ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Gear > The Garage
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-08-2009, 10:46 AM   #1
KTMarty OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
KTMarty's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Renton,WA
Oddometer: 321
Show us your homemade Farkels

Motorcyclist in general are very ingenuous. When I first started riding dirt bikes in the 70’s I did not have a lot of money to buy accessories for the bike or myself, so being ingenious dirt biker that I was I made most of my own stuff. And still to this day I rather make something if I can then buy it. It just gets the creative juices following.

Post you pics of your Homemade Farkels and a quick description what it is. If you already done a long write up on how to make it was made post a link with the picture.

Enough of this introduction lets see some pics of your Homemade Farkels.
__________________
Marty

2010 KTM 450EXC (FSL)
06 KTM 950 Adventure (Orange)


Fire Road Closure Report

Dual Sport Tire price comarison

2008 Idaho ride

Camp Chair

ilmostro screwed with this post 03-09-2009 at 06:39 PM
KTMarty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 10:49 AM   #2
KTMarty OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
KTMarty's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: Renton,WA
Oddometer: 321
Windscreen Spoiler

My buddy bought the Windscreen Spoiler for his Adv 950 from Touratech for $115 with locking key and you still could take it off without the key so I decided to make my own. Did not need a locking key as it not worth stealing. Made mine a little taller and works great and had it on for over a year now.



__________________
Marty

2010 KTM 450EXC (FSL)
06 KTM 950 Adventure (Orange)


Fire Road Closure Report

Dual Sport Tire price comarison

2008 Idaho ride

Camp Chair
KTMarty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 11:23 AM   #3
kubiak
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: madera california
Oddometer: 4,809
heres a pic of my 06 xr650l with my touring gear on.i made my own gas tank,foot pegs,extended foot pedal,saddlebag mounts and used police saddlebags,my own dual exhaust,machined cbr wheels to fit,machined crf forks to fit,rear rack homemade and everything on the bike is either modified or made in my shop.

kubiak screwed with this post 12-02-2010 at 09:51 PM
kubiak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 11:25 AM   #4
kubiak
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: madera california
Oddometer: 4,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by kubiak
heres a pic of my 06 xr650l with my touring gear on.i made my own gas tank,foot pegs,extended foot pedal,saddlebag mounts and used police saddlebags,my own dual exhaust,machined cbr wheels to fit,machined crf forks to fit,rear rack homemade and everything on the bike is either modified or made in my shop.
the next pic is the same bike in dirt form with a bigger 6 gallon tank i made and 17x4.25 rear wheel and knobby.

kubiak screwed with this post 12-02-2010 at 09:51 PM
kubiak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 12:00 PM   #5
james t kirk
Gnarly Adventurer
 
james t kirk's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Moab Utah
Oddometer: 265
love the honda motard/dirt combo!

who needs two bikes!!??

gives me a new direction with setting up my own honda. your bike is great! more photo's!

thanks!



kirk out
james t kirk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 12:07 PM   #6
kubiak
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: madera california
Oddometer: 4,809
supermoto pic

Quote:
Originally Posted by james t kirk
love the honda motard/dirt combo!

who needs two bikes!!??

gives me a new direction with setting up my own honda. your bike is great! more photo's!

thanks



kirk out
i dont have a lot of extra money for bikes so i have to set mine up for different types.heres a pic of it in supermoto trim with a homemade undertail exhaust.

kubiak screwed with this post 12-02-2010 at 09:51 PM
kubiak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 12:08 PM   #7
kubiak
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: madera california
Oddometer: 4,809
Quote:
Originally Posted by kubiak
i dont have a lot of extra money for bikes so i have to set mine up for different types.heres a pic of it in supermoto trim with a homemade undertail exhaust.
side view

kubiak screwed with this post 12-02-2010 at 09:51 PM
kubiak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 01:54 PM   #8
GSWayne
Old Guy nOOb
 
GSWayne's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Santa Barbara
Oddometer: 2,938
Here is a homemade oil cooler guard. It is pieces of Stainless Steel welding rod stuck into some rubber conveyor belt material:






You can also see the homemade headlight guard in the first picture:
__________________
It isn't the conditions its the decisions

Don't bring a motorcycle to a car fight
GSWayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 03:55 PM   #9
Twin headlight Ernie
bar napkin engineering
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: Dakota Minnesota
Oddometer: 1,382
Homemade farkles

I'd have to say I'm guilty of being a huge fan of homemade farkles. Here's a picture of my KLR. I've made a few changes since this picture. I recently added a new aluminum dash with a Trail Tech digital speedo. It's always fun to see the new farkles you guys have come up with. 2HE

__________________
Motorcycles are my life.
Not my lifestyle.

My Smugmug:
http://twinheadlighternie.smugmug.com/

Dakota Motorsports
Twin headlight Ernie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 04:55 PM   #10
AzB
Fattest thin man
 
AzB's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: Directly above the center of the Earth
Oddometer: 3,461
Quote:
Originally Posted by GSWayne
Here is a homemade oil cooler guard. It is pieces of Stainless Steel welding rod stuck into some rubber conveyor belt material:
Very nice; simple, looks good and works.

Where'd you get the conveyor belt material? That's exactly what I need for rubber mounting my tach.

Az
__________________
"Write a wise saying and your name will live forever" - Anonymous
AzB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 07:11 PM   #11
GSWayne
Old Guy nOOb
 
GSWayne's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Santa Barbara
Oddometer: 2,938
Quote:
Originally Posted by AzB
Very nice; simple, looks good and works.

Where'd you get the conveyor belt material? That's exactly what I need for rubber mounting my tach.

Az
It was scrap from where I work. We don't make or use conveyor belts, so I guess we just bought it for some rugged padding. It is probably something like:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#6000k41/=x4o18
__________________
It isn't the conditions its the decisions

Don't bring a motorcycle to a car fight
GSWayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 10:32 PM   #12
rtortore
'00 R1150GS
 
rtortore's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Oddometer: 463
Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by GSWayne
OK how did you manage to cut the plextglass/lexan? I am having huge problems with cracking/splitting as I cut it ... I thought of sandwiching it between two peices of wood - and cut the whole thing - but haven't tried it yet.

Cheers
Richard
__________________
"From the point of ignition
To the final drive
The point of the journey is not to arrive
Anything can happen."
rtortore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 10:50 PM   #13
KevinMTB
Gnarly Adventurer
 
KevinMTB's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: The middle of the Pacific
Oddometer: 117
cutting plexiglass

I have had good luck cutting plexiglass using a bandsaw. Make sure to leave the protecting paper on it and sand the edges smooth after cutting.
I tried a jigsaw but it just melts the cut pieces back together.
KevinMTB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2009, 11:20 PM   #14
Inane Cathode
Cheated Anion
 
Inane Cathode's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Arvada, CO
Oddometer: 4,601


And with two handy dandy wing nuts, it's easily removeable

__________________
_______
Pokey The Wunderbus
The VEEP Project



Inane Cathode is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2009, 05:35 AM   #15
MotorradMike
MIL-TFD-41
 
MotorradMike's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Location: Mallorytown Ontario
Oddometer: 967
Trouble reading the gear indicator

I know most folks don't feel the need to know what gear they are in but the R1100 makes a BIG clunk going into first while rolling so I like to glance at the indicator while approaching a light so I can snick her into neutral.
I often can't see the RID due to shadows and reflections. My bike has no ABS so I used the space for a 7 segment display. This was the best size I could get at the time, a tad larger would've been nice.



Mike
__________________
Mike
So far, everything that has surprised me has been completely unexpected.

BMW R1100RS
MotorradMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 06:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014