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Your favorite Farkle?

If tomorrow all your Farkles had to go except one.. which one would you keep?

I'd probably keep the cupholder. Who needs GPS when you've got a coldy in the holdy.

What is the word origin of FARKLE anyway?
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post #2 of 28 Old Mar 10th, 2006, 2:11 pm
 
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Easy. HID, for sure. I believe it's a required safety feature and so not really a farkle. The next two would be GPS and/or intercom, which get used every time I ride.

Does the iPod count? For me, it's just a radio replacement anyway.

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HID is for sure a good one. But since I ride mostly during the day I'd have to say my 2730 GPS/Satellite radio is the best farkle right now.

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GPS with-out a doubt. I don't necessarily use it to find my way, I use it to find out where the heck I am .
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I'm with Ken... gotta be the lights, PIAA 1100 (don't have HID yet). Gotte be the lights!!

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HID is also good during the day, as cagers see you just a bit more than without. Again, it's a safety necessity, not a true farkle.

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What is the word origin of FARKLE anyway?
I HATE that word with a passion. Don't know why . . . it just sounds stupid. I call them accessories, add-ons, doo-dads, doohickeys, and so on. But "Farkle" is not in my vernacular.
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If tomorrow all your Farkles had to go except one.. which one would you keep?

I'd probably keep the cupholder. Who needs GPS when you've got a coldy in the holdy.

What is the word origin of FARKLE anyway?

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GPS gets my vote...best toy on the planet. Went out to my bike this morning and found it missing. Daughter had nicked it to go shopping Her 21st coming up, so I guess I know what I'm buying her.
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I HATE that word with a passion. Don't know why . . . it just sounds stupid. I call them accessories, add-ons, doo-dads, doohickeys, and so on. But "Farkle" is not in my vernacular.
I'm with you on this one Joe, sounds too brokeback. Best accessory after mandatory lighting is my 376C rockin on deep tracks XM.
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BRIDE = Farkle.... Man, we're going to be in big TROUBLE!!!

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Farkle? I agree with the outstanding Ohio gentleman!
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I HATE that word with a passion. Don't know why . . . it just sounds stupid. I call them accessories, add-ons, doo-dads, doohickeys, and so on. But "Farkle" is not in my vernacular.
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Farkle? I agree with the outstanding Ohio gentleman!
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I'm with you on this one Joe, sounds too brokeback.
I thought I was alone on this one. Maybe it's high-time we start a revolution!
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I thought I was alone on this one. Maybe it's high-time we start a revolution!
No Joe you are not alone on this at all. But oh will we can't win them all.
Farkle sounds like a name for a puppet of something.
I am keeping all me stuff but if I had to just have one it would be..... Can't decide I want them all.
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Watch it Joe, they just might have to re-name you Joefarkle. Kinda has a catchy ring to it.
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No Joe you are not alone on this at all. But oh will we can't win them all.
Farkle sounds like a name for a puppet of something.
I am keeping all me stuff but if I had to just have one it would be..... Can't decide I want them all.
Akshooley, farkle is the 13th Century deritave of a Middle Eastern translation of the middle finger salute. A fine, fickle Farsi, in 1235 a.d., walked by another's scoot and apongst siting all the fine add on's told him to go farkle himself. The term has stuck thru all these centuries of motosickleta customizing.



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If tomorrow all your Farkles had to go except one.. which one would you keep?
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Origin of Farkle - ST1100 community

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What is the word origin of FARKLE anyway?
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The term "farkle" originated in the ST1100 community in the early '90's.
The first time I heard it used there was 1994, when I initially subscribed to the STOC list. It does not mean "functional sparkle", as many farkles are neither functional nor do they sparkle. Originally, a "farkle" meant most any modification done to your motorcycle to enhance its use to the owner. It didn't originally include the mere act of installing commercially-available accessories like heated grips or Givi bags, but has since come to be generally accepted as either a mod to existing componentry, fabrication of new items, or the installation of commercially-bought accessories.

The term gradually moved to the Long Distance/Endurance Riding community around the mid-'90's, as the ST1100 was a mainstay workhorse in the Endurance Riding scene throughout the 90's (and even to today, quite frankly). Nobody farkles a motorcycle like the Endurance Riding community, because they have unique requirements for modifications to allow them to stay in the saddle for 20 out of 24 hours a day, for 11 continuous days. Many are under the mistaken impression that the LD community created the term "farkle", but that's incorrect. Regardless, once it hit the LD scene, other bike communities that are main players there (Connies, Wingabagoes, BMW's of various flavors, etc) also started using the term.

In 2002, when the FJR finally hit our shores, many LDRiders (some former ST1100 riders, some not) immediately saw that this bike would be the Next Big Platform for use in the competitive Endurance Riding arena. Thus the term "farkle" immediately became a common term in the FJR community as well.

That's the true, actual history of the term.

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All of that is quite true. I Just made up my definition for a laugh and a giggle.
Although, I think I like Grifs better.
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