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Forum: Battle scooters 05-19-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 43,682
Posted By Pict
Eh? That Morphous front end is a thing of beauty? It...

That Morphous front end is a thing of beauty? It reminds me of Miss World 1948..........60 years after.

And the rest of it has all the finesse of a SCUD missile, so I guess the fuel economy (and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2008, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,180
Posted By Pict
TARANAKI - YOU HAVE E-MAIL!

TARANAKI - YOU HAVE E-MAIL!
Forum: Battle scooters 05-17-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,180
Posted By Pict
Thankee, l've attempted (with the help of Google...

Thankee, l've attempted (with the help of Google Translate) to file an enquiry on the Japanese web site, asking about US distribution. I'll let you know if I meet with any success.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,180
Posted By Pict
Here goes then: ...

Here goes then:

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m58/carpetdm/DSCN4035.jpg

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m58/carpetdm/DSCN4041.jpg

The make is "Simple Life". The central plug is quite...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2008, 01:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,180
Posted By Pict
Nice writeup, taranaki. I have a 2007 Burgman...

Nice writeup, taranaki. I have a 2007 Burgman 400, and concur wih most of what you've written. About the 12v socket, though, I've found a paired extension cord system (Japanese) which will allow me...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,180
Posted By Pict
I can cruise all day at 75+ in great comfort. I'm...

I can cruise all day at 75+ in great comfort. I'm 6ft3in, btw, and leg- and arm-room is fine. I recommend a Givi (taller, stiffer) windshield, though - the OEM one has been described as "like...
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 20,247
Posted By Pict
Now ye're talkin'!! :freaky

Now ye're talkin'!! :freaky
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 20,247
Posted By Pict
Glad to hear it - things are looking up, then....

Glad to hear it - things are looking up, then. :clap

"BS" :evil
Forum: Beasts 02-21-2007, 06:12 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 20,247
Posted By Pict
No, not sour grapes - as a Brit I should, and do,...

No, not sour grapes - as a Brit I should, and do, wish our local brand all the best, and I do find the triple motor impressive, but I've not been impressed with the bodywork quality. Then again,...
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 20,247
Posted By Pict
1) Fine in a dry climate - Triumphs are...

1) Fine in a dry climate - Triumphs are rustbuckets in the wet.
2) Don't plan on carrying a passenger.
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Come on back! Things are changing rapidly, and...

Come on back! Things are changing rapidly, and there's a thread on Spain running at the moment you might want to use as an excuse to chip in.
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2007, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Hi Pete, Care to join us at Carpe-TDM...

Hi Pete,

Care to join us at Carpe-TDM (http://www.carpe-tdm.net)? Sounds like you're our kind of guy!

Pict
Forum: Beasts 02-06-2007, 02:59 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,797
Posted By Pict
As a TDM900 rider, I recognise a good few of...

As a TDM900 rider, I recognise a good few of these features - if only Yamaha would wake up and address the rest!
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Forgo to say thanks to Doc from Carpe for that...

Forgo to say thanks to Doc from Carpe for that second tip.
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
TDM 900 video

For the sake of spreading the message Stateside, and with thanks to our Norwegian friend AJ Blizzard for posting it on the Carpe-TDM site, here's (http://media.putfile.com/Testride-TDM-900) a Dutch...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2007, 01:18 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Agreed. The Strom has arguably more poke, but is...

Agreed. The Strom has arguably more poke, but is a monster, and pig-ugly in design and quality of materials and manufacture - Suzukis were always tinny.
Do you have the Kawasaki Versys over there?...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2007, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Agreed all round. Can't understand (with Western...

Agreed all round. Can't understand (with Western logic) why Yamaha won't wake up and smell opportunity. With Eastern logic, maybe it's a pride & prejudice thing - they (or at least some high-ranker)...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Hi AJ. Yup, you're right - I'm one of the UK...

Hi AJ. Yup, you're right - I'm one of the UK (Scottish) contingent :evil. Interesting bar setup, and nice it's in S/S. Is that a matching bashplate I see in there too - also custom? Did the previous...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By Pict
Ah, the memories of an early romance - where is...

Ah, the memories of an early romance - where is she now?? :evil
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2007, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Engine bars

Which engine bars have you fitted there. AJ? Or is it a combination? Not seen such an extensive setup before.
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,993
Posted By Pict
Hi MB! I keep thinking you should combine all...

Hi MB! I keep thinking you should combine all your exploits - with the consistently fine pix - into a book. Giant blog or e-book?

At least we're assured of a stream of A1 shots for the Carpe-TDM...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,598,996
Posted By Pict
Hi tr - how's the winter out there? As a fellow...

Hi tr - how's the winter out there? As a fellow 900'er I agree, but the loyalty also leads to frustration with Yamaha for so neglecting the concept that set the standard. I don't think they will...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2007, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,115
Posted By Pict
Yup - but what's it covered IN?? :evil

Yup - but what's it covered IN?? :evil
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 11,838
Views: 1,598,996
Posted By Pict
I wish Yamaha would get off their asses and...

I wish Yamaha would get off their asses and update the TDM (currently 900cc) - it's been holding this fort for 14 years and is just great on performance, handling and economy as a multipurpose,...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2007, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Bellypan

Sorry - old age plays memory tricks. Thanks for picking this up.
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Go for it!

Not too ratty at all for a project base. Refit those pipes for sure - current 2:1 looks bad anyhow. Could go naked (http://www.carpe-tdm.net/ipb/index.php?showtopic=2839&hl=) ? (pics @ Carpe TDM -...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Bellypan for TDM's

Hi Emile - the Eagle has landed!

Back about 8th January on this thread, Pezz_gs asked about bellypans. I see you've shown the standard Yamaha fitment, but I recall you now have a Puig one - since...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2007, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Care to import?

Go for another kind of adventure - import? The Carpe forum has solo members sticking their necks out with no formal support - eg. Marcelo from Argentina, working (and riding a 900) in Venezuela. (At...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,307
Posted By Pict
Akrapovics on TDM900

Torque is just fine from below 3000, even, right up through the redline (http://www.freewebs.com/massive850/tdm900topspeed.htm) and a clock speed of 240kph (150 mph). Or you can lay back, relax on...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2007, 02:51 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Helloooooo!

Hi Tom Good to see you again - been hibernatin' up there? Nice TDM testimonial - time Yamaha woke up to the US - is their Marketing department asleep? Globally the big multipurpose twin is on the...
Forum: Beasts 01-19-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Further TDM pictures

Thanks for the compliment! Mine doesn't see anything but hard UK roads, but for more general pictures around the world, see the Carpe TDM (http://www.carpe-tdm.net) site or the photo collection...
Forum: Beasts 01-18-2007, 03:20 AM
Replies: 3,363
Views: 960,207
Posted By Pict
Bellypan for later TDM's

For what it's worth (i.e. for cosmetic results rather than protection, as it turned out) I've posted a pic of a Powerbronze bellypan fitted to my 2004 vintage TDM 900 here...
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