Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by HighTechCoonass, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. rudyhassen

    rudyhassen Been here awhile

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    Oh. And what is it an abbreviation of? It should end with a period then, as that denotes an abb.
  2. davsato

    davsato Been here awhile

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    my carbon fibre RAM ball mount, i wasnt paying migsel prices either

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  3. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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  4. mac66

    mac66 Quasi Adventurer

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    Ah, you know Mr. Murphy I see. :wink:
  5. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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    We've met.... :lol3

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  6. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta?

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    OK, just to be anal (I am), I think you mean farkles is an abbreviation as in F.A.R.K.L.E, or "Fancy Accessory, Really Kool, Likely Expensive". ("farkle" I don't mind, but yeah, that contrived phrase is really stupid!)

    That's an acronym, because it's pronounced like a word (sonar, AIDS, laser), not to be confused with an initialism, which is sounded out by speaking the letters (FBI, USA, CPU).

    Both are indeed abbreviations (any shortened version of a word or phrase).

    Sorry! I was a Teknacul Riter for 15 years! :freaky

    Don't get me started on dangling participles! (they're something you should never end a sentence with!) :lol3
  7. notarat

    notarat Been here awhile

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    You should just buy a 125 if you want something that light and nimble :evil




    On serious note - OUCH!
  8. theothersean

    theothersean dirty boy

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    I thought it was 1/2 of 2 words put together F***ing Sparkles
  9. the kaz

    the kaz has become "FERAL"

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    LOL close :lol3

    I believe it was "function" + "sparkle" = farkels
  10. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Been doing more stuff to my 6Forty, now that she runs! :clap

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    Here's the platform I had welded to the roadbook mount and then attached the RAM mount for a camera/video/etc & mounts for the GPSrs, yes there are 2, 1 for road nav and 1 for trail nav. I really need to find a good GPSr that does the job that these two do!

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    And this tab that was welded on to the center forward strut bar of the roadbook for power using Boschs version of a surface mount BMW style plug.[/QUOTE]
  11. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    Be sure to make a small hole on the bottom of the receptacle to allow any water to drain out. They are not meant to be mounted with the opening upwards. Trapped water will start electrolysis between the terminals.
  12. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    Yep, got that covered. There is a notch at the bottom where the wires come out that doesn't seal and when the male plug isn't in, which will be very rare, I have a large vacuum-port cap that fits snugly inside.

    BTW GS Addict, thanks for those sockets and plugs, they work well and are very well built, much better than the flush mount one's with the trap door and way better for this application!
  13. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    I'm glad you are satisfied! :clap
    Spread the word! I now stock them in Vendors
  14. ozmikl

    ozmikl Been here awhile

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    Some people use silicone (caulk) to secure them, but this is IMHO more robust.[/quote]

    I use silicone on my road bikes and have never had a problem with a link clip coming adrift and if you use white silicone the link is easy to find to inspect.
    I actually only use "sikkaflex" brand.
    Michael
  15. assquatch20

    assquatch20 Hoss Cat

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    I'd love to see a how-to on this.
  16. Low594

    Low594 Adventuring Creep

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    great idea, if you can't leave it at home! For cheap PV panels, do a search on Ebay for Volkswagon PV, they are used to keep car batterys maintained during transport on ships!
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    wnc96 Adventurer

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    I tucked the ammo can under the rack so I can still put some soft bags on when needed, I also see some RotoPax in my near future :clap
  18. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

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    + 1

    IIRC RoyB has a website with a bunch of his home-brewed concoctions photo-documented in detail . . . . . . :clap

    Thanks RoyB

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  19. AustinJake

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  20. ChrisZ

    ChrisZ Exploring, Not Lost

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    Does this count?

    I took and ugly-ass Dell Nickelodeon mini 10V netbook and installed Mac OSX on it. I wanted to be able to power it off the bike, so I bought a cigarette lighter charger off fleabay, gutted it, then re-cased with Powerlet plug and shorted cord.

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    Hackintosh - note the charging indicator. The netbook went from stone cold empty battery to 32% charged after about 40 minutes of running off the bike.

    I added velcro to the speedy box to make cable-bundling & packing easy and compact. Green power LED is sort of visible in this shot, it glows green when powered on. Surprisingly, it doesn't get more than a little warm, I had it stuffed in my tankbag, no fires.


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    Bundled up DC adapter sitting on ugly-ass closed netbook. I tried to use bad-ass stickers to cover up the case "slimed" graphics.