For Winnipeg and the surrounding area!

Discussion in 'Canada' started by BOBMUNZ, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. Hivernaut

    Hivernaut Enthusiastic NewBie Supporter

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    THAT KLR is no driveway Queen, doin what it was meant to do!
    That KLR vs DR thing is like that Xbox - Playstation thing.
    or that fireman-policeman thing or that mechanic-welder thing or that mechanic-partsman thing or that mechanic-anybody thing.
  2. GreatWhiteNorth

    GreatWhiteNorth Long timer

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    Or liquid cooled vs air cooled. Both bikes have their strengths and weaknesses. Reg had a DR650 before, with a 725 kit - it was lovely.

    ! Regs DR650 w big tank_1.JPG
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  3. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Never see those around here
  4. D&g roads

    D&g roads Back on 2 wheels...

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    The 790 kit is the hot ticket now on the DR forum.

    Wonder what Kawi will replace the klr with and when?

    Same could be asked about the dr I suppose. How much longer will Suzuki keep it in production, and what will it's replacement be...?
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  5. crash111

    crash111 Been here awhile

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    I also had a SM setup for that previous DR, was lots of fun...............WRT those pics, they are from the previous owner so no idea where. BC probably.

    [​IMG]IMG_0249 by ed, on Flickr

    [​IMG]IMG_0250 by ed, on Flickr
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  6. Guntar

    Guntar Adventurer

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    Nice pics for the Pembina Valley ride. Looks like a lot of fun.
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  7. Toban Dyck

    Toban Dyck n00b

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    Good morning, everyone:

    I am new to this forum (to any forum, for that matter). I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this thread. I bought a 1996 KLR650 a few weeks ago, and, once I finish seeding, I'd like to go on a ride in the Sandilands. I'm absolutely new to adventure riding.

    What is a good, relatively easy, introductory route in that area? It looks beautiful and I am excited to start exploring it.

    I bought my bike from a guy in Moose Jaw. The previous owner had repainted it, albeit poorly, so I took the plastics and tank off, stripped what I could, sanded it and sprayed it black and green. I installed Oxford heated grips and bought a Plano box to use as tail luggage. I'll likely get handguards, handlebar risers and different foot pegs, but only after I've earned those expenditures by putting on some miles.

    Anyway. I enjoy this thread. This seems like a great, respectful community. Thanks!

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  8. kjf_wpg

    kjf_wpg Adventurer

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    I’ve been meaning to get out there to do some exploring too. This website has some good info and trail maps.
    https://eastmanatv.com/
  9. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Adventurer

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    Sunday: Sandilands, Marchand, maybe Piney...
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  10. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Took a lot of gravel/dirt backroads north of Selkirk to get to Grand Beach yesterday 20200530_184113.jpg 20200530_182418.jpg
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  11. FriendlyJeeper

    FriendlyJeeper Adventurer

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    North Star was the typical high speed, soft sand, leg work out.
  12. BackRoader

    BackRoader Life Is A Hiway, Ride It.

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  13. Mark96

    Mark96 Way Out There!

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    Going to Marchand to ride last week I saw a big change from when I rode there 10 years ago. With the huge increase of 4 wheelers, wherever they go in the sand makes it so fluffed up that it's tough for bikes. Keep the throttle opened up, weight back, and fear rolling the throttle off....lol
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  14. FriendlyJeeper

    FriendlyJeeper Adventurer

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    It has been very good for learning to tune the suspension clickers, leaning and throttle techniques.
  15. SNAFU22

    SNAFU22 Adventurer

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    Looks like a great ride. Haven’t been on here in a while and it took me a bit to catch up to current events, next time anyone wants to take the big girls out in the dirt I’m in.
  16. D&g roads

    D&g roads Back on 2 wheels...

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    I've never ridden in loose sand like that. Looks like it could be treacherous! High speed and yet with trees on both sides of the trail, one needs to stay in control. Losing it into the trees could end badly...

    How much of the Northstar is like that?
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  17. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Adventurer

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    Had a great day riding in S MB. A local told me about Cat Hills Provincial Forest down by South Junction. Lots of dirt trails, some sand. Good for big bikes. Took trails and pipelines most o the way back to the city.
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  18. MacNoob

    MacNoob piney fresh

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    A little eastman run on the RT Sunday. 450km, gauge still shows 50+ km til empty.

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  19. Guntar

    Guntar Adventurer

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    Would love to go check that out one day. The weather was great on the weekend.
  20. Zappafeld

    Zappafeld Adventurer

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    Let me know when you can make time; I imagine business is getting busier for you now? I try to go somewhere every weekend, and there are so many trails out that way. I will create a couple routes from the tracks this weekend. Lots of variety for both the GS, and Enduros, and it was dry!
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