New FARKLE's!!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by TuonoBiker, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    I still don't understand how that game is a

    Functional
    Accessory
    Really
    Kool and
    Likely
    Expensive

    They should have checked with us first....:freaky
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  2. Boondox

    Boondox Travels With Barley

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    What's your point? The plural of farkle is farkles, not farkle's.

    I never understood the widespread misuse of the apostrophe. Usually when someone makes a typo it's a shortcut. In this case, they have to make an extra keystroke to blow it. :huh

    Grammar Police
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  3. qman8

    qman8 2015 GSA

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    +1 on the crampbuster. They are just plain dangerous. That damn thing about caused me to wreck and does not allow good throttle control. I think i still have mine in a box somewhere you can have. :puke1 I have the Kaoko and like it, but the new guy on the block (forget the name) who claims 1/4 turn to lock seems much nicer if it works.
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  4. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    My experience is different.

    +1 on Crampbusters, indeed.
    Best $10.95 shipped I've spent on the bike(s).

    When properly adjusted...no problems with rolling OFF the throttle.

    Heard of one rider who had problems with the CB during an accident...claimed his jacket sleeve got caught on the CB and kept the engine running until he could pull jacket away from CB.

    YMMV.
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  5. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    So you like the crampbuster or the kaoko style lock? I'm confused...

    I ended up with the Bob's BMW 60 dollar lock. It locks the opposite direction of the throttle. I like it...haven't ridden with it as its like 10 degrees and snowy. You really need to want to lock it in...it sure won't happen accidentally. Also, these locks are not super tight...well, you could crank it down, but there is no need to do that. Snug it up and you can still easily roll it forward and shutdown the gas.

    Controversial piece of kit, but if used properly, it will be what I'm looking for. I have no use for it other than interstate travel. The crampbuster just plain pissed me off and was constantly in my way. After 1000 miles of use, I still didn't like it...felt like a giant wrinkle between grip and glove, always fiddling to get it in position. I'm a sportbiker by nature and like to have full grip and control on the throttle especially in the fun twisties. The CB adds this strange sensation of extra leverage, to me it was more dangerous.
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  6. qman8

    qman8 2015 GSA

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    Totally agree. I HATE the crampbuster. I think it's rather dangerous and really useless on a bike like the GS, where there is essentially no weight on your wrist/hand like there is on a Sportbike like a Tuono, etc. I'd much rather gain some relief by temporarily lifting the right thumb to the top of the grip. ...for more long term relief on a long straight boring road, I use the Kaoko.
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  7. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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