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ADV Products10 Affordable Farkles for Under $40

10 Affordable Farkles for Under $40

Upgrade your ride without downgrading your dough.

Published on 01.10.2015
KLR650 Budget Affordable Farkes

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When two worlds collide — one functional, one fanciful — what’s left floating in their places are the gadgets and “do-hickeys” that make our bikes individuals. “Function” and “sparkle” combine, into one of the most awkward words you’ll ever say out loud, “farkle.” If you are reading this then it’s likely you are familiar with the term. Here’s a refresher just in case:

Farkle (also spelled “farkel”) is a term common among adventure motorcyclists. Enthusiasts will “farkle up” their motorcycles with aftermarket accessories such as radar detectors, GPS units, tall windscreens, steering stabilizers, carbon fiber bits, cushy aftermarket seats, and so on.

The idea is to upgrade your bike in order to improve its capability and style, which can, if one is not careful, become costly. With a little research (and maybe some helpful suggestions here), affordable farkles are within reach! So, make it comfortable. Make it flashy. Make it safe. And make it yours. Enticed? I bet.


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The following are some great accessories under $40 each to make your motorcycle truly… “farkle!”

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Courtesy Bill Lieras

Author: Kyra Sacdalan
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Massimo Lorenzini
Massimo Lorenzini
January 12, 2015 11:58 am

This is not a simple bolt on item (Tusk 1 1/8″ handlebar). Even the photo shows you need something like the Roxx bar risers to make it bit as the stock mount is for 7/8″ bars. This fact was not mentioned in the article.

Massimo Lorenzini
Massimo Lorenzini
January 12, 2015 12:02 pm

Of course the very next farkle in the article is the handlebar adapter.

Joe
Joe
January 12, 2015 2:13 pm

This was a good read. Great job, ADVPulse, and thanks for posting this story.

Eric A.
Eric A.
January 12, 2015 2:33 pm

Great tips guys! I have the Ortlieb bag and love it!

Rick Recoop
Rick Recoop
January 13, 2015 7:54 am

Come on, a picture of a KLR in an article about cheap mods and no mention of milk crates?

Kyra
Kyra
January 13, 2015 11:06 am
Reply to  Rick Recoop

Shoot! That would have been killer add-on. Right after the bungee net.

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[…] KLR650 test bike already had a set of oversized 1-1/8″ diameter handlebars which required us to use an oversized handlebar mounting kit to install the handguards. These […]

miguel miranda
miguel miranda
December 18, 2015 4:44 pm

How did you put the bar ends back in that klr? Just did this mod on m y 2014 klr but don’t know how to put the bar ends back

Rob Dabney
Rob Dabney
December 18, 2015 5:17 pm
Reply to  miguel miranda

Hi Miguel. Which mod? The Tusk Handlebars?

Marty
Marty
May 22, 2019 9:57 am

Coleman saddle pad is barely a half inch thick and pretty useless. I gave mine away for free after a 600 mile ride in which mine did ZIP ZILCH NADA for comfort. In fact, I rode through rain and it made my behind and inner thighs feel about 1000x’s worse than if I didn’t have it.

Rick Woodland
Rick Woodland
August 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Reply to  Marty

Everyone’s different, I guess: I’ve heard a few different guys praise the Coleman as a cheap, yet useful add-on that gave them some saddle relief.

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February 3, 2020 3:09 am

[…] riding in. I also put a lot of work into “restoring” my KLR, and added some essential farkles (include better hand-guards, a dash, crash bars, auxiliary lights, and additional storage). I try […]

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