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    Active Member Joel The Biker's Avatar
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    Default The final farkle!!

    My Spyder is finally complete. My list of farkles is long and today I installed the final farkle....ELKA shocks.

    My list:
    Carbon X wrap
    Rivco front bumper
    Rivco rear luggage rack - modified
    LED front and rear emblems
    CalSci custom cut windscreen
    modified windscreen vent
    homemade laser alignment tools
    BUDS diagnostic program
    LED driving lights
    LED fog lights
    LED headlights
    LED reflectors
    tinted fog lights
    tinted headlight covers
    Federal 595EVO front tires
    General Altimax rear tire
    Tire white-lettering
    LED 3rd brake light
    tinted rear brake lights
    rear turn lights converted to LED
    brake light flasher
    backup lights converted to brake lights
    BRP comfort seat
    BRP backrest
    Seat beads
    LIDLOX
    Escort Redline radar detector
    HUD speedometer
    Voltmeter in place of temp gauge
    extra 12v socket in place of fuel gauge
    WiFi/Android GPS
    RAM phone mount
    LED front accent lights
    foam grip covers
    tinted under-mirror wind deflectors
    HP dashcam
    cat delete pipe
    Two Brothers Muffler
    front and rear mudflaps
    painted rear section
    custom highway pegs
    reflective pinstripe throughout the trike
    painted dash
    keyless remote locks and frunk
    DESS disabled
    GoPro camera mount
    shorty antenna
    SiriusXM Stratus 7 receiver
    custom belt vibration damper
    K&N air filter
    custom made radiator screens
    Bajaron swaybar
    custom magnet mirror mounts(not magic mirrors)
    LEDs on mirrors facing the rear
    tinted wind deflectors behind windscreen
    drilled ignition keys
    trailer hitch
    micro camper(sold the first one. #2 is work in progress)
    Elka shocks

    Thats 59 farkles, but I am sure I missed a few.

    All of these items have greatly increased the comfort and fun I have riding my spyder. I am looking forward to many many miles on my spyder.

    My definition of done is.... crap..... I might add leather braiding to the rider and passenger grips. So maybe one last farkle. I would love to see other's farkle lists. Maybe I can be inspired to do a few more. But for now, I have searched through the products every vendor sells and dont see anything else I want to add.
    KEYLESS REMOTE LOCKS AND FRUNK, HEADS-UP DISPLAY, RADAR DETECTOR, CUSTOM TAILLIGHTS, 2 BROS EXHAUST, SWAYBAR, PAINTED REAR, PAINTED DASH, SHORTY TINTED SCREEN, RIVCO FRONT BUMPER, CUSTOM REAR LUGGAGE RACK, DASH CAM, ANDROID GPS, COMFORT SEAT, 595EVO TIRES, LED HEADLIGHTS, PAINTED MIRRORS, LED REFLECTORS, MUCH MORE.

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    Wow!! Impressive. I've only begun. This is very cool, but slightly depressing as it shows how much money I have to spend.
    h0gr1der
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    States Visited on Less than 4 wheels.

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    Default Amazing but.....

    My understanding is that there is no such thing as a final farkel.... something will come along or upgrade needed but you must be the closest to that elusive goal... must have been fun with lots of satisfaction along the way....
    Gene and Ilana De Laney
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    There's always another farkle lurking...
    But anyway!

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    NICE , you've done pretty good …… But you've got a ways to go yet to catch up to me ….. I stopped listing them at 70 !!!! ………. Mike

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    You are never finished with farkles, I have been riding since I was 14 now 77 and I have only begun...
    maybe it's time to get a new canvas/new bike and start anew.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joel The Biker View Post
    My Spyder is finally complete. My list of farkles is long and today I installed the final farkle....ELKA shocks.
    maybe it's time for a new canvas to start anew.

    My list:
    Carbon X wrap
    Rivco front bumper
    Rivco rear luggage rack - modified
    LED front and rear emblems
    CalSci custom cut windscreen
    LED driving lights
    LED fog lights
    LED headlights
    LED reflectors
    tinted fog lights
    tinted headlight covers
    Federal 595EVO front tires
    General Altimax rear tire
    Tire white-lettering
    LED 3rd brake light
    tinted rear brake lights
    brake light flasher
    backup lights converted to brake lights
    BRP comfort seat
    BRP backrest
    Seat beads
    LIDLOX
    Escort Redline radar detector
    HUD speedometer
    Voltmeter in place of temp gauge
    extra 12v socket in place of fuel gauge
    WiFi/Android GPS
    RAM phone mount
    LED front accent lights
    foam grip covers
    tinted under-mirror wind deflectors
    HP dashcam
    cat delete pipe
    Two Brothers Muffler
    front and rear mudflaps
    painted rear section
    custom highway pegs
    reflective pinstripe throughout the trike
    painted dash
    keyless remote locks and frunk
    DESS disabled
    GoPro camera mount
    shorty antenna
    SiriusXM Stratus 7 receiver
    custom belt vibration damper
    K&N air filter
    custom made radiator screens
    Bajaron swaybar




    custom magnet mirror mounts(not magic mirrors)
    Elka shocks

    All of these items have greatly increased the comfort and fun I have riding my spyder. I am looking forward to many many miles on my spyder.

