Love the word. What's it mean? Motorcycle farkle From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia <!-- start content --> The word Farkle belongs to the vernacular of the North American motorcyclist, and refers to accessories or the act of accessorizing a motorcycle. Farkles may include any accesories but especially those intended to increase the function of a motorcycle -- vs. those intended to glamorize (i.e. if an accessory is chromed, it is probably not a farkle - see Bling.) Examples include items that do not arrive as standard equipment on the motorcycle, such as Radar detectors, GPS systems, heated grips, satellite radios, highway pegs, or top and side cases.  Etymology The Etymology of "Farkle" is murky. It was in use at least by the late nineteen-nineties, circa 1997. The word may be a combination (portmanteau) of "function" and "sparkle." One source attributes the term to a member of the Honda ST1100 user group . Another source claims that farkle was a term originally used for the multiple tail lights that Honda Goldwing riders used in the late 80's and early 90's. They would flash or sparkle when the brakes were applied, thus farkle may be a combination of those two words<sup class="noprint Template-Fact"></sup>. Farkle is also a Backronym: <dl><dd>F.ancy</dd><dd>A.ccessory</dd><dd>R.eally</dd><dd>K.ool &</dd><dd>L.ikely</dd><dd>E.xpensive</dd></dl>  Variations An enthusiast may "farkle" a motorcycle, may be in the process of "farkling" or may have "farkled up" a motorcycle.