Calgarians that dualsport

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

  1. Shibby!

    Shibby! Long timer

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    Haha.

    Somebody is missing riding...


    Thursday night I have a "date" with a flakey girl so if she bails I could meet up.

    Baja, Mexico, Latin America. All good. Highly recommended. I think of it every day. No lie.

    Provided you don't need all the luxuries here, you can do it pretty darn cheap so don't let the money issue slow you down. The time off can be the bigger one.

    If I can start saving money I'm planning S.A for 6 months fall of 2014.

    Baja is a hoot and gives you a special taste of Mexico (and delicous margaretas and cervesas)

    I missed out on the last trip, but that would have been three times less than two years. A bit greedy. I highly recommend the Copper Canyon, but the locals are ... different. Baja locals are very, very friendly.
  2. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    So Muldoons in the SE was a suggestion off 130th and Deerfoot. Anyone in this Thursday? Might help to talk bikes for those that need a fix! Lemme know. I'm hoping to ride but we'll see what Wednesday and Thursday do to the roads.
  3. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    I'm in for Thursday nite. Probably won't know anyone. I'll be the old guy with white hair. What time?
  4. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Ah yes. Time. 7 good?
  5. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    I'm the guy with the trimmed blonde beard and hat. Holler if you see me looking around!
  6. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Great idea Lee. Cya there.
  7. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Thats on the north side of 130th and east side of Deerfoot at 7pm.
  8. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    I believe that's the joint.
  9. flossandfly

    flossandfly Been here awhile

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    Have fun guys. Hope to make it next time.
  10. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    I'm in. See you at 7.

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  11. Beema Killa

    Beema Killa Beema Killa

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    Great night with some new friends. I'm all good. Even managed a nice long power wheelie on Bow Bottom where it was only wet. Nice to meet everyone and see others again. Do it again end of this month! Might check out the fellas ice racing Ghost Lake Saturday.
  12. Shibby!

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    Any you fookers have a WR250R?

    I've only rode one around Yuma, AZ, and with a guy in Baja. My initial impression was it was gutless and small. Being 200lbs and 6'4" this is an issue, but the gutless can be looked over provided it has 6-8000 oil changes, and 20,000 km valve check intervals. I'm under the impression the engine is rock solid. Oh yea, it gets 60+ MPG on Pemex gas.

    Reason for this is I'm looking for another bike to do a trip on. The XRR is great. I love it because it's downright simple, has gobs of power, and just works. The downside is I change the oil every 2000 KM's, and valve check every 4000 km's. It gets 50 MPG.

    I've been looking for a newer one to swap all my parts on, but people in Alberta on Crack wanting $5000 for a 13 year old bike that's been rotting for years and needs a huge overhaul. Bearings, suspension, bars, tank, seats, electrical, etc. All those add up into the 1000's and stock they are flat out useless.


    So... wondering if anybody who's bigger owns, and likes a WR250R. It's not simple, but provided it works I'm ok with that.
  13. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    A WR450R would rock. I don't know why Yamaha didn't go that way.

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  14. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Lots of chuckles. Some new faces. Lots of lies. In other words, you bums that didn't show up missed a good time. Everybody looking foreward to some dust. Might get out again later this week, if it cools down a bit. Then the roads stay dry. -1 to -5C is the optimum temp for keeping the salt off.:clap
  15. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Re: Muldoons sorry I missed you guys. I live in McKenzie Lake and Mr. Canoehead and I have lunch there fairly often. It's a good place.

    Re: Mexico I have been down here for 10 days - heading home today. I have been watching all the small 125cc bikes down here and thought about renting one but not sure it would carry my 6'-7" bulk! Instead I celebrated my 45th birthday yesterday in the sun with a few cervesas! Not as fun as riding but not too shabby!

    Hope to get out and meet some if you F2F one of these days.

    Cheers, DD
  16. MCMXCIVRS

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    I thought about going, but I ended up working late in the shop on some bike projects and by then the prospect of the drive to the far south end of town wasn't as appealing as the cold beer in the fridge at home. :slurp
  17. Ryder Patrol

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    Hey Shibby.

    I have a WR250R. It is actually a WR250X. I have changed out the super-moto wheels for dirt wheels. From the factory the bike feels under powered. It is a lot better now that it is uncorked. I opened up the air box, replaced the stock exhaust with a FMF power bomb header and FMF Q4 pipe, added a FMF fuel programmer, removed the emissions stuff and added a 47 tooth rear sprocket. Now it is a blast to ride. I am 5'10" and 190 lbs. The only thing the bike struggles with is travelling at highway speeds above 100k/hr. It's no problem holding 100 k/hr on the highway but if you want to travel much faster you would be running full out.

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  18. Kevin2Wheels

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    Got out today with Calgary06 and a couple other DSers for a ride out hwy 66 to the end at the powderface gate. Took a detour into Mclean Creek staging area and rode off into the snow for a bit to the start of the police and fire games trail. even with the knobbies on (TKC80) the snow was pretty deep for a big bike. Fun to get out though! the Rad Wheels and TKC's change up the Versys considerably!
  19. calrider

    calrider I'm Lost Too!!

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    A couple more shots of my little XR on the ice:
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  20. Shibby!

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    ^^^ Looks like fun Cal!



    I'm torn with the WRR. I like the mileage and ability, but at the end of the day, I love my XRR for simplicity, power, and proven reliability. I just hate the maintenance I do, but is it really required is the question?

    FIgure I'd sink a ton of money in the WRR to make it do what I want it to, but have issues like fuel pumps, wiring, and batteries.

    I think this requires more investigation...