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I am getting pretty excited here. I have been waiting patiently for some weeks now for this appointment. On 9/7 the GT goes in for some serious farkeling. To get ready for this, I have already installed:

1) Cee Bailey +4+2
2) Big Mak tank bag
3) Big Mak Line of Sight GPS mount
3) HVMP SS Bar ends

On Thursday the dealer is installing:

1) Nav III
2) PIAA 1100 lights
3) Baehr Ultima XL (installed like Haridukes did )
4) 2 additional power ports

The PIAA mount is a custom setup that I will be testing for the mfg. and at this point I can not give any details other than to say that it is not caliper mounted. Just trust me when I say that if it works as planned, it will be a very good setup.

At this point the only other thing I want to do is get a Mayer seat, but that is going to have to wait until the snow flies. If I can't ride my bike, then I have to drive an F250 Diesel :mad:

I don't want to seem like a show off, it is just that my wife doesn't understand (or know the entire list) and I know that you guys can appreciate it.

Brian
 

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Send the seat to Rich...no more than 1 week and a lot less $.
But, I gotta ask: why are you paying the dealer to install the Farkles? Half the joy of farkling is installing them yourself!
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bnblazer said:
I am getting pretty excited here. I have been waiting patiently for some weeks now for this appointment. On 9/7 the GT goes in for some serious farkeling. To get ready for this, I have already installed:

1) Cee Bailey +4+2
2) Big Mak tank bag
3) Big Mak Line of Sight GPS mount
3) HVMP SS Bar ends

On Thursday the dealer is installing:

1) Nav III
2) PIAA 1100 lights
3) Baehr Ultima XL (installed like Haridukes did )
4) 2 additional power ports

The PIAA mount is a custom setup that I will be testing for the mfg. and at this point I can not give any details other than to say that it is not caliper mounted. Just trust me when I say that if it works as planned, it will be a very good setup.

At this point the only other thing I want to do is get a Mayer seat, but that is going to have to wait until the snow flies. If I can't ride my bike, then I have to drive an F250 Diesel :mad:

I don't want to seem like a show off, it is just that my wife doesn't understand (or know the entire list) and I know that you guys can appreciate it.

Brian

great thread.....
but, it sure is NOT good for ME to read it
with my '05 GS.....
i'm embarrassed to say that i spent $4,500.00 in farkles before i ever left the dealership :eek:
and you wonder why my dealer LOVES ME :susan ?
 

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i'd like to hear more about this mount...

because i've decided to go to my USUAL EXCESS in the GPS REALM....
i'll be installing the Nav III on the BMW stock mount and STILL installing my Garmin 376C (with live NEXRAD weather/XM Radio) as well

is there a picture of this mount?
will you be putting the Nav III on that mount?
why not the BMW handlebar mount?

thanks in advance
 

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Farkling? Did I hear farkling?

I don't even have the bike yet. At CCR I bought:
Cee Bailey windshield, Chicane Canyon tank bag, Autocom Pro M1, Centech fuse block and Motolights. Got smoking deals on all but the Centech and I won that in the Silent Auction. Paid way too much but it was for our charity this year that helps physically and sexually abused kiddo's. We were able to raise over $21,000 for them!

That set me off and since I got home I've bought:
Garmin 2730, BMW handle bar mount for Garmin, accessory plug (for the plug by the battery), relay kit for the Centech, Valentine One, Hoon Hardware box for the Valentine, Big Mak shelf, Flashing license plate, helmet lock, Ztechnik mirror mount and Kathy's bags.

The Motolights beat me home and I rode the 1068 miles straight thru.

I know as the boxes start stacking up that I'll snivel everytime I walk into the gearage.

Plan on tearing the GT down and having everything done in one day. Such a simple bike to work on, so much room under the panels.

I sold the LT as a complete package while at CCR and the middle of this month I'll be riding to Sacramento, CA to deliver her and ride her home. Actually, I gave the bike away. Buy the farkles, the bike is free!

Here's whats on her:

