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Old 11-20-2009, 08:07 AM   #1546
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Pretty nice looking unit closing on ebay shortly:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=160377994579

And there a few on CL right now. One in MA that doesn't look too good, two in colorado (one of which I bought) and I think there was another somewhere too but I don't remember where.
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Old 11-21-2009, 12:57 PM   #1547
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Wink TDM 850 in Canada

I have an 850 in Alberta, not seen another one yet.
Previously owned an 05 900 in UK. Best bike I've ever had.
If the lottery fairy shines down on me, I'll bring one over to Canada.
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:03 PM   #1548
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Not mine, obviously since I just bought mine 3 days ago and don't even have it yet, but this one is back on ebay and looks like a good deal for someone:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=160380293708
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:06 PM   #1549
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Well my bike is getting close to 30,000kms 08 900er and realy getting used.
The Avon Distanziers went on at 17600kms and still doing very well.
The rear is going to get changed before the front but thats more due to design in the mold than actual hard use.
I'm into FarRiders and longer trips are easy on the body.
Fuel consumption figers are always a pleasure to see and I have a few buddies that have a hard time getting the head around the sums on trips away together. Thay just can't believe what they are seeing unfold over a few days riddind.
All up a very nice bike for our roads out here in Australia. Big miles and not all bitumin.
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Old 12-01-2009, 06:04 PM   #1550
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I got my "new" bike home this weekend.

Overall, I'd give it a 6 or 7 as far as cosmetic condition. I'm a little disappointed, but not terribly so. It's got a Corbin seat, which surprisingly sucks. I'll be taking that to a local upholstery guy to replace the foam and reshape it. It's got a Super Trapp exhaust, which is a little chewed up on one side but fortunately not smashed.

It's not its share of blemishes, but most seem skin deep only.

Seems to miss on cold start but then purrs like a kitten once the choke is off. Motor sounds nice and tight. Only 13,600 miles.





Its a keeper for sure. This winter I'll be tearing it down to the frame and a good cleaning / re-painting. I plan to powdercoat the frame, swingarm, wheels, etc and repaint the tank and plastic. I'm thinking a tasteful metallic gray (charcoal) and flat black combo. This means the seat will need some further rework to match, but what the heck. Will post pics as I progress.

Sounds like an R6 fuel pump is a good first upgrade? Hmm.. thought I left pump problems when I left KTM....
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:50 PM   #1551
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I got my "new" bike home this weekend.

It's got a Corbin seat, which surprisingly sucks.

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Agreed. Frankly, in my case I expected as much. This is my forth Corbin, and i think they simply suck less than stock. I do find my sheepskin pad helps a lot.

Welcome to the gang. Start practicing your response to "What's a TDM?"

JOE in WI
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:19 PM   #1552
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Sounds like an R6 fuel pump is a good first upgrade? Hmm.. thought I left pump problems when I left KTM....
Use a Mikuni vacuum type fuel pump. Then you can save your juice for other electrical accessories.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:05 AM   #1553
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Agreed. Frankly, in my case I expected as much. This is my forth Corbin, and i think they simply suck less than stock. I do find my sheepskin pad helps a lot.

Welcome to the gang. Start practicing your response to "What's a TDM?"

JOE in WI
This is my fifth Corbin.. Had 2 VFR corbins's which were awesome, have one on my blackbird which I haven't tried yet. Had one on my KLR which was utter crap, now this. Guess it's a mixed bag?

I got pretty good with answering the "what's that?" questions with my KTM. I'm sure this will be similar! Always good conversation starters, right?

Thanks for the welcomes. I'll post pics as the bike transforms into something nice!
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Old 12-06-2009, 05:56 AM   #1554
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i had morning exercise over the weekend ... sweat from head to toe at local trail



that log killed my belly-pan :(







thanks to my friend Tony, who pushed and pull my fat pig whenever it stucked




aftermath of crossing mud pools (too bad i didnt take pics of bike stuck in mud)



and bike wash

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Old 12-09-2009, 03:05 AM   #1555
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Nice piccies kmax. Is that the Yamaha engine protector that you have? seems to have withstood the rough treatment.
Which tyres are fitted?
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Old 12-10-2009, 04:12 AM   #1556
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Nice piccies kmax. Is that the Yamaha engine protector that you have? seems to have withstood the rough treatment.
Which tyres are fitted?
i am having sw-motech engine guards..

http://shop.sw-motech.com/lshop,show...ha.tdm900,.htm

dropped my bike a few times and it can withstand the abuse, just scratch and not a dent.

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Old 12-10-2009, 06:32 AM   #1557
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anyone wanting a winter project, I'm being forced to seriously consider selling my '92

laid off and now I'm looking at surgery in 2 weeks and since I got my 99 Tiger, I haven't stopped riding long enough to finish working on the TDM ...

did several trips on her, plus riding here in WNC daily, love the bike, but now I have to thin the stable (raise some cash) and she's at the top of the list.

haven't done anything yet like listing anywhere, but will probably go $2K or less

custom SS 2-1 exhaust

any interest in a great bike that needs some restoration?

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Old 12-12-2009, 03:08 AM   #1558
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Sell the tiger.
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Old 12-12-2009, 09:31 AM   #1559
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Sell the tiger.
you'll hate this, but NOT!!!


for a road bike the Tiger is grrrrreat

for DS I have the TDM's younger smaller brother, 95 XT600E

if I could afford 3, the TDM is more nimble than the Tiger, not by much, but not as planted on the long rides ... like from WNC to NH this summer

and I absolutely LOVE the fool injection, factory bags and big tank

it hurts to let her go, but hey, if something doesn't appear on the job market, the Tiger will probably go too

I'll have another, this was an impulse purchase, not exactly what I wanted, but available and fit right into a business trip for pickup.
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Old 12-12-2009, 06:56 PM   #1560
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G'day KMAX
Tell me about the pelican case's. What modle /product number.
Also the bars and barkbusters.
I made my bash plate and engine bars and saddle bag racking. pelican will fit these but not sure of a suitable modle size.
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