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FtheRedSticker 12-26-2012 04:37 PM

I'm all in!
Hello. I just wanted to introduce myself as I have been looking at your great forum for months now, and I have finally become an owner of one of these great machines.

I finally sold my Harley. It was fun for a while but never again. Maybe it just wasn't for me. I have been riding dirt bikes for over 30 years (thanks dad), and I am not very old. The adventure is for me. I bought an 05 Adventure 950 and I am in love. It just turned 19k miles. It's got dual FMF exhaust, Ktm racks, crash bars, heated grips, and new tires. The previous owner had good documentation. The water pump was done at 15k miles.

The only previous dualsport owned was an XR400 that was plated. But that thing did not feel safe above 60mph. This ninefitty is comfortable at 95, and that was a windy and cold day. I am still interested in rice rockets, but, I can't control my right wrist, so this bike is perfect for me!

Nothing big planned for it in the near future, just an oil and filter change, rear brake pads, and to ride it like I stole it! I am certified in Tig welding so maybe some panniers and a top case out of aluminum, but no rush.

This is a very useful forum. Thank you. I wanted to share some photos but i guess its not so simple. I'll look into that process. using an i-pad, any suggestions? Happy new year! :D

DuctTape 12-26-2012 04:41 PM

Congrats! I've got a Roadking in the Barn I haven't rode in almost 2 years so I know what you mean.

PABiker 12-26-2012 04:50 PM


FtheRedSticker 12-26-2012 04:53 PM

Ok let's try this photo thing.


FtheRedSticker 12-26-2012 04:54 PM

FtheRedSticker 12-26-2012 04:58 PM

There we go.


FtheRedSticker 12-26-2012 05:03 PM

Sorry about that large image. Here's my 7 year old. A future Adventure rider no doubt

FtheRedSticker 12-26-2012 05:15 PM

Still trying to figure out how to resize.

Rodknee 12-26-2012 05:29 PM


Originally Posted by FtheRedSticker (Post 20334019)

ok, try again... :rofl

FtheRedSticker 12-26-2012 06:22 PM


FtheRedSticker 12-26-2012 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by DuctTape (Post 20333928)
Congrats! I've got a Roadking in the Barn I haven't rode in almost 2 years so I know what you mean.

That was one of my issues with the Harley. It never sat that long
, but I really never rode it enough. It was to damn heavy and cumbersome to wanna just throw my leg over and go for a ride.

Cycleman4 12-26-2012 07:16 PM

I stalked this forum for 2 years before I drank of the sacred cool-aid. I bought a 2005.5 and have not regretted any part of the purchase. Don't get focused on the farkles or it will drive you batty. Just flog the SOB! :clap

FtheRedSticker 12-26-2012 07:38 PM

Am I the only one seeing the pictures? I'm on a different device and I can see the pictures I posted from the first device.

zgfiredude 12-26-2012 07:57 PM

I am not seeing anything.

You need to upload the images to smugmug or photobucket or another phots hosting site and then imbed the img code in the post with the "insert image" tool in the new post or reply box.

That is probably a terrible description, but the best I've got......

Head2Wind 12-26-2012 08:11 PM

welcome! enjoy the ride :D very different than the HD for sure :evil

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