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Chillis rolls out of Vegas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Chillis, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    It's even easier here in Alabama. If I bought it new I go to the county courthouse or one of many satellite offices. I go in with my paperwork and checkbook and walk out with a tag. the title comes in the mail in a week or so. Depending on when I go there may or may not be much of a wait. There tends to be more of a wait if it's near the end of the month. With the pandemic I have to wear a mask in the building.

    For vehicles bought out of state we used to have to bring the vehicle along to have the VIN verified. Now with the Corona Virus we just take a pic of the VIN with our phone and show that to the clerk. It can't be much easier.

    We are allowed to get a tag. We drive around without one until we get one. At the beginning of the pandemic that 20 day requirement was extended until things got back to normal.

    We don't have any vehicle inspections here.

    Every state is different.

    License renewals can be done in person or by mail.
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  2. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I'm wondering if with our economic strife that some of the people that keep moving in will move out and ease up the numbers at any sort of service location.

    Being a California overflow state, when the economy is good we get many folks from our neighboring state flowing in. The past few years have seen a lot of this activity, again.

    What it equates to is any governmental ops get heavily bogged down.
  3. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Still have not installed the hydraulic clutch on the Monkey.

    Got new feeler gauges, adjusted valves again, and she purrs like a kitten.

    After doing the valves I've decided I want an intake to free up accessibility for maintenance. Stock airbox is almost the size of the longblock!

    Once I see all of the options I'll get one plus an exhaust and then I may say 'ef it and get a cam and flash the ECU as well to get about 10 more mph on top.

    Damn Monkeys are expensive!
  4. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    Huntsville has had a huge influx of people the last several years. It might just be the fastest growing city on the country. Traffic has gotten much worse but so far getting tags hasn't been a big issue. We also didn't have the drastic shutdowns that many places had in response to the pandemic. A lot of things shut down for a month or so. Things have been nearly normal for months now.
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  5. dp064

    dp064 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Same story in Nashville.. large and steady influx of people..last I heard the city was growing at a rate of 365k people a year. The city and surrounding is completely different than when I was a kid. It's always rush hour here now.. services are taxed but workable. Luckily for me, I'm on the south side.. good riding is only 30 min away.
  6. MVI

    MVI MVI Moto Supporter

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    I'd say you quit tinkering about and go all in.

    Throw the parts book at the Monkey..... Cam , Head, Exh... :ricky


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  7. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Trying to resist SP Takegawa 181cc kit, 4 valve head, 5 speed!
  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    at that point, might as well keep the fuckin husky.... same price.
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  9. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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  10. alex4515

    alex4515 Adventurer

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    Which one puts the bigger smile on the riders face?
  11. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    Ones a smile, monkey

    ones a shit eating grin, husky
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  12. dp064

    dp064 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I realize we're only talking about 186cc but I assume there's no issues with the stock bottom end with the big bore kits?
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  13. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    The Monkey/Grom causes one impromptu laughter out loud in traffic for no apparent reason - just like my very first riding on a cousin's 50cc in a farmyard as a kid. I was hooked for life. :rayof
  14. MVI

    MVI MVI Moto Supporter

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    HUSKY for sure
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  15. staticPort

    staticPort Meditrider Supporter

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    All this Monkey business is leading me down another speculative rabbit hole: Has anybody ever "scramblerized" the CB300R?

    OK, it is heavier than the Monkey, but could be lightened a bit by swapping for a lithium battery and aftermarket exhaust. But, it's only $1,000 more than a Monkey, and you can easily spend that farkling a Monkey and still have less power and smaller wheels. The CB comes with 1.2" more front suspension travel, 1.2 gallons more gas. Spoon on some TKC 80's, maybe raise the front fender a bit and fab up a skid plate, drop the counter sprocket 1 tooth and I bet you'd have a fine, light weight low seat gravel runner with classic styling and a proper round headlight. Sure, nothing like the 701, but maybe a "Super Monkey"? Tell me I'm nuts and I'll go back to my cage :D
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  16. black 8

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    If the Monkey can go off-road, the CB300R with tweaks can surely follow...

    I like that out-of-box thinking...
  17. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    I get the retro classic vibe of the monkey, and I totally get the minimalist touring off-road capability of the bike.

    what I don’t get is making it something it’s not. If you’re not “happy” with the way it is, throwing $5000 and a bunch of time at it to do all the wazoo upgrades, ain’t gonna make ya happy. However, it will scratch an itch, we all get those “just gotta get it outta my system” itches. And sometimes utilizing reason has nothing to do with actions.

    carry on, don’t mind me. But also, I TOLD YOU SO.
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  18. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I'd say she runs cool enough. Many miles of heavy sand.

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  19. MVI

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