just had to drill two holes in the fairing panel and put a slot in the pocket...I got a used lid from Pinwall Cycle on EBay...

HTH...

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2012, 07:28:25 pm »
Thanks. I thought  it was a complete kit you're got from somewhere

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2012, 11:55:31 pm »
In no particular order..

VVME 55W HID headlight  (I ride allot at night)
Murphs side cover knobs
Homemade faring side pocket keyed knobs
Tail brights for the rear of the bags
SISF's advanced exhaust sprocket

And #1 ... SISF's 2mm jet kit
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2012, 12:01:40 am »
# peeve: ON

The o-ring isn't a cruise control.  It's a throttle 'lock'.  A cruise control holds the speed, not throttle position. 

Except for short or straight and flat stretches, any throttle lock just gives momentary relief to your throttle hand.  It won't hold your speed.

# peeve: OFF
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2012, 10:58:08 am »
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- peeve duly noted.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2012, 12:33:26 pm »
The 220 ohm resistor across the sending unit to calibrate the gas gauge to reality, $0.
The summer beaded seat cover at $8 is also in the running.
I think my VVME HID headlight conversion kit came in at under $100.
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2012, 01:00:29 pm »
- peeve duly noted.

LoL.  It's not useless, just not a CC.  I've got a set of the Throttlemeisters from the PO.  I keep 'em on for the vibration dampening weight more than the throttle lock, tho' occasionally I'll use 'em for the lock. 

I got the CC once but didn't like how large it was and sold it to B2 (Micapeak mail list).  I read something about the latest version being smaller, so I may try again after I  get some of the other stuff done...
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2012, 03:05:27 pm »
This is one of the most valuable "everyday" threads on the forum! Thanks everyone, keep 'em comin'!
Cheers,
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2012, 07:45:13 pm »
Modification to gas cap so you don't need the key to close it ... $0
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2012, 10:01:25 pm »
Modification to gas cap so you don't need the key to close it ... $0

Can you post directions or a link on this? I searched and only found references to removing an inside screw to prevent lock-outs.

I assume by your phrasing that we're not just disabling the lock, right?

Moderators: I'll bet a cleaned-up version of this thread, with links to "how-to," would go great next to the farkle-vendors directory!
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2012, 10:13:45 pm »
Modification to gas cap so you don't need the key to close it ... $0


Can you post directions or a link on this? I searched and only found references to removing an inside screw to prevent lock-outs.

I assume by your phrasing that we're not just disabling the lock, right?

Moderators: I'll bet a cleaned-up version of this thread, with links to "how-to," would go great next to the farkle-vendors directory!


Uncle Vern,  check out post #12 of this thread ... http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8582.msg109931#msg109931
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2012, 10:31:04 pm »
Thanks, Turbo, that sounds fairly straightforward. I will be mounting a new tank soon and I think I'll do this. :beerchug:

Edit: Well, I'll probably do that, too, while I modify the lock!  :)
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #45 on: July 28, 2012, 11:52:13 pm »
Bar risers, heated grips and a knoff-off Givi E460N

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2012, 04:45:42 am »
I don't know if this can be considered a "farkle" but for FREE it sure beat the heck out of anything I have done before.  I did exactly what this guy did, and it works great so far! 
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2012, 11:15:38 am »
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- ha !

- seen that vid before. The fellow twisted some wire together to make a throttle lock.

- maybe the yellow O-Ring would be a better bet.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2012, 04:42:14 pm »
 :) Overflow tubes...< any type of Hydrolock!   :)

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2012, 05:04:34 pm »
Sometimes a Farkle just needs to say something.
Cost, just time. ;D
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