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Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By tdmer
Check the bearings in the cush drive assembly....

Check the bearings in the cush drive assembly. Also check the sprocket runout. It would have to be there as I can't imagine the counter shaft or sprocket could run out much.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-23-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22,776
Views: 6,933,496
Posted By tdmer
Now Thats Frickin SEXY!

Now Thats Frickin SEXY!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-22-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 61,206
Posted By tdmer
Back in my modeling days there was a product...

Back in my modeling days there was a product called solvaset for getting the decals to conform to the sides of models. Maybe you can check the hobby shops.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,031
Posted By tdmer
I was fully aware of the technicalities and I'm...

I was fully aware of the technicalities and I'm sure if the importer had done the work the muffler would have passed as this quad was also CARB approved. But my point was more about the ranger in...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-02-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,031
Posted By tdmer
Depends

I ride at Wildomar OHV and have been questioned by the ranger there. He's a regular Barney Fyfe type if you know what I mean. Anyway I had an XT350 that was plated and He gave me a warning about no...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 1,025,093
Posted By tdmer
Those look like a hella good time slipping on the...

Those look like a hella good time slipping on the street. I had a TKC on back before and could spin it up pretty easy. That front looks like it will be work on the street but I'm interested how it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,048
Posted By tdmer
One other thought about street registration is...

One other thought about street registration is that the bike must also be insured to be street legal. I had an XT 350 that was always plated and current on reg. but as soon as I dropped the insurance...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-30-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 1,025,093
Posted By tdmer
Damn got to figure out the picture post thing.

Damn got to figure out the picture post thing.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-30-2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 1,025,093
Posted By tdmer
not too shiny

How's this for not shiny:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,566
Posted By tdmer
And with all the bad luck, whatever became of...

And with all the bad luck, whatever became of Melissa? Did all of this adventure chase her off or is there potential for more?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-26-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,568
Posted By tdmer
Ya I remember getting my forks straightened on my...

Ya I remember getting my forks straightened on my then new 1974 TS 185 thanks to my older brother.:rofl
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-27-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,125
Posted By tdmer
A day late and a dollar short for me to. Looks...

A day late and a dollar short for me to. Looks like ya had fun though. :clap
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,102
Posted By tdmer
Looks like he was having an amazing good time on...

Looks like he was having an amazing good time on a STREET bike, eh?:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,481
Posted By tdmer
Cool vid, with very nice action footage! Can you...

Cool vid, with very nice action footage! Can you say pigs in mud? LOL!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-28-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 70,459
Posted By tdmer
I was just looking at that. Interestingly ugly,...

I was just looking at that. Interestingly ugly, yet I like it. I think it still looks better than the strom blob.:lol3
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-24-2007, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12,919
Views: 1,828,850
Posted By tdmer
It's certiantly not as fugly as a Versys. And...

It's certiantly not as fugly as a Versys. And people LIKE those?:rofl It's styling is definetly unique but then I ride a TDM and think it's pretty nice looking.:eek1
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-30-2007, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 1,025,093
Posted By tdmer
That's what I ran on my first TDM. An MT front...

That's what I ran on my first TDM. An MT front and an AT rear. They worked quite well although the front started cupping at about 3k miles. I was alwasys afraid of the lower speed rating on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2007, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,799
Posted By tdmer
Man I miss that shit on my TDM. For some reason...

Man I miss that shit on my TDM. For some reason the local PD's don't think that's an appropriate way to manipulate a motor vehicle on pulic highways:eek1
Sure miss that bike.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-30-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,820
Posted By tdmer
I'm of like mind when it comes to what will go...

I'm of like mind when it comes to what will go down a dirt road. I'm ONLY48 but stil having ridden many bikes many places including some dirt excursions on my FJ 1100. I think in todays specialized...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-23-2006, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,414
Posted By tdmer
[QUOTE=dwsmith]I am on a simliar Path. Already...

[QUOTE=dwsmith]I am on a simliar Path. Already done a few things just need to figure out which front end to use.

It looks like a nice start. I'm curiuos if a westrom front wheel would fit your...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-15-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 1,025,093
Posted By tdmer
I'd like to find one somewhat cosmeticaly...

I'd like to find one somewhat cosmeticaly chalenged just for that reason. Unfortunatly most for sale are pristene street bikes for more money than I'd like to spend. Now if I could find one ready to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-11-2006, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 1,025,093
Posted By tdmer
TomS thats the same tires I ran on my 93. They...

TomS thats the same tires I ran on my 93. They worked pretty good but I was always leary of the lower speed rating of the front tire especialy tagging the throttle on the slab. They definitly worked...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,446
Posted By tdmer
If the new BMW does well I hope Yamaha will...

