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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    Nov 29, 2011
    Oddometer:
    554
    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    Hey I am an equal opportunity provider, I would consider the orange side! Never ridden a Ktm so I have nothing to base an opinion of one off of lol.

    I have ridden a new Super Tenere and I was extremely extremely impressed with it!
  2. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,509
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
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    Is this on Gold Camp Road? just a guess

    I do ride a 990R some and it is fun------ BUT
    It has a chain
    Not as much of a touring bike
    Not that great 2 up
    No wind protection
    higher maintenance
    Just don't get the feeling that it will be still going strong in 200,000 miles

    This is the kind of roads a real dirt bike should be on.
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  3. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,106
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    The KTM will make you giggle like a school girl. :lol3

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  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,106
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    That is the top of Lookout Mountain in Golden, CO.

    Yep. Something that's easy to maintain and fix. Notice that they don't run shafts in the Dakar Rally?

    :hmmmmm These guys would disagree: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655780

    As would these: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=602177

    :hmmmmm
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    It's a motorcycle, not a Buick.

    I think of the KMT 950 as a mechanic's bike, and I'm the mechanic. The first oil change leaves you thinking that the Austrian engineers were smokin' something when they designed this thing. But, it all starts to make sense as you get to know the big girl.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=708632

    Seems like many of the older 950s are doing fine.

    Roads? Who needs roads?

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  5. lmyamen

    lmyamen Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2011
    Oddometer:
    554
    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    haha i like where this is going :evil
  6. lbever

    lbever IAMX454

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2003
    Oddometer:
    64
    Location:
    Clive, IA
    Ok I know we needed the rain but i am officially sick of the cold wet weather.
  7. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    565
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Rain gear! :evil
    A good set with an actual hood will even keep the rain from entering around your collar.

    My only complaint is that I don't have waterproof boots and those eventually soak through...
  8. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,106
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    +1 on the boots. But this reminds me of a conversation I've had with my wife:

    Wife: "Why do you ride a motorcycle in bad weather?"
    Me: "Because I like being closer to nature."
    Wife: "Then why do you buy rain gear."
    Me: " . . . . "

    I've seen some boot covers that could do the job.
  9. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,509
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
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    I thought I would show you the ride I took on # 46
  10. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    536
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    If anyone is interested, Speed will be airing This on June 9th:[​IMG]

    Shaft drives are ok, but I'd hate to have one go out on a back road ride.
  11. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    427
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
  12. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,443
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
  13. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,509
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Rain Rain
    This is the same Cedar Creek We rode across the other day.
    This is close to home.
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  14. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    Jun 1, 2012
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    2,417
    Location:
    ((kg*m)/s^2), IA, USA
    Wouldn't hurt to ask your local DMV. When I got my '71 350 up and running all I had was the WI title that the previous owner had signed 12 years earlier. They charged me $35 and gave me a plate. No problems at all. If you have an out of state registration, I don't see why they wouldn't give you an IA plate.

    It's worth a phone call.
  15. Hundreddollarbill

    Hundreddollarbill Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    138
    Location:
    Iowa
    not so fast. I believe ATK's have the correct vin to be licensed in Iowa. Adams cycles in Nevada would know. Talk to Rob or TJ maybe moose.
  16. Hundreddollarbill

    Hundreddollarbill Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Oddometer:
    138
    Location:
    Iowa
  17. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    8,443
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Good luck. I'll eat my words if you can get a two stroke titled without some slight of hand, or a county DMV that's asleep. If you live in a rural county, you might stand a chance. Forget it, if you live in Polk, Linn, Johnson, Blackhawk or any other county with a larger city.
  18. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    536
    Location:
    DSM, IA
  19. walock69

    walock69 n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    3
    Dubuque/ Yamaha super tenere
  20. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,509
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Welcme walock69
    how long have you had your Tenere