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Forum: Regional forums 12-01-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 132,100
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, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,537
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, 04:59 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 851,374
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 11:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 07:33 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,307
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, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 12:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,519
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,977
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,097,953
Posted By Mendo
Haleakala, Maui ...

Haleakala, Maui

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Forum: EMEA 06-29-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 514
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, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,838
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 06-06-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
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, 03:20 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 206,252
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 05-21-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,658
Posted By Mendo
530 Heaven ...

530 Heaven
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Forum: Ride reports 05-16-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 825
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...
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10,710
Views: 2,030,054
Posted By Mendo
Lookin good! How did you attach the rear fender...

Lookin good! How did you attach the rear fender section of the E-12's? The plastic license plate holder dealio under the rear fender doesn't allow enough room to get the hooks around the fender. Did...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 10,710
Views: 2,030,054
Posted By Mendo
Who says you can't drag knee on a 250L? :D ...

Who says you can't drag knee on a 250L? :D
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 278,180
Posted By Mendo
Maui, Hawaii ...

Maui, Hawaii
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Forum: Asia 04-29-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By Mendo
:D ...

:D
http://www.mendoadv.blogspot.com/2013/01/day-6-up-at-crack-of-dawn-to-load-up.html

We were able to repair all the damage with OEM parts along the way and when we returned the bikes and told...
Forum: Asia 04-29-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By Mendo
I rented Three XR200s from...

I rented Three XR200s from http://www.nice-bike.com/ and toured the country on and offroad for 3 weeks. The bikes were in great shape and when my buddy had a bad wreck they were very reasonable on...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10,710
Views: 2,030,054
Posted By Mendo
Thanks so much! Shipping to Hawaii on air filters...

Thanks so much! Shipping to Hawaii on air filters were as much as $100 on some of those sites! but found it for only $10 shipping on discounthondaparts.com. Thanks again!
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,097,953
Posted By Mendo
Despite what some may say, chicks dig KLR's :evil...

Despite what some may say, chicks dig KLR's :evil

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Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10,710
Views: 2,030,054
Posted By Mendo
Sorry if this has been covered already but where...

Sorry if this has been covered already but where online can I buy a new air filter for my 14' 250L? I cant seem to find them ANYWHERE. I still find it hard to believe that a aftermarket reusable...
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,858
Posted By Mendo
Some great shots taken by a guest on last weeks...

Some great shots taken by a guest on last weeks Hana Tour

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Forum: Vendors 03-30-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,858
Posted By Mendo
When you think of Hawaii you usually picture...

When you think of Hawaii you usually picture sandy beaches and palm tree's but the backside of Haleakala features some completely out of this world isolated terrain and riding. One of my favorite...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-26-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By Mendo
Jason on Big Island has a great variety of dual...

Jason on Big Island has a great variety of dual sport bikes for rent!
www.hiadv.com

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Forum: Vendors 02-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,858
Posted By Mendo
The "double rainbow" guy from youtube was...

The "double rainbow" guy from youtube was visiting the island and we took him out on a full island tour up the volcano and along the west maui coastline searching for rainbows for his next video...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,853
Posted By Mendo
I lived on Roatan for 2 months recovering after...

I lived on Roatan for 2 months recovering after my accident on my central america dirt bike trip. Incredible place, this is horrible to hear!
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6,889
Views: 1,110,658
Posted By Mendo
Life is better lived on a 530 on one wheel :D ...

Life is better lived on a 530 on one wheel :D
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Forum: Thumpers 02-02-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8,540
Views: 2,097,953
Posted By Mendo
Just finished our promo video for the Hawaii KLR...

Just finished our promo video for the Hawaii KLR Tours. Added all the armor mods (Mototech crash bars, mototech skid plate, bark busters) and bikes have been solid as a rock all over the island. ...
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