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Old 05-17-2007, 08:53 PM   #1
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Hey guys and gals, where are all the Calgary riders? See TONS of bikes on the road but not many posters... I am new to this whole dual sport thing and just in the process of moving from the XR400 to a DR650.

Seen a sweet looking old XL going by today in Sundance. Looked to be in really good shape...







XR400R today
DR650 Saturday...
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Old 05-17-2007, 11:12 PM   #2
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There are a few of us with Stroms who get together, but riding in dirt is not my idea of fun with a 500+lb motorcycle

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Hey guys and gals, where are all the Calgary riders? See TONS of bikes on the road but not many posters... I am new to this whole dual sport thing and just in the process of moving from the XR400 to a DR650.

Seen a sweet looking old XL going by today in Sundance. Looked to be in really good shape...





XR400R today
DR650 Saturday...
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Old 05-18-2007, 11:47 AM   #3
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The place on the web you need to check out is http://adsmc.ca/ , we get together and do all kinds of riding around Calgary. I have a KLR 650, but here are lots of other types of bikes too.
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Old 05-18-2007, 12:40 PM   #4
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Like Marl said. Its a good crew, I'm an Edmonton rider but ADSMC is more of the local stuff you are looking for.
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Old 05-18-2007, 01:43 PM   #5
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There are a few of us with Stroms who get together, but riding in dirt is not my idea of fun with a 500+lb motorcycle
I thought it was fun until this happened:


This was on the canal service road (under construction) just East of Carseland. Getting a 500 lb bike up and out of the mud was a struggle.

As others mentioned, www.adsmc.ca is your best bet for dual-sport in Calgary.

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Old 05-18-2007, 06:46 PM   #6
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Another Calgarian here from up in the far north end of town.

I have a F650GS for the backroads, sorry not brave enough for the really rough stuff. Also ride a R1100RS - strickly streets and highways with it.
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Old 05-22-2007, 08:55 PM   #7
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I am in Royal Oak, ride almost every weekend. I currently have a DR 650 but might build up a XR650R D/S. I am also at ADSMC.CA with the same user name. Did you get Shane's DR650?
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Old 05-23-2007, 03:26 PM   #8
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Yes Shane and I traded bikes last week. Is this his buddy Simon???
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:17 PM   #9
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Yup. I also have the same year DR650, mainly stock with a few upgrades. I'm thinking of building up a XR650R, more my kind of bike. The DR's are a great fire road bike, but I want one bike that can handle it all (woods, commuting, dual sport...). What made you give up the XR400? I had a new '96 XR400, hated the bog and soft power.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:34 AM   #10
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I thought I would only use the XR for camping etc. But then went for a couple rides with buddies that also have 650 dual sports and discovered that I enjoy more of the fire road riding.





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Old 05-13-2009, 11:07 PM   #11
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I'm in Bragg Creek

riding weestrom enduro'ed but looking for an x-challenge, ktm 640 adventure or xr650r
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:30 AM   #12
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I am here in Calgary, commute from NW to downtown every day year round.
Trying to get more comfortable on gravel, fire roads etc.

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Old 05-15-2009, 08:58 PM   #13
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you guy's need to be more active you missed a hole year
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:26 PM   #14
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do a search on us alberta bob, we are on here every day and riding almost every day.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:26 PM   #15
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hey, just got an xr650r from BC and have converted it to street use. I am looking for a local shop that will do my out of province inspection and not give me a hassl over non DOT gas tank and signals, everything else on the bike is good to go.
Have tried calgary motorsports with no luck.

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