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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 372,507
Posted By Kiba
Amen to that. They are one subcategory of the...

Amen to that. They are one subcategory of the dopes who want to "race" you just because you're on a bike. Except that they love to get back in front of you after you've passed them and slow down,...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 52,576
Posted By Kiba
Hi Nomadgal- Just read through this whole...

Hi Nomadgal-

Just read through this whole thread and wow... just wow. You're doing something I'd love to do. I'm an XT600 guy myself, but kudos for choosing an old-school thumper to adventure on...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 31,954
Posted By Kiba
Thanks! Yes to the 12v question. The...

Thanks!

Yes to the 12v question. The previous owner had hacked the harness a little and I don't know whether we in the states got a 6v or 12v regulator stock, but he was running a pure AC 12v...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 31,954
Posted By Kiba
Updates on my TT350 project <a...

Updates on my TT350 project <a href="http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964470">here</a>.

Went from this...

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/twowheeledfox/Photo0098-1.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
Now all she needs is barkbusters...:lol3

Now all she needs is barkbusters...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
Making the wiring clean... ...

Making the wiring clean...

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/twowheeledfox/P1050656.jpg (http://s844.photobucket.com/user/twowheeledfox/media/P1050656.jpg.html)

And a little while later......
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
Don't have too many pictures from here on, I had...

Don't have too many pictures from here on, I had to ride the bike to work the next day so didn't have time for a properly in-depth photo report.

Baja did make the kit very easy to install though,...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
Tear it down... ...

Tear it down...

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/twowheeledfox/P1050650.jpg (http://s844.photobucket.com/user/twowheeledfox/media/P1050650.jpg.html)

Old taillight off...
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Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
Been using the TT350 to commute to work. It may...

Been using the TT350 to commute to work. It may not be light compared to true woods bikes, but it feels very easy on the road even though it's too tall for me, and makes commuting a breeze in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 10,191
Posted By Kiba
Nope. No debt on a bike, ever. Always paid cash...

Nope. No debt on a bike, ever. Always paid cash or through paypal when I've had one shipped.

I've been used to having no financial security for a long while, so even though I'm more stable now, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 31,462
Posted By Kiba
Not sure if it's too distant to be relevant here,...

Not sure if it's too distant to be relevant here, but the fellow I bought my TT350 from was in his late 70s, living in the California desert. He sold it because he could no longer kickstart a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,654
Views: 1,155,262
Posted By Kiba
I've been looking at a rear rack for my 600 since...

I've been looking at a rear rack for my 600 since the old girl gets grocery duty all the time. Money is tight at the moment; anyone here have a spare I could get for less $$ than TCI Industries is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,811,082
Posted By Kiba
:nod Nice to see a fellow Houstonian. I'm...

:nod

Nice to see a fellow Houstonian. I'm not a native, but I've been here long enough to nod silently to myself as I read your post.

FM 1960 is an effing mess. I live near Northwest and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,402
Posted By Kiba
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/r01qkBQClKg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

:D
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By Kiba
Suzuki SP125, Anyone Heard Of It?

I'm snagging a really cheap, titled Suzuki SP125 tommorow from work. It needs some work- clutch adjustment, taillight, horn, etc- but seems like it could make a nice little runabout for someone once...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,725
Posted By Kiba
I am the polar opposite. I love shifting bikes,...

I am the polar opposite. I love shifting bikes, the hand-clutch pull, clicking it into gear with a tap of the foot, a little flick of the throttle, etc. I always look forward to it on the bike and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 372,507
Posted By Kiba
I had a crazy week. Two incidents that might...

I had a crazy week. Two incidents that might deserve from reporting here:

Commuting to work, I stopped at the local Randall's (ie King Soopers for the midwesterners here) to deposit a check, left...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Kiba
I'll have to check out the XT350 stuff, although...

I'll have to check out the XT350 stuff, although that bike had a completely different wiring harness so it might not work.

Baja gave me a part number when I asked them about it so I'm assuming...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 31,954
Posted By Kiba
Looks like we're in the same boat then. I've been...

Looks like we're in the same boat then. I've been lucky not to break anything on the bike since the PO did a few dumb hacks to it, although there were some nicely done bodges too. My tank is 2.6...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 31,954
Posted By Kiba
Looks like the thread is alive again! TT350s are...

Looks like the thread is alive again! TT350s are not dead! :clap

Mine has been doing commuter duty and has been racking up the miles. Today I went in for a dealer service since there seems to be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By Kiba
School Me On Dual Sport Light Kits

The TT350 needs some street-legal gear (single-beam headlight and no horn won't fly next year, along with a host of little problems and the fact that the lights die if it stalls). The simplest and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 960
Posted By Kiba
Nice. The hand signal coordination (and the cop...

