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Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 02:16 AM
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Posted By flanmaximondo
Every time I blink, I feel grit rolling around...

Every time I blink, I feel grit rolling around under my eye lid. My hands are sucking up every bit of moisture I give them and are still asking for more. My index finger is already developing a deep...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By flanmaximondo
Even after 4 years on the road I am still shocked...

Even after 4 years on the road I am still shocked about the amount of people who are openly racist. Motomonkey Adventures latest update dives into a bit of that and of course more sand riding! Got to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By flanmaximondo
The Ride To Luderitz, Namibia is full of Memories

Its hard to be away from your family when you loose a family member. Despite knowing Namibia is a beautiful country and I was probably riding past it without realising as my mind was elsewhere...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By flanmaximondo
Our First Day in Namibia!

Our first day in Namibia was amazing! We didn't see a single bit of asphalt but we got to experience dirt, mud and soft wet sand!

Read all about it here - Our First Day In Namibia...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By flanmaximondo
Ive hit the road again!

Time to pack up my temporary life in Cape Town and head towards Namibia. You can read all about my ride to the Namibia border here - The Ride To Namibia Border ...
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By flanmaximondo
A Sad and Sorry Day

Not far out of Sapphire, my bike took a turn for the worst and left me stranded on the side of the road 100km from Sapphire and 400 km from the next town.
Lucky for me I managed to hitch a ride...
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By flanmaximondo
This is where the real adventure begins, when...

This is where the real adventure begins, when things break down. You can read about the start of my harroing experiance here and what I did to get somewhere to fix it - limping into emerald with fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By flanmaximondo
The jitters are diminishing

Just encase you are interested in catching up on my blogs - here is my second one, "The jitters are diminishing...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By flanmaximondo
Thanks a lot, I am sure we will meet again!! If...

Thanks a lot, I am sure we will meet again!! If not in America then another continent. Maybe you guys will come back to Africa!!
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By flanmaximondo
Motomonkey Adventures Australia To Africa and around

Hi Everyone,

I left Brisbane, Australia in October, 2010 on my 99 Suzuki DR 350 with the ambition to ride to Africa and around. To date I have past through the following countries: Australia (of...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,564
Posted By flanmaximondo
I can cut it down to any size. my problem is that...

I can cut it down to any size. my problem is that its a two part piece. Compressing the spring enough to connect it to the outer part. Then I have to compress that all down.

Ill try the spring...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,564
Posted By flanmaximondo
Hi Guys, I have a DR350 99 model and I have...

Hi Guys,

I have a DR350 99 model and I have front fork sag. Its not all the time yet, but it does happen. Taking the front forks apart, I discovered I didnt have any pre-load on the spring,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,564
Posted By flanmaximondo
Thanks a lot - tntmo But I fear posting...

Thanks a lot - tntmo

But I fear posting them to South Africa is a bit of a long stretch... they many never arrive or just take too long.
Im sure I can find one at the Bike Hospital -...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,564
Posted By flanmaximondo
Ok - dont laugh.... But seeing your picture...

Ok - dont laugh....

But seeing your picture made me realise I was missing a few things! Like the nice wee little grease nipple and the more important the spring! I wonder what country ended up...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,564
Posted By flanmaximondo
Thanks Gregory! I just had the leaver off...

Thanks Gregory!

I just had the leaver off when trying to sort out the problems with the clutch... it not the cleanest (and I was too lazy to clean it at the time) but it is ok and its not enough...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,564
Posted By flanmaximondo
HI Guys, Ive looked to this thread for answers...

HI Guys,
Ive looked to this thread for answers to my questions... but here is one I am stumped on...

When I push the rear break leaver, it doesnt return, it almost gets stuck down and I have to...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-15-2012, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 255,779
Posted By flanmaximondo
Jim that's perfect! Go ahead with the planning, I...

Jim that's perfect! Go ahead with the planning, I will email you with a few tech details questions. But other than that I am looking forward to it.

I will also be bringing my boyfriend (who is...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-05-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 255,779
Posted By flanmaximondo
Hi Jim, Sorry, I was a bit late checking...

Hi Jim,

Sorry, I was a bit late checking this forum. I will be in J'burg around the 24 of November and I will be around for at least 6 weeks due to friends and family visiting over christmas. Why...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-23-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 255,779
Posted By flanmaximondo
Thanks a lot Jim, I havent had the chance to...

Thanks a lot Jim, I havent had the chance to contact wild dogs yet - that's next on the agenda (yes even overlanders have a work schedule!) Im going to be in J'burg from the 24th of November for a...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-23-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By flanmaximondo
Website Services For Overlanders

We are planning to set up a paid service that helps overlanders prepare for their trip by helping with the first step, by creating their own website and blog. We will offer a one click foolproof...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-13-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 255,779
Posted By flanmaximondo
Thanks heaps - I will look into that.

Thanks heaps - I will look into that.
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-12-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 255,779
Posted By flanmaximondo
Help Wanted

Hi Everyone,

My name is Danielle Murdoch, and I have been traveling from Australia to Africa for past 24 months on my DR350 Suzuki Motorcycle. I left home thinking this adventure would take only...
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,564
Posted By flanmaximondo
oil temperture

Thanks a lot guys!

On day two of my new shiny oil temperature gauge... I felt more comfortable with it... It was a slightly cooler day and no big city traffic to deal with. So it sat between 75 -...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,564
Posted By flanmaximondo
Normal Running Temperature Range

Hi Guys,

Ive been on my DR 350 travelling the world for the past 2 years and Ive only just got around to purchasing and installing a temperature gauge. Before today I would normally test the frame...
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2010, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25,241
Views: 3,004,564
Posted By flanmaximondo
installing a battery and cigarette charger

I have a 99 DR350 SE, kick start only.

I am preparing it for a long trip from Brisbane to Africa and I am wanting to install a cigarette charger to the bike to charge things like cameras, phone...
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