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I’m experiencing a bit of modest ill-heath at present, which makes my next new bike somewhat far off by at least a few months, if – indeed – it eventuates at all. But having owned some MT-09 Tracers since they were first brought to market here in Oz, and later a 900 Tracer GT – a superb bike and outstanding value for money, and much improved from earlier models - I’m pretty familiar with what can be done at reasonable cost.

So I know what I’d like to do in the farkling sense, but instead of racing out and buying up left right and centre, I’m now doing it virtually, at no cost! It’s fun browsing websites, looking to see what new farkles are on the market, what others’ experiences and recommendations (and warnings) are, and what may or may not be necessary or desirable on a new MT-09 SP.

I’ll share my journey on this Forum as things proceed.
 
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Today I learned the word: "Farkle" :LOL:

Based on the Tracer, are you looking for a more sporty experience this time? Could suggest some fun go-fast bits that I'm looking at too.
 

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Thanks, MK3. This strange word 'farkle' - and its offshoots farkling, farkled, to farkle - has unknown origins according to the very many discussions about that I have read over equally very many years. It's generally understood to mean adding or fitting parts to a mobike (whether or not it also applies to other vehicles is also unknown!) to enhance performance, safety, appearance, all in the eye of the beholder, of course. Dr GOOGLE will tell you that it's a combination of 'function' and 'sparkle', but I find that a bit tenuous and tortuous and don't accept it, FWIW. I have farkled to death many bikes, less so planned for the possible next!

Go-faster bits do not interest me, but thanks for the offer, and you should feel free to post the list here anyway as some or many many well be interested. My virtual list thus far reads:
REAL Grip-Puppies: better horn (Stebel Magnum): screen (PUIG touring?): seat if necessary (BAGSTER): removal of arm-mounted rear fender/ lights, and replacing with Graves unit: oil-cooler rad guard. DRLs would be added but I believe the SP has those integrated as as OE items.

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LATER EDIT: to the above I might add a rear carry-rack, possibly the Yamaha factory unit: and a brake-operated flashing/ pulsing rear brake light LED set-up, similar to the SKENE system. They work beautifully but are pretty costly @ about AUD$247, and I can fab my own for about $40, which also gives me a certain amount of pleasure and satisfaction in so doing.
 
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Virtual farkling? I dunno, kinda like watching porn by yourself.
 

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LOL - I do this too - but its more of a 'planning' thing than a purely virtual excercise. I mostly plan to buy/do everything I like. currently the way I proceed is by 'bookmarking' in my browser each site or whatever. Just looked and I've got 104 bookmarks in the XSR folder.....maybe time to trim it down.

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That's useful a list, psyco! I guess my exercise at present is also 'planning', or maybe 'considering' or 'thinking about'! Whatever, it's fun and cheap!
 

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first place ive heard someone use Farkle outside of the BMW community lol

well if its virtual, you could always add a very friendly back seat companion.
 

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Farkle is often used within the FJ-09/ MT-09 community here as well, but Beemeristas seem to be the torch-bearers globally. The word is a useful bit of shorthand, I think...
 
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Used with the KLR community as well, including the milk crates Les, lol
 

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Thanks, MK3. This strange word 'farkle' - and its offshoots farkling, farkled, to farkle - has unknown origins according to the very many discussions about that I have read over equally very many years. It's generally understood to mean adding or fitting parts to a mobike (whether or not it also applies to other vehicles is also unknown!) to enhance performance, safety, appearance, all in the eye of the beholder, of course. Dr GOOGLE will tell you that it's a combination of 'function' and 'sparkle', but I find that a bit tenuous and tortuous and don't accept it, FWIW. I have farkled to death many bikes, less so planned for the possible next!

Go-faster bits do not interest me, but thanks for the offer, and you should feel free to post the list here anyway as some or many many well be interested. My virtual list thus far reads:
REAL Grip-Puppies: better horn (Stebel Magnum): screen (PUIG touring?): seat if necessary (BAGSTER): removal of arm-mounted rear fender/ lights, and replacing with Graves unit: oil-cooler rad guard. DRLs would be added but I believe the SP has those integrated as as OE items.

Thanks..

LATER EDIT: to the above I might add a rear carry-rack, possibly the Yamaha factory unit: and a brake-operated flashing/ pulsing rear brake light LED set-up, similar to the SKENE system. They work beautifully but are pretty costly @ about AUD$247, and I can fab my own for about $40, which also gives me a certain amount of pleasure and satisfaction in so doing.

LATER EDIT: After a recent and short test-ride on an SP I have placed my order and should collect my 2020 model within the next cuppla days. The rear fender replacement and removal of that fugly arm-mounted fender will be done before I collect the bike, and the small Yamaha screen will also be fitted. I now have on-order from various sources: the Yamaha rear-carry rack: Grip Puppies: Stebel horn: DRL LEDs: SKENE rear flashing/ pulsing brake lights, deciding to go for the better option than my cheaper (but still adequate) DIY approach.
 
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Today's the day?
Yep! Nice bright sunny day for it too, top of 21C promised. Taking doggie to The Spit first thing for a run and a swim, bit o' lunch for all three of us, then ho! for Lawrence Drive, Nerang. Then a 65km slog up the M1, congested as usual I expect... I'll post some words on that brief outing later if I can. Cheers!
 
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