Snagged a black beauty

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by legion, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    The deed is done.

    And yes, it was you. You and Mully... and about a dozen other of you instigators in this orange crush corner. Should have it a couple weeks. Tried to squeek the bags but apparently that promo ran out last month.

    After having listened to all the comments here I decided to have 'em stuff a 16T primary on and a tankbag and toss in the stuff for a first service just in case our local shop is too busy.

    Robert said something about a case of wine from 1/2 way around the world. Robert, I'm hoping that exhaust note is intoxicating enough. :evil

    I'll post a few snaps when she arrives in a couple weeks, and thanks to all for the review comments. A friend of mine is considering my GS too. This might work out to be a really smooth transition :thumb
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  2. wesfnw

    wesfnw portland,or

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    ME TOO LEGION!
    I took delivery of my BLACK BEAUTY yesterday.
    Getting "CLEAR BRA" applied to the front & side panels today.(it is black ya know)
    Black Rules!
    wes in portland,or :thumb
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  3. AZcacti

    AZcacti Dope on a Rope

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    Sorry to hear the Promo is over. I bought a set of OEM racks and Gobi bags off of Chrome in the flea market tread. I'd do a search in the Flea if you need a pair.

    Congrats on the new ride :thumb
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  4. Robert Saunders

    Robert Saunders Adventurer

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    don't let your friend ride the KTM before the GS transaction is through - he'll pawn all he has to make up the difference.

    i've just been on a thousand mile three day ride, 800 on dirt, will post pics sometime. the beast gets better all the time. [​IMG]
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  5. Mully

    Mully Kineticist

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    Congrats, Legion! :thumb

    I got a set of the bags/racks I got with mine that I'm not going to use: $450 + ship if you're interested, PM me.

    mully
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  6. legion

    legion Honking the Horn

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    Congrats, wesfnw. What's clear bra? Something like a coat of clear over your paint?

    Mully, thanks for the offer. I'm not sure what kind of bags to snag for it but the free kind is always good so when I heard there was a promo... :wink: Might wind up doing something real similar to what you did. And thanks for the search offer, AZ! I really don't know what I want yet but I've never had a set of real nice aluminum panniers and have seen some gorgeous custom jobs in this forum. Might just see if I can go that route. Need to take a hard look at the wallet first. :evil ...and I probably ought to peddle that GS before I go too much further.

    Robert, I just got back from a 1000 mi 3 day ride too but only a couple hundred miles were dirt. Xlnt ride. Dawson City, Yukon Territory over the Top of the World Highway. Ferry ride across the Yukon River, checked out an old paddle wheel steamer graveyard, etc. All kinds of cool stuff. The ride even included a 40+ mile escort through an active forest fire. Smoke everywhere, trees burning alongside the dirt road, etc. Great time, hope you had same :thumb
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