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Old 12-08-2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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Finally!

Hey guys, after reading nearly every post on the 950 & 990 Adv's in Orange Crush for the last 4yrs, I finally picked-up an '07 990. My friend has had a 950 for about 2 - 3yrs and can't say enough about it. I'd been looking for a change from my '87 Paso 750 and I am not disappointed!

I've had the bike for 2 wks now and finally got around to flushing, filling and properly burping the cooling system. Changed the oil and found the oil filter collapsed and the dreaded leaking WP seal (to be changed next month), discovered stock fuel tanks can stretch and a few cross-threaded bolts, but otherwise it's a pure blast to ride.

Anyway, I feel very lucky to have found Adventure Rider & Orange Crush, the regulars here are a fantastic bunch, and I thank all of you for your contributions: The service walk-throughs, tips and pics made it feel like I'd had the bike apart a hundred times before I even bought it!

Hoping to ride with some of you soon!

Chris


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Old 12-09-2012, 02:28 AM   #2
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Hello there,

A warm welcome in O.C. You probably know us more or less so you know what to expect. Cheers.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:08 AM   #3
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Nice bike! How many miles does it have?
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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40k. I know, but the price was right.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #5
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Which end of the bay are you? I'm up in Petaluma, so if you're ever up this way, let me know. That, or if you ever want to do a tech day, I'm always looking for someone to wrench with, to keep me from screwing something up.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:27 AM   #6
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Nice Bike!!!
Now go beat it up!
Seems to be one more adv on the road in the Bay!
Im in the north bay too!
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:53 PM   #7
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Which end of the bay are you? I'm up in Petaluma, so if you're ever up this way, let me know. That, or if you ever want to do a tech day, I'm always looking for someone to wrench with, to keep me from screwing something up.
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Will do. I need to get some 'mild' rides in to get my dirt-legs. I'm in the East Bay. Any trails or rideable properties up your way?
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:17 PM   #8
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New bike/ Old beauty

I miss my old Paso, there are probably pieces of it still laying along the side of the road down there along the dirty 130 (Mt. Hamilton) where I laid her to rest, then rode out in a helicopter.
Both nice bikes.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:40 PM   #9
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I miss my old Paso, there are probably pieces of it still laying along the side of the road down there along the dirty 130 (Mt. Hamilton) where I laid her to rest, then rode out in a helicopter.
Both nice bikes.
Ouch. Yeah, 130 can be unforgiving. Sorry to hear the Duc is gone, but apparently you're still kicking.

Want another one? I've got no plans to ride it again since I got the 990, I'll be selling her in the spring....
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #10
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Paso

PM me and I will let you know.Obviously depends on what youre asking for it. But I may be interested.
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