Barbara’s Farkles

* Caliper mounted Moto lights
* Cycle Gadget/Ezy Mount mounted Piaa’s slaved to high beam- extra bulb included.
* Moto lights and Piaa’s both operated off of the R1200C Phoenix switch
* Steel braided brake lines front and rear
* EBC brake pads front and rear
* Ohlin’s shocks; front and rear
* Cee Bailey #2, -4 windshield
* Speedo fix
* Vector lights turn signals under mirrors
* Goldwing style helmet lock bars in mirror holes w/locks
* High and low beam HID with waterproof marine relays
* 3M Headlight protector
* Road Gear tank bag
* Highway Ottoman’s
* Camera bag attached to left fairing
* Biker Shut Stingray bag on top of left stingray w/ Fatfoot
* BMR Trivet on stingray
* BMR shelf with wings -following attached:
* Valentine One with piezo screamer and three position switch: mute, low and loud
* Hoon Hardware box for Valentine
* Garmin 276C – box, software, cord and manuals included, plus two extra mounts
* XM Delphi SkyFi, hardwired and interfaced with CD wiring (CD player removed, you can have it if you want it)
* I4C voltmeter
* Autocomm, wired for cell phone (cell phone not included), three headsets/mics (1 with upgraded speakers). Kenwood FRS setup
* Extra female plug on right side (for charging, accessories, etc.)
* Painless fuse block installed where canister was. 6 hot and 6 switched circuits. My wiring is so awesome a fuse has never popped.
* Kontour heated pilot’s seat
* Bak Up backrest done by Kontour
* Pillion heated Kontour seat
* Pillion pad done by Kontour
* GG/Wudo Armrests
* Passenger peg extenders
* Gerbing hard wired controller for pillion
* Remus pipe and Rhinewest chip
* Sayegh luggage rack with LED running/brake light & top bag
* Raster’s LED running/turn signal lights on front turn signals
* Raster’s LED running/turn signal lights on rear bumper reflectors
* Kissan “wagging” rear brake lights
* Hyper light rear brake lights
* Battery tender
* Kathy’s bags, both side cases and top case
* Top rack bag
* Raffy’s Strap n Go behind pillion for securing luggage to pillion seat
* Tool kit
* TourKing ½ cover
* Dowco full cover
* Owners manuals
* I reckon if you’re nice, I’ll throw in the keys

• New style throttle cables
• New front wheel bearings
• 17 ball rear end
• I have a set of brand, spanking new grips, with heater elements and wiring that are thrown in, haven’t had a chance to install them.
• Maintenance logs since the bike was new
• Engine has approximately 63,000 miles on it (replaced at 85000)

Matching Unigo with about 5 thousand miles on it.
• Beefy hitch (larger diameter than the regular one)
• Locking hitch pin so you can park it attached to the bike at night without it walking off
• Rollaway handle – aids in rolling it around
• Interior carpeting
• Interior light
• Hyper light rear brake lights
• Upgraded U-joint on trailer’s hitch
• Extra wheel bearings
• Tools for removing wheel from axle
 

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ok.....
you just made me feel quite better about life and my spending DYSfunction
everytime i walk into my dealer... the folks at the parts counter begin salivating, in eager anticipation of the arrival of my GT
 

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GregC said:
Send the seat to Rich...no more than 1 week and a lot less $.
But, I gotta ask: why are you paying the dealer to install the Farkles? Half the joy of farkling is installing them yourself!
Greg
Greg,

I spoke (emailed) Rich about my needs, and he told me that I would probably do better with Mayer. I fully admit that his seat looks great, is done quicker and is less money. I wish it would have worked out.

As far as installing the farkles myself goes. Well, I did put on the first 4 myself. When it comes to anything electrical I am not the guy to be playing with it. I am a software engineer and wood boat restorer, but for the life of me I can not get the electrical thing down.

Brian
 

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ClearwaterBMW said:
i'd like to hear more about this mount...

is there a picture of this mount?
will you be putting the Nav III on that mount?
why not the BMW handlebar mount?

thanks in advance
Greg,

You can see a great picture of the Big Mak Mount in this thread.

What I like about it, is that everything is in the line of sight. No looking down to mess with things. Also, the shelf acts as a sun shield for the gauges, and helps redirect the wind that come under the windshield.

I will be mounting the GPS and radar detector on it as you see in the picture.

Brian
 

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Farkling? Did I hear farkling?

I don't even have the bike yet. At CCR I bought:
Cee Bailey windshield, Chicane Canyon tank bag, Autocom Pro M1, Centech fuse block and Motolights. Got smoking deals on all but the Centech and I won that in the Silent Auction. Paid way too much but it was for our charity this year that helps physically and sexually abused kiddo's. We were able to raise over $21,000 for them!

That set me off and since I got home I've bought:
Garmin 2730, BMW handle bar mount for Garmin, accessory plug (for the plug by the battery), relay kit for the Centech, Valentine One, Hoon Hardware box for the Valentine, Big Mak shelf, Flashing license plate, helmet lock, Ztechnik mirror mount and Kathy's bags.

The Motolights beat me home and I rode the 1068 miles straight thru.

I know as the boxes start stacking up that I'll snivel everytime I walk into the gearage.

Plan on tearing the GT down and having everything done in one day. Such a simple bike to work on, so much room under the panels.

I sold the LT as a complete package while at CCR and the middle of this month I'll be riding to Sacramento, CA to deliver her and ride her home. Actually, I gave the bike away. Buy the farkles, the bike is free!

