Thinking outside the box...Post your Farkels!

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

  1. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah but mine is a different colour and on the other side of the bike. Mine also doubles as on board entertainment. You can spend hours watching the cable tie slide up and down the mirror stem as wind conditions change on those otherwise boring stretches of road. :lol3
  2. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    Well, then. That makes all the difference :thumb
  3. Playsatan

    Playsatan Been here awhile

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    Take one mop handle and chop the end off.

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    Drill some holes, cover it in tape and throw in some mismatched bolts

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    And voila, I've instantly doubled the value of my Strom

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  4. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    ^^^^ That's awesome... love how everything is so precise..:lol3 well done.
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  5. Jnich77

    Jnich77 Been here awhile

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    Now that is my kind of mod!!!!!!!
  6. ScottConover

    ScottConover n00b

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  7. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    Them panniers are great. I made this from some off cuts.

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  8. kenstone

    kenstone worn out

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    Dirt Nap Pickup Strap

    Tucked away
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    Until you need it
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    about a foot (each) of 1 inch webbing and 2 tarp grommets
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    same deal, other side:
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    :lol3
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  9. Muddler

    Muddler Long timer

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    Brilliant! :clap
    Get the length right and it could make all the difference to picking up a loaded bike. Worth further experimentation I think.
  10. GCecchetto

    GCecchetto Long timer Supporter

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    I whipped up this little goody to mount the wireless controller for my heated jacket liner. I have the HDB mirrors on my bike so this attached to the clutch side mirror mount. There is velcro between the controller and plate, and then a strap to lock it down tight.

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  11. kenstone

    kenstone worn out

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    Attachable to any convenient bolt actually, and you can run a pole thru it, for additional leverage lifting a big/heavy bike :clap.
    That, and they only add a couple of ounces...what's not to like:wink:
    :lol3
  12. Oreh

    Oreh Adventurer

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    How to attach givi cases to the engine bars
    <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/urJPGuQWzUI" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

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  13. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    Well that's uhh... interesting. I guess i've seen more ghetto methods of storage :lol3
  14. ben2go

    ben2go Long timer

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    Looks like a new trend.Maybe Givi will pick up on it and run.I'd consider boxes in that area that are small like those.To bad HB crash bars for my bike aren't close enough in size to do something like that.
  15. ben2go

    ben2go Long timer

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    Everyone,check your images in this thread please.Some are not showing up.
  16. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    No pics, but here's a short video of a re-purposed step-in snowboard binding

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  17. danfmc

    danfmc Adventurer

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    Hello everyone.
    I have some homemade farkles on my motorcycle. Here are some:
    Rack for usb and lighter socket and tablet or smartphone stand, unpainted
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    This is painted and with smartphone:
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    Now with 7" tablet (you can't see the rack)[​IMG]

    Now I want to build an automatic chain oiler, but I need some advice.
    My idea is to use a car windshield cleaner water pump with both nozzles. The problem is that I need some timer device to activate the pump. I want to connect something to the ignition, and that device is suposed to activate the pump for something like 2 or 3 seconds, with an interval of 2 or 3 minutes. The nozzles will be placed near the rear sprocket, on both sides. And I'll have a small reservoir problably near battery.
    But I need something to control the pump.
    Help please!
  18. fhfr436

    fhfr436 Thirsting for ADV

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    If you oil the chain for 2-3 seconds every 2-3 minutes, you're going to have the oiliest, most gunked up chain imaginable. Additionally, I'd think that you'd have to have some gigantic reservoir to last more than a few hours of riding.
  19. ben2go

    ben2go Long timer

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    Search chain oiler.There is a lot of DIY set ups detailed here.
  20. AK Oldman

    AK Oldman WANDRN

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    An automotive windshield washer pump will have too much pressure for use as a chain oiler. It will shoot out a jet stream of oil instead of the dribble you want.