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Old 03-05-2011, 01:14 AM   #2131
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I dont know what issue of trailzone it was in now but it was a yamaha product . I think they put genuine yamaha engine crash bars on it and a seat that was re-contoured without the dip in it, maybe protaper bars as well . It might come up in a google search ?
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:10 AM   #2132
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I dont know what issue of trailzone it was in now but it was a yamaha product . I think they put genuine yamaha engine crash bars on it and a seat that was re-contoured without the dip in it, maybe protaper bars as well . It might come up in a google search ?
This one? (stole the image link from Carpe-TDM post)



I have the TZ issue somewhere, will try to find it...
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:33 AM   #2133
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Road Rider magazine had a very brieff article on the bike pictured above.
It was a one off and riden by Geoff Udy ( I hope I got that right)
Youll notice the seats had some work done as well.



I was not too keen to mount bash plate onto engine castings. The plate is my own work and mounted via tabs to the givis.



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Old 03-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #2134
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I have a TDM850 in Alberta, Canada.

Back in England I owned an 2005 TDM900 from new, a wonderful bike.
It had to be sold in '09 when I returned to Canada.
A sad day.

However I was lucky to find an 850.
The TDM was only sold here in 1992.
My bike had issues when I first got it but I'm getting them sorted.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:18 PM   #2135
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I think Tom Foster from Trailbike adventure mag might have ridden this one in the longest day ride and then yamaha made some mods after his advice ?
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:24 PM   #2136
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Btw I had a look today and the TKC80 ive got on the front is a rear but works fine on the front , Might get a bit of a speed wobble at 150 if tyre presure drops below 30 psi , The other thing is its not tubeless - this doesnt worry me though as i run heavy duty tubes front and rear and at least i know I can repair a flat . Bit hard to seat a tubeless tyre on the rim with out an air compresser !
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:42 PM   #2137
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Where did you get your black crash bars?
I've been trying to get something like these but couldn't find anything.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:44 AM   #2138
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I had this one (4TX 1996). Changed to a R1150GS a couple years ago.

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Old 03-09-2011, 03:01 AM   #2139
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What a bike!

Hi all, TDM is more a road bike than dirt for sure. The modified one in recent posts was by a dealer in Queensland, G Uddy. Mates call him Judy apparently. Ex racer so good rider but Yamaha never actually adopted his version.
Its on bitumen but for TDM lovers these videos demonstrate that its pretty good -----
A couple of weeks ago, do part 1 first to get the story----
cheers graeme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTfSWWSFSlw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdbLzI0hafo
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:27 AM   #2140
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saddlebags

Just curious now that I saw the price of attaching the hard bag (even though I already have the Pelican 1550s), if anyone has used soft saddlebags on the back of their TDM and if there were any suggestions.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:33 AM   #2141
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I just got a Giant Loop Great basin for my KTM and planning to use it on my TDM as well
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:42 AM   #2142
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I just got a Giant Loop Great basin for my KTM and planning to use it on my TDM as well
Thats a bit out of my range at over $400, but looks real nice
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:25 PM   #2143
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Hi all, TDM is more a road bike than dirt for sure. The modified one in recent posts was by a dealer in Queensland, G Uddy. Mates call him Judy apparently. Ex racer so good rider but Yamaha never actually adopted his version.
Its on bitumen but for TDM lovers these videos demonstrate that its pretty good -----
A couple of weeks ago, do part 1 first to get the story----
cheers graeme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTfSWWSFSlw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdbLzI0hafo
A nice write-up on the TDM here. Scroll about halfway down to read what Geoff Udy says about it.

No interest at all so far in my bike - not a single phone call. Well, a dealer offered me $2000 as a trade in on an XTR660. I politely declined, hung up the phone, then told him what I thought of his offer.

Maybe it's a sign..... I dragged up my ride report of a ride though the Snowy mountains back in Dec 09 and had a read. It reminded me of why I chose the TDM in the first place, and that I should get off my backside and just adjust the places I want to ride rather than moaning about not having the "right" bike. We'll see, if I get a good enough offer I will probably still switch bikes, if not I'll go back to the original plan of modding it for dirt touring.


I see on the Metzeler US website the Tourance is available in 18 inch rear sizes that reversed could suit the front of the TDM. I've emailed Metzeler Aust to see if we can get them here. Anyone know anything about them?
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:16 PM   #2144
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I used the Ortlieb Throw-over saddle bags on my TDM.
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Old 03-12-2011, 04:06 AM   #2145
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My brother owns a Yamaha shop so I asked him to look into that bike for me, find out what was done to it etc. He sent a few emails off but none of his contacts knew much more than we do. Seems to me it was a one off by someone who could see the potential of the TDM - perhaps they lost interest once Yamaha started developing the XTZ1200? Damn shame they didn't make an adventurised version of the TDM instead but that's been discussed at length already....
If you can get a hold of Sean Goldhawk at Yamaha Australia he had a lot to do with the building and through dealers you could option your TDM up to being a Trail Desert Master 900 and he would be able to give you some info. Stage 3 they were looking at a much needed bash plate but with the announcment of the XTZ1200 I think they quietly dropped the project.

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