Africa Twin Farkle Fest with Pictures

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by NoVa Rider, May 26, 2016.

  1. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    Oh and I can mount three electronic devices for the same cost as your bar that lets you look at you balls instead of the trail while you ride! Just joking
  2. Woody469

    Woody469 Been here awhile

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    Up high for me as well via TT locking mount for my Zumo 550 and the Rugged Roads bar attachment! I have observed since I got the bike that I am looking over the windshield at least 95% of the time and looking down at a handlebar mounted unit is far more distracting to me..... It good to have choices!

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  3. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    You must be an engineer....:lol2

    p.s., I am not a Dakar "wannabee". I'm just an old fart who hates clutter. Also, there is this thing called "peripheral vision". It's what Curry uses to make his blind passes without looking (for you Canucks, that's the best basketball player in the NBA).

    My friend has his KTM dash rigged up with two "platforms", three Ram mounts, and an endless birds nest of wires for GPS, Radar, music, heated gear etc. His bike looks like a homeless person's shopping cart.

    I like simplicity and elegance! :imaposer
  4. gmsnowball

    gmsnowball Black Bear Pass

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  5. Dirt2007

    Dirt2007 Long timer Supporter

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    My KTM Super Enduro light is mounted floppy like that. 50,000 miles and hasn't fallen off yet. Original bulb also.
  6. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    I like the looks of that I'll have to get a few ordered up
  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    So, apparently, poor design is common? :dunno I still do not understand why they would make a floppy light intentionally. Anyone want to take a shot at it, or just accept that this oddity is just fine?
  8. MrTwister1

    MrTwister1 Things that can kill me, make me feel alive.

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    Agreed.
  9. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy Supporter

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    I'm guessing Freud might have something to say about your obsession with floppy tail lights...
  10. slipknot

    slipknot Long timer

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    The same reason engines on Boeing 747s and others flop back and forth when flying. It dissipates the energy that would stress and break the mounts.
  11. SkipD

    SkipD That looks stickey

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    Or maybe there is a valid reason for it but we just have not figured it out yet, maybe a email to Mr Honda
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  12. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    Just ordered the socket and sub harness from Rugged Roads and the PDM from Eastern Beaver
  13. DaleE

    DaleE TransAlp Adv

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    Just a guess, allows the bulb to "float" under hard bumps so as to not break the filaments. Kind of like a shock for the bulb.

    Disclaimer: I'm a software engineer, not a real engineer, so take my guess for what it's worth.
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  14. MrTwister1

    MrTwister1 Things that can kill me, make me feel alive.

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  15. Tee Dee Mmm

    Tee Dee Mmm Long timer

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    100% agree. Working on some UD/International trucks many years ago found rubber mounting the licence plate lights was the only way to extend their life many times over.
  16. mkviz

    mkviz Been here awhile

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    Is there an inverse correlation of the amount of farkles and penis size?
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  17. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer Supporter

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    Then you might not like this. Here's a view of the cockpit of an Iron Butt Top 10 finisher. . .. I especially like the coin dispenser. . .. :rofl :rofl :rofl

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  18. krussell

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    My bike is stock except for the GPS. Just saying...
  19. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    Mrob Been here awhile

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