Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    486
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Yeah, I looked on that page, but the closest shown to my size was 150/ 50-17. I'd love to try one of those, but I don't think I can squeeze it. LOL!!!!!
  2. shortbritches

    shortbritches Been here awhile

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    111
    Location:
    FT.MADISON IOWA
    I am on my 3rd rear k60 scout on a f800 gs.The first one was a 140 that I put on in Fairbanks that was the original tread design.It lasted about 7000 mi,had some left but changed it out a few months after I got home.Put the 2nd 140 on and it lasted about the same.Most of the miles are on gravel or offroad.Now I have the 150 on that is the newer tread and do not like it as well as the 140.The 140 is more predictable on power sliding.The 150 sometimes does weird shit in loose gravel corners.In fact I took it off when I did a ride down in Arkansas and put a new 140 on before I left.I do have the 150 back on trying to wear it out.If you get in the slimy type clay mud the k60 doesn't do so well but as a 50/50 tire it does the job.

    As far as the front k60 I took it off pretty quick.Did not like it at all.Currently running a TKC on the front.
  3. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    I sure agree that the K60 scout's performance is sometimes questionable.
    I have run Big Blocks and just loved them, better on the road and a real knobby off road, the rear is junk in 3,000 miles though.
    I run K60s only because they are the best compromise I have found,,,,, I'm still looking and waiting for tire companys to get the ball rolling on big adventure size tires.
    As far as I'm concerned all them stock type tires are a joke for this kind of bike [dangerous offroad]
    Why buying this type of bike and having street tires on it------you might as well be riding a Harley
  4. shortbritches

    shortbritches Been here awhile

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    Location:
    FT.MADISON IOWA
    I'm with ya there brother.Thinking about just using the k60 for high mileage rides and use Big Blocks and such for bangin around close to home.Don't mind changing tires.


    Hey Orangecicle did ya get my pm?
  5. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
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    3,353
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Nope. I will send you one now.
  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    I've been working on this little project for two weeks. Cutting 13 gauge stainless is NOT easy with the equipment I have. I almost gave up at one point. Glad I didn't.

    [​IMG]
  7. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Jan 21, 2011
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    486
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Looks pretty functional. It beats having to dig out a puck for the dirt.
  8. slomo

    slomo slomo

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    Dec 7, 2003
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    265
    Location:
    Eastern IA
  9. shortbritches

    shortbritches Been here awhile

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    Sep 15, 2009
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    111
    Location:
    FT.MADISON IOWA
  10. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Feb 11, 2007
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    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    Make sure you bring a fire extinguisher. For your pants.
  11. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    This Morning.
    [​IMG]
  12. FreeHugger

    FreeHugger Been here awhile

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    Is this Heaven? No its Iowa.
    Great pic, but even more impressive is your cold weather resilience. :pynd
  13. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Good snow riding today, but my screws are shot.
  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I got some video of the albino doe that has been roaming our property. Plus I have plenty of riding fail too...:D

    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="640" height="360" src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2379004719_6C6Pg7Z?width=640&height=360&albumId=28144830&albumKey=4p9JhG"></iframe>
  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="640" height="360" src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2379034707_cr8kwnN?width=640&height=360&albumId=28144830&albumKey=4p9JhG"></iframe>
  16. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    DSM, IA
    Great vid 2whlrcr, what type of helmet cam are you using? I like the video much better than the GoPro fisheye effect.
  17. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    It's a GoPro, but set at the narrower angle view. But be warned, if you do this, aiming is much more critical.
  18. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Mineral Point, WI
    Are you talking about the ones in your tires, or your knees?
  19. rebar

    rebar Been here awhile

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    Iowa City
    Pretty cool.. That video makes me want to drag my enduro out. No where to ride though..:cry
  20. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    DSM, IA
    Gotcha. It looks much better with the narrow setting.