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Monkey Riding

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by DesertPilotAZ, May 17, 2021.

  1. DesertPilotAZ

    DesertPilotAZ n00b

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    I'm new to riding beside the occasional dirt bike in high school I never really rode much. I'm in my mid-30s now and in November I got a new Honda Monkey. I have been taking it as many places that I can. Put 1600 miles on it so far an I feel like I'm just breaking it in. 2021-05-11 11.19.41 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR DSCF0645.jpg 2021-05-11 11.21.21 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR DSCF0652.jpg 2021-05-11 11.24.27 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR DSCF0667.jpg 2021-05-11 11.50.20 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR DSCF0670.jpg 2021-05-11 11.56.15 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR DSCF0689.jpg 2021-05-15 11.14.01 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR DSCF0911.jpg 2021-05-15 11.33.48 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WR DSCF0912_1.jpg JPEG image 2.jpeg JPEG image 3.jpeg JPEG image.jpeg
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  2. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Awesome! As a fellow Monkey pilot I look forward to the updates.
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  3. DesertPilotAZ

    DesertPilotAZ n00b

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    Saguaro National Park and Gates Pass last week. I had the whole place to myself. Seems like most of the snowbirds are gone and at 9am the roads are wide open.

    2021-05-19 09.52.17 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WRDSCF0988.jpg 2021-05-19 10.29.56 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WRDSCF1002.jpg 2021-05-19 11.03.38 X-T30 Fujifilm Fujinon XF23mmF2 R WRDSCF1020.jpg
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  4. KostisOffRoad

    KostisOffRoad Adventurer

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    You are my hero!!! I just love it that you go out there with the monkey. I love that you have a yoshimura. The monkey brings back so many memories. Mostly that I was drooling over it as a kid but was not allowed to touch it. Just the vespa and and the c50 were accessible to me
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  5. oldschoolsdime92

    oldschoolsdime92 Been here awhile

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    I'm also in my mid thirties, and while I have been riding for years, I've been off the asphalt for the last few. Recently purchased a monkey, and its hands down, the most fun motorcycle, Ive ever had. It has brought the passion back. Really a cool machine, in a super handy package. Hows the noise levels with your exhaust?
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  6. Arbolmano

    Arbolmano Not so Studly

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    Wee bikes rule.
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  7. Brakelate

    Brakelate Supermoto Adventurer

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    Beautiful machine. Do you transport it somehow to the trail head and start from there? With all the wide open spaces out here between spots, even my DRZ400SM feels intimidated mixing it up with all the high speed traffic on the paved roads with people racing from one National Park to the other.

    *Looks like it is time to tighten that drive chain up a bit. If for no other reason than it will eliminate some of that herkey-jerky sensation and smooth the power delivery. :thumb
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