You know you're a 950 owner when…

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

  1. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    When you wash it off and immediately regret it because its nice and dry out and finding mud will be a bitch!
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  2. Dirty Dharma Bum

    Dirty Dharma Bum worlds slowest rider

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    your farkle budget every month is double the actual bike payment.
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  3. redbastard

    redbastard Long timer

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    ..... you stop thinking about your next bike, or what your dream bike would be.

    I feel a little sad for people without one. I assume they have never test ridden one or can't afford one?
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  4. Night Falcon

    Night Falcon Adventure NZL

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    .....when a "quick" ride around the block takes 4hrs and 5 different road surfaces :eek2
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  5. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    ....you did that last 90 miles of gravel roads in exactly 59 minutes :ricky

    OR

    ....your gas mileage changes as much as 20mpg depending on your right wrist. :patch
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  6. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    You read this and realize that both are possible:lol3 .
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  7. Moraflex

    Moraflex Banned

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    The rear tire wears out faster on dirt than slab.
    and
    When 1/8 turn of the throttle brings on more excitement than 3/4 turn on the XR650
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  8. onaXR

    onaXR Druid

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    You pin the throttle and the front wheel doesnt come up, the rear wheel goes down.
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  9. sstewart

    sstewart Long timer

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    Your favorite color is anodized orange.
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  10. apeirce

    apeirce So I was following Andrew

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    Awesome perspective.

    I love this thing even with the oil changes.

    So you know you're a 950 owner when, you change rear tires more often than the oil.

    Or

    You can live with that smug feeling of self-satisfaction BECAUSE you are a 950 owner.
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  11. Mosseltje

    Mosseltje Alive

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    . . . nose landings are part of the job.
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  12. cleophus

    cleophus gnar gnar adventurer

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    ...you are riding on a dirt frontage road and are passing motorcycles riding on the interstate.
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  13. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    +1. I go test ride lots of other bikes but I always throw a leg over mine thinking, I don't want any other bike...
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  14. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    People ask, "What kind of Kawasaki is that?"
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  15. DesertSurfer

    DesertSurfer Tail sprayin

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    You continuously ask yourself... Where the hell I'm I? And how the hell did I get myself into this???:rofl
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  16. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    You know you are a 950 owner when you keep getting frustrated with all of your "non-950-big-bike-riding" buddies wanna turn back every time the going gets <strike>rough</strike> fun.

    :ricky
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  17. cleophus

    cleophus gnar gnar adventurer

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    ...when you wear a kidney belt both for riding and for back support while picking the big pig up.
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  18. boy60

    boy60 Been here awhile

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    Love it, know what you mean :clap
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  19. eskimo

    eskimo gunga-galunga

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    ...your only worry on a teeth-rattling, sweaty, rocky, slippery and rutted off-camber trail is whether the temp gauge will stay below 7 bars.
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  20. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    You sell your 04 adventure in the Spring after 5 years and 20,000 miles of ownership and 2 months later start looking for a 950SE because though a 690 is a great bike it just doesn't match the long distance capability of the big twin.
    :D
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