Originally Posted by Doghouse_Riley
Man, you guys and your sweet looking TDMs make my rat bike look even rattier.
I'm at decision time; do I sink a couple grand into fixing up the TDM [shock, body work & gas tank (crash damage), possibly carbs (for more power), possibly rings (using oil)] or do I sell it and buy another bike (like a DL650). What to do, what to do.
Only my opinion and I truly love my TDM, I wouldn't drop a couple thousand in mine. As much as people say they would love to have one, you won't get your money back if you sell. Hard parts are getting hard to find and are expensive, as is the plastic. When mine reaches the stage you sound like yours is at, it is going to find itself stripped to bare bones, a proper skid plate fitted, some AT tires added and let see what it can really do on a proper trail.