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Offline Frenkie-1961

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Greetings from The Netherlands
on: September 18, 2012, 06:33:41 PM
Hello, my name is Frenk and this saterday I should get my (previously owned) crossrunner. Black, 2011. I hope to pick up hints and tips here. I am also a good handyman and I really like to farkle my motorcycles. My first quest/question is about handguards. See ya !
-= Aut inveniam viam aut faciam. =-

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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands
Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 07:35:49 PM
Hi Frenkie  :400: to the forum. You will find lots of usefull information on here.
Once you have had your new bike for a while you will discover that  :419:
Enjoy your new bike in safety
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands
Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 09:16:58 PM
Hi Frenk and welcome to the forum  :031:

Just going to look up farkle in my english dictionary :420:
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands
Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 10:14:14 PM
Farkle - American slang for accessory and/or modification
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands
Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 07:11:42 AM
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands
Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 02:22:22 PM
*Originally Posted by xrunjoe [+]
Just going to look up farkle in my english dictionary :420:

Hmm, never actually heard anyone use that word before...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=farkle
There are ...ahemmm... a couple of definitions in there...   :007:

My only memories of Farkle is the Farkle family on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in in the 70's...  NOW I'm showing my age...   :164:

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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands
Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 08:00:20 PM
Hello and  :400: to the forum  :031:
Must also admit farkle is a new word for my dictionary as well
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands
Reply #7 on: September 19, 2012, 08:35:59 PM
I do fettling a lot in the winter. If I tell the wife I am going farkling I could be in big trouble.
But hey, if it makes you happy Frenkie, that's good enough for me. Ride safe.
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands
Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 05:10:13 PM
Hehehe, you guys are a funny bunch, aren't you?  :001: I owned a lot of bikes before, but never a 4 cilinder. Always 1 and 2 cilinders bikes, mainly offroads and allroads. I traded my KTM 990 SMT in for this Honda, so coming from a big V-twin to my very first V4 is going to be ... fresh ? We'll see, but I have high hopes and I'm not afraid of a challenge.
Altering or Farkling the bikes is what I really like to do. Huggers, extra lightning, chain-oilers etc, those are the standard kind of things we all do, i guess. right?
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Re: Greetings from The Netherlands
Reply #9 on: September 21, 2012, 05:35:11 PM
Will be interested to learn what you find out about CR v SMT as you spend more time (farkling and riding) on the CR.

Details of the new 2013 KTM Adventure 1200cc bike just coming out in UK and it is one to watch out for. SMT was nearly the last bike I went for but was too much of a naked for me.

Will be one reason for a trip to UK Bike Show this year along with the Triumph Trophy.
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