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Old 12-15-2012, 03:59 AM   #15436
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Old 12-15-2012, 04:08 AM   #15437
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Luckily my addiction is being a tightwad, coupon clipper, it helps cancel out the urge to splurge!
Did you clip a coupon for that electric jacket?
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:37 PM   #15438
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Did you clip a coupon for that electric jacket?
Twas on sale!
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:40 AM   #15439
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:01 AM   #15440
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It really looks bad ass....

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Old 12-16-2012, 06:13 AM   #15441
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Nice bike. But i would take off the headlight cover. These headlights can take some beating, ive been roosted many times and cant see it on the headlight.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:50 AM   #15442
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here is my new toy, a '12 990R. bought it new a few weeks ago. have put over 500 on it so far with about 120 being in the dirt.

picking it up at the dealer...



so far i have added crash bars, cases and carriers, BDC side-stand relocator, and the OEM plastic tank covers.



so far i'm tickled pink. only issue i have found is that at high speeds, on wash boardy, graded roads, she get's a pretty nasty head shake. i've never used a damper before but i think i might with this bike. it's a little un-nerving to have that much mass, moving at that speed, and try to get away from you...

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:30 AM   #15443
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Congrats Laramie! That's a good looking machine. I have a steering stabilizer on my to-do list as well, i'm sure that will help your situation. Enjoy!
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:32 AM   #15444
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hi Laramie! Nice ride. SE front speings helped solve that issue for me

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:37 AM   #15445
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here is my new toy, a '12 990R. bought it new a few weeks ago. have put over 500 on it so far with about 120 being in the dirt.

picking it up at the dealer...

so far i have added crash bars, cases and carriers, BDC side-stand relocator, and the OEM plastic tank covers.



so far i'm tickled pink. only issue i have found is that at high speeds, on wash boardy, graded roads, she get's a pretty nasty head shake. i've never used a damper before but i think i might with this bike. it's a little un-nerving to have that much mass, moving at that speed, and try to get away from you...

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Great upgrade, Laramie "LC8", congrats!

We were Inmates in both 640 threads, we are inmates here now, we changed to 990 almost at the same time (you are 5 model years ahead though...!).

I'm also trying to get used to this new to me beast, the weights and behaviour are very different from our mighty 640. I still couldn't ride her much as I would like, can't wait to ride her offroad and get to know each other... sure we'll have situations and discussions but hope she can be patient and compassionate with me, that will make us a good couple...

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Old 12-16-2012, 07:53 AM   #15446
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thanks guys. good to see ya.

although we are still getting to know each other the 120 miles i did in the dirt was an eye opener. spent most of the day steering with my rear tire and just haulin' arse. the weight is the biggest thing, you gotta be prepared to deal with it at any moment. moving is better than not though. hell, i think the scariest part is simply getting on the bike and getting going. all that weight seems to want to tip at a moments notice, like it's constantly checking to make sure you are paying attention to it.

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Old 12-16-2012, 08:11 AM   #15447
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I'm also trying to get used to this new to me beast, the weights and behaviour are very different from our mighty 640.

You'll lose a bit, well, quite a bit of turning radius, a bit of ground clearance and a gain of stopping distance so plan ahead on line selection.

Treat it like a kid, manipulate it to do what you want, don't fonce it unless you're so big you make it look like a 125!
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:43 AM   #15448
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You'll lose a bit, well, quite a bit of turning radius, a bit of ground clearance and a gain of stopping distance so plan ahead on line selection.

Treat it like a kid, manipulate it to do what you want, don't fonce it unless you're so big you make it look like a 125!
Mike, yes... to plan ahead on line selection seems to be what's all about, considering I was riding the last 5 years a bike which already was part of me.
I'm not a small guy, but I think I can't make it look smaller than a 890...

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:06 PM   #15449
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Looks like the 990R are all getting grabbed up. Just got mine with 60 miles on it after the first ride.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:08 PM   #15450
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Looks like the 990R are all getting grabbed up. Just got mine with 60 miles on it after the first ride.
Nice choice there B.
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