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Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
I blew my fork seals in Steamboat

Well, they actually blew out somewhere in Wyoming. Every rock and bump sprays my boots with a fresh spritz of 5wt fork oil. We're in Steamboat at the moment waiting to see if new seals are available....
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 328
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
A Practical Jaunt Down the GDR

So I've yet to finish my ride report from last year's ride from Bozeman, Montana to San Diego along the UTBDR. I'm both lazy and I work a lot. This year a friend and I are doing the same ride but...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13,625
Views: 1,358,968
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
If you do much dirt riding I'd highly recommend...

If you do much dirt riding I'd highly recommend the Cogent Dynamics stuff. I have the Moab rear shock and their Drop-In Damper Cartridges for the front, plus their fork springs. Night and day...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-31-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 104,924
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
My shop is just down the road near Gateway. I'd...

My shop is just down the road near Gateway. I'd be up for a ride tomorrow. I've got a KLR that's been made as off-road oriented as possible without a fork swap. Will PM you with details.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-29-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 104,924
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Speaking Of Flathead Pass

I've got my bike back in town for the summer. if anyone's up for an evening Flathead pass ride this week, hit me up. I've never riden/driven it but want to.

I'm usually available after 5.
Forum: Vendors 05-23-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Foldable Camera Support

As a fellow inmate, I figured I'd let you guys know about a product I designed (and manufacture) called the Pop and Lock that's on kickstarter right now with 3 days left. It's a foldable camera rig...
Forum: Racing 05-18-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,784
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Would have preferred to be on a bike, but we made...

Would have preferred to be on a bike, but we made history by being the first ATV to enter and finish the Mexican 1000. Will definitely be back.
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Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 22,406
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Awesome pics Joel. Thanks for a great ride. As...

Awesome pics Joel. Thanks for a great ride. As for my embarassing fuel misjudgement... I'd installed a non-CV carb the morning we left for the rally and between the fuel filter and the longer fuel...
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,564
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
I'm Wiley, the one on the 990 in your photo of...

I'm Wiley, the one on the 990 in your photo of us. Looking forward to more. Hope your epoxy repair holds.
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Probably the same one you have, as I bought the...

Probably the same one you have, as I bought the kit from Fred at Arrowhead Motorsports. I'm flying down at the end of March for the Death Valley Noobs Rally, so I plan to install it then. Hoping for...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Troubleshooting

It's dark now and cold. I strip off my gloves and pull my headlamp out of the tank bag. As I climb off the bike and start looking it over, I'm hoping for some obvious reason the bike won't start. I...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
It does pretty well once I put a Cogent Moab...

It does pretty well once I put a Cogent Moab shock and new fork springs/valving. I've got a direct-pull carburetor I'll try out next ride...hoping for faster throttle response.



I think that's...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
The Setup

The gist of the trip was this: Buy a KLR, spruce it up a bit, ride it around for the summer, then, just before the Montana winter sets in, ride the thing down to San Diego, meet up with a friend,...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
KLR vs. Wr250R

I am back from the trip. And back from two other trips (Mojave Trail and more Baja over Christmas.)

On all of the trips I got to ride the WR a fair bit. I like it. If it were a choice between a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 26,564
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Hey Thomas. Glad to have met you two down south....

Hey Thomas. Glad to have met you two down south. Enjoyed eating dinenr and breakfast in Bahia de los angeles. Keep up the posts.
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Ride Report

Finally getting around to the ride report. Starting with some GoPro footgae: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=952237
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,383
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Montana to Baja on a KLR (mostly solo)

Last summer I bought a KLR and began modifying it for a trip south (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=908848&page=5). The plan was to ride from Bozeman, Montana along some of the Great...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Mini update

Dave, great to hear you took the plunge. I can say that at this point I have no regrets whatsoever about going with the cogent suspension stuff. It has made the trip much more enjoyable thus far.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-01-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Anyone want to ride Lockhart basin tomorrow?

Hi,

I'm on my way to baja via the utbdr and I'm in Moab right now. Planning on riding Lockhart basin in the morning ( monday the 2nd) on a klr. I'm riding solo but if anyone wants to join I'd love...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
~1600 miles to Baja

Sweet picture. Andd I agree, 14 liters is a lot. I usually only fill the 4-liter bag. But on sections of desert where I may have to hike out if the bike grenades, I like to carry a bit more, so if...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Final Packing

All packed up. This includes my 3-man tent, sleeping bag, Big Agnes Air Core SL pad (supercomfort) clothes, cooking stuff, toolkit, oil, chain lube, front/rear tubes, patch kit, tire spoons (with...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Rack is powdercoated

No KTM envy here...I just really like orange. And it matches the GL bags.

