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Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2006, 02:20 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,265
Posted By mrmonk
go ahead and ban me, this place has really...

go ahead and ban me, this place has really started to stink to high heaven thanks to twits like you, I'm outta here.

Monk Out!
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,265
Posted By mrmonk
What's this???? 'Motorcycle' riders in the...

What's this???? 'Motorcycle' riders in the scooter forum bashing scooter riders???
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,498
Posted By mrmonk
buy whatever makes you want to ride :clap , then...

buy whatever makes you want to ride :clap , then go ride it, be careful, ride cautiously, ride smart. The PC crowd around here would have you riding a 50cc scooter in a chain mail suit for 5 years if...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,898
Posted By mrmonk
this: ...

this:
http://stromtrooper.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10033/normal_V-Strom%20016.jpg

was one big reason I bought/ride this:

http://www.silentadventures.com/images/trip1/100_1043.JPG
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,765
Posted By mrmonk
Just f(*&@ng Love it! Just got home from...

Just f(*&@ng Love it!

Just got home from typical day of work:

0600
Leave house, as usual it starts up just fine. 1.5 years 27000 miles and zero downtime, gotta love it.

0630
Enter...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2006, 08:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,429
Posted By mrmonk
I too first looked longingly at a KLR. The KLR...

I too first looked longingly at a KLR. The KLR crowd had some pretty impressive road stories combining long slab miles with plenty of dirt. I knew I wanted to ride, and ride alot. My job has me doing...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-25-2006, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 1,042,241
Posted By mrmonk
Taboose Creek Campground ...

Taboose Creek Campground

http://www.silentadventures.com/images/motorcycle_images/071505_Yosemite/100_1654.JPG
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2006, 10:26 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 26,457
Posted By mrmonk
Bought new May 05 26,000 miles Bare...

Bought new May 05
26,000 miles
Bare essentials:
Heated grips
Givi Side cases
Cheap top case
12v outlet
MP Cycle Design medium screen
Loobman...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2006, 09:24 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,566
Posted By mrmonk
summer, I'm in! But won't plan on heading...

summer,

I'm in! But won't plan on heading down until Friday afternoon just in case something comes up at work. Do you think I'm ok bringing my daughter and her pit bike?

Let me know if I need...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-24-2006, 10:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,566
Posted By mrmonk
can I come :evil too? I'll be driven the SUV.

can I come :evil too? I'll be driven the SUV.
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2006, 09:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,219
Posted By mrmonk
Been riding with me since she was 10. ATGATT even...

Been riding with me since she was 10. ATGATT even for short rides, she hates it but she has seen what the consequences can be. The 2 miles around my place are with out a doubt the most dangerous part...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2006, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,045
Posted By mrmonk
A good used Burger will only cost you about $4K,...

A good used Burger will only cost you about $4K, probably for less than you want to spend though :rofl .

M
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2006, 11:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,143
Posted By mrmonk
Same here, 05 remapped after 3K miles. 3.5K RPM...

Same here, 05 remapped after 3K miles. 3.5K RPM stumble didn't bother me much and the yosh remap by the dealer cost $30 and took 20 minutes. I never considered it a 'problem'.
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By mrmonk
Touring on a Burgman Scooter?

Ok, so it's not a world class adventure or even an adventure bike for that matter. Anyway, I figure 500 miles through the mountains and deserts of Southern California on a scooter is worthy of a post...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-09-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 1,294,332
Posted By mrmonk
Burgman 400 Adventure rider?

It was either giving up multi-day rides or getting a scoot capable of keeping up for the wife. I chose the latter:


http://burgmanusa.com/ipw-web/gallery/d/16678-1/PICT0029.JPG

Short clip...
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By mrmonk
Congrats on the V, it is a great bike. I...

Congrats on the V, it is a great bike.

I cruise in 6th at 4K rpms, puts me just under 80mph indicated which is just right for the SoCal slabs. I rarely get into overdrive when not on the slab.
...
Forum: Beasts 05-01-2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 36,760
Posted By mrmonk
DL1000K5 w/ Givi E21's and top case: avg 47, best...

DL1000K5 w/ Givi E21's and top case: avg 47, best 55.
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By mrmonk
we welcome your essence to the collective :deal ...

we welcome your essence to the collective :deal

http://oddlots.digitalspace.net/ARX/downloads/borg.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 04-20-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,238
Posted By mrmonk
62mph top speed and 68 miles range is not...