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    What about the trailer hitch and trailer?

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    Very Active Member Lew L's Avatar
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    And of course---- custom billet bar ends and dash rack
    Kaos----- Gone but not forgotten.

    2014 RTS in circuit yellow, farkeling addiction down to once every few months.ECU FLASH IS GREAT.

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    I tell my wife that every time I get another one!
    2017 F3 Limited

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    You folks are killing me! Too many toys! This is worse than an addiction....
    h0gr1der
    2018 RT Limited Blue/Chrome SE6 *Tri-Axis Bars*Adjustable Driver Backrest*175/55R15 Vredestein Front, 205/60R15 Vredestein Rear Tires*Baja Ron Front Spring Pre-Load Adjusters*Roadster Renovations Vibration Damper*Misty Mountain Sheepskin seat cover*Centramatic balancers *Garmin Zumo 595LM GPS
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    Quote Originally Posted by h0gr1der View Post
    You folks are killing me! Too many toys! This is worse than an addiction....
    It is an addiction. If I'm not purchasing a farkel for my then I'm modifying something on it or doing maintenance OR cleaning it.
    Lew L

    PS: The ECU flash is a great mod.
    Kaos----- Gone but not forgotten.

    2014 RTS in circuit yellow, farkeling addiction down to once every few months.ECU FLASH IS GREAT.

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    If I had a dime for everytime I proclaimed "I'm Finished!" my Farkles would be free!!!
    Nice list, glad I'm not the only one!!!

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    Congrats, Joel!
    Some serious time, effort and cash went into all of that farkeling, and I hope you wring out every possible mile of enjoyment you can.
    Next you'll have to add the map function to your sig file so you can show us your progress.
    But I must ask...what is the definition of done?
    Raprider (Rich)

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    BRP Audio, Heated Grips, Fog Lights, Passenger Backrest, Givi Saddlebags/Top Case
    BajaRon Swaybar, Wide-Vu Mirrors, Lamonster Ram mount and X-grip, Sena 20S Evo Dual

    1996 Yamaha Virago 750 (Vera) - still riding
    1987 Honda Shadow 500 (Shady) - sold
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    You are good for the economy, enjoy !!
    ​Never stop questioning

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    I now feel unworthy with only 5 additions. But then, I have only owned my F3L since February.
    Ours is a red, black and chrome 2017 F3 Limited. Bought new in 2/2019. The avatar is my first bike back in 1952, a Simplex Servi-Cycle. Photo taken at the Barber Museum.

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    Does gas count as farkle. If it does, I have one!
    2018 F3 Limited black, dark

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    I didn't know there was such a thing as a 'Final Farkle'...
    Only SLOW people have to leave on time...





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    Read signature
    It really is a sickness!

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    There is one more farkle..PM me and I'll tell you about it.

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    I add Just one more ( well it was in my post script in #12).

    You'll be REAL HAPPY with an ECU flash.. REALLY HAPPY.
    Kaos----- Gone but not forgotten.

    2014 RTS in circuit yellow, farkeling addiction down to once every few months.ECU FLASH IS GREAT.

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    Congrats!

    There is no such thing as a "final farkle" the list never stops!

    Deanna
    2014RTS-SE6 Cognac I am a Happy Spyder Owner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecarrick View Post
    What about the trailer hitch and trailer?
    Yup...I have/had those also(added to the list). The ECU flash is not an option for me. I do not let anyone else work on or do repairs to my stuff. I would never trust a shipping company with my ECU either. My spyder runs strong and chirps the rear tire shifting from 1st to 2nd with the stock ECU. Perfectly fine for me. There are several other mods that I did, but are hard to explain in my list.

    Mike...I dont know where your hiding 70 farkles. Your Spyder looks stock.
    KEYLESS REMOTE LOCKS AND FRUNK, HEADS-UP DISPLAY, RADAR DETECTOR, CUSTOM TAILLIGHTS, 2 BROS EXHAUST, SWAYBAR, PAINTED REAR, PAINTED DASH, SHORTY TINTED SCREEN, RIVCO FRONT BUMPER, CUSTOM REAR LUGGAGE RACK, DASH CAM, ANDROID GPS, COMFORT SEAT, 595EVO TIRES, LED HEADLIGHTS, PAINTED MIRRORS, LED REFLECTORS, MUCH MORE.

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    Joel, wait to get out on the twisty upstate roads. How does the bike feel now?

    Ride safe!

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    I would like some details about your HP Dash-cam, please. I'm looking for a front/rear system right now.
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