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Old 05-09-2012, 04:43 AM   #2641
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Did my first oil change on my 2002 TDM today. Previous owner had overfilled it, I presume because he didn't understand how to check dry sump bikes. However, I must admit to being a bit confused too, the manual says "total amount 4.7l, without filter 3.8l, with filter 3.9l". It's usually another 100ml when you swap the oil filter, so my bet was on 3.9l. Bloody ambiguous though. Maybe the previous guy assumed he had to put in 4.7l?
Now, on the checking procedure, I took the bike for a 15 min ride, turned off and let it sit for a few minutes before checking. My query is how long can I leave it until I have to take it for a run again? (ie. does the tank slowly drain back to the sump?).
Dont know where that 4.7 comes from but my 2009 is 3.9 and 3.8. perhaps a printing error in that manual?
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:34 AM   #2642
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Dont know where that 4.7 comes from but my 2009 is 3.9 and 3.8. perhaps a printing error in that manual?
cheers Graeme
Maybe, but if you google tdm900 oil capacity, 4.7l comes up. Beats me???
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:01 AM   #2643
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Maybe, but if you google tdm900 oil capacity, 4.7l comes up. Beats me???
You are right about that. It says it everywhere! Can only assume that 8-900 ml hangs around in nooks and crannies and would only be replaced with an engine pulldown?
Will ask on the TDM forum-----
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:08 AM   #2644
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You are right about that. It says it everywhere! Can only assume that 8-900 ml hangs around in nooks and crannies and would only be replaced with an engine pulldown?
Will ask on the TDM forum-----
cheers Graeme
I was thinking the same thing. Which forum is that?
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #2645
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I was thinking the same thing. Which forum is that?
http://www.carpe-tdm.net/ipb/

Have just posted about it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:30 AM   #2646
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http://www.carpe-tdm.net/ipb/

Have just posted about it.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:29 PM   #2647
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Not sure about the 900's but the 850's have two sump bolts...... A little trap for the unwary. Might be worth checking.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:34 AM   #2648
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I know on my 850 (93) when completely drained 4qts completely filled it (to top of full line on dipstick when measured per spec)
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:31 AM   #2649
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Not sure about the 900's but the 850's have two sump bolts...... A little trap for the unwary. Might be worth checking.
Yep, one for the tank and one for the motor. I don't think that comes into it
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:00 AM   #2650
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Muddler mate I always put 3.9 ltr measured back in the bike. I always drain it after a few minutes run up the road and back first.Seems to get just that bit more out quicker. I let it dribble for an hour or so ( and still get more out) then start the refit and fill job. I go for a quiet ride again only a couple of K's then let it stand a couple of minutes then check it up on the centerstand I invariably add 300ml. once thats done I'll check it the next day or before I head off.

Ive noticed that a little under level and its a different note. over full and among other odd things its fuel consumption goes off song. Thats just some things Ive noticed over a long time with this bike.
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Old 05-10-2012, 05:04 AM   #2651
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http://www.carpe-tdm.net/ipb/

Have just posted about it.
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Indeed, the 4.7 is if motor was being rebuilt. 3.9 (or.8) for normal changes.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:05 AM   #2652
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Gateman, Graeme, thanks for the advice
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:22 AM   #2653
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:32 PM   #2654
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Hi Zeribas

That is more than 6 months that this assembly works. Never had any problems, electric alternator or battery.
Well, had mine working for a couple of days and already have problems, the high low mechanism gets stuck in the high beam... sometimes on the left and other times on the right...
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #2655
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I've swiped these from the Australian RoadRider magazine website. They were posted by the editor Peter "The Bear" Theoming (who is a top bloke cos he lovers Coopers ales). My favorite is 3rd from the bottom.

  • Saddlebags can never hold everything you want, but they CAN hold everything you need.
  • Home is where your bike sits still long enough to leave a few drops of oil on the ground.
  • The only good view of a thunderstorm is in your rearview mirror.
  • Bikes don't leak oil, they mark their territory.
  • Never mistake horsepower for staying power.
  • If you don't ride in the rain - you don't ride.
  • A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.
  • Young riders pick a destination and go. . . Old riders pick a direction and go.
  • A good mechanic will let you watch without charging you for it.
  • Sometimes the fastest way to get there is to stop for the night.
  • Winter is Nature's way of telling you to polish your bike.
  • Well-trained reflexes are quicker than luck.
  • The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.
  • A friend is someone who'll get out of bed at 2 am to drive his pickup to the middle of nowhere.
  • Never be ashamed to unlearn an old habit
  • Maintenance is as much art as it is science.
  • If you ride like there's no tomorrow - there won't be.
  • Gray-haired riders don't get that way from pure luck
  • No matter what marque you ride, it's all the same wind.
  • Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.
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