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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By BobB
Thanks for the offer guys. It's great to be part...

Thanks for the offer guys. It's great to be part of the ADV community. I'll be in touch later this week when our plans firm up.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By BobB
Place near Asheville to leave a trailer/V Strom over July 4?

Hello all,
I'm from Iowa and taking the family to a July 5 wedding in Raleigh. I'm wondering if anyone had a suggestion for a place near Asheville that I could drop off my small trailer with a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,524
Posted By BobB
very nice. I just picked up a '98 ST2 in nearly...

very nice. I just picked up a '98 ST2 in nearly the same dark gray/black metallic. It was from a very particular long time owner, well kept, great farkles (DD headlight, Arrow carbon fiber exhaust,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,522
Posted By BobB
I am new to the Ducati world in buying an ST2...

I am new to the Ducati world in buying an ST2 this week. It has been kept in amazing shape and has been nicely farkled (can I use that word on a Duc:D)? With an arrow exhaust, new chip, pistons,...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,489
Posted By BobB
$129 here too :huh But only $79 at a store...

$129 here too :huh

But only $79 at a store 50 miles away
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-29-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 648
Views: 47,812
Posted By BobB
Count me in as a definite maybe. I may have to...

Count me in as a definite maybe. I may have to be a Saturday only depending on my schedule. Now I'll have to decide between the V-strom, the Connie, or the Zuma (it's the closest to having nobbies...
Forum: Beasts 12-29-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 703,860
Posted By BobB
I'll have to check out the gravel ride. I get up...

I'll have to check out the gravel ride. I get up to WI almost week, I'm fixing up a place in the country near Lancaster - I usually try to keep the Strom or the Connie up there when a guy needs a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-25-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By BobB
Hello from near Cedar Rapids, IA. For state park...

Hello from near Cedar Rapids, IA. For state park campgrounds that you listed, I would put Palisades first on your list, then McBride, then Pleasant Creek last. That's mostly because Pleasant Creek...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,179
Posted By BobB
I'm a big fan of variety and used bikes. I've...

I'm a big fan of variety and used bikes. I've got a 09 DL650 for all around use, a C10 concours for big highway miles, a Zuma for the neighborhood and thinking about adding a 250 or maybe 400 dual...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,885
Posted By BobB
Went from a 06 Electra Glide to a '09 Street...

Went from a 06 Electra Glide to a '09 Street Glide to a '07 Bull Ulysses to now riding a 09 V-Strom and a '86 Concours 1000. Good thing is the 'strom and the C10 and our '10 Toyota total cost me...
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 703,860
Posted By BobB
Nice looking 'Strom, especially with what is...

Nice looking 'Strom, especially with what is likely >$3k of good extra stuff already added to it. I have an '09 650A and do a fair amount of riding in Grant County and made both slimey crud runs...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 19,578
Posted By BobB
I have a DL650A and have had '09 and '06 Harley...

I have a DL650A and have had '09 and '06 Harley 'Glides. I did a 450 mile day on the strom two days ago, no problems at all. I do tend to walk around a bit every hour and a half or so. It is well...
Forum: Ride reports 02-27-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 113,007
Posted By BobB
So how soon does the season start in the...

So how soon does the season start in the springtime to ride the T.W.A.T?
I'm from Cedar Rapids but have relatives near Potosi. I'll either be riding a 'Strom or an old honda 90:rofl depending on my...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,197
Posted By BobB
Here's a 'local' Iowa opinion: buy the DL650. ...

Here's a 'local' Iowa opinion: buy the DL650. I've had four Harley's (last two were '06 and '09 'Glides), a Buell Ulysses, and several four cylinder Hondas and Suzukis, and a Yamaha Virago. My two...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-08-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,930
Views: 350,769
Posted By BobB
Checking in from Robins, IA Made it out for...

Checking in from Robins, IA

Made it out for rides in Dec and Jan, waiting for the roads to dry up a little to get at least one Feb ride day in! Cold is not much of a problem, ice is a problem,...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 57,112
Posted By BobB
Greetings again from Iowa. I'm enjoying the...

Greetings again from Iowa. I'm enjoying the photos and stories a lot.

Keep living the dream and thanks for taking the rest of us along with your posts.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,218
Posted By BobB
I have the 65W jacket liner and gloves running...

I have the 65W jacket liner and gloves running off the same controller - which isn't the best setup. The gloves run really hot when I crank up the controller enough to make the jacket warm enough. ...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,784
Posted By BobB
I went from stock 15 right to a 17 tooth and have...

I went from stock 15 right to a 17 tooth and have about 2000 miles on it. No real measurable difference in fuel economy but I really like the lower RPMs at speed- a really noticable improvement. It...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,411
Posted By BobB
I had sony earbuds that had a short cord - they...

I had sony earbuds that had a short cord - they were made for those armband ipod/mp3 player holders. They also came with a 1 meter extension cable. The only problem with those Sony earbuds were...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-12-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,173
Posted By BobB
1968 Bonanza Chopper minibike, 4hp Tecumseh...

1968 Bonanza Chopper minibike, 4hp Tecumseh engine when I was 5 years old. This this was even street legal and my dad and his buddies would cruise it around the neighborhood.

It was traded on a...
Forum: Beasts 05-07-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 34,066
Posted By BobB
Tough question for those of us that like...

Tough question for those of us that like variety....I can't say I've had two of the same. Current fleet includes DL-650A, Buell Ulysses, ZG1000 Concours, CB900c, YSR50, Yamaha Zuma, C70 Honda...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,622
Posted By BobB
long haul on 07 XB12X

I just returned a few weeks ago from a 4 day, 2160 mile trip from Iowa to North Carolina to ride the Blue Ridge and tail of the dragon. I was making from 40-51 MPG depending on speed mostly. Had...
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