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April 10, 2019, 07:23 AM

BRP would be an awesome place to ride this. I bet you'll get 120mpg. heh. I saw MNNTHBX is going to be offering a new intake for the Monkey. It looks pretty cool from the few pics I've seen.

Also, I see you on the monkey forum. I'm swampass.

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April 10, 2019, 08:02 AM

BRP was actually not the highlight of yesterday's route. The curves are very sweeping and easy to ride, and the hills are brutal. There were also a few potholes that bottomed out the rear suspension. By NOVA standards it was a dream, but the best riding came on the side of the mountain heading into / out of Buena Vista. Going up a hill I was holding up traffic in the straights even WOT in 3rd gear.

I don't recommend the MNNTHBX shifter. It's still mushy and now neutral is very difficult to find. What a shame since it looks great. I also found it not actually engaging 1st or 3rd very well. Occasionally I would shift to first, the neutral light would go out, and the bike would not actually be in gear. Shifting to 3rd I occasionally found it jerking a couple times after the clutch was fully let out, then it settled in and worked okay. The factory shifter had issues with 3rd as well so perhaps this is a factory defect. The 1st gear problems started with the new shifter though.

State Route 634 was a hoot. It turned from 2 lane, to 1.5, then single lane gravel for several miles. Good thing I wasn't on a sportbike.

I saw you on the Grom forum. Hopefully they get that intake done soon. I am now researching better rear shocks.

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