Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,304
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    I could finish Doug's crash bike on the other lift before Ron finishes that thing. :lol3
  2. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    580
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Lol!
  3. 4STAR

    4STAR Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    34
    Location:
    Northwest Iowa
  4. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    464
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    Got a couple hours to kill in des Moines today and might as well go bike shopping. Good dealers in des moines?

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  5. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,304
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    For Ducati, the best guys around are at MotoSports on the south side. Doug is the owner. They are normally open until 4 on Saturday.
  6. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,304
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Aaaaaargh! I got the Adventure back together only to discovery that something inside the rear carb is stopped up. The jets are clear, but some passageway in the carb is all jacked up. She now sits on a workbench at MotoSports. Sooooo tired of wrenching and not riding.
  7. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    536
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    That just plain old SUCKS!!!!!!!!
  8. regg

    regg Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    104
    Location:
    Iowa
    I wasn't planning on going out today because of the forecast, but it ended up being pretty nice this afternoon, so I got to survey some of the washed out roads..

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  9. Motorcyclelad

    Motorcyclelad Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2013
    Oddometer:
    62
    Location:
    Atlantic, Iowa
  10. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    536
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    I've got the next two Sundays free to ride...got some planning to do.
  11. Footprint

    Footprint Rat race Dreamer

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,916
    Location:
    Bettendorf, Iowa
    Step one, build an ark.
  12. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    536
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    LOL!!!!! Step two...charge admission when the flood starts.
  13. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    580
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Step 3: Make sure you provide the animals with prophylactics or your ark will be overun in a matter of months.
  14. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2012
    Oddometer:
    2,636
    Location:
    ((kg*m)/s^2), IA, USA

    Man, that sucks. I feel your pain though. I went to replace the rear shock on my KTM at the end of last year, and I'm still working on it!

    I had it so far apart to get the rear shock replaced (I didn't know it would go out the bottom of the swing arm!) that I thought I'd fix the leaky sprocket shaft seal and rebuild the water pump. Adjusted the valves while I was in there. Did some jetting on the carb. Put it all back together and my regulator/rectifier blew - along with all my light bulbs. Replaced all of that to find my capacitor was blown too. Got that back together, drove in some mud and both of my front shocks started hemorrhaging oil. I managed to clean the seals with the ole business card trick. Oh, and I had to replace the front brake lever since the mud made my bike tired and she decided to lay down.

    BUT! (knock on wood!) she's up and running now. Hopefully the front end will make it through the summer and I can rebuild those shocks this winter.
  15. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,304
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Step 4: Overinflate your tires:

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  16. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    536
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    I am definitely getting one of these. LOL!!!
  17. reedski

    reedski Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    57
    Location:
    East Coast of Iowa
    REGG....where was that at?
  18. regg

    regg Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    104
    Location:
    Iowa


    It was on a gravel road just east of Garber. I'm not sure of the road name, but I'm pretty sure the bridge I'm parked on is Cedar Creek. Are you familiar with the road?
  19. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,304
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    A KTM 950 Adventure "Neked" :lol3

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    We finally figured out what was wrong with the engine rebuild and got the Adventure back on the road today. What an "adventure" it's been getting this thing going again.
  20. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    536
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Congrats!!!!! By the way, it looks as if the Monster in the pic is blushing.