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Whats you're best low cost farkles
« 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.
  • Bikemaster superbike foam grips $9.69 Amazon
  • Throttle rocker 9.95+ tax from local bike shop
  • Vista throttle lock $25.00 +tax local bike shop

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.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 09:12:11 pm »
Sidemarker lights $20.00 for all four. Big differance at night. :)

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 10:49:07 pm »
Sidemarker lights $20.00 for all four. Big differance at night. :)

That shore is a purty bike. Nice work.

Favorite:

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

Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 11:07:04 pm »
       

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

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #5 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:

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #6 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!   :)
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #7 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

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #9 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).
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #10 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?
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 03:25:50 am »
+1 CAT o-ring throttle lock  :)
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #12 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:

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2012, 06:34:03 am »
How does this "O-Ring" CC work?? I'm very interested  >:D

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2012, 11:50:51 am »
Part number is 8M4991.

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #18 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 !!

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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #19 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??
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #20 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.
Yeah, if you want true ram air tuning, you better be willing to ram some air! (SiSF)
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 06:08:36 pm »
Whats you're favorite low cost less than $100 farkles that made the biggest difference?
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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:
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2012, 07:01:36 pm »
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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.
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2012, 07:16:08 pm »
So how about it F-106? Did you paint your saddlebags yourself? They are AWESOME!
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Re: Whats you're best low cost farkles
« Reply #24 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 Last I saw, he is selling that beautiful bike :'(