You know you're a 950 owner when…

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by apeirce, May 29, 2010.

  1. apeirce

    apeirce So I was following Andrew

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    You'd rather change the rear tire than pull the crash bars, left tank and skid plate to change the oil and clean the filter screens.

    Yes I know you can do it without pulling the tank and checking the oil tank screen, but sometimes its good to open everything up and peek around for problems.

    Have the Minuteman 1000 next weekend and doing a thorough once over.
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  2. pops

    pops Long timer

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    You also know your a 950 owner.
    When it takes near all day to do the valve adjustment.:eek1
    (Our bmw gsa takes around 1 hour tops:wink: )
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  3. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    You know your a 950 owner when Your friends keep sayin " I didnt think a big bike could do that" As you follow em through MILES of technical singletrack. (Gawds I was exhausted though)
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  4. Master

    Master Been here awhile

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    ...people make you stop to ask directions for Dakar.
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  5. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    people ask "who makes KTM?"
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  6. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    ...they think you're lying about rear tyre wear.
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  7. charlie264

    charlie264 Long timer

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    Yeh. But, do you realy ride it off road.
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  8. 5 speed

    5 speed Been here awhile

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    They say.

    Wow, that things big (as they sit on their lowrider)

    Wow, that thing is fast up to 110, what kind of 1/4 mile will she do?

    Its very- Orange


    When you first get it and,

    there is gas all over the garage floor
    one tank drains and the other is full and your low fuel light comes on way early
    it backfires like a mofo
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  9. pops

    pops Long timer

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    :rofl :rofl :rofl :clap
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  10. PaulM

    PaulM Adventurer

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    You get the bill from your mechanic!

    If it's orange...it's expensive!
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  11. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Mine stopped going to a mechanic, and believe me, the bill is a LOT cheaper!
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  12. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    You smoke half a pac & empty your camel back waiting for the bmw riders to catch up:rofl
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  13. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    ...when youre considering buying a BMW to REDUCE maintenance costs.
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  14. DetR6oit

    DetR6oit Been here awhile

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    if you have some different lengths of extensions to mess around with you can pull the oil tank screen without pulling the fuel tank too.
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  15. GoNOW

    GoNOW Long timer

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    You hear the words "How did you get that big thing in here?"
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  16. skipman

    skipman Been here awhile

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    awesome thread:rofl especially who makes ktm ?:clap
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  17. wildehond

    wildehond wildehond

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    You have small giggle to yourself each time you ride your bike.
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  18. Oldfatbeerman

    Oldfatbeerman Enroute to a PUB

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    You start to laugh out loud as you put on your riding gear even before the engine is started :D .
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  19. Stinkerbelle

    Stinkerbelle Been here awhile

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    ...when people say "Can you reach the ground on that?":rofl






    No, not both feet!
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  20. wantmontana

    wantmontana Part time adventurer

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    you can't stop looking at advrider and plannin that big trip.....again and again!
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