Here's whats on her:

Barbara’s Farkles

* Caliper mounted Moto lights
* Cycle Gadget/Ezy Mount mounted Piaa’s slaved to high beam- extra bulb included.
* Moto lights and Piaa’s both operated off of the R1200C Phoenix switch
* Steel braided brake lines front and rear
* EBC brake pads front and rear
* Ohlin’s shocks; front and rear
* Cee Bailey #2, -4 windshield
* Speedo fix
* Vector lights turn signals under mirrors
* Goldwing style helmet lock bars in mirror holes w/locks
* High and low beam HID with waterproof marine relays
* 3M Headlight protector
* Road Gear tank bag
* Highway Ottoman’s
* Camera bag attached to left fairing
* Biker Shut Stingray bag on top of left stingray w/ Fatfoot
* BMR Trivet on stingray
* BMR shelf with wings -following attached:
* Valentine One with piezo screamer and three position switch: mute, low and loud
* Hoon Hardware box for Valentine
* Garmin 276C – box, software, cord and manuals included, plus two extra mounts
* XM Delphi SkyFi, hardwired and interfaced with CD wiring (CD player removed, you can have it if you want it)
* I4C voltmeter
* Autocomm, wired for cell phone (cell phone not included), three headsets/mics (1 with upgraded speakers). Kenwood FRS setup
* Extra female plug on right side (for charging, accessories, etc.)
* Painless fuse block installed where canister was. 6 hot and 6 switched circuits. My wiring is so awesome a fuse has never popped.
* Kontour heated pilot’s seat
* Bak Up backrest done by Kontour
* Pillion heated Kontour seat
* Pillion pad done by Kontour
* GG/Wudo Armrests
* Passenger peg extenders
* Gerbing hard wired controller for pillion
* Remus pipe and Rhinewest chip
* Sayegh luggage rack with LED running/brake light & top bag
* Raster’s LED running/turn signal lights on front turn signals
* Raster’s LED running/turn signal lights on rear bumper reflectors
* Kissan “wagging” rear brake lights
* Hyper light rear brake lights
* Battery tender
* Kathy’s bags, both side cases and top case
* Top rack bag
* Raffy’s Strap n Go behind pillion for securing luggage to pillion seat
* Tool kit
* TourKing ½ cover
* Dowco full cover
* Owners manuals
* I reckon if you’re nice, I’ll throw in the keys

• New style throttle cables
• New front wheel bearings
• 17 ball rear end
• I have a set of brand, spanking new grips, with heater elements and wiring that are thrown in, haven’t had a chance to install them.
• Maintenance logs since the bike was new
• Engine has approximately 63,000 miles on it (replaced at 85000)

Matching Unigo with about 5 thousand miles on it.
• Beefy hitch (larger diameter than the regular one)
• Locking hitch pin so you can park it attached to the bike at night without it walking off
• Rollaway handle – aids in rolling it around
• Interior carpeting
• Interior light
• Hyper light rear brake lights
• Upgraded U-joint on trailer’s hitch
• Extra wheel bearings
• Tools for removing wheel from axle
Do I smell a Tech Session coming?
 

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Greg,

You can see a great picture of the Big Mak Mount in this thread.

What I like about it, is that everything is in the line of sight. No looking down to mess with things. Also, the shelf acts as a sun shield for the gauges, and helps redirect the wind that come under the windshield.

I will be mounting the GPS and radar detector on it as you see in the picture.

Brian
excellent
thanks for the reminder about that thread

doesn't that shelf LIMIT the downward movement of the electric screen?
 

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Other than needed legs for a little bracing (Mark is currently getting them made), the Big Mak shelf rocks! And no, it does not get in the way of my CB shield. I could test it on the OEM shield, but why? It's not like anyone's going to keep that piece-o-crap. :D
 

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Other than needed legs for a little bracing (Mark is currently getting them made), the Big Mak shelf rocks! And no, it does not get in the way of my CB shield. I could test it on the OEM shield, but why? It's not like anyone's going to keep that piece-o-crap. :D
you got that right, joe
ok.....
i have missed farkling
when i ran out of things to put on my GS..... i was actually quite depressed
i can't wait to have my GT
 

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Is there anything you're doing to the MV?
well....
i bought a $500.00 MATRIS M4R steering dampener i'll put on soon
and..... they are talking me into the FULL Titanium exhaust system at $3,800.00 parts only.... for starters
 

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well....
i bought a $500.00 MATRIS M4R steering dampener i'll put on soon
and..... they are talking me into the FULL Titanium exhaust system at $3,800.00 parts only.... for starters
One doesn't "get talked into" a $3,800 farkle. One talks oneself into a $3,800 farkle. :D :D :D

You obviously have too much expendable cash... :p
 

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One doesn't "get talked into" a $3,800 farkle. One talks oneself into a $3,800 farkle. :D :D :D

You obviously have too much expendable cash... :p
i have NOT ordered it.....
and you are right about one gets "talked into" these things

and....... as for my expendable cash (or lack thereof).....

please remember that all of these purchases fall under my famous retirement plan:

To be able to retire...... 5 years AFTER i'm dead
 
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