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Old 04-12-2007, 02:19 PM   #181
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Such a warm country, such huge, ugly, noisy screens... why?
Huge, ugly flying bugs?
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Old 04-12-2007, 03:07 PM   #182
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I am pretty certain I am going to sell my TDm at some point this year. So I have a set of custom oversize JE pistons (used) with new rings that I would sell for $175 if anyone is interested. I am not sure if I know where the circlips are, but they are easily available.
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Old 04-12-2007, 09:04 PM   #183
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Huge, ugly flying bugs?
Good argument, that's gotta be it
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:31 PM   #184
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Such a warm country, such huge, ugly, noisy screens... why?
well...as for me...i prefered riding in the night...very cooling,less highway traffic...i used to have windshield from GIvi...much more shorter...
well,if you think its ugly,i m much sorry to hear it from a TDM rider itself...i find it a negative remarks....as for myself,even if i spotted something that is ugly on other TDM,or any other bikes,i rather keep it for myself...


everyone has its own different taste and character for their bikes...so please learnt to be kind with your words Sir...
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:58 PM   #185
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Wow! Nice breakfast gathering. Any 850 in your group?
850 has been stop in production since 02...well,the TDM group here is a little busy with other personal commitments...so i dare not say its really a group....there is a few 850s around...but not much....very little indeed...
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:22 PM   #186
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Here are some pics of my late summer West-Coast Lighthouse Tour I took on my '92 TDM.

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/stevepsd...60762336943383



For those of you that are having fuel pump issues, here are pics of my install of a Yamaha R6 electric fuel pump on the TDM:

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/stevepsd...60762336954578



And finally, if you like handguards, here are pics of the installation of BMW F650 handguards. These fit just like a glove!

http://new.photos.yahoo.com/stevepsd...60762336954656



I bought my TDM in July of 2005. I flew out to Colorado Springs to pick it up. Only 9,000 miles on it! I rode it back and now have almost 25,000 trouble-free miles on it. Added a Corbin seat (great!), a slightly taller MRA windscreen, Laser exhaust, ceramic coated the downpipes, added a SW-Motech centerstand (why don't bikes come with centerstands anymore?!) electric fuel pump, BMW handguards, the euro 'city-light' to replace the blanking plate in the fairing, a Scott-oiler and a few other minor things. I love it, but would like another 25HP!

At the last International Motorcycle Show last December in Long Beach, CA I spoke with Yamaha (along with my TDM owning riding buddy - there are 3 TDM's in my little town!) about the success of the TDM in Europe, of the V-Strom in the US and did Yamaha have any plans to bring the TDM back to the states. They just laughed, and indicated they are still 'smarting' about what a flop the TDM was in 92-93. I even brought up about selling them like they did with the FJR - sold on a pre-ordr basis only (till this year). Not interested. Very short sited. Seems like most of the mfg's are really interested in only 'cruiser crap'.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:35 AM   #187
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if you think its ugly,i m much sorry to hear it from a TDM rider itself...i find it a negative remarks....as for myself,even if i spotted something that is ugly on other TDM,or any other bikes,i rather keep it for myself...
everyone has its own different taste and character for their bikes...so please learnt to be kind with your words Sir...
Well, it wasn't intended as a personal remark, AJ. So please don't think it was meant as that. I just think it's very ugly (yes, that's meant as negative all right), but indeed taste is always different. I had some huge (and according to some also ugly) screens on my PC800 and ST1100ABCTCS, but on a small, slim agile bike like the TDM I don't like it. On a Goldwing, okay... If you feel personally offended by that, I'm very sorry. It's about the screen, not about you. I can understand how it can be comfy on a cold night (if you're small enough to sit completely behind it or so) with bugs flying in your headlight beam. But isn't it warm in the daytime?

If it will make you feel any better, I do like the cool Japanse (to me) looking characters on that one bike, the Gauloises stickers are also cool, as well as the sumpguard

I like you, don't like that screen. As long as YOU feel happy about the screen, I'm happy. I was just wondering what on earth someone in such a warm part of the world would want with a screen I would expect on a bike that commutes in cold winters.
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Old 04-14-2007, 12:37 PM   #188
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In the May issue of Rider I just received, they have a good 2 page retrospective article, (with pics of a not-so pristine TDM) about the 1992-1993 TDM, and how Yamaha was calling this a 'New Sports' machine - a excellent highway bike with mild dirt-road pretensions. They got most of the story right as well. Yamaha was just 10 years to early in the states to hit the adventure bike market.

I did not realize that the TDM was so much more expensive than other similiar sized bikes back in 1992. The TDM stickered for $6,600, while a Suzuki VX800 (is that a cruiser?) was $4,900 and a Seca II 600 was only $3,800.
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Old 04-15-2007, 01:09 PM   #189
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I like your mods Steve. Where did you get the Laser pipe? The centerstand? And thanks for the tip on the Rider article, I will have to pick up a copy. Back in `92/`93 I never saw a TDM in a dealership. Never saw one till a few years later when I met a guy at Mid Ohio who had riden down from Canada. Of course I was too cheap to even buy the VX 800 which I had a boner for.
Here's mine...
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Old 04-15-2007, 09:52 PM   #190
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SlipChip,

I bought the SM-Motech centerstand from twisted-throttle in New Jersey
http://www.twistedthrottle.com

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade/productlist/162/45

It says it fits only the '95 & up, but it fits the earlier ones as well.
They have a number of things for the TDM - windshields, luggage, etc.

I bought the Laser exhaust (very, very well made) from their imported in the US, Foster Rad in New York http://www.fosterrad.com/ It only took 2 weeks to get it in from Holland. This site does not list them, but if you go to http://www.laserexhausts.com/en/module/CATALOGUE_BIKES/bike-exhausts.html
which is the mfg site, they list them. The ones for the TDM are the 'Pro-Stock' version, part #89.3001A (loud) and #89.3001B (not so loud).
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Old 04-15-2007, 10:33 PM   #191
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Flying Dutchman,its alrite dude...no harm done...
not all think alike...
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Old 04-22-2007, 08:59 AM   #192
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some photos taken today..






we're the ugly windshield riders...
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Old 04-22-2007, 09:02 AM   #193
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i jus love looking at these bikes...yet alone riding one...
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:25 PM   #194
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I would love to get more light, especially that will illuminate the road in tight corners. How well does the Hella driving lamp work that's shown in this pic? Any idea how it was mounted? Thanks

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Old 04-22-2007, 09:22 PM   #195
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well got to ask the owner how it fair....well,its mounted on the crashbar....


well as for mine..here's how the mounting to the crashbar looks like...sorry for the very distance viewing...


as for mind,it serves more as a fog lite...as the original beam from the headlite is good enuf to guide me thru the dark lonely highways...
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