You know you're a 950 owner when…

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

  1. sonoran

    sonoran copacetic

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    ...you refuse to wash your bike cause the dirt has sentimental value.
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  2. imgonnasnap

    imgonnasnap Motard wrecker

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    You know your a 950 owners when...


    you can crash your bike and still ride it broken, faster than anyone else. :rofl
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  3. ADVJake

    ADVJake ***** dweller

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    when you keep selling the bloody things and realising your mistake... again and again :cry :huh
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  4. Dahlin

    Dahlin Need more time...

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    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?
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  5. Gimme 2

    Gimme 2 wheels , with nobs

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    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!
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  6. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    When the Guys on Harley, BMW, And Hondas all walk over to look at it when you pull into Alice's
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  7. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    ...come home from a tough day and just start her up for a few minutes to feel better.
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  8. wildehond

    wildehond wildehond

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    +1

    My ride home is therapy :D
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  9. Oli990

    Oli990 Been here awhile

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    ... when every time you ride it you have to ride it like you stole it :D
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  10. Mosseltje

    Mosseltje Alive

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    When your arms are always a bit longer after a ride.
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  11. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-)

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    ....your wife wants to buy you a new bike for your 25th anniversary and you say "As long as it's another 950!!"
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  12. eradock

    eradock Been here awhile

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    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.
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  13. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    I know I am on my KTM when the speeds I fear most are those below 10 mph.
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  14. Iwantabikesobad

    Iwantabikesobad Long timer

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    Love that last post!!!!
    Its my goal to turn a 3/4 circle in my backyard to park the bike without dropping a foot.
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  15. Joe

    Joe Debaser

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    You take a deep breathe, turn the key on and hear the fuel pump :thumb

    Thumb the starter button and hear the motor turning over and not gravel in a pop can:thumb

    Relief when the clacking noise stops after a second after start up :thumb
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  16. Guano11

    Guano11 Stop me if you've heard this one....

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    ...you look at your coolant level more often than your trip odometer.
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  17. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    ... an oil change begins with removing the bike from the oil, rather than the other way around.
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  18. crazycalvin

    crazycalvin Adventurer

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    When your dad who rides a KLR wants to buy one now:D
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  19. pfb

    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    There's no big DS bike left to "trade up" to... :lol3
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  20. Axe_Edge

    Axe_Edge In the wind 7d/wk

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    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!
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