Overpriced farkels

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by flinders_72, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    I'm no BMW basher (I own two) but this is ridiculous. R9T Scrambler screen... plastic. It may well be a misprint for all I know but according to a well respected moto mag here it's $470 Aussie, which is around $350 US. Scratch proof coating? I bet I can scratch it. Provides protection from the air stream? Only for your goolies, if you're lucky.

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    Their headlight cover that supposedly stops stones getting through to the headlight isn't much better @ $260 Aus.

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    I believe that BMW, for the first time ever, are taking the p15s.
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  2. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I think all farkles are overpriced. This is one thing that BMW happens to lead the field in.
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  3. Tall Man

    Tall Man Priest, Temple of Syrinx

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    This is why, when I sell a motorcycle, I de-accessorize it first. When cleaned and photographed well, I'm usually able to recover an average of 50 cents on the dollar for each item that I sell. That knowledge helps a bit when I'm trying to justify spending $$ on new adornments.
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  4. baldman1

    baldman1 Been here awhile

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    Not only BMW but also HD.
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  5. emidyl

    emidyl Been here awhile

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    as are many 3rd party, BMW doesn't have monopoly over that.
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  6. mrchristian

    mrchristian Been here awhile

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    Touratech's $350 skid plates aren't exactly brimming in "value"

    The fact that Touratech push progressive fork springs so hard is strange to me. Who would want a sort-of-unpredictable-behaving spring when you're spending premium-dollars ($375/kit) on suspension? I'd want straight rate for my weight. Maybe progressive springs on a pit bike where people are just trashing on it and you want adults and kids to not bottom it out constantly, but a $20,000 BMW?

    Had them on a DR350 I bought - nothing more confidence killing than suspension that rapidly changes its rebound characteristics depending on the bump you hit.
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  7. phillyrube

    phillyrube Long timer

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    Clearwater lights. Nice to be sure, but WOW$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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  8. CharlieInStLouis

    CharlieInStLouis Been here awhile

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    That's probably the ugliest headlight grill I have ever seen. Just sayin'.....
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  9. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    And correction, it's $299 Aus!
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  10. dpike

    dpike Been here awhile

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    the new scramblers are targeted at a pretty specific market. i'd be surprised if long board carriers weren't available as "optional equipment" pretty soon as well.
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  11. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    Typically, the simpler and more common the bike, the more affordable the accessory. Not cheap, but perhaps or often more affordable. I would take a Triumph Bonnie-scrambler over HD myself. Or ride an older Vstrom or KLR. I don't want an 'elite' bike when or if I need parts.
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  12. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I do similar, but I always buy the bigger farkles ( luggage, guards etc) used so the discount is there and It'll even out when selling. Plus, I always leave 1-2 key items on the bike to set it above or different than the same bikes on the market. I use that as reasons to own mine over the others.

    It has always worked out. Have yet to sell a bike for less than I paid.

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  13. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    ...not to mention, worthless! That wide grid is going to let any number of small rocks thru, yet block a great deal of your headlight beam as well. :dunno

    Of course it is only meant to enhance the looks of the bike, which is in itself debatable.
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  14. phillyrube

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    I like those folks that put screens on their head and taillights of their city slicker Jeeps.....never seen dirt but boy they can battle the Apocalypse....
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  15. draco_1967

    draco_1967 Been here awhile

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    Those are the best. A few weeks ago, I was sitting at a stoplight, and across the street was a brand new Jeep all kitted out and completely spotless. Behind the jeep was a late-90s Ford Explorer that was bone-stock and caked in mud. I couldn't get my camera out before the light changed, but it was such an awesome sight.
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