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Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by dgrs2, Dec 17, 2004.
Here she is... (or shall I name him a "he"?). Still at the dealer, but this is mine
Woohoo!! Yup, that's me Flanny!!! - and with the 20cm of snow that is being dumped outside my window right now... let me tell you it is difficult for me to focus on the work I should be doing as opposed to procrastinating online with this Forum!
Oh oh - the wife is home, no more procrastination!!!
Yeah, that is real, I have seen it in person. The owners neighbor is a vinyl graphics guy and he set him up with this custom color for his 950.
Sorry Dave Who? Am interested in his luggage!
i like the seat looks like it tapers toward the front but still has that comfortable gold wing look to it. Who makes that seat?
I'm not sure who dave is he just sent me an email and ask me to post it for him
The panniers are pelican cases and the seat isa Russell, it appears. Sargent makes one that looks very similar to this also. Great to see all these great machines out there! Them thangs are gittin' to be like Chivalays...there everywhere! Good for us and KTM.....cheers!
I'm Dave and I don't like orange!
I was going to wait for the black 950's but got such a deal on the "silver" I couldn't wait. As most of you know the "silver" isn't; it more of a silver icy blue color. I was going to repaint the bike and consulted w/ my neighbor who does racing graphics about taking some scrap vinyl to stick on the bike so I might get some inspiration about what color to repaint. Long story short we decided to simply cover the black graphics w/ lime green, leaving a 1/4" reveal. The process was rather labor intensive. Cutting patterns, scanning them into the computer so he could then cut them w/ his x-y plotter. Cut a set, tape to bike. Make notes. Go into computer file and stretch lines to correspond to notes etc. Repeat a few more times and then cut a final set in the color of my choosing.
End result..."green" 950. If I tire of green, I can peel it off and pick a new color.
Luggage: I'm using SW-MOTEC's quick release pannier racks (www.twistedthrottle.com) and "pelican" type cases; actually www.ameripack.com They were $135 each. Vinyl on the side is obviously green but we did another cool thing. My graphics neighbor has a big color printer so we actually printed an "ice blue" over reflective white material from 3M. It matches the base color of the bike, Now I have a complimentary accent that is reflective at night. We also put reflective black panels adjacent to the windshield.
Seat: I bought a old Russell "Daylong" seat from a BMW K100 off eBay. Took it apart and put the "guts" onto/into the stock KTM pan. Had a new cover made, then sold the old K100 pan back on eBay. Net cost: $200.
If anyone would like to inquire about getting a set of vinyl panels for their 950 you can contact Mike Squire at: email@example.com. 518.392.5852
Any other question? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
I moderate the Yahoo 950 list...
This thread has done nothing but increase my recently sprouted lust for the 9-fiddy.
Prepare to succumb then
(2 pics of the "Master" - Jimmy Lewis)
HOLY SHIT!!!!! THAT'S ME!!
Anyway,that's my bike
ItÂ´s snowing outside and i had nothing to do so i "warmed up" my baby with some flames to day
I like it!
Saddle looks like a Russell. (guess I should read further before I jump in, huh? Seems like this was already answered...)
I dig the green, but its gonna confuse the Kawasaki guys...
What about going for a ride?