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Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1,891
Views: 274,596
Posted By Kiba
Izzat like a mop head?

http://houston.craigslist.org/mcy/4817190115.html

I apologize for not posting this the right way, but I can't at the moment. Had to share it anyway.

Someone please post it up here correctly so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,040
Posted By Kiba
That one only missed my shortlist because it...

That one only missed my shortlist because it tends not to cause serious damage when they inevitably make a mistake. But it's a constant behavior here. Even when there's less than a yard between them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,852
Posted By Kiba
Motorcycling is a wide and varied thing, and it...

Motorcycling is a wide and varied thing, and it can be whatever you want it to be. The only reason anyone even asks this question is because in some parts of the world (the US especially) motorcycles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 12,040
Posted By Kiba
1. Tailgating. I'm in the same camp as Randyo and...

1. Tailgating. I'm in the same camp as Randyo and TheProphet here. It's essentially assaulting someone with your vehicle (part of the evidence for which is the reason many people tailgate instead of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,369
Posted By Kiba
Don't read into what isn't there. First off, my...

Don't read into what isn't there. First off, my XT could be considered a "big" bike, and by dirt metrics, it is a big pig. By road metrics, it's small, even a little small and light for its engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,369
Posted By Kiba
I dunno where to place myself on this. Both "big"...

I dunno where to place myself on this. Both "big" and "small" bikes can be fun and all are probably more versatile than people want to admit. Unlike with most cars, bikes are highly specialized, so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,704
Posted By Kiba
I'm not a brand guy, but.... Yamaha....

I'm not a brand guy, but....

Yamaha. Thinking about it, they have so many bikes that stick out in a good way.

RDs, SRs, all the big XTs, big bore DTs, the FZs, and recently bringing back the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,232
Posted By Kiba
Never been to Europe. But I think my attitude,...

Never been to Europe. But I think my attitude, for whatever reason, is closer to the archetypal European one. Despite not coming from a "motorcycle family", I never understood the archetypal American...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,142
Posted By Kiba
Very true. Yesterday when riding home from work...

Very true. Yesterday when riding home from work in heavy traffic (now that daylight savings time has gone away and it gets dark at 6pm, traffic has increased massively on my routes to work and ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,348
Posted By Kiba
Nice discussion here. Randyo (and Pecha) I'd love...

Nice discussion here. Randyo (and Pecha) I'd love to hear more about your experiences in particular.

I was attempting to avoid personalizing the discussion, but since some of the focus was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,348
Posted By Kiba
Cool! You almost got it. I'm asking...

Cool!



You almost got it. I'm asking because I will eventually be moving, probably up north, and would prefer to keep my transportation options as similar as possible to what I do down here....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,348
Posted By Kiba
Interesting responses so far. The major concern...

Interesting responses so far. The major concern seems to be danger from other drivers that is exacerbated by the far edgier conditions that ice causes.

Not to downplay the danger you could cause...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,348
Posted By Kiba
Motorcycles and Ice

Scanning the threads about winter riding lately got me thinking. I know there are plenty of people who don't understand the concept of a riding "season" anymore than I do on here, and there is plenty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,534
Posted By Kiba
Thanks. I've been here nine years (transplant...

Thanks. I've been here nine years (transplant from colorado and then the midwest). Never had a car in my four years of heading off to work. I try to look at it as trial by fire- if I can ride safely...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28,787
Views: 3,535,980
Posted By Kiba
Hey all. I've just joined the fold. Found a 1996...

Hey all. I've just joined the fold. Found a 1996 DR350 dirt model for dirt cheap and picked it up. Smokes like hell but runs fine. I have read some of this thread but not much, so I thought I'd ask...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,579
Posted By Kiba
Let's parse this a little more. Being on the road...

Let's parse this a little more. Being on the road is a right (as in, right of way). Passing is a privilege, not a right. If I want to go faster than someone else, it's up to me to make sure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,775
Posted By Kiba
Met an older gentlemen on a Sportster at work...

Met an older gentlemen on a Sportster at work today (I work at a vehicle inspection station). Guy was somewhere between 75 and 80. Nice guy, well-spoken, and it was obvious that he came from an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6,698
Views: 372,579
Posted By Kiba
Everyone on the road is "special" in your sense...

Everyone on the road is "special" in your sense of the word.

I treat cyclists, motorcycles, OHVs, small cars, big cars, trucks, commercial vehicles, etc all differently because they are different...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,534
Posted By Kiba
1986 Yamaha XT600 = 50mpg average, 55 in the...

1986 Yamaha XT600 = 50mpg average, 55 in the city, 50 on the slab, 45 if I'm riding "spirited".

2004 Kawasaki EX500/Ninja 500 = 55mpg average, 55 in the city, 55 on the slab, got it down to 40...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By Kiba
I ride year round, and have no car. Here in...

I ride year round, and have no car. Here in Houston we don't get snow and ice, but rain showers can be intense and you can be left cold and wet if unprepared.

I'm still dealing with the rain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,142
Posted By Kiba
You should be in Houston. That's standard...

You should be in Houston. That's standard behavior here, because if you pass somebody on a motorcycle, you're cutting in line, dontcha know? And you must be a daredevil too, going faster than me. I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,245
Posted By Kiba
Speaking of EX500s, I've gotten the "girl's bike"...

Speaking of EX500s, I've gotten the "girl's bike" response a few time this month too. I just tell them it makes a great conversation starter, unlike their stretched orange Hayabusa.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,018
Posted By Kiba
All true, but I highly doubt that motorcycles...

All true, but I highly doubt that motorcycles will become less popular over time. Talk about the "rise of China" or Brazil or India all you like, but the simple fact is that the whole world cannot...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,274
Posted By Kiba
It depends on what you mean by "old bike". ...

It depends on what you mean by "old bike".

My 1986 XT600 would be defined by many people, and definitely the moto press, as old-fashioned or primitive. But it was developed in a sufficiently...
Forum: Road warriors 09-16-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,948
Posted By Kiba
I'm curious if anyone has used this bike for long...

I'm curious if anyone has used this bike for long distance trips. Adventure bike, sport touring bike, whatever you'd call it.

I ask this question about any bike I think about fixing up since...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,948
Posted By Kiba
Thanks guys. Here's pics of my project (I've...

Thanks guys. Here's pics of my project (I've since cleaned her up a bit and some of the missing parts were in a box with the bike, like the rear brake system).
...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 18,948
Posted By Kiba
I hereby resurrect this thread. :D I got a...

I hereby resurrect this thread. :D

I got a titled 1992 GSF400 Bandit in a trade the other day and am debating on fixing it up. I've read that it's a fun, light and revvy bike with a smooth motor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,142
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, 01:17 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 84,705
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,922
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,922
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,979
Posted By Kiba
Now all she needs is barkbusters...:lol3

Now all she needs is barkbusters...:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,979
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, 09:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,979
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, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,979
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...
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,979
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,923
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,775
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, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5,894
Views: 1,267,872
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, 11:08 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,245
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...
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