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Old 03-04-2010, 04:07 PM   #8401
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I need a hug.


Tell me it's gonna be alright fellas.

Economy's got me down a lil bit and I had to let the big girl go.
A week or so ago I took a deposit from a riding buddy with the balance due
within 2 weeks.
Well he showed up about an hour ago unannounced with the rest of the money.
I've been bummin ever since I put it up for sale and didn't even get a chance to say goodbye properly.
She just left about 15 minutes ago.
I've never sold a machine that I was more sorry to see go.
There is hope however,,,,,when we get our ducks in a row I have the green light from the Missus to get a new one.
After reading some of the other threads concerning the FI bikes it looks like I don't want anything older than 2010.
I wonder when the Adventures will get an update.
Any thoughts?
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:15 PM   #8402
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Nate - that SUCKS!!!
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:27 PM   #8403
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Nate, I am sorry to hear you had to let the 950 go. I cant imagine losing my 990. I hope you get those ducks in a row fast so you can get back in the orange saddle.
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Old 03-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #8404
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Nate, I am sorry to hear you had to let the 950 go. I cant imagine losing my 990. I hope you get those ducks in a row fast so you can get back in the orange saddle.
Thanks fellas,,workin on it already.
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Old 03-04-2010, 05:35 PM   #8405
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Thanks, I was looking for yours in particular ..
Those fork guards look away better that the SX85 ones.

Cheers,
J.
They are and they arent....

I havent seen DG's bike up close, but Im pretty sure theyre the EXC guards with the metal adapter at the bottom (as per KTM/Touratech kit).

The fork guards are longer - that much is good.
But the RHS fork guard doesnt match the bracket - and as such has to be bent out of shape to fit.
The metal brackets have captive nuts - and in my case, it took next to no sideways pressure to pop them out (the bent fork guard provided the force). They are press-fit, so once they come out, they will never stay in again.

The thing that bugged me, however, is that the metalwork at the bottom makes removing/replacing the front wheel more difficult. The brackets interfere with the brake discs when you twist the forks to let the tyre past the callipers...
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:20 AM   #8406
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:21 AM   #8407
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The "other side" of Colorado.


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Old 03-05-2010, 06:34 AM   #8408
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:16 AM   #8409
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You've got a great playground on your doorstep Geek

Lucky fella!
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Old 03-05-2010, 11:28 AM   #8410
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No doubt I am very lucky.
I went through a lot to be able to live in Colorado (11 years in immigration, etc) and I don't regret it one bit.
I can't wait until the "other side" of Colorado melts out and I can play with the 950 up high.
This really is adventure motorcycle heaven (as my smugmug can attest to )






p.s. when I (eventually) scratch my 950 all to hell there is a very good chance it is going to end up painted just like yours

Yours is one of my favorite looking 950s of all time

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Old 03-06-2010, 01:40 PM   #8411
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:20 PM   #8412
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those crazy portugese riders

Almost like the Spanishes

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Old 03-06-2010, 03:43 PM   #8413
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the family

the stable line up..

mine, mums and the boys...




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Old 03-07-2010, 07:13 PM   #8414
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Old 03-07-2010, 07:43 PM   #8415
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Bought this yesterday
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