Looks like a fun adventure! What elevation were you at when the Monkey couldn't pull any more? The couple that did the TAT only had to get off and push one time as I remember it and that was at high elevation somewhere in Colorado. Honda should make their Grom/Monkey/Super Cub with a 150cc motor and 5 speed. Some of the competition is already going that direction. Benelli makes a TNT135 with 135cc, 4 valve head and 5 speed.