Recycled some old farkles from our BMW 650’s to the new 2013 F800GS…Cheryl’s bike is taking form…waiting still for hand guards from Barkbusters, getting Rox Risers Low pro for both bikes….they are on order…and still wondering which crash bars we will both get. TBD…researching the new and improved bars coming out for the new fairing. Jesse Luggage mounts went on just fine and we are both glad to be able to keep the luggage that we started all this ADV riding stuff with.
We are also waiting on Cee Bailey to update their shield for this bike!
Still have to install the permanent Gerbings temperature controller….
There are few things that when you buy new bikes that you must have as repeat farkles (accessories). We have a few that we will use again and again as long as we ride DS bikes.
Fork seal protectors for one…the owner says use sunscreen on the outside…sounds weird but makes sense. Keeps them from fading and every once in a while you take them off…wash them and use a little WD40 0n the inside and you are good to go. A lot of riders forget their fork seals when kiting out their bikes. When off-road little pieces for crud get in there and can make a day of fun riding into a nightmare if one of your seals blow.
This is a really good video showing 2 riders who are just regular guys enjoying a Yamaha Super Tenere and a KTM 990. Wes is funny about riding the Yamaha off road. This is really worth watching the entire video….one of the better one’s out there I think because they actually show a dump and accident. Real stuff. Enjoy.
Both Yamaha and KTM have dominated the legendary Dakar races for decades. Wes and Grant do their best not to fly off a ridge while taking the KTM 990 Adventure and Yamaha Super Ténéré deep into the Angeles National Forest’s system of fire roads, trails and creeks. For more on motorcycles and adventure, visit http://hellforleathermagazine.com