Iowa Roll Call

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

  1. sporthog93

    sporthog93 Sporthog93

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,252
    Location:
    Iowa
    I spent the afternoon looking at Super Tenere pictures. I will be looking for a weather window in the south.
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  2. Krons

    Krons Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2019
    Oddometer:
    440
    Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Today's ride count:
    Snowmobiles - 6
    Motorcycles - 1

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  3. eemsreno

    eemsreno Super Tenere Rider.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,719
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, IA.
    I've been looking for that window for the last month.
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  4. motometal

    motometal i like motorcycles

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,394
    Location:
    Baja, Motorcycle Heaven
    For the gravel roads you have to choose between dirty hadpacked ice (watch out for ruts angular to direction of travel) or a warm day when it’s sloppy
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  5. sporthog93

    sporthog93 Sporthog93

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,252
    Location:
    Iowa
    10 days warm an partly cloudy, no rain Terlingua Tx.
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  6. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    16,801
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    It was warm here today also, 45F. Almost too warm for skiing, but I went anyway.
  7. eemsreno

    eemsreno Super Tenere Rider.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,719
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, IA.
    Stopped in at Cycle Tech today. Lots of new dirt bikes.
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    Bill even took my bike for a ride.
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    Now if I could only get that guy to camp with me.
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  8. sporthog93

    sporthog93 Sporthog93

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,252
    Location:
    Iowa
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  9. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    16,801
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    I don't see a single trials bike.
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  10. Smudge!

    Smudge! Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,119
    Location:
    West of Rt.47
    TM!!!
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  11. sporthog93

    sporthog93 Sporthog93

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,252
    Location:
    Iowa
    They are in a different building.
  12. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Oddometer:
    16,801
    Location:
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Relegated to the back barn. :D
  13. eemsreno

    eemsreno Super Tenere Rider.

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,719
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, IA.
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  14. Orangecicle

    Orangecicle On a "Quest" Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,379
    Location:
    West Des Moines, IA
    The winter project continues. It's hard to work on the thing rather than ride it when the weather is this nice.

    Turns out the replica BMW R71 tank that I bought is a direct bolt up on the mid-90's Dnepr frame. Amazing. The Dnepr's design was based off of the 1938 BMW R71, and in 55-60 years the Russians never even altered something as simple as a tank mount.

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    Hopefully the Russian headlight bucket will show up soon. I'm replacing the current headlight and dash with one from the older K750 Dnepr to give it more of an old-school vibe. My new front fender is off of the Chinese copy of these bikes, and the one I bought is stuck in China because of the corona virus issues. But, I'm making progress.
    s0lidstate, eemsreno, C.John and 2 others like this.
  15. Krons

    Krons Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2019
    Oddometer:
    440
    Location:
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Sanitize the parts when you get them.:sick :grim
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  16. eemsreno

    eemsreno Super Tenere Rider.

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    Nov 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,719
    Location:
    On your way to everywhere, IA.
    Just got home from Big Bend.
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    Rode the new bike down.
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  17. GlobalriderTrev

    GlobalriderTrev GlobalADVrider Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    257
    Location:
    Ames, Ia.
    Dragoon Trail on Sunday, anyone, anyone, Bueller? Bueller?
  18. GlobalriderTrev

    GlobalriderTrev GlobalADVrider Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Oddometer:
    257
    Location:
    Ames, Ia.
    So, here's what I was thinking. Meet at Caseys in Madrid. Kickstands up at 11:00 am. Head north. I've attached a gpx of a route that I have taken. Burgers at Lehigh. Back home on your own or ride the loop back to Boone.

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  19. TrailGoat

    TrailGoat Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2010
    Oddometer:
    60
    I may take you up if I can sort my fueling issue (some fuel on the lines may be bad and just having a nightmare keeping RPM consistent); keeps stalling but less every chance I give it a go. I also ripped the rear tube last year when I ran low pressures so that flat needs fixin’ too.

    We’ll see.

    Thanks for the invite.
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  20. s0lidstate

    s0lidstate Two Wheels = Fun

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2018
    Oddometer:
    30
    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    I'll go! Only caveat is that I don't yet have a navigation setup for the KLR so I might have to play follow the leader. It's gonna be downright balmy, eh?

    Maybe @Orangecicle can bring out that beast, give us a ride and fly the chair
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