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Since my wife has now passed on and the kids are all thru college and doing well, I have found myself with little or no restraints on my actions and I can just see myself going farkle crazy on this bike :eek:. With winter at it's mid-point and nothing to do except check out farkles, it's starting to look a little crazy. So give me a hand here guys and gals and keep me from going into farkle-rupcy :eek:4:. Tell me the TOP 5 farkles that you think are the most worthwhile to add to the Wing.

If it helps, you can skip the CB and the IPOD connector because I've already ordered the stuff for that.
 

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The 12v accessory plug from EC that is designed to be mounted inside the trunk lid is a nice one for me. Can keep the cell phone or mp3 player charged. I and the passenger like the Baker "Hand Wings". I'm not much for chrome, or most farkles......I'm more into function. If you will be carrying a passenger they will enjoy the Wingleader "foot rests" fond here...
http://www.directlineparts.com/product.asp?pid=5250&str=4

they retain the stock floorboards, and are kind of stealthy!!

Good luck, and welcome to the board, and the wing.
 

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Kuryakyn 4056 Ergo highway foot pegs.
Electrical Connection grip heaters.
XM radio
Spoiler for the rear
All Balls replacement for steering bearings

I've have a list of at least 25 other items if interested.
 

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12V accessory outlet
Utopia backrest
Roadrunner (i think that's the name) cupholder
Kury armrests
Kury Highway pegs
Modified seat (I went with wingsoft)
Lights in the trunk and saddlebags (boy is it hard to find stuff in there at night)
Tulsa -2 windshield (I would go shorter next time)

Off the top of my head, those are the things I really liked and wouldn't go without again.
 

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Kuryakyn 4056 Ergo highway foot pegs.
Electrical Connection grip heaters.
XM radio
Spoiler for the rear
All Balls replacement for steering bearings

I've have a list of at least 25 other items if interested.
Forgot to mention this is a 2008 ABS with the Nav and Comfort packages already installed. Essentially everything you can get stock except the airbag.

I really appreciate the offer for the other 25, but I'm trying to narrow it down to 5 more for this year. That'll leave me plenty to do for next year and the year after I'm sure - LOL
 

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My top five farkles are:

Utopia back rest
12v accessory panel (you'll know why later as you add stuff)
highway pegs
12vclothing outlet & controller
HID driving lights (riding at night in deer country YOU better have them)

Just MTCW (others may vary).
 

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Butt Ugly "Butler Cup". If you take long trips you gotta have one.
Kury hiway pegs
Baker Mirror Wings

These are my "Most Bang for the Buck" suggestions. So Farkle-UP !!! LOL
 

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Oh yea. Forgot about my EC lights
 

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1) Butler mug

2) foot pegs

3) Aux. lighting~ I have the EC Plats and 1100x PIAA's and I'm:lol::lol::lol:

4) Cargo Keepers from Chrisco

5) trunk spoiler, and while you have it torn apart~add an EC trunk light kit

When you're ready for the next series add a bigger windshield and a custom fitted seat:lol::lol: And Baker mirror wings and.......
 

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Tell me the TOP 5 farkles that you think are the most worthwhile to add to the Wing.
I look for things that make riding more comfortable and safer.

1. Valentine One radar detector w/Ram mount
2. Rear spoiler with integrated running and brake lights using
Electrical Connection wiring harness
3. Honda bag liners for trunk and saddlebags (much easier to pack and
bring into stuff into your room)
4. Set of highway pegs (I use **** O' Pegs) so you can move around
5. 12 volt accessory outlet either in trunk or a fairing pocket.
 

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I would add the following;

1. Spoiler for added rear lighting, safety and looks good.

2. EC fog lights, amber lens covers, again safety, added front lighting and looks good.

3. Utopia back rest for comfort and long distance riding.

4. Handlebar risers, added comfort.

5. Highway pegs of your choice, added comfort for riding.
 

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Kuryakyn 4056 Ergo highway foot pegs.
XM radio
Spoiler for the rear (with brake light)
All Balls replacement for steering bearings
EC Fog lights (extra bright)
Headlight modulator
 

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1)extra lighting everywhere for increased visibility,including but not limited to Kury trunk and saddlbag lighted trim,EC ION fog lights,Muth Mirrors,trunk spoiler
2)Windbender windshield
3)Gerbing liner
4)iPod and EC controller
5)GPS
 

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Before I took it of the showroom floor
Baker hand wings
Lower cowl lights
Utopia back rest
Spoiler with brake light
CB

After the sale
ISO grips
Tulsa +4 wind sheild
MBL risers for the handle bars
There have been many more 1 1/2 yrs later but thats what I started with.
 

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Headlight and Tailight modulators
Baker Hand, Leg, and Foot Wings
Sonic or Traxxion Fork Springs
Traxxion Shock, Spring and preload line
Racetech valving in the fork or Traxxion's AKs.
 

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Miss January, from Playboy magazine would make a nice farkle for the back seat of any Goldwing.
 

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1.) A good looking wife!:yes:

2.) Trunk spoiler brake light

3.) EC running lights

4.) Highway pegs, your choice for comfort on long rides

5.) Adjustable highway pegs, for good looking wife, for her comfort on long rides
 

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Miss January, from Playboy magazine would make a nice farkle for the back seat of any Goldwing.
:yes1: :bow: :excited:

Now's there's a nice thought. But, now at my age, there's a fat chance of that ever happening. If I was younger and thinner, maybe. :popcorn: :beer8:

And as pleasant as that thought might be, I've already sort of had my go at that. My late wife was Board Certified Wound specialist who worked her way thru med school at Cornell by modeling in NYC. Not quite a "Miss January", but probably as close as I'll ever get - LOL. :cool:
 
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