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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:58 pm 
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Hi , I'm a new site member, I live in the center of British Columbia , Canda . soon to get a dr650 , been riding since 1970 . my last two bikes were a 650 and 1000 v- stroms . I found the stroms were great for highway , but were a bit heavy and had too little ground clearance . Now I'm hopeing a DR650 will be a better choice , since I want to get off the beaten track a bit more .


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:42 pm 
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Welcome to the forum Crispy52.
The DR will be a great bike for a bit of good dirt fun.

One of my riding mates is in his seventies and he still gets out and does challenging long distance dirt touring on his DR.
His other bike is a BMW 1600 six cylinder unit, and that bike gets a good workout too.

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Welcome to DRRiders.com Crispy52! :howdy:

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Welcome. Lots of reading to do but a really fun bike to ride.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:54 pm 
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Welcome to the forum Crispy52! If you'd like the owners or service manual in PDF format, to read up on specs and maintenance while you are looking for the right DR650, PM me for the links.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:15 am 
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thanks guys,,, I used to be on a vstrom site,,, lots of reading to do there too . solved the uncomfortable seat on stroms myself, looking forward to the new challenges when I get a DR ,


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:16 am 
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Welcome! I had an '05 650 Strom for 8 years and agree with your assessment. Yes, you can go off road on a Strom, but you'll find the DR more suited for it. Enjoy the transition.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:52 pm 
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finally got one ,, 2015 dr650 with under 500 km on it , payed more than I wanted , but its got almost no wear or marks on ,,,, I can do it all myself, it's 800 km to any major city from here, and very few used DR's on the market.
after just two days, I ve decided to lower it, being almost 65 and a bit old and stiff I decided I want to make it easier to get my leg over :)


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