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post #1 of 15 Old 08-01-2019, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Help installing (farkle) Accessories

Looking for help in the central Illinois area to help me put the darkly on my bike. I have had the bike for awhile and have purchased everything I need. I have a sickness in the family and I know it will take me too long by myself. I cannot be gone from the house but have been going back and forth to docs. I basically sit.

If I had some help with the experience. I know it could be knocked out in a short time. I would gladly pay, and definitely also treat to food and drink needs.

We have no BMW dealer less than two hours away. The bike is partially apart, I have all the tools and am ready to work and get this task behind me so I can go ride when possible. I feel odd asking for this help but I’m now looking.

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post #2 of 15 Old 08-01-2019, 09:09 PM
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What do you need help installing, I am in south Wisconsin and would ride down and help you. I have a fair amount of experience with farkling Depending on what you are wanting done


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I live in Springfield and have several things. Mostly lighting (PDM) and camera, horn. I have two PDMs to run everything so that should make work easier. I have some road bars, radar detector (PDM), Roundels and driving light conversion (PDM). I appreciate it. Seems awfully far to go for you. Very nice.


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You guys bring a tear to my eye in a good way.

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Than these poor compounds that thou mayst not sell.
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Ok, probably a dumb question... where does the word 'farkle' come from?

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post #7 of 15 Old 08-12-2019, 08:00 PM
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The term Farkle apparently originated among the ST1100 riders. It is an acronym:

F.ancy
A.ccessory
R.eally
K.ool
L.ikely
E.xpensive

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The term Farkle apparently originated among the ST1100 riders. It is an acronym:

F.ancy
A.ccessory
R.eally
K.ool
L.ikely
E.xpensive

Duane
And this was way back in the days of dial-up internet and mailing list, instead of Forums and high speed internet.

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Kind went way off track on this huh?


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There are 2 other avenues I would try barring acceptance of R2K's generous offer...The MOA anonymous book will surely show some BMW owners in your area; give some of them a call to shoot the breeze, etc. And then you might try the dealer that IS closest to you & maybe they have some idea of someone locally looking to help out a vet. Lastly, after they're done, send them my way, but I'm only a vet "once removed".
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