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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2014, 11:51:45 am »
Great (hot) ride so far. Safe travels Kevin. Hoping that desert heat zapped any remnants of possible bedbugs you may have encountered.
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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2014, 04:23:02 pm »
Hi Kevin: Don't know if you are accessing the site but just left you a voice mail.  If you are still in Carp give me a call would love to buy you a drink and hear about your travels.
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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2014, 05:48:21 pm »
Hey Lisa, if you haven't heard back from Kevin yet, try calling again.
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« Reply #28 on: July 28, 2014, 08:11:24 pm »
Has anyone heard from Kevin lately? Any updates on Facebook?
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« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2014, 03:50:24 am »
Latest update from Facebook

"I am in San Fransisco, arrived on Sat, leaving tomorrow along route 1 north to Oregon. serviced the bike today and a long overdue oil and filter change.
Kevin"

Thats all for now it seems - too busy riding!

cheers
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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2014, 03:11:31 pm »
Hi All,
Made it to Kirkland in Seattle, went up from Carp (sorry Mooshie that i missed you when i was in town got your message to late) on route 101 and the coast road 1, was an awsome ride, bit chilly compared to the days before. plus the wind was strong to say the least, headed up north and then east to just south of Portland hit the I5  for a few miles into Wa and took the scenic ride through to mt St Helens and mount rainier and Mt Baker Nat park. will post some pics when i am on a better computer.
So am in Seattle for a while, got some stuff to do. anybody around from this area give ma call.
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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2014, 07:43:17 pm »
For the metric challenged among us, 10,419 Km = 6,474 miles. :)
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« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2014, 07:50:30 pm »
Hey Kevin.  I'm 20 min north of you. If you need anything, send me a PM.  Garage and tools at your disposal of needed.
I'm around until Sunday evening if you want to meet for a beverage or a ride...
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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #33 on: August 02, 2014, 07:54:50 pm »
Hey Rob, best to call him, as he has had computer/internet trouble.
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« Reply #34 on: August 02, 2014, 08:25:49 pm »
Hey Rob, best to call him, as he has had computer/internet trouble.
Rgr that.

I got in touch with Kevin.  He'll be here for a few days....we'll try and hook up.
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'78 750K (F3 engine) PD42b's, Modified airbox w/K&N  filter, 40/110 jets, 1 needle shim, IMS@ 1 turn out. Kerker + Cone 18" QuietCore

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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2014, 09:59:49 am »
Relaxing in Kirkland today, laundry to do, wash the bike sort out my luggage. might have to trim it down as i am only allowed 23kg's on the flight from Vancouver to Frankfurt and the bike luggage must be empty.
Will try to post a few pics. Kevin
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« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2014, 10:13:54 am »
OK, That did not work, will try again.
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« Reply #37 on: August 03, 2014, 10:29:58 am »
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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #38 on: August 03, 2014, 01:21:52 pm »
Kevin.  Great meeting you today.  Outstanding craftsmanship on your 400F.
 Hope to see you again before you're off to Europe.
Rob.

'78 750K (F3 engine) PD42b's, Modified airbox w/K&N  filter, 40/110 jets, 1 needle shim, IMS@ 1 turn out. Kerker + Cone 18" QuietCore

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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #39 on: August 05, 2014, 09:31:46 pm »
My PC is a bit slow to upload pics  to the forum so check out my facebook page, i have managed to pos a few more pics there.
https://www.facebook.com/kevin.bidgood.9

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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2014, 07:07:59 am »
Kevin some great photos! And looks like you are having a lot of fun. Yes on getting new riding boots! Check out FC-Moto in Achen/Cologne - huge shop full of good stuff at reasonable prices.

Where are you going next? You have 3 more weeks before your flight! Get over to Montanna or Lake Louise/Banff area.

cheers
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2. CB750/810cc K2  - road racer with JMR worked head 71 hp
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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2014, 10:45:22 pm »
Hi Andy, Thanks for the info, have to be in Vancouver by the 21st of August , this should give me around 10 days to explore. was thinking of going over to the olympic national park on the 101 and then north on the 20 through the Cascade range,then south on the 97 and looping back on route 2 before heading into Canada.
Managed to get a new oil cooler radiator, so will be fitting that tomorrow. plus doing a few jobs for my buddy Kevin.
The trip so far has been awesome having a great time, wish i had now spent more time in Uta, but hey there is always next time. the country is so big with so many places to see you just can't fit it all in on the first trip.
Hoping i can get some help from any forum members in Vancouver to get the bike to the airport etc, don't know how i am going to do it yet. also i won't have a phone.
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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2014, 02:43:33 pm »
Hi Kevin..sorry we didn't get a chance to connect.  Fun Jimmy lives in Vancouver so give him a shout out and see if he can assist you.  He is a great guy.
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« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2014, 03:59:21 pm »
Hi Lisa, yes pity we missed each other. thanks for the info. will send him a pm. also i see Frank is from Kelowna, i will be going through this town next week on my way to a Hubb motorcycle meeting in Nakusp, so will send him a pm .
Been updating on facebook as it takes forever to upload pics to the site.
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« Reply #44 on: August 15, 2014, 06:22:21 pm »
Seaweb11 is lurking in Kelowna also last I heard.

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« Reply #45 on: August 15, 2014, 08:49:09 pm »
I sent Kevin a reply, he Pmed me
 He can probably stay here if need be.. , will put the word out to someone that knows where Seaweb is hiding..
Looking forward to this..
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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2014, 07:11:31 pm »
Guys,

It has been said before, but if you have a 400F, getting to know Kevin is really worth while. 

I have been working with him to spec out a performance build for about a year. Before he left S Africa, he sent me a nice box of parts to do my rear suspension and engine parts. 

He has been in the Seattle area for a few weeks, so he came over a couple of mornings.  While he was sharing some awesome stories, he helped me go over the install of the parts I purchased and helped inspect my engine cores to select the best parts.

If you haven't seen his rear swing arm, hub and rear brembo conversion, it is worth a look.  It is going to go perfectly with a modern front end.

To say I learned a lot is an understatement, he has all of the little details figured out. 

Kevin thanks for being a great supplier and becoming a friend. 



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Re: TTR400 rides the US by CB400!
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2014, 08:45:54 pm »
Cute little asian girl I know forwarded a message to come and meet Kevin at Franks shop. Small world:-)
Very nice fellow and a beautiful bike. Wish him the best in Europe:-)


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« Reply #48 on: August 21, 2014, 01:44:19 pm »
Damn shame I missed out on all this! I was out on my other SOHC4 floating around in the islands between US and Canada. Rob sent me meesage you were in Seattle but I just got home. Backfire Moto was last night I think Kevin would've loved to hit that. Nothing but bikes old and new and lot's of good beer. https://www.facebook.com/backfiremoto

Hi All,
Made it to Kirkland in Seattle, went up from Carp (sorry Mooshie that i missed you when i was in town got your message to late) on route 101 and the coast road 1, was an awsome ride, bit chilly compared to the days before. plus the wind was strong to say the least, headed up north and then east to just south of Portland hit the I5  for a few miles into Wa and took the scenic ride through to mt St Helens and mount rainier and Mt Baker Nat park. will post some pics when i am on a better computer.

Kevin

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« Reply #49 on: September 11, 2014, 09:39:33 am »
Kevin, hope you are having a great time in Europe, check in on here if you can.
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