62mph top speed and 68 miles range is not acceptable, period.
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2006, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,157
Posted By mrmonk
awesome ride report :clap . very inspiring.

awesome ride report :clap . very inspiring.
Forum: Ride reports 04-15-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,493
Posted By mrmonk
Great ride report. Training the next generation...

Great ride report. Training the next generation of adventure riders is the best :clap
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2006, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,919
Posted By mrmonk
Yes it is if your'e up to riding the sidewalk. I...

Yes it is if your'e up to riding the sidewalk. I cross here weekly and use the pedestrian walkway like the local couriers do. If you are really loaded down and wide at the saddlebags it is not doable...
Forum: Latin America 04-04-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,919
Posted By mrmonk
The same sentry lane to normal lane technique can...

The same sentry lane to normal lane technique can be used at the Tijuana, and Otay Mesa crossings as well.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2006, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 1,294,332
Posted By mrmonk
Stopped in Quartzsite on the way from Las Vegas...

Stopped in Quartzsite on the way from Las Vegas to San Diego.
http://www.silentadventures.com/images/scoot/s1.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 03-31-2006, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,614
Posted By mrmonk
I have a Tank 150cc, very similar to rocketa,...

I have a Tank 150cc, very similar to rocketa, made in China by company based in Mexico. Most cheap chinese scoots, atv's, and buggies use Honda GY6 or similar licensed engine technology.

Our...
Forum: Ride reports 03-26-2006, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,989
Posted By mrmonk
Great report! We passed a BMW650 on Lyons Valley...

Great report! We passed a BMW650 on Lyons Valley yesterday heading North around noon, you? We were finish off a weekend ride starting at Barrett Junction Cafe (Awesome breakfast buffet) and looping...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2006, 06:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,676
Posted By mrmonk
Very cool report :evil . Always nice to see...

Very cool report :evil . Always nice to see strommer in the mix:cry

One day someone needs to do a full blown border run, all the way to AZ and past.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-03-2006, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 1,294,332
Posted By mrmonk
A happy chinese scooter rider :wink: ...

A happy chinese scooter rider :wink:

http://www.silentadventures.com/images/scoot/detank1.jpg
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 90,694
Posted By mrmonk
I printed my quote from the folks in LA...

I printed my quote from the folks in LA http://www.otdcyclesports.com/ and my local San Diego dealer added $100 to it (the $ for the trouble going up to LA). I thought that was fair.

M
Forum: Latin America 02-15-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,840
Posted By mrmonk
'Vogspere' :deal

'Vogspere' :deal
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,936
Posted By mrmonk
Great ride report :clap I hope to see this...

Great ride report :clap

I hope to see this view tomorrow afternoon. I have to be home by Sunday so am just going to slab it there, spend a couple days vegging, and then head back to San Diego.
...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2006, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,778
Posted By mrmonk
20,000 miles on my DL1000K5 since May 05. Oil...

20,000 miles on my DL1000K5 since May 05. Oil changes, 1 set of tires, sprockets, and 1 chain. 100% reliable, so far. Mine is a daily ride and takes me all over San Diego weekly. Seems to run better...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,197
Posted By mrmonk
I got 8000 miles out of the original TW and...

I got 8000 miles out of the original TW and swapped them with Tourances front and rear. I'm at 20,000 now and the rear is down to 2mm. I liked Tourances more and did have a slight front deceleration...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2005, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 863
Posted By mrmonk
Darn good travel advice for those of us planning...

Darn good travel advice for those of us planning on going south of the border this winter. Friendliness goes a long way. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2005, 04:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,158
Posted By mrmonk
she-ite that is a tough first ride. Hope you heal...

she-ite that is a tough first ride. Hope you heal fast. I am planning some Anza Borrego time this winter, it is by far my favorite as far as parks go. My DL1000 will have me bumping along at a very...
Forum: Face plant 09-29-2005, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,056
Posted By mrmonk
Godspeed Melinda.

Godspeed Melinda.
Forum: Ride reports 09-19-2005, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By mrmonk
Good report. I was the big hawaiian dude on the...

Good report. I was the big hawaiian dude on the black vstrom. I had a nice pair of insulated gloves and with my heated grips my hands were the only part of my body that was warm going over the...
Forum: Beasts 09-16-2005, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,042
Posted By mrmonk
Got my litre strom yosh'd and replaced the...

Got my litre strom yosh'd and replaced the airfilter and sync'd the throttles the other day and now I have zero, yep, zero rough spots or hiccups. pulls from idle all the way up nice and smooth....
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