Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    Mar 20, 2011
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    1,156
    they had a b king sitting in there for years without really dropping the price. nobody wanted one of those ugly bastards.
  2. WRW9751

    WRW9751 7th Day Adventurist

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    487
    Location:
    Ankeny Iowa
    Got any ideas about where your headed?
    Five might be a stretch.
  3. argentcorvid

    argentcorvid Some Guy

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    513
    Location:
    Marshmellow-town, Iowa
    the first step in pretty much anything you do, if you are following the service manual, is disconnect the battery.
  4. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Oddometer:
    530
    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.
  5. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile

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    Sep 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    399
    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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  6. ts3doug

    ts3doug Long timer

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    Mar 20, 2011
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    1,156
    I have never disconnected the battery to change tires, but I've never dealt with ABS before this bike either.
  7. Egg0fn0gg

    Egg0fn0gg n00b

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    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?
  8. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,847
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Yes, but they usually jump off the trail, right before you're almost ready to run them over.
  9. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,136
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.

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

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    3,456
    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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  11. eemsreno

    eemsreno Long timer

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    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, Batavia, IA.
    We rode 200 miles of Mongolian letter roads today.
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  12. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest"

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    Apr 24, 2007
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    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
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  13. scooter noob

    scooter noob Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2011
    Oddometer:
    505
    Location:
    DSM, IA
    Man those places look FUN!!!!


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  14. backroadrider74

    backroadrider74 Wanderer

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    126
    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
  15. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,847
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Dubuque is a wasteland.
  16. Bultaco206

    Bultaco206 Back-to-back motos suck

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    Feb 11, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,780
    Location:
    Mineral Point, WI
    This ^ :evil
  17. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    399
    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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  18. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,847
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Hey Dubuquer's...which one of you guys got pulled over by the cops tonight?:D
  19. backroadrider74

    backroadrider74 Wanderer

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    Aug 8, 2011
    Oddometer:
    126
    Location:
    iowa
    2 in so far who else Note beamers are welcome also Tri and drs:freaky
  20. Cyberhog9

    Cyberhog9 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Oddometer:
    56
    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.