Show us your homemade Farkels

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  1. KTMarty

    KTMarty Been here awhile

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    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.
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  2. KTMarty

    KTMarty Been here awhile

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  3. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    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.
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  4. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    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.
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  5. james t kirk

    james t kirk Been here awhile

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    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!

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  6. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    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.
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  7. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    side view
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  8. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb

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    Here is a homemade oil cooler guard. It is pieces of Stainless Steel welding rod stuck into some rubber conveyor belt material:
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    You can also see the homemade headlight guard in the first picture:
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  9. Twin headlight Ernie

    Twin headlight Ernie bar napkin engineering

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    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

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  10. AzB

    AzB Fattest thin man

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    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
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  11. GSWayne

    GSWayne Old Guy nOOb

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    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
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  12. rtortore

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    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
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  13. KevinMTB

    KevinMTB Been here awhile

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    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.
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  14. Inane Cathode

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

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  15. MotorradMike

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    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.

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  16. JohnTM

    JohnTM I suck toes

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    OK, how the heck do you make a plastic fuel tank? I need one... (or is that metal?)
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  17. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Home made racks for boxes on my Honda XR650L. Bent aluminum 1/2" solid bar and some Milwaukee saws all boxes. Total investment $18. The yellow reflector is courtesy of Tx. Dept. of Trans. ( bridge rail marker )

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  18. GSWayne

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    Like Kevin said a bandsaw works well, that is what I used. I think a jigsaw will be OK if you can run it slow enough to prevent melting. The problem with the jigsaw is all the heat concentrated on one inch of blade. I think any ragged edges will just be on the top with a jigsaw. You might reduce the problem with a foot with a slot just big enough for the blade. A sharp fine blade with slower feed might also make for a cleaner edge.
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    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Before I got a good band saw I would clamp my jig saw balde up in my vice. Then you can move the material not the saw. For plastic you will need to experment with blades and not let the material get too hot. A smooth saw cut edge on Lexan can be smoothed with heat from a high BTU blow gun or carefull heating with a propane torch. To learn this experment on scrap pcs. first.
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  20. kubiak

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    i used the stock xrl steel tank then welded wings on it to hold fuel.stock holds 2.8 and with the fuel wings it holds 6.2 gallons.i first made a 4 gallon then a 4.5 gallon then last made the 6.2 gallon.i added some angular styling to it so it doesnt look too huge.
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