If the new BMW does well I hope Yamaha will rethink the TDM and maybe even the Bulldog. Nice article BTW...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-10-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 1,025,093
Posted By tdmer
Mandango what front tire is that. I always hard a...

Mandango what front tire is that. I always hard a hard time with that 18" in front. Sweet looking bike...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-10-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,564
Views: 1,025,093
Posted By tdmer
Man seeing this thread pop up again gave me the...

Man seeing this thread pop up again gave me the jones BAD. Had a 92 in blue with a corbin and kerker cans. Got a lot of what's that but on a road any road with any bike it was always right there....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-23-2006, 09:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,989
Posted By tdmer
Now that allroad looks pretty interesting,...

Now that allroad looks pretty interesting, including its choice of wheel sizes. That 19" front probably makes it nimble onroad and very workable off. Not a motocross bike but thats the point isn't...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-10-2005, 05:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,259
Posted By tdmer
I've got a KLX 650 as my main squeeze now. Funny...

I've got a KLX 650 as my main squeeze now. Funny I got rid ofmy tdm because of tickets for wheelies then buy this thing. Nothing but trouble, But DAMN it's fun! :lol3
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 12,310
Posted By tdmer
I think Waynes comments that it should come from...

I think Waynes comments that it should come from Yamaha because there chassis designs has merit. They also have years of p-twin experience (TDM, tx650) and inovative designs Like the two wheel drive...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-14-2005, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By tdmer
The biggest problem you'll have is size fitment...

The biggest problem you'll have is size fitment for the front tire. They are no real dualsport tire fitments for an 18" front tire. If Yamaha were to bless the TDM with a 17" or 19" front hoop tire...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-11-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 26,316
Posted By tdmer
Ya I had a 93 tdm and it was a great bike. A kid...

Ya I had a 93 tdm and it was a great bike. A kid I rode with used to crack up when I'd clutch it at a slow roll bark the tire and loft away doing a wheelie. His 750 gixster would get me but never by...
Forum: Racing 07-06-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By tdmer
Can't say speed channel has much on that I watch...

Can't say speed channel has much on that I watch But I have enjoyed all seven rounds of motogp so far. Wish I could be at Laguna. What a beautiful place for the circus. It's gonna ROCK... :beer ...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2005, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,852
Posted By tdmer
As you can tell from my post name I like the TDM...

As you can tell from my post name I like the TDM ALOT. Sold mine an now I pine for it. It will trail as good as most big trailies and will even single track. Keep in mind it's 450 lbs. and a street...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdmer
Ya mine is street legal. The guy had put a baja...

Ya mine is street legal. The guy had put a baja designs kit on it and already had it liscenced. I've thought about the motard thing. you see alot of those on the yahoo board. Just got back from a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2005, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,187
Posted By tdmer
KLX 650r

Just picked up a Klx 650 and so far really enjoy it. Just looked thru the post show me yours and nobody had one. Whatsup? Is this bike no good? I've read reveiws and it came pretty highly rated....
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-03-2005, 01:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,829
Posted By tdmer
Still waiting for Yamaha to build a xtz 950 two...

Still waiting for Yamaha to build a xtz 950 two wheel drive. That would rock... And they have all the technology. They simply NEED to put it all together :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2005, 07:59 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 9,194
Posted By tdmer
First bike, brand new three days old 1974 Suzuki...

First bike, brand new three days old 1974 Suzuki TS 185. My dad wasn't going to let me drive his car so... End of the culdesack the kids had a board on a 5 gal. bucket, second gear oh shit let off...
Forum: Thumpers 05-19-2005, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,875
Posted By tdmer
Hey have any of you tried pirelli scorpion A/T's....

Hey have any of you tried pirelli scorpion A/T's. Had one on the front of my TDM and it worked pretty well on and off road. I'm thinking about them for my KLX650r :evil
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,687
Posted By tdmer
Thumb Just got me a KLX 650 and I'm looking foward to...

Just got me a KLX 650 and I'm looking foward to rides like that. the last time it was on my TDM over Saddleback. Things should be easier this time. Looks like a nice ride.
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2005, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,073
Posted By tdmer
:lol3 Pigs really DO like to waaller in the mud...

:lol3 Pigs really DO like to waaller in the mud don't they?
Forum: Face plant 03-08-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By tdmer
Question That looks like it HURT. Hope it was worth his 15...

That looks like it HURT. Hope it was worth his 15 minutes. does anyone know what happened to that guy?
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