Calgarians that dualsport

Discussion in 'Canada' started by macuser, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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    Check in if you are a Calgarian and like doing dual-sport rides.

    I have a KTM LC4 640 Enduro (just converted to an Adventure model)
    and a KTM 450EXC
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  2. Moribach

    Moribach Adventurer

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    I think there is a thread for this somewhere already... but im easy.

    F650GS Dakar.

    It's probably 80% road miles, but i like to break things offroad.
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  3. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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    cool. let me know and we can go sometime. Do u ever ride with Alberta Dual Sport club?
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  4. Moribach

    Moribach Adventurer

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    My bike is still spending its winter vacation in my buddies garage. Got my service all booked for early march... so she'll stay inside and warm a bit longer.

    Havn't ridden with any of the alberta dual spot guys, but i have 'stolen' and re-hidden the flash cache last summer. Mostly ride by myself and add my buddys on to that depending on the day.
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  5. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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    I've been out but i also have to set the valves on my 640. i did the 450 late in the fall and changed the oil on the 640 while in California but the valves need 2 b set. I just received the tank for the LC4 640 but the other parts will be a couple of weeks. When they come in my bike will be out of service for a while.
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  6. cedric

    cedric Been here awhile

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    I have a DR650, and a broken back. I'm in a brace for 3 months, hopefully will be able to do a bit of riding after I heal up.
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  7. alberta bob

    alberta bob Been here awhile

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    2 hours south of Calgary does that count , gs100 it gets up to Calgary once a year for service .
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  8. Scratch

    Scratch Adventurer

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    Check out 'AlbertaDualSport.ca' Lot's of Dual Sport riders in the Calgary area frequent the place.

    Scratch
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  9. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    I'll ride the dirt roads on my f650....I always end up out around bragg creek, millarville, or turner valley.
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  10. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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    we'll have 2 get a bunch of people out in the spring
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  11. ABADV

    ABADV Been here awhile

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    I have a WR450 Registered and Insured in Alberta.
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  12. Lav1200

    Lav1200 Pig Pen

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    macuser - you also might want to check out http://adsmc.ca for DS group rides from Calgary... McLean Creek, Ghost/Waiparous, Cypress, Nordegg, etc are some of the riding areas we head to. Most of the group seems to be on 400-650cc thumpers (I ride a Husky TE610).
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  13. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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    husky 610 street legal cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks
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  14. dorkpunch

    dorkpunch Oops...

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    I'll have to keep an eye on this thread. I may be moving to Brooks- is that close enough to Calgary to count? :norton Seriously though... Where do you all ride? I grew up about 2.5 hrs South of Calgary. We had enough fun in fields and out at the Ridge, but seriously. Coming from where we live now back here... I think I'll go crazy without my single-track!!!


    -and I'm on an '02 LC4E. Currently it has SM wheels- but that can change in a couple of minutes. :deal Spend a fair bit of time on old Hondas too... :lol3
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  15. chucker

    chucker Adventurer

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    I'm on here as well. Current rides are a 07 KTM 450 exc, 03 Strom 1000, and in the middle of a 77 XT500 resto. I'm also on Alberta Dual Sport under the same name. I organize a backroads Kootenay trip annually, check it out and see if it tickles your fancy!:freaky
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  16. Stand Up

    Stand Up Ride non-painted roads

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    I'm headed out 1:00 today - SW of Calgary. I was out last week twice - it was good.

    Stand Up
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  17. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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    A friend of mine just bought a street legal XR650R today so that will add yet another one of us. He already has a KTM 250XC so he knows how to ride. lol

    When are we all heading out for a ride???
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  18. macuser

    macuser Been here awhile

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    Best of luck with the back. Take it easy and make sure you make a full recovery before getting on the bike. Let us know how your progress is :)
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  19. DualSport855

    DualSport855 what he said

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  20. Millhaus

    Millhaus Millhaus

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    Hey there, I will be living in the Crowsnest Pass starting late July. Always looking to ride.
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