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Old 03-10-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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Farkled F700GS

Purchased the bike about a month ago and have been bolting on stuff ever since.

Altrider: skid plate, crash bars, luggage rack and side stand foot
Touratech: touring seat & headlight guard
BMW: vario side cases, hand guards
Akrapovich: slip on
Cee Bailey" sport shield
Cobra Heat: radiator guard
Givi monokey: trekker top case
Wunderlich: adjustable gear lever
Puig: hugger/chain guard
Fastway: foot pegs
Grip puppies

Still on the list is auxillary lighting and a gps plus whatever else I haven't thought of.

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Old 03-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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Looks great!
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:34 PM   #3
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Very nice looking bike!
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:16 PM   #4
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Nice!

Look up highway dirt bikes and that top clamp they have. You can get in two more powerlet outlets in there, and then you can get the RAM mounts from GPS city too.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
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Great looking bike.
How do you find the touring seat. is it a low seat?
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:38 AM   #6
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Very nice
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:47 AM   #7
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Thanks for the compliments.

The seat is the "low" version and after a couple of hundred break-in miles it is all day comfortable.

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Old 03-11-2013, 11:43 AM   #8
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Nice bike, love the color. You need to add some dirt though - too shiny ;-)

How does the grip puppies work with the heated grips?
Considering installing a pair but have a lot of cold weather riding and dont want to freeze my fingers more than necessary..
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #9
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The heat travels right through the grip puppies, still haven't had it past level 1.

As for the dirt, I begin my training this Saturday with EarthRiders and am already signed up for the Rawhyde course end of April. I'm guessing I'll be adding knobbies shortly afterwards.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #10
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The heat travels right through the grip puppies, still haven't had it past level 1.

As for the dirt, I begin my training this Saturday with EarthRiders and am already signed up for the Rawhyde course end of April. I'm guessing I'll be adding knobbies shortly afterwards.

Steve
What part of April and where are you coming from? I am going to be down there the 19th - 21st.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:57 PM   #11
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I'm going the same weekend. Judging by your avatar I may be in way over my head. See you there.

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Old 03-13-2013, 08:07 AM   #12
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Nice! I love mine.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #13
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Great looking bike!

Makes me miss my GS.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:23 PM   #14
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Nice bike and good colour choice (I got the same). Was the Akrapovich worth the $$? hows the sound and any extra power?
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:58 PM   #15
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Nice bike and good colour choice (I got the same). Was the Akrapovich worth the $$? hows the sound and any extra power?
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Had the Akra on mine. No noticeable power bump, but the sound, oh the glorious sound. The stock can sounds like an asthmatic bubble maker, and the Akra is much meaner and "growlier", without getting into the obnoxious and antisocial realm.

Not to mention the stock looks like BMW found some spare stove pipes lying around and decided to make an exhaust from them. The weight difference between the two is also significant.

Is it worth it? Probably not, but then again buying a bike and farkling it isn't always an exercise in rational choices.

There are other cheaper options on the market, but none as sexy as the Akra (although the MIVV range does come close).

Utube has plenty of sound clips to entertain yourself with.
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