Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    523
    Location:
    Ankeny Iowa
    Got any ideas about where your headed?
    Five might be a stretch.
  2. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    514
    Location:
    Marshmellow-town, Iowa
    the first step in pretty much anything you do, if you are following the service manual, is disconnect the battery.
  3. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    544
    Location:
    WDSM, IA

    Springs will change that once they show up. Still pitching around the idea of doing the LeoVince crossover pipe to eliminate the udder.

    Doug mentioned he may have a buyer for the 350EXC that was thinking of trading in an immaculate DR650 for it...if that happens, I will snatch up the DR. Just can't pass it up for about 1/4 the price of the 500EXC.
  4. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    407
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    Same here. More disturbing was the parts guy talking on the phone with a customer, hanging up, then yelling across the room to his bud what a "fucking dumbass" the customer was. Maybe he was, but keep it to yourself. I like the idea of a local independent competitor to the McGrath empire in Cedar Rapids but thoce guys in IC don't seem to be trying very hard. They do have a Tenere I want to buy tho:rolleyes:

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  5. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,369
    I have never disconnected the battery to change tires, but I've never dealt with ABS before this bike either.
  6. Egg0fn0gg

    Egg0fn0gg n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Oddometer:
    9
    Well today I took my last ride until December. The deer are crazy thick. You guys having the same problem?
  7. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,496
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Yes, but they usually jump off the trail, right before you're almost ready to run them over.
  8. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,328
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.

    Don't put it off another day!!!!:wink:
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  9. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,718
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    Fun times riding up the Des Moines River today with Rethy on his new-to-him 990, along with his friend on a GSA. Both really good riders:

    42°15'23.41"N
    93°59'48.24"W

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  10. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,328
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    We rode 200 miles of Mongolian letter roads today.
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  11. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,718
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
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  12. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    521
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Man those places look FUN!!!!


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  13. backroadrider74

    backroadrider74 Wanderer

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    130
    Location:
    iowa
    Shall all the dubuque riders get together this spring and do either a do gravel trip down to savana or class b roads in iowa message me if interested
  14. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,496
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Dubuque is a wasteland.
  15. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,030
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    This ^ :evil
  16. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    407
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    Just found out there's now a triumph dealer in iowa city. Somebody bought out Don's Honda on hwy 1. Looks like they're expanding the showroom, they've got a bunch of cool bikes there including two Tiger XCs for me to drool on.

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  17. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    7,496
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Hey Dubuquer's...which one of you guys got pulled over by the cops tonight?:D
  18. backroadrider74

    backroadrider74 Wanderer

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    130
    Location:
    iowa
    2 in so far who else Note beamers are welcome also Tri and drs:freaky
  19. Cyberhog9

    Cyberhog9 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Oddometer:
    61
    Location:
    Eastern IA
    I'd like to meet some fellow Eastern Iowa riders.I'm in Eldridge.My DR needs tires and not sure what I'm going to put on it yet.
  20. Footprint

    Footprint Rat race Dreamer

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,895
    Location:
    Bettendorf, Iowa
    When you decide if you want to use tire changer in garage let me know.