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Forum: Beasts 02-07-2011, 01:35 PM
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Posted By dicky1
Best to run it long enough to get the engine &...

Best to run it long enough to get the engine & oil hot which will get rid of any condensation. Even better if you can give it a short run to give the clutch, gearbox & all other moving parts a bit of...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2010, 04:31 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Just finished reading Bob Goddards book of his...

Just finished reading Bob Goddards book of his Serow tour around new Zealand (Land of the long wild road). Nice to have your great pictures to go with it.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2010, 11:13 AM
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Posted By dicky1
280k miles, that's quite an achievment, do you...

280k miles, that's quite an achievment, do you know if the bike has had any major replacements in that time? :thumb
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2010, 11:38 AM
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Posted By dicky1
either that masterbrewer or a glass or 2 of...

either that masterbrewer or a glass or 2 of whisky, or both providing you get the order the right way round. :freaky

edit: carpe is back on line :-)
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2010, 01:17 PM
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Posted By dicky1
me 2

me 2
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2010, 02:24 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Wicked hi reaper, getting a sreen that is just right for...

hi reaper, getting a sreen that is just right for you on the TDM is really difficult, see if you can borrow a screen off another tdm rider to try (only takes a few minutes to swap).
On my old mk2 I...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2010, 02:02 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Hi Omeo, looks like you had a good trip & great...

Hi Omeo, looks like you had a good trip & great weather judging from the piccies, winters banging on the door up here but no snow so far
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2010, 04:36 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Thumb hi dziura welcome to the site, that looks like...

hi dziura welcome to the site, that looks like you had a fairly cold ride-out.
I don't think I have ever had a ride-out with such a variety of vehicles except perhaps on one of the massive charity...
Forum: Beasts 01-17-2010, 11:19 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Congats AJ, what a lovely face. I guess you are...

Congats AJ, what a lovely face. I guess you are looking for a small off-roader to do up? :1drink
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2009, 03:05 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Nice piccies kmax. Is that the Yamaha engine...

Nice piccies kmax. Is that the Yamaha engine protector that you have? seems to have withstood the rough treatment.
Which tyres are fitted?
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2009, 02:56 AM
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Posted By dicky1
BlueRoad your mk1 is in beautiful condition even...

BlueRoad your mk1 is in beautiful condition even better than the Sabre. Like the way you touched up the nose-cone to match your bike :wink:
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2009, 09:39 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Looks like you had a fantastic trip and got to...

Looks like you had a fantastic trip and got to know your TDM pretty good.

Any thoughts of attending the HU meeting at Ripley in 2010?
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2009, 09:12 AM
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Posted By dicky1
congrats dicky... tell us your review from...

congrats dicky...

tell us your review from 850 to 900...

Plus points 900 over 850
-more power, better handling on tarmac, fuel economy, doesn't burn oil.

Negatives
-Suspension not as...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2009, 12:51 PM
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Posted By dicky1
Hi Guys, just to let you know I'm back. After...

Hi Guys, just to let you know I'm back. After several months advrider finally responded to a problem that was locking me out.
Meantime I changed the 850 for a new 900 and have since put 12k...
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2009, 08:30 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Perhaps together with Tee Dee Mmm's suggestion to...

Perhaps together with Tee Dee Mmm's suggestion to raise the seat height?
Forum: Beasts 01-14-2009, 06:05 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Hi twinrider, I know of several TDM owners who...

Hi twinrider, I know of several TDM owners who have lowered the TDM by letting the front forks come up a little through the steering yoke. Some including myself have done it to sharpen up the front...
Forum: Beasts 01-12-2009, 01:34 AM
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Posted By dicky1
In the January "Ride Magazine" there is an...

In the January "Ride Magazine" there is an article on bike build quality. One section is on paint thickness and the findings were (in microns)

Triumph 141, Bmw 133, Honda 125, KTM 100, Yamaha 59,...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2009, 12:43 PM
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Posted By dicky1
Interesting, I think it all comes down to the...

Interesting, I think it all comes down to the fact that the GS800 is more focussed as a dirt oriented adventure bike and is a master of that. The TDM is eerrrh ??? an all-rounder, it can do...
Forum: Beasts 01-11-2009, 09:32 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Thanks for that twinrider yours is the first...

Thanks for that twinrider yours is the first direct comparison between the two bikes I have seen & very helpful.
As a long distance bike the tank range and more buzzy engine would probably become...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2009, 10:53 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Hi welcome alex, Haynes in the UK produce a...

Hi welcome alex, Haynes in the UK produce a workshop manual for 1991 onwards TDM850's. The IBSN code is 1 85960 540 0. (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 98-75325)
I see that Haynes also have...
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2009, 10:02 AM
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Posted By dicky1
??.........:eek1 No No No I am not going to ask.

