Originally Posted by ElDorado650
New to Adventure Rider - but have been riding 37+ years now.
Though I have my CR500AF, my bike of choice is the good old XR650L.
I also have an XR650L and would like to participate in more dual sport rides.
You can check out the Gold Country Dual Sport Riders on Yahoo : http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/GCDSR/
for more dual sport group rides. Although in a year and a half, I've only managed go on one of their rides. But I have good intentions.
You also might try the XR650-specific group on ThumperTalk: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/14-xr600650/
Not an awful lot of traffic, but if you watch it, you'll eventually get a lot of good information about the bike.
Or hang out here. Hopefully this group can put together a few good group rides too.