1. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
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    763
    Location:
    S.F. Bay Area
    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! :clap

    Hoping to ride with some of you soon!

    Chris

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  2. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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    Oddometer:
    4,200
    Location:
    East Med, Greece
    A warm welcome in O.C. You probably know us more or less so you know what to expect. Cheers.
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  3. Kenbike

    Kenbike Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Oddometer:
    756
    Location:
    South of the big lake
    Nice bike! How many miles does it have?
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  4. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    40k. I know, but the price was right. :D
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  5. gweaver

    gweaver NorCal is Best Cal!

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    Location:
    Sonoma County, CA
    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. :norton
    Greg
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  6. CRW

    CRW I dont want a pickle

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    Oct 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    771
    Location:
    Cotati Ca. USA
    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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  7. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    Feb 18, 2008
    Oddometer:
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    Location:
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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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  8. dheimer

    dheimer Burnin' fossil fuels

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    Mar 7, 2010
    Oddometer:
    233
    Location:
    PNW, Idaho
    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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  9. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    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....:D
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  10. dheimer

    dheimer Burnin' fossil fuels

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    233
    Location:
    PNW, Idaho
    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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