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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by apeirce, May 29, 2010.
...you refuse to wash your bike cause the dirt has sentimental value.
You know your a 950 owners when...
you can crash your bike and still ride it broken, faster than anyone else.
when you keep selling the bloody things and realising your mistake... again and again :huh
when you ride your old cheap Red bike because the new expensive orange bike never work as a bike should.
Why can't a 11000 euro bike work as good as a 3000 euro bike?
When you've paid for it.
When you try and beat your riding buddies thru the bush and over spoon drains who are on singles.
When you spay them with a dump trucks worth of rock for beating you.
When you are going down hill in the rain on a slippery hill of mud.
When you pass the last bike you traded for it on the back wheel.
When you can sit on a hundred and sixty in rugged terrain all day long.
When you start dreaming of Dakar!
When the Guys on Harley, BMW, And Hondas all walk over to look at it when you pull into Alice's
...come home from a tough day and just start her up for a few minutes to feel better.
My ride home is therapy
... when every time you ride it you have to ride it like you stole it
When your arms are always a bit longer after a ride.
....your wife wants to buy you a new bike for your 25th anniversary and you say "As long as it's another 950!!"
You're the only rider in town to upgrade your bike to a more restrictive 2 into 1 exhaust.
You add bar risers so you can ride your streetbike standing up more comfortably.
You need spark arresters for a 950 twin.
You want knobbies that will do 5000+ miles for a roadtrip.
I know I am on my KTM when the speeds I fear most are those below 10 mph.
Love that last post!!!!
Its my goal to turn a 3/4 circle in my backyard to park the bike without dropping a foot.
You take a deep breathe, turn the key on and hear the fuel pump
Thumb the starter button and hear the motor turning over and not gravel in a pop can
Relief when the clacking noise stops after a second after start up
...you look at your coolant level more often than your trip odometer.
... an oil change begins with removing the bike from the oil, rather than the other way around.
When your dad who rides a KLR wants to buy one now
There's no big DS bike left to "trade up" to...
Everytime you walk through the garage you smirk and give the Katoom a double pat...
...Dang it! Now I've Got to wash the dirt off of my hand, again!