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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Thought I would start a thread listing any farkles that you really wish you hadn't bought. It may help new folks not make the same mistakes we have and should end up being a useful reference for the site. Soooo let's hear em, you know you have at least one right? :biggrin:

P.S. Let's try not to turn this into a rant thread bashing products, vendors or manufacturers.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:59 pm 
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I put one of air horns on.Didn't last long,bracket broke.replaced with a much lighter Faimm Highway Blaster 130db.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 4:12 pm 
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My biggest one was the FMF Q4 pipe. I bought it because I thought it would be too hard to find a x40FOx but 2 weeks after I installed the FMF the 40 ferry whispered in my ear :sarcastic: The FMF was too loud for my taste but overall the FMF Q4 is a solid muffler just not my cup of tea. Good news is that I sold the FMF to pay for my GSXR midpipe :good:


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:17 pm 
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The DR250 tail light that is part of the DR650 rear cleanup kit. I actually like the big assed stock OEM taillight for visibility; and it's easy to mount Hyper lights underneath it. Couldn't do that with the The DR250 tail light.

Also, the ProCycle rear LED bulb. Not bright enough. The stock incandescent bulb is much brighter.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Carb-mounted choke, but only by short-sightedness. :dunno: My stock choke cable seized so I replaced it with the carb-mount option, then proceeded to buy the IMS tank, which makes the carb-mounted choke knob difficult to get at, but not impossible.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:53 pm 
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boy....so far I am 3 for 3

been there guys, and bought the same stuff!

air horn junk.....mine was a HF pkg.
didnt think it would be a 100 buck set of air horns,
but thought that it would at least work for a while.......WRONG-O Buckaroo :bomb:
DR250 light.
yep, it is small, but after getting tailgaited, run up on, and even bumped in the night,
I have 1 led flashing strip, and am gonna mount up some led taillights on the sides.
if that doesnt work, I might even putting up a bright white led that I can flash back at them
when they get too close......Yeah, NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M,TALMING ABOUT


and that dam bsr carb mounted choke lever.....prolly works fine with the stock tank,
but with the IMS.....No Way Jose'
HOWEVER, a couple of good investments came through,
so now I bought a TM40 with the Long Choke, so all is well.



gotta have dracula fingers to reach that puppy :wacko:

I am sure there are a few others, but that is all for now!


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:58 pm 
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not so much a farkle but a tool to make farkling easier....

the mityvac brake bleeding tool.

spent 30 bucks on the piece of crap and still ended up having to con my wife into helping me bleed brakes cause it wouldn't seal worth a poo!


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:10 pm 
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not so much a farkle but a tool to make farkling easier....

the mityvac brake bleeding tool.

spent 30 bucks on the piece of crap and still ended up having to con my wife into helping me bleed brakes cause it wouldn't seal worth a poo!


You should a bought the Harbor Freight one instead. works very well and I've used mine for years... on all types of vehicles:

http://www.harborfreight.com/brake-blee ... 69328.html

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:20 pm 
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you know what......we all have our opinions of that HF stuff, some things are okay, others are trash.
but I put a lot of that right back on us. Come on now, who would expect a 20 buck set of 1" drive metric
air impact wrench sockets, or a 1" drive 36 inch breaker bar for $12 to last longer than it takes to open the package.

I did not see our members whining about this type of stuff because we are smarter than that, but it is rampant
on other sites.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:25 pm 
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We are off to a good start so far but please try and keep on topic. This thread has a great chance of being epic if we stay focused. :drinks:


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