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Title: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Willie on July 19, 2012, 07:24:04 pm
Whats you're favorite low cost less than $100 farkles that made the biggest difference?
Here's mine.

FYI for me the above combination has been a perfect fit for me holding the dreaded buzzing and hand cramping at bay.
now my 98 connie is my most favorite ride in the garage, short or long haul.

oops I forgot one other
4"x4" piece of 3/4 plywood to put the side stand on, on these scorching Texas days. ( free)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Dave Scott on July 19, 2012, 07:32:18 pm
Adding an outlet for my GPS.  About 5 bucks from radio shack and a little work to hook it up.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: F-106 on July 19, 2012, 09:12:11 pm
Sidemarker lights $20.00 for all four. Big differance at night. :)
(http://vrcc.photostash.com/vrcc_22432/EMBLEM%201.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: SteveJ. on July 19, 2012, 10:49:07 pm
Sidemarker lights $20.00 for all four. Big differance at night. :)
([url]http://vrcc.photostash.com/vrcc_22432/EMBLEM%201.jpg[/url])
That shore is a purty bike. Nice work.

Favorite:

Version 1(none of that Velcro crap) Throttle Rocker. Now only available in Canuckistan.

Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: mr t on July 19, 2012, 11:07:04 pm
       

   Cat O-ring $2 and it makes your right hand feel like a million.

       Tom Taylor COG#7173
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Cap'n Bob on July 19, 2012, 11:27:21 pm
My membership in COG! ;) Yeah, not the lowest cost, but great value for the dollar IMO.  :great:
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: 2linby on July 19, 2012, 11:32:35 pm
       

   Cat O-ring $2 and it makes your right hand feel like a million.

       Tom Taylor COG#7173

Yup in spades!   :)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: wild man on July 20, 2012, 12:29:35 am
I'd like to say the Cat o-ring but I'm going with the black reflective tape I put on the sides, really stands out at night.  The same thing as Larry Bucks tail brites but it came in sheet size of 12 x 8.  A close second was the VHF antenna setup I built that's attached to the back grab bar, The Jension radio turned out to be a bust about a year later

Oh and as a side note Constance turned 100K miles today!  Took me 8 years but I'm a pretty busy guy
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: ron203 on July 20, 2012, 01:29:50 am
Bergman quick tank release from Murph's. No more unbolting the tank and wringing off the soft bolts.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: mdr on July 20, 2012, 01:38:06 am
Pick a Murph's screw kit.  I like the carb screw kit and a tube of anti-seize!

Headlight armor.  Them headlights are expen$ive.

Headlight harness upgrade (I think).  I can SEE!  :-\

Baker Built Air Wings.  I think they're sitll under $100.

A tank of gas (for now).
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: pradsliff on July 20, 2012, 02:23:34 am
SteveJ, I am LOVIN' those painted saddlebags! Did you do this yourself? And where did you get the perfectly matching paint? Is this available from the dealer, do you know?
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Uncle Vern on July 20, 2012, 03:25:50 am
+1 CAT o-ring throttle lock  :)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Lostknight on July 20, 2012, 04:02:48 am
I have to say the o-ring redneck cruise control is the cheapest bang for the buck. Got 3 for a little less than 4 dollars.
 My second one would be the 2 dollar switch I put inline on the power to my bluetooth adaptor on my intercom, so I can choose whether to take calls or not while on the road with the flip of a switch. It also serves as a convenient "Oh no I'm going  into a tunnel" call dropper.   :nananana:
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Pistole on July 20, 2012, 06:11:21 am
I have to say the o-ring redneck cruise control is the cheapest bang for the buck

- Caterpillar O-ring cruise control , and the throttle rocker.

.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: 6 Riders on July 20, 2012, 06:34:03 am
How does this "O-Ring" CC work?? I'm very interested  >:D
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: S Smith on July 20, 2012, 08:46:19 am
My membership in COG! ;) Yeah, not the lowest cost, but great value for the dollar IMO.  :great:

 :iagree:  a lot of value in a COG membership

The CAT o-ring is good too.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Bob_C_CT on July 20, 2012, 11:43:59 am
6Riders,
The O ring is slid into the space between the throttle and the bar end weight and holds the throttle at that location. It's hold is easily overcome by your throttle movement in case of emergency. When not in use you just roll onto only the throttle.
By the way does anyone have the part#, I have to get some more.

I have to agree on the COG membership #1.
#2 Relocate helmet locks above license plate, what was Ma Kawi thinking?
#3 Cat O ring
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Lostknight on July 20, 2012, 11:50:51 am
Part number is 8M4991.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Pistole on July 20, 2012, 02:07:39 pm
When not in use you just roll onto only the throttle

- mine sits on the bar end.

- didn't know that you could also have it sit on the throttle part itself.

- tried it out today and it works fantastico !!

.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: james_laribee_NY on July 20, 2012, 03:07:35 pm
When not in use you just roll onto only the throttle

- mine sits on the bar end.

- didn't know that you could also have it sit on the throttle part itself.

- tried it out today and it works fantastico !!
And where does one buy these o-rings??
.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: SteveJ. on July 20, 2012, 03:26:55 pm
SteveJ, I am LOVIN' those painted saddlebags! Did you do this yourself? And where did you get the perfectly matching paint? Is this available from the dealer, do you know?

