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Old 04-26-2007, 07:41 AM   #211
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I haven't got HID (just in my Renault Safrane), you didn't read correctly either . Was thinking about it for the low beam, as giving pass signals is hard with HID.

The starting voltage is only as high as the regular voltage of a normal bulb, that should not really be a problem. While running it is significantly lower than a regular bulb. Somehow lots of people asssume it is a high consuming device, but the high voltage only comes from the converter which turns direct current in alternating current. It's not in the DC part to the battery. It shouldn't be more different than turning your low and high beam on and off.

How do you experience the difference in low beam? And what is your trick to adjusting the low beam (mine doesn't want to move).
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:11 AM   #212
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I haven't got HID (just in my Renault Safrane), you didn't read correctly either . Was thinking about it for the low beam, as giving pass signals is hard with HID.

The starting voltage is only as high as the regular voltage of a normal bulb, that should not really be a problem. While running it is significantly lower than a regular bulb. Somehow lots of people asssume it is a high consuming device, but the high voltage only comes from the converter which turns direct current in alternating current. It's not in the DC part to the battery. It shouldn't be more different than turning your low and high beam on and off.

How do you experience the difference in low beam? And what is your trick to adjusting the low beam (mine doesn't want to move).
Hmmm, you're right, you posted a bunch of pics and a great recommendation of HID but you didn't actually say you had converted the TDM

I bought my bike used with the HID already installed in the low beam and haven't bothered to adjust it as oncoming cars seen fine with it -- none have ever flashed me. It's very bright, makes the stock high beam seem like a flashlight in comparison. Thanks for clarifying how the voltage works, I'm heading to the shop today to get the high beam converted as well
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:15 AM   #213
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When I bought my TDM900 new the previous owner had already installed an HID conversion kit in the low beam. Works great but made the H7 high beam look really pathetic in comparison. So today I had an HID unit installed in the high beam as well. Very bright and the flash function still works perfectly. Will take a pic once it stops raining outside and post it up
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:30 AM   #214
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Did you install the ballast units in the same way as on the page earlier mentioned? So under the dash and in the right fairing part?

Reasong for asking is that the space in the right fairing is already filled with a Stebel Nautilus compact airhorn .
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:58 AM   #215
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Did you install the ballast units in the same way as on the page earlier mentioned? So under the dash and in the right fairing part?

Reasong for asking is that the space in the right fairing is already filled with a Stebel Nautilus compact airhorn .
The high beam ballast is tucked in on the inside of the right side of the fairing and the low beam ballast is tucked into the same space on the left side. Will try and post pics tomorrow
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Old 05-01-2007, 05:08 PM   #216
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Laugh Hey Youse peoples ......

Greetings .....

Just to let everyone who may be subscribed to this thread .... I'm selling my 93 TDM. I just posted the ad in the flea market section.

She's damn near mint, and has a little under 15,000 miles on her.

Take it easy everyone and ride safe.

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Old 05-01-2007, 07:56 PM   #217
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its a holiday yesterday for us in Singapore...so we crossed the border...ride for bout 100km...then we had a little ride off the tarmac.









good to have a new set of tourance tyre for the rear...



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Old 05-03-2007, 05:47 AM   #218
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its a holiday yesterday for us in Singapore...so we crossed the border...ride for bout 100km...then we had a little ride off the tarmac.
I was finally hoping for a nice splashy watercrossing picture after this pic, that would show advrider the TDM potential... ah well... I guess I would have been too afraid as well to make a spectacular roadtire-slide on that slick mud, falling over and getting stuck in the middle of the puddle.... which actually would have presented some nice pictures too
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Old 05-03-2007, 07:44 AM   #219
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Old 05-04-2007, 04:51 AM   #220
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I was finally hoping for a nice splashy watercrossing picture after this pic, that would show advrider the TDM potential... ah well... I guess I would have been too afraid as well to make a spectacular roadtire-slide on that slick mud, falling over and getting stuck in the middle of the puddle.... which actually would have presented some nice pictures too
we actually made the decision to trun back after figuring out thats not the rite way....front tyre was a bad ass....rear wasnt so bad on the Tourance tyre...
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Old 05-05-2007, 07:34 AM   #221
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Scared sh witless by the thought of my radiator being taken out by an errant stone and leaving me stranded as happened to a TDM rider in the UK, I sprung for this cover today. Will post a pic on the bike once I receive it.

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Old 05-07-2007, 02:07 AM   #222
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:31 PM   #223
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A bit more TDM 850 Adventuring



Thought you guys may like to see some more of our great Aussie land

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...49#post4564949

(for other Aussie adventures just click on the "Ride Reports" at the bottom of my ADV Rider signature section at the end of the thread)

I hope you Enjoy!

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Old 05-16-2007, 08:47 PM   #224
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here is a pic of my 1992 TDM850 and my brother XTZ750 In the North Carolina mountians a few weeks ago. I am planning a major dual-sport conversion to the TDM. I am going to make it more useful...go anywhere, do anything

http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u...d/P4280034.jpg

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Old 05-17-2007, 03:27 AM   #225
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Nice pic. You can post it using the img tags.
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