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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
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: 2,112
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: 2,315
Views: 320,595
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: 417
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: 199
Views: 28,663
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: 199
Views: 28,663
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: 417
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: 869
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: 30
Views: 1,635
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: 199
Views: 28,663
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: 2,315
Views: 320,595
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: 538
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: 30,985
Views: 7,495,986
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: 30,985
Views: 7,495,986
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: 30,985
Views: 7,495,986
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: 5,495
Views: 1,115,244
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: 30
Views: 1,635
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: 30
Views: 1,635
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: 30
Views: 1,635
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: 30
Views: 1,635
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: 30
Views: 1,635
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: 30
Views: 1,635
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: 30
Views: 1,635
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: 2,036
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: 8,519
Views: 1,723,459
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: 1,268
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-...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 178,230
Posted By Kiba
Bosozoku in Atlanta? :huh

Bosozoku in Atlanta? :huh
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By Kiba
It was my first bike. I had a 2001 chassis with...

It was my first bike. I had a 2001 chassis with bits cobbled together off of older models from the junkyard. Light, smoky, not too fast in stock form (though I have seen it mentioned here on ADVrider...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Kiba
Scratch that guys, after removing the tank to get...

Scratch that guys, after removing the tank to get at the electrical connectors, the thing suddenly started working. :huh
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Kiba
Hey everyone, I need some help! Bike came in...

Hey everyone, I need some help!

Bike came in on Saturday, pics to come-

The horn is being persistent about not working. I have to get an inspection to transfer the title and I can't pass w/out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,197
Posted By Kiba
I had to drive a relative to a post-op therapy...

I had to drive a relative to a post-op therapy appointment today after a week straight on bikes only. Felt really weird, especially at dawn (visibility in any cage feels terrible compared to the...
Forum: 2 smokers 04-08-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,008
Posted By Kiba
Just a quick bump to show the bike is still here....

Just a quick bump to show the bike is still here.

Progress has been slow. Nonexistent, actually- mostly due to funds. Unfortunately the vintage project has to take a backseat to my more practical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 320,595
Posted By Kiba
I had a fun one today. Riding back from the...

I had a fun one today.

Riding back from the post office on surface streets, I see a Jaguar convertible at a shopping center up ahead keep inching up as traffic goes by- yep, the driver cuts in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8,519
Views: 1,723,459
Posted By Kiba
Yep. Same stuff today, it's overcast (hasn't even...

Yep. Same stuff today, it's overcast (hasn't even rained yet!) and everyone I've talked to except the gas station guy (who's actually from India) is giving me the "Oh my God, you must be crazy!"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,507
Posted By Kiba
I think there's a cultural problem behind all of...

I think there's a cultural problem behind all of this. It's the assumption that motorcycles are extremely dangerous toys that leads most non-riding spouses to want us to give up riding.

Hate to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Kiba
Well guys, I was supposed to give you all some...

Well guys, I was supposed to give you all some pics and a test ride report today....

But the shipper ended up not showing. Called around and it turns out that due to some paperwork getting mixed...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 597,902
Posted By Kiba
Your ideas are dangerous :lol3 Being too...

Your ideas are dangerous :lol3

Being too lazy to check the numbers at the moment, I'm assuming you mean the RD forks would slot in the stock triples? I think the wrecking yard here has an RD350...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Kiba
Nice bike.... subbed your thread earlier, somehow...

Nice bike.... subbed your thread earlier, somehow I missed the end of it. I love the panniers w/jerry tank, looks purpose built.

Wish I knew on the forks... the bike's still getting here....
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Kiba
Looking more closely I think you're right....

Looking more closely I think you're right. Probably a TT350 motor plopped in an XT frame with the XT electrical system and the rest of the stuff shoehorned in. The whole rear setup (shock and airbox)...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4,360
Views: 597,902
Posted By Kiba
Pics of my XT350/TT350 hybrid, still on its way...

Pics of my XT350/TT350 hybrid, still on its way from California:

http://i844.photobucket.com/albums/ab6/twowheeledfox/1-1.jpg (http://s844.photobucket.com/user/twowheeledfox/media/1-1.jpg.html)
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