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Old 09-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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DR650 RTW ADV Ride Report links

Here are just a few links to kick things off. I know there are more LD riders out there who've done big rides. Please post links here. ANY thumper reports are welcome! Post links here for multi-country rides (not TAT or local rides of a few days).

DR rambler - new report, in progress, to S. America
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t=DR650&page=7

Troy From Texas
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=%22DR650%22

Jammin Jay
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=DR650+Baja

Big Al
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=DR650+Baja

Jedi Master ... started on a F650 Dakar, finished up on a DR650. One of the best reports/pics of anything on ADV Rider. A+
South America
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=669987
North America
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=jedimaster

Air Borne Andy
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=DR650+Baja

Evermore
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=DR650+Baja

Nathan ... DR650 around Australia only
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...t=DR650+Africa

Ride Far (link to blog ... no Ride report on ADV)
http://ridefar.typepad.com/

Lars (larshoejberg) and girl friend (Chupas) riding a DR650 (Lars on KLR)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=DR650+Baja
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Here's one:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=789269
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:43 AM   #3
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Nice DR Ride Report compilation.
This will make for a great reading resource for the upcoming and seemingly never ending Michigan Winter !! Lol.
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Old 09-17-2013, 03:55 PM   #4
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Thanks!
Happy to dig these up. I know there are several more out there, some from years ago, like Lone Rider's report from Guatemala and Mexico. I'll post 'em as I stumble across them ... and hope anyone else will do the same ... goes for KLR reports too.

One day I'll find a few more Africa reports involving the DR650. Some aren't posted here on ADV Rider, some are.

I would include Colebatch's latest Sibirsky Extreme ride report but his American buddy aboard the DR650 did not get far ... so no point.
The bike was OK ... but the rider was hurt. (not seriously)

He rode his bike back from Russia and covered a lot of Europe solo ... but I've never seen a Ride Report. Anyone have a link for that one?
He only rode with Walter and company for ... maybe two weeks or so?

Had some crashes, got hurt ... and turned around. Really too bad. But must say ... his bike looked just a bit over loaded to me.
Walter and his riding buddies are hard ass riders ... and they are old guys! They are super strong, fit and used to suffering for weeks at a time. I'm
not sure the American guy (sorry, his name escapes me) was all in or prepared for that level of commitment.

Cheers!
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #5
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Keep this thread going!

I really like the topic of this thread. I don't have a dr650se in the stable yet but the big BMWs are on sale.
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