Not mine, it belongs to F-106. It's purty, huh?

My  bike is just as extreme, only in the dirty direction. It gets washed in the rain, and maybe twice a year with like some sort of soap.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: John_Atkinson on July 20, 2012, 06:08:36 pm
Whats you're favorite low cost less than $100 farkles that made the biggest difference?
<snip>
Mine are, in no particular order:

* Cat O-ring
* 3M Scotchlite / Buck tail-brights
*ProGrip Gel grips (same as murph's)
*Bergmen's quick-release tank
*murph's side cover knobs
*murph's black SS screw kit
*Fenda Extenda

and at the top of the list...
Bergmen Engineering Spin On Oil Filter Adapter a.k.a. SPOOFAK  (yes, I know it's $44 more than $100 and I don't care....it's that good!)  :nananana:
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Uncle Vern on July 20, 2012, 07:01:36 pm
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- tried it out today and it works fantastico !!
And where does one buy these o-rings??
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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.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: pradsliff on July 20, 2012, 07:16:08 pm
So how about it F-106? Did you paint your saddlebags yourself? They are AWESOME!
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: 6 Riders on July 20, 2012, 07:31:07 pm
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 (http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,35182.0.html) Last I saw, he is selling that beautiful bike :'(
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: oldsawfiler 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.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: F-106 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. [url]http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,35182.0.html[/url] ([url]http://forum.cog-online.org/index.php/topic,35182.0.html[/url]) Last I saw, he is selling that beautiful bike :'(
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Lostknight 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.


I found a 3 pack on a really well known internet auction site. Paid 3.85 for a three pack. Had them in a couple of days.

Used mine today on a quick trip to Brenham and back, worked like a charm. Should have done a long time ago.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: 6 Riders 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
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Pistole 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.

.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: GeorgeRYoung 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 (http://web.ncf.ca/ag136/helmetlock.htm)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: CRocker on July 22, 2012, 01:25:10 am
Eklipes 12v adapter and locking LH pocket lid...
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Dragoon 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.

Cheers


Dragoon
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: CRocker 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...
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Dragoon on July 22, 2012, 07:28:25 pm
Thanks. I thought  it was a complete kit you're got from somewhere

Cheers
Dragoon
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: turbojoe78_MA 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
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: mdr 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
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Pistole on July 23, 2012, 10:58:08 am
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- peeve duly noted.

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Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Zorlac 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.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: mdr 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...
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: pradsliff 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'!
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: turbojoe78_MA on July 23, 2012, 07:45:13 pm
Modification to gas cap so you don't need the key to close it ... $0
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Uncle Vern 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!
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: turbojoe78_MA 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 (http://www.zggtr.org/index.php?topic=8582.msg109931#msg109931)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Uncle Vern 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!  :)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: 01c10 on July 28, 2012, 11:52:13 pm
Bar risers, heated grips and a knoff-off Givi E460N
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: V8shadow 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!  Homemade Universal Throttle Lock (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj1wCCDZIYg#)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Pistole on August 09, 2012, 11:15:38 am
.

- 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.

.
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: diablo6v on August 13, 2012, 04:42:14 pm
 :) Overflow tubes...< any type of Hydrolock!   :)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: wile_e_coyote on August 13, 2012, 05:04:34 pm
Sometimes a Farkle just needs to say something.
Cost, just time. ;D
Steel from work, plasma table from work, drawing by me, programming by me, paint from work.
Don't Worry I had the owners permission. :)

(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t502/wile_e_coyote1959/01B1458D-D231-4D3A-A715-8A92FF676863-25386-0000122199F2DC4A.jpg)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Snarf on August 13, 2012, 05:34:39 pm
Sometimes a Farkle just needs to say something.
Cost, just time. ;D
Steel from work, plasma table from work, drawing by me, programming by me, paint from work.
Don't Worry I had the owners permission. :)

([url]http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t502/wile_e_coyote1959/01B1458D-D231-4D3A-A715-8A92FF676863-25386-0000122199F2DC4A.jpg[/url])
:rotflmao: NICE
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Uncle Vern on August 14, 2012, 02:07:37 am
Snarf, that is too funny!  :rotflmao: This won't work for me as I plan to add a Givi soon, but I reserve the right to steal this idea for a later project!  :))
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Snarf on August 14, 2012, 12:57:09 pm
Not mine, but do like the idea :great:
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: goatmar on August 14, 2012, 04:08:44 pm
Heated seat $40  nice in the winter........... yes I ride ALL year long...........  :)
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: John_Atkinson on August 14, 2012, 07:48:30 pm
Whats you're favorite low cost less than $100 farkles that made the biggest difference?
<snip>
Mine are, in no particular order:

* Cat O-ring
* 3M Scotchlite / Buck tail-brights
*ProGrip Gel grips (same as murph's)
*Bergmen's quick-release tank
*murph's side cover knobs
*murph's black SS screw kit
*Fenda Extenda

and at the top of the list...
Bergmen Engineering Spin On Oil Filter Adapter a.k.a. SPOOFAK  (yes, I know it's $44 more than $100 and I don't care....it's that good!)  :nananana:
Title: Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
Post by: Uncle Vern on August 15, 2012, 08:45:00 am
My mistake. Wile E, that is too funny, etc.  :rotflmao: :rotflmao: