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Davinci
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New to the SD crowd...

Postby Davinci » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:01 am

Just brought home a new to me 08 SD. Bought it from a buddy of mine who scored an amazing deal on a new 1290R.

Moving up to the SD from a DRZ 400SM, this should be a hoot.

Will post up some pics after I take a couple of decent ones.

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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:53 am

Hey Davinci,

Welcome in!

Lots of information to be had in this forum. The 990 has been around since 2005 so you may need to look deep into the forum's bowels as many, if not all, questions have been answered before.

Nice looking bike you have there.
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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby Growler48 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:19 am

Congrats and welcome!
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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby jmann » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:48 am

Comrade: Welcome aboard. 2008 was a great vintage.

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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby RichUK » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:35 pm

Hi and welcome,

The SD990 is sweet bike, as is the DRZ400SM. I have the full fat 'E' version as my trail bike. 8)

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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby Davinci » Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:31 am

Thanks guys.

I've been lurking around here gleaning information as soon as I knew I was buying it. Luckily, it's belonged to one of my good friends/riding buddy since it was new, and as is obvious, he kept it well maintained.

I'll be "blacking" it out in the near future (have CF tank panels enroute) Of course there's an R&G tail tidy and some aero signals for up front waiting to be installed.

I do like the atmosphere in this forum.
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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby Davinci » Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:19 pm

Finished making the changes I wanted.

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Finally got to take it out for a small ride today (been raining since I bought it).

Whoo boy, that thing's a blast, gonna take some acclimation, that's for sure!
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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby Fencejumper09 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:29 pm

Since you bought the 990 SD I wanted, I had to get the 990 SMR!

I assumed that you had bought his when he wouldn't give me a price and you started posting pics on thumper squad!

It is looking good buddy!

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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby Davinci » Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:56 am

Thanks.

This deal went into to process at light speed. I don't think he actually wanted to sell, I had to do a little arm twisting. :D
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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby DribbleDuke » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:15 am

It looks to me like you two will be meeting up one Monday morning at Barber Motorsports park sometime in april. Congratulations on your new purchases let the game begin.
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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby bic_bicknell » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:51 am

Welcome mate. Nice to see a 990 on here after so many 1290s! :)
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Re: New to the SD crowd...

Postby Davinci » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:40 am

DribbleDuke, hopefully, we don't have to wait that long. The weather has been dreadful as of late though.

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