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Old 05-06-2014, 07:13 AM   #5401
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mxchamp, I'm actually thinking about relocating to AZ as well, in August. Mine would be a complete job change though, no transferring. :O

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Old 05-06-2014, 09:45 AM   #5402
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Nice user name cuz you will be Chrispy when you get down there!!

Okay gentlemen. I stand corrected. If Van Wall is the place to go then go for it.

I've never dealt with VW on anything. Bought 9 BMW's from Gina's and have never once had a problem.

My last BMW Trevor bought and that was 3 years ago so maybe things have changed in Iowa City since then. I personally did my own services at home. Must have done okay because my old 08 is still running!!

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Old 05-06-2014, 10:08 AM   #5403
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Quite the emotional roller coaster yesterday. The initial plan was to take a 1/2 day of work and meet Mow-ree at Bluff Creek around noon. I get a call early yesterday to find out that Mow-ree has to work in Dubuque all morning and can't make it down til much later.

So, my half day of work becomes a full day. And no Bluff Creek in my near future. However, Mowree gets done with work early and can head this way with his DR650. It's too late in the day to make it all the way down to Bluff Creek, but Tama is between me and him and so we decide to meet there. I head out of work, hop on the XR650 and am on my way to Tama by 4:30.

Mowree is on his first lap of the MX track when I get there. Perfect timing. I take a lap around the track and head into the woods. The weather is great and I'm having fun bombing through the woods and splashing through puddles. I'm just getting through the first woods section am about to cross under the highway to get to the bulk of the trail system when I see a couple of concrete culvert obstacles. That looks, like fun, so I loop around and hit them. After crossing the 2nd culvert, I see a large mud puddle. It's about 6' wide and probably 20' long. I'm thinking it's 6" deep max. I was wrong.


Mowree was following me, and thankfully his GoPro was running. I haven't uploaded any video, but here's a screen shot of the bike fully sumberged:



And this shows how deep the water really was:



Drowned my bike and ended my day at the OHV park after riding for less than 5 minutes. I get to spend this evening draining all my fluids and hoping that my bike didn't suffer any permanent damage.


Tama isn't the greatest OHV park, my Mow-ree told me that any riding would be better than no riding. I'm thinking that I have to disagree with that!
I really want to be supportive and everything but each time I look at those screenshots, I start snickering like a 3rd grader who just heard a dirty joke in class...
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:22 AM   #5404
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Quite the emotional roller coaster yesterday. The initial plan was to take a 1/2 day of work and meet Mow-ree at Bluff Creek around noon. I get a call early yesterday to find out that Mow-ree has to work in Dubuque all morning and can't make it down til much later.

So, my half day of work becomes a full day. And no Bluff Creek in my near future. However, Mowree gets done with work early and can head this way with his DR650. It's too late in the day to make it all the way down to Bluff Creek, but Tama is between me and him and so we decide to meet there. I head out of work, hop on the XR650 and am on my way to Tama by 4:30.

Mowree is on his first lap of the MX track when I get there. Perfect timing. I take a lap around the track and head into the woods. The weather is great and I'm having fun bombing through the woods and splashing through puddles. I'm just getting through the first woods section am about to cross under the highway to get to the bulk of the trail system when I see a couple of concrete culvert obstacles. That looks, like fun, so I loop around and hit them. After crossing the 2nd culvert, I see a large mud puddle. It's about 6' wide and probably 20' long. I'm thinking it's 6" deep max. I was wrong.


Mowree was following me, and thankfully his GoPro was running. I haven't uploaded any video, but here's a screen shot of the bike fully sumberged:



And this shows how deep the water really was:



Drowned my bike and ended my day at the OHV park after riding for less than 5 minutes. I get to spend this evening draining all my fluids and hoping that my bike didn't suffer any permanent damage.


Tama isn't the greatest OHV park, my Mow-ree told me that any riding would be better than no riding. I'm thinking that I have to disagree with that!
OH MY! What a surprise!
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:23 PM   #5405
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I really want to be supportive and everything but each time I look at those screenshots, I start snickering like a 3rd grader who just heard a dirty joke in class...
I was eyeing that puddle up myself, and it looked like it was a couple inches deep. I was almost as shocked as Gravity was in it swallowed him and his bike! And given that he and the bike are fine, I think we can have a little laugh at him.....he did post it after all!
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:30 PM   #5406
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Thanks for the input on VW. I'm going to give them a shot and will report back. The RT has been sitting for a couple years and it just needs a full going-over. I'm sure it won't be cheap but oh well...

Side note: The only dealer I have experience with is in Omaha. They always did right by me.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:37 PM   #5407
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And given that he and the bike are fine..
Yeah, me and my bike are fine. And to think that some people pay big bucks for a mud bath in a sauna. I got mine for free!

And, as a bonus, my bike now dispenses chocolate milkshakes!



I see it as a win/win!
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Old 05-07-2014, 02:19 PM   #5408
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Well, here's the rest of the video. It's tough to see, but as soon as I hit the puddle, the front wheel drops and stops in the mud. Great way to cut a day short!

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Old 05-07-2014, 07:09 PM   #5409
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Well, I didn't submerge my bike on this B level near Amana Colonies last weekend, but came darn close to dropping the beast in the grease...



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Old 05-08-2014, 07:42 AM   #5410
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MotoProf that is a very sharp looking 800gs. Well played.
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Old 05-08-2014, 07:51 AM   #5411
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Nice looking GS, I most like the custom map holder. Hehe. I may have to use that one.
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:30 AM   #5412
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I think it's time for a tank bag, right? Any suggestions for picking one up locally or is internet best way to go? I want something that displays a paper map well...
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Old 05-08-2014, 08:39 AM   #5413
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I think it's time for a tank bag, right? Any suggestions for picking one up locally or is internet best way to go? I want something that displays a paper map well...

I have a Wolfman, have had it for four years now. They hold maps quite well.


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Old 05-08-2014, 09:45 AM   #5414
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Well, I didn't submerge my bike on this B level near Amana Colonies last weekend, but came darn close to dropping the beast in the grease...



Is that the road by the river just south of Amana off of 151? One of my faves but nasty when it's wet.


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Old 05-08-2014, 07:02 PM   #5415
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Engineman, it is that road. pretty torn up now after the rains. there is another B level just south of South Amana, as well as a long section along the river that is fun. let me know if you wantvto ride it sometime.
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