??.........:eek1 No No No I am not going to ask.
Forum: Beasts 01-05-2009, 04:49 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Its the women, they just do not know how to...

Its the women, they just do not know how to travel light, they insist on taking a change of clothing (or two).:rofl
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2009, 10:53 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Thanks for that neat summary twinrider. I guess...

Thanks for that neat summary twinrider. I guess each bike has it's drawbacks in one area or another and I tend towards the same conclusions.
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2009, 02:33 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Thanks for your for that, confirms what I...

Thanks for your for that, confirms what I figured.
Enjoying your report particularly the pics of Cotopaxi (reminds me of a small excursion up the volcano 30+ years ago). Best wishes for a...
Forum: Beasts 01-04-2009, 02:30 AM
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Posted By dicky1
I want this bike for long distance touring, 4k...

I want this bike for long distance touring, 4k plus km's involving some tracks. We ride separate bikes so no passenger & plenty of space for gear. We like to maintain 120kph plus on the long tarmac...
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2009, 11:49 AM
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Posted By dicky1
I do the occaisonal dry track now (gingerly)...

I do the occaisonal dry track now (gingerly) because of the limited choice of tyres with the 18" front wheel. It would be good to be able to fit dual purpose tyres. BMW's generally do not have...
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2009, 06:31 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Your right about it being a good time to buy,...

Your right about it being a good time to buy, although I'll get next to nothing for my 850. The other drawback of the GS800 is the small 16L tank. The BMW people at the NEC told me that touratec are...
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2009, 03:04 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Great pictures, would be very interested to hear...

Great pictures, would be very interested to hear your opinions of which bike you think is coping with the conditions best.:thumb
Forum: Beasts 01-02-2009, 02:41 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Back from my skiing/family holiday in France,...

Back from my skiing/family holiday in France, pleased to see you survived the wedding A.J. , the pictures are beautiful:1drink

Now back to bikes, do I go for a new TDM900 or go for a bike with...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2008, 09:15 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Hi TeeDeeMmm Do you know what tyres are fitted...

Hi TeeDeeMmm
Do you know what tyres are fitted to this bike?
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2008, 02:47 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Hi A.J. Hope your enjoying your last days as a...

Hi A.J.
Hope your enjoying your last days as a single man.
Seriously though hope everything goes well at your wedding on Sunday and the very best wishes for the future to you both.
Regards Dick &...
Forum: Beasts 12-15-2008, 01:11 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Hi Masterbrewer looks like your TDM did pretty...

Hi Masterbrewer looks like your TDM did pretty well up against the lighter machines or was it a case of the rider rather than the machine :wink: Wish I could have joined you.
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2008, 12:35 PM
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Posted By dicky1
Hi Hladek, that seat looks real cool & I guess it...

Hi Hladek, that seat looks real cool & I guess it also keeps you in position under hard aceleration & braking? Was it expensive? :1drink
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2008, 10:49 AM
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Posted By dicky1
The super tenere had proper off-road capability,...

The super tenere had proper off-road capability, longer suspension 21" front wheel etc, a modified bike based on this won the Paris-Dakar back in 199?
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2008, 02:36 AM
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Posted By dicky1
I had a nasty thought last night. If the TDM...

I had a nasty thought last night. If the TDM evolved from the Super Tenere which was then dropped...........if the Super Tenere is re-introduced (as many people wish) does that mean the end of the...
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2008, 08:21 AM
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Posted By dicky1
A.J. that song certainly sounded like it was...

A.J. that song certainly sounded like it was coming from the heart.

Although a long time ago I was certainly very nervous when I got married and life does change and more so when you have...
Forum: Beasts 12-03-2008, 12:12 PM
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Posted By dicky1
18 days to go A.J. hope you are enjoying your...

18 days to go A.J. hope you are enjoying your last days of being a biking bachelor. :beer
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2008, 10:22 AM
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Posted By dicky1
No doubt MCN will publish a picture of it in the...

No doubt MCN will publish a picture of it in the next few weeks :rofl
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2008, 01:07 AM
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Posted By dicky1
Laugh I was at the UK NEC motorcycle show yesterday....

I was at the UK NEC motorcycle show yesterday. For what its worth a Yamaha employee stated that the company had been pleased with sales of the 660 Tenere and predicted that a Super Tenere was likely...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2008, 12:59 PM
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Posted By dicky1
Is it just a coincidence that 21 Dec is the...

Is it just a coincidence that 21 Dec is the longest night of the year ? :evil
Tin cans behind the back of your bike should make a good wedding photo
I've made a note in my diary to have a glass or...
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