Nice. The hand signal coordination (and the cop in question) was awesome.

I've tried something similar out here once or twice.

The one time it worked was when a bluehair-type in a Honda...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
After a few months of being ridden as a backup...

After a few months of being ridden as a backup commuting bike, the TT350 has a new mission in life: becoming an all-weather, dirt-oriented dual-sport/supermoto, something that can do the duty of a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 31,954
Posted By Kiba
I hereby resurrect this thread. No posts since...

I hereby resurrect this thread. No posts since 2013.... gee, TT350/250 owners must either be a lazy bunch or we're too busy out riding to post here.

Either way, I'd like to bring the TT350 back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,765
Views: 372,507
Posted By Kiba
Riding home from errands today on the TT350, on a...

Riding home from errands today on the TT350, on a normal four lane road with a divider in the center (two lanes in either direction). As I pause at a flashing stoplight I see a big herd of cages in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-17-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 624
Posted By Kiba
Extended High RPM Running?

Alright guys, help me soothe my worried mind here...

I've been commuting on my TT350 for fun the past couple of days, and I have been really bothered by the speeds the motor has to run to keep up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32,158
Views: 7,819,674
Posted By Kiba
:lol3 No, I haven't met too many female...

:lol3

No, I haven't met too many female sportbike riders... and the few that I have were pretty straightforward, no-BS types. It might be the motorcycle culture here in Texas, but most female...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32,158
Views: 7,819,674
Posted By Kiba
I walked into that one, didn't I? I...

I walked into that one, didn't I?



I don't have a problem with that either, it's the attitude that often goes with it. If you're only using the bike as a symbol of your "toughness" or some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32,158
Views: 7,819,674
Posted By Kiba
Let's really narrow it down. The original comment...

Let's really narrow it down. The original comment was referring to people who ride a motorcycle primarily to show off. They might find it fun or interesting or whatever, but they probably wouldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5,654
Views: 1,155,262
Posted By Kiba
Steve is right, but I would add: to make it as...

Steve is right, but I would add: to make it as easy as possible, there are two kinds of "clicks". One is weak and one is a stronger, sharper click. Kick her over slowly a few times to hear the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
Which wires do you mean? Mine didn't interfere...

Which wires do you mean? Mine didn't interfere with any except the speed/tripmeter cable which I capped off when I put on the Vapor
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
But she's not done yet. By the way, I did...

But she's not done yet.

By the way, I did find out this bike is 100% TT350- the only XT parts were the turn signals. The bike seems to have shipped to the US almost street legal, there was a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
In addition to the big stuff there, the little...

In addition to the big stuff there, the little mule also got:

-New oil, oil filter,spark plug, tool kit
-Removed rack, replace loose fittings and tightened bolts
-Installed speedo, tach and temp...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
Six discs on the supertrapp seems to keep it...

Six discs on the supertrapp seems to keep it running right. It's louder but there's a better power hit from down low at about 3-4k, I'm sure with proper tuning it could be optimized but it's okay for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
Next it was time to fix up the exhaust. My header...

Next it was time to fix up the exhaust. My header was pinched pretty bad, and OEM was too expensive- but I did find a nice header with a Supertrapp for $150 on ebay...
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
First off, it was time to replace those dodgy...

First off, it was time to replace those dodgy intake boots:

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/twowheeledfox/Photo0443.jpg...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,387
Posted By Kiba
Back again. Been busy with the bike, plenty of...

Back again. Been busy with the bike, plenty of stuff to do. Ordered a boatload of parts I needed to get her back in shape:

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/twowheeledfox/Photo0458.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,101
Posted By Kiba
Noticing how he's replied to threads like this in...

Noticing how he's replied to threads like this in the past, me and the OP are probably on the same basic wavelength here. Bikes are my primary form of transport and on the rare occasion I have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9,078
Views: 1,811,082
Posted By Kiba
Had a classic one today. Out on my TT350...

Had a classic one today. Out on my TT350 supermoto, looks like a dirtbike with lights (because it is). Guy in a car pulls up next to me and asks "Is that a dirtbike?" etc. After chatting a bit about...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By Kiba
Should absolutely be less than $1k even if it's...

Should absolutely be less than $1k even if it's in great condition- I sold mine for $650 in the end back in 2006 and it looked pretty nice.

The one thing I never did was get decent street tires-...
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