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  1. TheGoltj
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    Hi. I was just referred to this forum and from what I've seen so far, I'm glad I was.

    I bought my 950 Tourer on December 20th, one of the first ones that came off the boat in black cherry. I've now got 4800 miles on it, 600 of which were put on just yesterday.

    I'm looking forward to interacting with you fine folks.

  2. retzdaret
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    Welcome to the forum from Georgia. There is a lot of info on the 950's in the forum, you should be right at home. Ride safe!

  3. micg10
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    welcome to the family, plenty of friendly helpful people around here.

  4. Kramer19
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    Welcome to the forums. Glad to have you here. Plenty of us 950 riders here.

    Kramer

  5. MorkKW
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    Welcome, Goldy.

    It's good to see you here.
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    To everyone here: I will gladly step in and comment about Goldy having a good sense of understanding and knowledge about the 950.....plus he's a terrific guy. : ) I know he will add a lot of value to this forum.

    Morg

  6. zdormkade
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    Welcome! from New Jersey!

  7. formerfuss
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    Hey Goldy, Welcome to the forum. I remember you from the other forum. I have been her for a while now. Glad to see you again.

  8. Soonerfan760
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    Welcome from Oklahoma. You put on 600 miles just yesterday? Tell us how that was? Stock seat?

  9. TheGoltj
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    Soonerfan760, the 600 miles was NOT on a stock seat. My butt would never have forgiven me if I'd have tried that! LOL! No, I've got a Mustang seat, so I was in good shape there.

    There were only 2 issues I had with riding that long and both will be corrected very soon. I found that I definitely need to get lowers because what's "acceptable" buffeting on short rides becomes really unacceptable on longer rides. It was so bad that it literally unzipped my jacket, believe it or not. I'd noticed that my jacket seemed to be flapping more than usual, so I glanced down and the only thing still connected was the belt. I never would have believed that was possible for wind to unzip a zipper.

    The other thing I decided I need is highway pegs. On a long ride you really do need to be able to put your feet and legs into different positions or it gets uncomfortable pretty quickly.

    Other than that, the bike handled like a champ. I averaged 47.5 mpg for the trip, riding pretty steady at 72mph (80mph on the speedometer).

  10. Goadlocger69
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    Welcome from Southern Maryland

  11. TerrjB
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    Welcome and good choice on color

  12. Shebhertezz
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    Welcome from Alberta, Canada! My 950 is my very first bike and I just love her.

  13. Soonerfan760
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    Soonerfan760, the 600 miles was NOT on a stock seat. My butt would never have forgiven me if I'd have tried that! LOL! No, I've got a Mustang seat, so I was in good shape there. There were only 2 issues I had with riding that long and both will be corrected very soon. I found that I definitely need to get lowers because what's "acceptable" buffeting on short rides becomes really unacceptable on longer rides. It was so bad that it literally unzipped my jacket, believe it or not. I'd noticed that my jacket seemed to be flapping more than usual, so I glanced down and the only thing still connected was the belt. I never would have believed that was possible for wind to unzip a zipper. The other thing I decided I need is highway pegs. On a long ride you really do need to be able to put your feet and legs into different positions or it gets uncomfortable pretty quickly. Other than that, the bike handled like a champ. I averaged 47.5 mpg for the trip, riding pretty steady at 72mph (80mph on the speedometer).
    Ah good to hear.....yeah I didn't figure that was the stock seat or you would no longer be able to walk. I am planning a long one when it cools off some so thanks for the ride report.

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