Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Mineral Point, WI
    Iowa no longer allows converting off-road bikes...current registration, or not. When I moved here from IL in 2010 I wasn't allowed to register my 250EXC that was plated in IL. My neighbor moved here from Kansas and was denied a plate on a 450X that carried a current Kansas tag.

    Visit the Enduro forums. There's many stories of Iowa DOT knocking on doors and seizing plates from ineligible bikes. If there's an off-road bike that's currently registered in this state, it's only a matter of time.
  2. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Iowa is tHe Suck.
  3. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Mineral Point, WI
    Werd, Homes.
  4. Smudge!

    Smudge! Been here awhile

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    Dec 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    406
    Location:
    $hithole

    Like worster then Illonoice????
  5. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Mineral Point, WI
    Nothing is quite that bad.
  6. DVDub

    DVDub Adventurer

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    Nov 14, 2007
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    74
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    I think a couple of us from CR are going. We went last year. Its was a fun ride. However, I need 2whlrcr to clear a couple things up (if he can get off his Iowa rant). Do we need a plate and is there some type of Illinois offroad permit required?
  7. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Mineral Point, WI
    Old people do that sort of thing.
  8. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Dubuque, Iowa
    Yes you need a plate and lights. Nobody is checking what the plate is registered too and doubtful if anyone is checking to see if your lights work. Just don't show up with a Maglight duct taped to your front fender.

    The IL offroad sticker has not been passed yet...I'm riding my bicycle, so I don't need one anyway.
  9. JimBobjumpback

    JimBobjumpback n00b

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    Aug 29, 2013
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    1
    Location:
    Oskaloosa
    Hey, new strom rider in SE Iowa here. Past harescrambler but spending more time on the tarmac now. Looking for fall riding opportunities in southern Iowa. Any trips/outings planned?
  10. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
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    1,050
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    Welcome JimBob
    Your welcome to ride with us to Moab to ride the White Rim Trail
    Two Teneres and two Stroms going
    We'll do a1,000 miler on the way out and maybe on the way home
    CAmp in the wild, eat on the run and ride allllllll day long
    can't wait!
    Steve

    Picture from last October.
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  11. rebar

    rebar Been here awhile

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    Sep 23, 2010
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    270
    Location:
    Iowa City
    You can say that again.:D
  12. Stranded in Iowa

    Stranded in Iowa couch adv`r

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    May 16, 2005
    Oddometer:
    300
    Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Seen an ADV Rider on a blue KLR 650 in Des Moines today going down Douglas at 3:45pm. :clap who are you?
  13. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

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    Oct 28, 2010
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    511
    Location:
    Marshmellow-town, Iowa
    so, what are all you guys doing now that casey's and kwik star (and I assume QT) aren't carrying 89 octane gas anymore? having their choices be 87 ethanol or 87 non-ethanol pretty much rules out buying gas from their smaller locations completely since my Civic and my Sportster need 89+ and the Buell is supposed to get 91+. Maybe this isn't an issue with the more-dirt oriented bikes, but now I basically can't ride anywhere more than half a tank of gas away from home, unless I want to only ride the major highways.
  14. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    BP will always have ultimate
  15. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

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    Jan 21, 2011
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    Location:
    DSM, IA
    I'm not doing anything until I get my bike running again. :p


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  16. rebar

    rebar Been here awhile

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    270
    Location:
    Iowa City
    Always.. With a dash of seafoam there's nothing like it
  17. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Mineral Point, WI
    The Chuck Norris of gasoline...when you can find it without ethanol.
  18. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

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    Marshmellow-town, Iowa
    Or if you can find a BP. I know for a fact that not all BPs have ultimate. The one in Mount Vernon sure doesn't. I had the same assumption about them all having it, and went to fill up the Buell before a ride with my dad, and ended up having the choice of 87/89 just like the casey's across the highway. I can only assume that they and other 2-pump BPs will only carry 87/87 in the future as well.
  19. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    I think that corner stop used to have ultimate, but that screwball that took over the place got rid of it. If I remember right he wanted to add diesel, but that was a while ago and I no longer work in that field to know if he followed through. And my memory appears to be shot.
  20. gravityisnotmyfriend

    gravityisnotmyfriend Long timer

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    Location:
    ((kg*m)/s^2), IA, USA
    Heading to Moab yet this fall? Post up a link to the RR. Me and acouple of buddies are doing Colorado/Utah in the fall of 2015. It's a ways out - but it's never too early to start planning.