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New Farkles 2008 R1200R
All,

In an attempt to extend the comfort range and the potential riding season of the R1200R, I fitted some new farkles to my bike which include Wunderlich hand guards, a 22'' wind screen for the Parebellum Scout fairing, MRA X bolt on wind deflector, and a Sargent premium foam conversion.

I thought I would share for those of you considering the same additions and wanted to see them fitted to the bike. Enjoy.

http://s1241.beta.photobucket.com/user/pizzmor/library/New Farkles


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Very cool. . err warm. . .how is the 22inch Parabellum. I have a 19" Ztechnik which still gets my helmet buffeted. With all that, IMO, nothing extends the riding season like an electric jacket liner and gloves.
 

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Dr. Dave: I think you are right on, but keeping the wind off your body goes a long way in making the pairing with heated clothes that much better. The 22" Parabellum is good but is a pretty basic curved shape. I am actually thinking of taking the heat gun to it to flare the corners out to take the wind off of my shoulders.

Yonder: I think "expensive" is relative to the person spending the money, but this one was very worth it. See below for the shipped price from Florida to PA. The difference between the stock plank and the Sargent seat is night and day both aesthetically and in terms of comfort. I would recommend the seat for sure.

The only thing that sucks is that they utilize the stock BMW seat pan, so you have to send them the seat. I scheduled it during the time when I had knee surgery. I shipped the seat via UPS on November 15 and had it on the bike on December 1st. Not too bad.


PFC-574-19 1 Premium Foam Conversion

BMW R1200R 07+, Regular Height, CarbonFX/Black welt/BMW tag.
374.95 374.95 Yes Sargent Cap 1 Free Sargent Cap! &nbsp Sargent Hat 1 Sargent Two-Tone Embroidered Baseball Cap. 10.00 10.00 Yes Freebie! Free Gift from Sargent - Yours to Keep! -100.0% -10.00 &nbsp End of Group 0.00 &nbsp FedEx Ground Home Lower 48 1 FedEx Home / Residential Ground Services - Lower 48 States. 19.95 19.95 Yes Total$394.90
 

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That's where I saw the clear hand guards. Are they any good?
 

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If they fit, they should be work fine. All of them are probably as functional as any of them.
 

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If they fit, they should be work fine. All of them are probably as functional as any of them.
I'm sure the clear ones let the sun in to your hands and keep them warmer by 0.0025 degrees. :001_tt2:

Thanks for sharing Pizzmor
 

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I had the Ascerbis hand guards before and they sucked. The Wunderlich ones are 10X better. Keeps all the wind off the hands. Love em.

The Sargent seat is a little different in shape. I would have to say that now I feel like I am sitting more in the bike than on it if that makes sense. The Sargent is dished out a bit, so yeah the shape is different but in a better way IMHO.

I was thinking of the DIY seat route. I did it before several years ago and it turned out like $hit, so I didn't want a ghetto seat on my bike again :clown:.

Yours looks very nice though. I just lack the skill for that kind of thing I guess. Was that the stock BMW seat because it looks different. I just hated the look of the stock plank. It didn't fit the bike.
 

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Ordered some Wunderlich hand guards, I hope they arrive soon as the temperature was down to 22F this morning.
 

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Cool Dave, you will love them. Couple of caveats if I may. Be careful when tightening the bolts into the sleeve type nut. I cranked one a bit too hard and it broke the head off of one of the screws. Also might want to use a little dish soap dissolved in warm water for a lubricant to fit the grommets into the hand guards. It was a tight fit and I tore one grommet slightly.

Other than that they went on very easily. Assembly took far longer than installation.

Pics when done!
 

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Thanks, pizzmor. Photos once they're fitted.
 

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you were right about the rubber grommets, a touch of washing up liquid definitely helped.





sorry the bike's so dirty, I haven't had a chance to wash her this week.
 

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Not yet. I have a slow puncture in the rear wheel at the moment. The temporary fix I did is holding but it's still loosing a few PSI a day so it's off to the tyre guys tomorrow for a permanent fix. Shame because the last temp fix I did on my last puncture lasted longer that the tyre!!!

But you're right, they do blend in well with the screen.
 
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