The Honda Monkey thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Kommando, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. ktmmitch

    ktmmitch Long timer

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    I'll see what we can do, we already supply the US guys with the Euro style KTM690 rear fender/plate holder.
  2. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    Out Monkeying around and found this hand hewn log cabin

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  3. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    If anybody is interested in getting together some group buys, Zeedparts in Thailand already has quite a few parts and is willing to give us back an offer if I give them a list of parts. In fact I priced out the YSS suspension (https://www.yss.co.th/) and it comes out a lot better buying off their website and paying kinda pricey shipping versus the "free shipping" option off eBay. They have several parts by GCraft already, including a pretty nice license plate bracket to clean up that huge plastic piece. They even list the Ohlins front and rear suspsension (yikes 1/4 the cost of the bike..). I priced out two sets of shocks, two license plate brackets, plus shipping, and it was a lot less than two "free shipping" shocks off eBay ($429, the price on website is about $288 plus shipping).
    Kyle
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  4. T Monkey

    T Monkey Adventurer

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    Finally could make it over to the dealer today. This thing is awesome. Will post a pic later

    So trying to get the side cover off. the One with the key lock, is there a latch I am missing? Assuming the manual is in there
  5. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    Manual is not in there, at least mine was not, dealer gave it to me with another book in a plastic bag. There are three plastic posts that push into rubber grommets. one toward the front, two toward the rear. You can ease the front one out, then turn the key and pull straight out to pull the back two out.
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  6. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    Oh, and my YELLOW one came in today, picking her up tomorrow!
  7. 1litre

    1litre In over my head

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    Honda really seems to be nailing what people want over the last few years. Now how do I convince Mrs. Litre the Monkey is key to my survival?
  8. Smopho

    Smopho Been here awhile

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    I want one in 1:1.3 scale with a 500CC single.
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  9. T Monkey

    T Monkey Adventurer

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    Thanks.
    Hmmm....will have to check with the dealer about the manual.
  10. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    The manual and some generic book about riding, along with two metal grommets for the license plate holder were in a ziplock bag.
  11. FoggRider

    FoggRider Been here awhile

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    I might just have to buy one of these just so I can say “I’m out monkeying around”.
  12. Canyon Rider

    Canyon Rider Been here awhile

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    Just out of the crate!

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  13. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    My yellow is fresh out of the crate too, love the yellow! Just arrived Tuesday, picked it up yesterday, going on inaugural ride today. Have a guest that's going to ride the red one too. SO, not sure who puts oil in the bike, dealer or Honda, but I took out 12 ounces of oil this morning just to get the level at least near the high mark. The oil level was over the top of the glass. My tires were oh, about 40 pounds too. As with the red one, I pushed the handlebars way forward. They felt really pulled back and sloped down, pushed them up enough so that the grips are near level, a lot "roomier" that way too.

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  14. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Does anyone have more information on this? Very interested. The Maxxis are close, but I prefer the taller size of the Monkey stock sizes.
  15. YJake

    YJake PAR Nation Supporter

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  16. ride2little

    ride2little Riding Like the Wind

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    Note: I just messaged Kenda. Lets see where that goes.
  17. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    First ride on the yellow one, took along a friend on the red one.

  18. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    OK, this is pretty funny, never thought I'd have 4 motorcycles with horizontal cylinders..

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  19. Canyon Rider

    Canyon Rider Been here awhile

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    Mine will be sitting at the dealers with it's grandpa for a couple weeks as a promo display.

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  20. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Did grandpa have rear suspension?


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