Iowa Roll Call

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by bellbear, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    Des Moines, IA
    Bought myself a new bike today, it''s out in California so I do not have it in my hands just yet. Funny enough when talking to my father about the purchase unknown to me he actually also bought a bike in California today also which is only a few hundred miles away from mine. Rather pay a transporter money to ship I gave him gas money and he is heading out tomorrow morning to pick both bikes up. Crappy pics but it is a 03 Z1000

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  2. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Maquoketa IA
    That's a good looking bike. I sure miss mine.
  3. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Dubuque, Iowa
    Yea, I should have kept mine too. Good bike for it's intended purpose. I think KTM took a step backwards with the 690. If they could have just put the new motor in a slightly updated 640 chassis, I would have bought one.
  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    West Des Moines, IA
    I'm somewhere in between, with some love of the 950 Adventure mixed in. I'd like a 650 V-twin rally bike; something like the original Honda Transalp. KTM appears to be moving towards a Superduke/Adventure 1190, which just doesn't interest me at all. I want a road-worthy rally bike. The 950 is a little large for trails through the woods, and thumpers are a little small for travel. Why don't manufacturers make that bike somewhere in the middle???
  5. craig6785

    craig6785 Been here awhile

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    I would be all over that too. I like my 990 but the 640 was a lot more fun in the gravel.
  6. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Mar 13, 2012
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    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Grats on the new bike Levi. Still think your dad should swing through Colorado Springs and pick those speakers up for me...they are only 96lbs a piece! :evil :lol3
  7. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

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    haha not sure if they will fit, not only will he be getting my bike but he will have his new to him CBX on it. They just passed Vail Colorado actually, got an early start this morning. I am looking forward to some more pictures/vids of the bike when he picks it up!
  8. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    West Des Moines, IA
  9. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    WDSM, IA
    I would like to but I would need my TKC80s on before then...
  10. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    I think I'm going to order Heidenau K60 Scouts next. They look pretty good overall. I currently have a good Scorpion rear, but my front it trash.
  11. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    I run K60s on the Tenere
    My boy runs Mefos on his 990
    I got 14,000 out of my last rear K60
    They are good but could be better, they really get flat treadded.
    Start looking like snow tires
  12. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Do you run the K60s, or the K60 Scouts. The Scouts look a little more aggressive, but they also don't really have a lot a tread depth from what I can see. 14K on a rear. That's a lot in my book!
  13. Thefiddler

    Thefiddler Adventurer

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    Location:
    Bettendorf Iowa
    Naw, but the tenere would be great on the two track!
    And yes, im still here!

    Love to do some iowa rides this year on the big bike. Maybe i could strap 125 on the back on the tenere for more offroad options.
  14. 4STAR

    4STAR Adventurer

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    Jan 2, 2009
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    Location:
    Northwest Iowa
    Anyone going to SLAP in Arkansas this May? I'm riding down from NW Iowa on a DL1000. Would enjoy some company.
  15. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    I'm running the K60 Scouts, I think that is the only one made in 150-70-17 tubeless , That is good life for a rear tire, lets see that would last me about 3 months. I got 20,000 out of my K60 front, but it wasn't really shot when I changed it. Just not up to a full trip at any wild minute I might take off.
  16. Hundreddollarbill

    Hundreddollarbill Been here awhile

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    How do the mefo's compare to the K60's?
    And since you all know, where is the best priced place to get these lil' jewels? :clap
  17. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    CJRacer has 'em. www.cjdesignsllc.com
  18. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Eric gets about 12,000 miles[I think, I'm pretty sure, Maybe, I need to ask him] out of a rear Mefo [990]and they are a little more aggressive than the K60 in the 150-17 but Mefo does not make the tubeless 150-70-17
    I just google the tire and pick the best price.
    I just called Eric and he said the rear mefo will do 10,000 and the fronts are good for 11,000.
  19. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Jan 21, 2011
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    505
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Can anyone suggest a decent lasting rear dual sport tire for me? I need a 160/ 60-17 size. I had a Pirelli MT 60r and only got 5,000 or so out of it.
  20. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Scooter, I'm looking at the Heidenau because of how long it is supposed to last. Here's a linky to an article of guys who rode them to Alaska: http://www.cjdesignsllc.com/heidenau-k60-scout-tires-a-review-on-a-big-bike/ I have no experience with them yet, but they sure sound like they will work pretty well.