You know you're a 950 owner when…

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

  1. midfat

    midfat wholesome dirtiness

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    When you genuinely feel ashamed of yourself for spooning on a set of street tires.
  2. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    All you can think about is "Where To Next"?

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  3. midfat

    midfat wholesome dirtiness

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    Where to next, indeed.

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  4. Eldon

    Eldon 950 ADV

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    When you've owned your 950 for 9 years and everyday feels like the first day you brought her home.
  5. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    You kinda stopped paying attention to the Dakar Rallye when the engine size limitations came about...
  6. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    When you keep bending a super laced excel rim in high speed dirt rides.
  7. kamanya

    kamanya Andrew to most

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    ...On a 2000km trip, the highest speed was on gravel

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  8. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    Have you re-sprung and re-valved your suspension? That goes a long way in preventing your issue.
  9. keener

    keener Speed changes you.

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    No I haven't, what direction should I got? Harder?
  10. Cpt. Ron

    Cpt. Ron Advrider #128

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    Generally speaking, yes. Get your spring rates right first. The 950 Adventures are notoriously undersprung if used for anything more than a Starbucks run. Adjust damping to suit.
  11. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    When "Road Closed" signs are thought of as a mere suggestion...

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  12. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Where the hell is Truckee, CA?
    When you tip over at maybe 10mph on a dirt road and the bike is big enough to OBLITERATE your tib/fib.
  13. ata

    ata expat in the jungle

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    when you're so used to see things like this
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    and no longer surprise you
  14. pdxthmper

    pdxthmper Been here awhile

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    Damn I thought I was the only one with this problem, I added a side of 4 metatarsuals:cry for a total of 7 breaks. but even the 40 mile ride to the nearest ER was fun.
  15. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    When after a valve adjustment that took 3 days, you're ready to sell it for something simpler.
  16. Apple Jam

    Apple Jam Forest Flyer

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    Dood. Yer not doin' it right.

    If you went to places like the rider below more often,....
    ...you'd NEVER,..EVER... say blasphemous shit like that!

  17. Pistolero

    Pistolero W. F. O.

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    ^ this
  18. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    Where Is There? That's definitely LC8 country!
  19. Martynho

    Martynho No more Chilegringo.

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    ...when people have to shout so you can hear what they are saying over your tinitus caused by the ferkin windscreen turbulence!
  20. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Learn to keep your legs clear, esp with hard bags. This isn't a dirt bike.

    On a recent 700 mile trip, I consistently got in the low 40's overall. With a heavy load.

    You know you are a 950 owner when you get PTSD from riding in deep sand.