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Forum: Asia 03-19-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 245,893
Posted By Mendo
I rented 3 xr200s from nice bike and did a month...

I rented 3 xr200s from nice bike and did a month long tour of the north. You can check out my blog to get some ideas. Incredible area!...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,974
Posted By Mendo
Left SD in a dense fog and crossed the border at...

Left SD in a dense fog and crossed the border at Tecate. I was imediatly pulled over by the customs officers and they searched my Bag. I had a spare tube wraped in duct tape that very much resembled...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,974
Posted By Mendo
Hahah that is so hilarious and true. Love the...

Hahah that is so hilarious and true. Love the quote
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,974
Posted By Mendo
Fishfund (luke) and I left Santa Barbara on My...

Fishfund (luke) and I left Santa Barbara on My KTM 530 EXC and his CRF 450X. Both bikes are completely untested. Lukes bike had not even had any gas in the tank ever. We crossed our fingers and took...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 40,326
Posted By Mendo
Have been thinking about doing a DV ride....

Have been thinking about doing a DV ride. Incredible pics so far. IN!
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,974
Posted By Mendo
Baja Rip To The Tip

My brother and Fishfund and I just did a 3,000 mile ride from Santa Barbara to Cabo San Lucas and Back trying to follow the Baja 1000 courses, getting arrested, bikes catching on fire, and getting...
Forum: Thumpers 02-01-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 1,202,107
Posted By Mendo
Back in the 530 Club

My new to me 2011 530 EXC just bought from inmate Jettn Jim. I traded my 08 530 for a 2009 690 Enduro about 2 months ago thinking the 690 would be the best bike for longer rides but it turns out the...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28,296
Views: 2,444,585
Posted By Mendo
Heading out to ride Baja for a month starting feb...

Heading out to ride Baja for a month starting feb 5th beginning from Santa Barbara. Prepping my KTM 530 and my buddies (FishFund) CRF450X

We will be all over the peninsula and staying in Cabo for...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 1,665,200
Posted By Mendo
The van is also rocking a Free Candy Inside...

The van is also rocking a Free Candy Inside sticker and is great for mobile free wet t-shirt contests on the beach boardwalk :freaky...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Mendo
These are used bikes so will have legit plates...

These are used bikes so will have legit plates and registration. Thank you though.
Forum: Thumpers 01-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4,847
Views: 1,665,200
Posted By Mendo
Nothin like a new memory foam bed in a van, a...

Nothin like a new memory foam bed in a van, a girl and a 690 :D...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 38,303
Posted By Mendo
Had this helmet almost 2 years now. Very...

Had this helmet almost 2 years now. Very comforatable with the right size cheek pads (had to get a different size) and is the coolest looking helmet out there. Also made very well but is soooo heavy....
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By Mendo
Also own both a 450 and a 690. I got the 690...

Also own both a 450 and a 690. I got the 690 thinking it would replace 450 as a all around bike. Not even close, it's a totally differnt bike and falls short on any technical single track or really...
Forum: Americas 01-13-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Mendo
Just what I wanted to hear thanks guys!

Just what I wanted to hear thanks guys!
Forum: Americas 01-10-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 634
Posted By Mendo
Riding Baja without bike titles?

I am doing a ride from San Diego to Cabo Feb 6th with my brother and one of my friends. My brother has the title to his XR650R in his name but myself and my friend have just purchased our bikes...
Forum: Regional forums 12-01-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 962
Views: 143,101
Posted By Mendo
I used to be a activity agent in Maui and have...

I used to be a activity agent in Maui and have done all the zip lines on all the islands. In Maui the best one is Kapalua Adventures. Do the 5 line course its awesome! And you get to ride in a cool...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Yes there are sooo many street cats in Greece....

Yes there are sooo many street cats in Greece. They mostly seem to look very healthy and happy which is not usually the case for strays.
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Greek Islands Zykanthos and Kefalonia

Next we set off towards the east coast to Zakynthos Island. We loaded the bike onto a ferry at Killini and took in some beautiful views on the boat trip over. Once on the island which had a...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Towering Cliffs Of Meteora and The Ancient Ruins Of Delphi

About 200 miles from Mount Olympus is Meteora. In the 14th century monks fled from Turkish invaders and built monasteries atop huge inaccessible rock pillars jetting out of the earth using only...
Forum: EMEA 11-04-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,434
Posted By Mendo
Good call, I just got done with my 2 month ride...