Leaving in two days. Getting excited. Sill have to change the oil and install the stainless front brake line. The dog will...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Route Planning Bozeman to San Diego

So I'll be jumping on to the GDR south of Bozeman near Henry's Lake into Wyoming, then I've got a cut across from pinedale to bear Lake to pick up the UTBDR. From there I need to get to St George to...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,769
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Gaia GPS

I'v been using the Gaia GPS app (http://www.gaiagps.com/) and love it. I use it on an iphone and on a wifi ipad with the bad elf GPS receiver and it works really well.

It lets you download from a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 104,924
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Doing the UTBDR next week if anyone wants to join

So I'm leaving for Baja next Wednesday (28th) and will be heading to San Diego via the UTBDR. I'm riding solo but if anyone wants to join for all or part, I'd love the company.
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
A south America trip is definitely in the future....

A south America trip is definitely in the future. I've spent several months backpacking and hitchhiking down there. Told myself the entire time I should have had a motorcycle or a bicycle :) But I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-23-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
I can probably make them work inside the boot....

I can probably make them work inside the boot. Gets a bit tight with the pants in there as well. I've never used kneepads before. But if that's how they're supposed to work then I'll give the long...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
My riding gear

So the bike is almost done (for this trip, anyway) but what about the rider? I'd mentioned earlier that I was having trouble figuring out my pants situation. Another inmate suggested that I wear...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
More Rear

That's good to know. I'd also say that whatever gets fabbed up for a tank support needs to allow the tank to float a bit. The pucks and rear mount are designed to float, and it's never a good idea to...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Suspension Adjustments and Rack Construction

Just a few updates. First, I ended up going with some Pro Taper ATV Hi bars. The extra height is nice. Could still use an inch or two more but I'll ride it for a while before deciding on bar risers....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
I'm leaning in that direction as well.

I'm leaning in that direction as well.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,417
Views: 104,924
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Hello Bozeman

Hello all,

I'm new to this forum and just getting back into riding after a long hiatus. Got a Baja trip coming up in September and trying to get as much riding in before turning south.

I'll be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
It's a wonder there was any "handling" to be had...

It's a wonder there was any "handling" to be had at all. :eek1



Here's a quick breakdown of my reasoning:


I don't think they're necessary to keep the tank in place while riding...even...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Thanks for the link. Those braces look good. I...

Thanks for the link. Those braces look good. I agree, some sort of bracing is ideal. It's still my opinion that no connection is better than bolting it to the radiator though. I'll probably end up...
Forum: Thumpers 08-13-2013, 06:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
I sort of agree with this. I'd say that there's...

I sort of agree with this. I'd say that there's very little stress on the rear bolts just from the bumps and jumps themselves. Even full, the tank hardly moves even over the rough stuff. The rubber...
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
That sounds like an awesome trip. So you're like...

That sounds like an awesome trip. So you're like 3 days down to SD and 3 days back, so you have ~15 days? That's plenty of time to have some fun down there. As for gear, I've been wearing the icon...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,442
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
I removed the plastic cover entirely but kept the...

I removed the plastic cover entirely but kept the metal bracket. The wires are just zip-ted in a bundle behind the BD light. I still have some more wiring to do so I'll probably do some clean up...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13,625
Views: 1,358,968
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
That makes sense. until now, I've never had a...

That makes sense. until now, I've never had a dirtbike with hand guards. Don't really see much need in the desert except to maybe protect the controls in a fall. As for the signals in the guards, I...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 13,625
Views: 1,358,968
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
I'm going to keep the gas cap but cut the tube...

I'm going to keep the gas cap but cut the tube short and run a check valve. I've never had a problem with that setup on any of the dirtbikes I've owned. I can't stand locking gas caps. I've never had...
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 11:43 PM
Replies: 13,625
Views: 1,358,968
Posted By Mondo-Hondo
Getting the new bike ready for Baja

I've got a build-log going over here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=908848&page=2), but figured this might be a good place to post a pic of the transformation from stock to...
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