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#1 OBFJR

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:00 PM

Well,

Winter has not been too kind recently in the Memphis area (home of dead Elvis) with lots of rain and cold, so last night I put the space heater in the garage and decided to tackle some farkles/mods I'd had on my "to do" list for a while. Read the sticky and laughed my ass off about moving the bars from two guys that need to try de-caf, installed my Wild Bills hiway pegs, and adjusted my fairings so I'd be warmer (or cooler, depending on your perception).

My take-away from the whole experience was, this forum is GREAT for helping the average guy twist a wrench on this wonderful machine. Mine is set pretty much exactly as I would like, and advice from here pointed me in the right direction.

So tonights 38 degree ride showed me the fairings out ARE warmer, bars back are great for me (whopping 5'8"), and I love the Wild Bills for an alternate position when riding down the hiway with the Breakaway throttle lock engaged. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, farkles.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:05 PM

QUOTE(OBFJR @ Nov 29 2007, 11:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well,

Winter has not been too kind recently in the Memphis area (home of dead Elvis) with lots of rain and cold, so last night I put the space heater in the garage and decided to tackle some farkles/mods I'd had on my "to do" list for a while. Read the sticky and laughed my ass off about moving the bars from two guys that need to try de-caf, installed my Wild Bills hiway pegs, and adjusted my fairings so I'd be warmer (or cooler, depending on your perception).

My take-away from the whole experience was, this forum is GREAT for helping the average guy twist a wrench on this wonderful machine. Mine is set pretty much exactly as I would like, and advice from here pointed me in the right direction.

So tonights 38 degree ride showed me the fairings out ARE warmer, bars back are great for me (whopping 5'8"), and I love the Wild Bills for an alternate position when riding down the hiway with the Breakaway throttle lock engaged. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, farkles.

Bob

It's a great feeling isn't it.... winter is a little more... well... winter here. I am looking forward to pimpin' my ride with some nice farkles over the next few months.

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 08:12 PM

QUOTE(OBFJR @ Nov 29 2007, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, farkles.

Bob


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All because you installed your first farkles.

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Edit: Sooo, Richard, are you heading to Colorado or Nova Scotia for CFR: Canadian FJR Rally?
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 04:39 AM

Bob, we need to get together for a ride some sunday. i live about an hour north of you, up here in tipton county
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 04:46 AM

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Edit: Sooo, Richard, are you heading to Colorado or Nova Scotia for CFR: Canadian FJR Rally?

I'd like to attend at least one next year... I will see how the year pans out and which one I am likely to attend...

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 04:58 AM

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Edit: Sooo, Richard, are you heading to Colorado or Nova Scotia for CFR: Canadian FJR Rally?

I'd like to attend at least one next year... I will see how the year pans out and which one I am likely to attend...

Richard


Do both..... I seriously thinking of it!

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 08:15 AM

I found that with my "warmer flaps" or whatever they call those things, in the out position I have trouble getting my feet on my ML's Highway Pegs. Not that I want my feet hanging out there in the cold much anyway.

List of farkles to install and wire over the winter:

Install Skyway LittleLite mount
Wire in new heated Russell seat
Move current GPS mount up on to dash shelf and mount external GPS antenna
Install Smartire tire-pressure monitoring after removing from Harley
Mount Harley Road-Tech XM receiver after removing from Harley
Purchase/install top-case (brand TBD)
Purchase/install new comm system (brand TBD)
Purchase/install Motolights
Purchase/install Datel voltmeter
Purchase/install Warm-n-safe dual controller hardwired
Purchase/install grip warmers
Purchase/install cruise control

Now, where did I put that extra box of time??


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