Good call, I just got done with my 2 month ride through eastern europe and the weather is getting very unenjoyable for riding long distance.
Am in the Philippines now. Incredible riding and people...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 863,124
Posted By Mendo
That video was incredible! Im looking forward to...

That video was incredible! Im looking forward to reading the rest of this RR:D
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
You really must ride it! The entire country of...

You really must ride it! The entire country of Romania is amazing for bikes but especially the Transylvania region :)
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Istanbul To Greece

After a few great days visiting with Omar and his family in Istanbul we now headed towards Greece to get some sun. Upon entering Greece we were greeted by the aqua blue waters and sheer limestone...
Forum: Ride reports 10-23-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Bulgaria to Istanbul Through A Massive Storm

We had been just slightly outrunning a large storm all the way through Bulgaria but right as we crossed the border into Turkey it caught up to us big time. Pellet sized rain down poured over the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-14-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Crossing into Bulgaria with no insurance and a bike title not in my name.

To travel in Europe on a US plated motorcycle you need what is called a “green card” insurance which is liability insurance that covers all of the EU countries. Any insurance you had in the states is...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Roads? Where we are going we don’t need roads. Sibiu, Romania

When we left Sibiu on the BMW taking a mountain road I had found on google maps heading south I had no idea what kind of adventure would lie ahead. What I thought would be a paved road turned into a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 22,786
Posted By Mendo
Great report so far! Having just riden through...

Great report so far! Having just riden through this area a few days ago makes it even more fun to follow :)
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Romaniacs!

The left fork seal on the bike was leaking very badly, so much so that a puddle would form every time I parked it. I got in contact with a BMW car dealership in Sibiu and they recommended me to a guy...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Transfagarasan to TransAlpina Romania

Today the plan was the ride the Transalpina which paralleled the Transfagasaran and was supposed to be just as impressive. In my research I read a funny comment on a youtube video of someone riding...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
The next morning the sun was shining and it was a...

The next morning the sun was shining and it was a perfect day, I went outside to get the bike and the front tire was completely flat! Oh no this is not what I want to deal with right now in the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,403
Posted By Mendo
Sold everything I own and gone riding through Eastern Europe

My girlfriend and I are currently riding through Eastern Europe 2-Up on a F800GS. Many of you here know FishFund and his friend Nick whom rode from South Africa to Norway on their thread "25,000...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,636
Posted By Mendo
Very cool trip! I am traveling from the US and am...

Very cool trip! I am traveling from the US and am currently in Budapest, taking the train to Bucharest tomorrow to pick up my F800GS in the small village of Vad which is near Fagaras. Will be riding...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,108
Posted By Mendo
Great report and pictures! Looks like a amazing...

Great report and pictures! Looks like a amazing trip you had. I am currently in Budapest and heading to Romania tomorrow to pick up my F800GS near Braslov and touring eastern Europe down into greece...
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8,650
Views: 2,199,570
Posted By Mendo
Haleakala, Maui ...

Haleakala, Maui

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Forum: EMEA 06-29-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By Mendo
Riding Romania and beyond on a borrowed BMW?

Hey guys, in a awesome turn of events I have sold my business in Hawaii and am going on a around the world trip starting in Romania. A advfamous friend ended his 10,000 mile ride through Africa and...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,423
Posted By Mendo
Thanks for this, my 530 started weeping at about...

Thanks for this, my 530 started weeping at about 6500 miles. Followed this guide and everything is working great now! A word of caution if using compressed air to pop out the outer seal, put your...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Mendo
No I am back in Hawaii. This trip was a while ago...

No I am back in Hawaii. This trip was a while ago but I just got around to editing the video. How do I embed the video into the post? Been trying forever and cant figure it out.



Yes the bikes...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 242,170
Posted By Mendo
This is for sure one of the best ride reports I...

This is for sure one of the best ride reports I have read. I woke up randomly at 3am last night not being able to sleep so went onto advrider and came across this thread. I read about half of it and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7,341
Views: 1,202,107
Posted By Mendo
530 Heaven ...

530 Heaven
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Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 888
Posted By Mendo
Mendo Moto 1500km through the Philippines Off Road

Finally got around to editing the video from my ride through the Philippines. Covered a bit over 1500km on and offroad (sometimes no road) starting in Angeles City and heading north with no plan on...
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