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Old 09-29-2010, 03:46 PM   #2221
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Hey guys!! Picked up an extra set off FZ1 headers. Does anyone know anyone in the area who does ceramic coating??
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Old 09-30-2010, 02:42 AM   #2222
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Hey guys!! Picked up an extra set off FZ1 headers. Does anyone know anyone in the area who does ceramic coating??
VIP cycles can. They farm it out, but unsure to whom.

Rainbow coatings may as well. They are down off 6th St south of highway 30.

Keep us posted as I want to do this to the Husky
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:22 PM   #2223
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VIP cycles can. They farm it out, but unsure to whom.

Rainbow coatings may as well. They are down off 6th St south of highway 30.

Keep us posted as I want to do this to the Husky
I got a quote from Jet-Hot of $235 plus shipping.

never heard of VP Cycles. I will try to contact them and Rainbow to see if they can do it and how much.

Jet-Hot has a really good warranty on their work too.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:23 PM   #2224
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Hey Chris or anyone else...............Do you know anyone who does vinyl decals that could replicate the decals on the tank and tail of this bike??




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Old 09-30-2010, 07:25 PM   #2225
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Hey Chris or anyone else...............Do you know anyone who does vinyl decals that could replicate the decals on the tank and tail of this bike??
I can't remember what the name of the place is but it is just off I380 on along H, I or J Ave NE. They did the decals for my boat. I just walked in with a file of what I wanted. They refined it a bit and charged about $30 for each vinyl decal. Yours will most likely be two decals, because of the multi-color. Good luck. Oh ... that was about 5 years ago ... I think they are still there?
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:48 PM   #2226
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Hello from Dubuque

Hey there. I am new the the ADV forum, so not sure if this is correct spot to post. I am from Eastern Iowa (Dubuque). Been having a good time riding eastern Iowa (especially Jackson County).

Holler if you know any good spots out this way or are going riding.

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Old 10-06-2010, 08:22 PM   #2227
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Eastern shore- Clinton

Hey Daver, rode some up in the Mc Gregor area. Had a great time on the great River ride a couple of years ago....I work for the railroad and my run is from Boone to Clinton....perhaps one day we compare notes on riding duel sport bikes. I have a KLR 650 for the duel sport riding....all the best man...perhaps our paths will cross..
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:11 AM   #2228
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Hey there. I am new the the ADV forum, so not sure if this is correct spot to post. I am from Eastern Iowa (Dubuque). Been having a good time riding eastern Iowa (especially Jackson County).

Holler if you know any good spots out this way or are going riding.

David
I plan to be up your way Saturday to the Triumph dealer. Thinking about hauling my bike up there to do some riding. LMK if your interested in an afternoon ride. I have zero plans other than check out the new Sprint
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Old 10-14-2010, 10:45 AM   #2229
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So what do the local guys recommend? I'm looking for a good starter/intermediate bike. I'm a somewhat new rider, been learning on my brother's bikes over the summer and I'm looking for something for myself. I'm living in Des Moines but I go to the family farm quite a bit and it's in the country, about an hour away and probably three or four miles from the highway. I don't necessarily want a dual sport, but at the same time I worry about riding a Katana or something out to the farm. I learned on gravel so I'm comfortable with it but I'm sure gravel on a street bike is completely different. We've got bikes to ride out there so this is strictly a commuting kind of thing, just want something that will handle highway/interstate speeds, and still be comfortable for me. I'm a big guy so I probalby need a bigger bike but I don't wanna get in over my head.

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Old 10-14-2010, 11:14 AM   #2230
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V strom, Versys, SV650 to name a few. Just because you are big doesn't mean you need a liter bike.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:15 PM   #2231
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I'm a big guy.....ride a KLR 650...hauls me anywhere I want. My son is also a big man who is young and nuts....he too rides this bike and it will do all he asks...although it makes me nervous! If you are long legged you will love the KLR....happy trails!
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Old 10-20-2010, 07:56 AM   #2232
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Anybody go on the Iowa Barn Foundation Tour last weekend? We went to 6 barns. Next year we plan on making a weekend of it. Good excuse to ride gravel roads and take pictures. http://www.iowabarnfoundation.org/index.htm
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:04 AM   #2233
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Anybody go on the Iowa Barn Foundation Tour last weekend? We went to 6 barns. Next year we plan on making a weekend of it. Good excuse to ride gravel roads and take pictures. http://www.iowabarnfoundation.org/index.htm
Never heard of it, but looks like a good time to me. I am hoping to do a lot of riding in '11 around NE IA, WI and MN
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Old 10-21-2010, 03:03 PM   #2234
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I'm a big guy.....ride a KLR 650...hauls me anywhere I want. My son is also a big man who is young and nuts....he too rides this bike and it will do all he asks...although it makes me nervous! If you are long legged you will love the KLR....happy trails!
Sadly, even though I'm 6'3", I still have short legs - like 30" or 32", depending on what clothing company you ask I did some looking around and I looked at a KLR but the seat height wasn't agreeable with me. The KLX my brother has only plays nice because it sits about five inches lower than stock due to worn out suspension. I also looked at the SV650, a 650R, and a 500R. The SV650 and 650R were more up my ally, though brand new they're a bit out of my reach. Earlier this week I took a test ride on a 500R and it seemed to be the compromise I need. Granted, it's old technology, but it seemed to handle well enough to suit my needs as a commuter, and I can still have sport styling without the hunched over, stretched out riding position. I'm also told I should be fine with a set of Distanzia's for my mixed surface commute without sacrificing handling. Unfortunately that particular bike wasn't for sale, belongs to a friend, but they're easy to find for cheap. If I can find a used 650R I'd love to have one but they're not too common to find used just yet.
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:51 PM   #2235
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Just getting started as the budget will allow but here she is as she sits for now. :rock:













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