Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Nov 21, 2010
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    1,137
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Paul
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  2. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Nov 21, 2010
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    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    This is our gang on the way to Ouray.
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  3. lbever

    lbever IAMX454

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2003
    Oddometer:
    62
    Location:
    Clive, IA
    Last week I purchased a jacket, pants, and a Shorai battery from dealers in the Des Moines area, at substantially lower prices then I could find on the internet.

    Maybe if you got to know one of the parts managers and actually bought something you could get a better deal. Most of the dealerships know what they are up against with the internet and will give you a better price if you ask.

    If you don't support your local dealerships you won't have a place to try on stuff.:rofl:norton
  4. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
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    3,463
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Oh, I do. I buy all my KTM parts from MotoSports even though I could buy online for that very reason. But I'm not going to spend $420 on a helmet locally when I can buy the same thing online for $279.

    Momma didn't raise no dumb fool. :D
  5. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    513
    Location:
    Marshmellow-town, Iowa
    Which dealers? I bought all 3 of my bikes off craigslist, and I'm an hour away, so I don't get into the Des Moines dealers very much. I only know where Fender's is because it's across the road from Harbor Freight :D. Of course it doesn't help that 2 of the 3 are HD. There is a decent independent shop here in marshalltown, but they almost exclusively do work on bikes. they can order gear, but don't have anything to try on.
  6. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    Brad,

    I am going to play the devil's advocate here...but Struthers Brothers has been awesome to us. They have matched prices for us on: 1 helmet, fender eliminator kit, rearstand spools, seat cowl and slip-on.
    The windscreen they weren't able to get and subsequently couldn't price match.
    And they sold me my latest helmet at dealer cost (~$100 off).
    Granted, we just bought a bike from them and all but it never hurts to ask. All they can do is say, No.
  7. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    Mar 20, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,156
    taylor's weekend?
  8. GlobalriderTrev

    GlobalriderTrev GlobalADVrider

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    42
    Location:
    Ames, Ia.
    Anybody in central Iowa planning on a ride this long weekend? Dragoon Trail? Anybody?
  9. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    I have to work on Friday but tomorrow, the wife and I are going to follow the DSM river down most of the way to the Mississippi and then head south into NE Missouri then back up the Mississippi and then back towards home some way.
    Anyone is welcome to tag along from central Iowa...if anyone is interested, we can arrange a meet up.
  10. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    530
    Location:
    WDSM, IA
    We called it early but we did manage a decent ride today...

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  11. no_rice

    no_rice Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2012
    Oddometer:
    92
    Location:
    flatland ames iowa
    im hoping to make a lap of that monday afternoon maybe. some new shoes for the sm610 should be here in the morning so id like to try them out!
  12. lateralis

    lateralis n00b

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    corn desert
    Hi everyone, new guy here with `13 wee strom from Urbandale. Got divorced this year so I have plenty of time to ride. :D
  13. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,853
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Are you 35, hot and female?
  14. lateralis

    lateralis n00b

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    Jun 29, 2013
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    4
    Location:
    corn desert
    Ha ha ... no ... are you? :evil
  15. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    506
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Rode it South from Des Moines today and the route is good. There is one spot where it says road closed, located South of Runnells when it turns back to gravel, but it's open. Enjoy it!!!!
  16. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,781
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    Uh, no. He's not.
  17. DVDub

    DVDub Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Oddometer:
    74
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    I've seen 2whlrcr get hot.
  18. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Jan 30, 2005
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    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Not what? 35? Hot? or Female?
  19. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Feb 11, 2007
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    2,781
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    Yeah, picking up that KTM will do that. :rofl
  20. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Feb 11, 2007
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    2,781
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    Correct.