Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
Farkles on Van Van the Orangutan
While I await the delivery of MY new Van Van, a Grey 2019, that is currently sitting in the local warehouse, I decided to install a few "farkles" onto my wife's new 2019 Van Van, known as van Van the Orangutan.
As earlier posted, I had already removed the OEM footpegs for the rider, and installed footpegs from a Honda Goldwing 1800 onto this Van Van the Orangutan. One of the members here asked for pictures of these on the bike, so.....pictures are attached.
Another item I installed today is the new rear rack, from ManRacks. I have used these rear racks before, on other bikes, and am 100 % happy with the quality of the racks that Mike (the owner of ManRacks) produces.
Installation of the rear rack from ManRacks does require relocating the rear turn signals, just about 3 inches to the rear, but it all works out, and provisions for relocating these turn signals are provided.
I also installed a new Windshield, or windscreen. It is the National Cycle Street Shield EX, in light tint.
My wife already has one of these exact same windshields on her 2017 Honda Rebel 500 ABS, so it was easy to see it in person, before making the decision, and ordering it.
Installation was easy, straight forward, and....it works.
I set both tires to 20 psi, as my experience with these bikes, and our body weight, has taught me this is the best tire pressures for us.
If you are wondering about the Mouse Racing hand guards, or technically WIND guards, they used to be Moose Racing guards, but given the size of this bike, and it is smaller than a Moose, I changed the 2nd O to be a U, so now it reads Mouse Racing, as in...Team Mouse Racing. They work excellent for keeping wind off the hands.
EDIT: If the day ever comes when this olde man can figure out how to post pictures on this forum, at that point I will indeed post pictures. Tried...failed apparently....walking away for a bit to mellow out.
Last edited by Flyin'Monkeys; 10-05-2019 at 04:57 PM.