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Old 01-07-2008, 11:00 AM   #346
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Hey, those Yamaha bags look familiar...



So, think I could get some FJR1300 bags from the breakers and mount them to my TDM? Hmmmm...

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Old 01-07-2008, 12:54 PM   #347
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I've now got a few hundred miles on the TDM and I must say I'm gelling with it. Great grunt from 4-6k, top-heavy but fun to maul into corners, decent top-end, and so far no problems at all considering it's a 17 year old bike.

Just nabbed a whole set of bodywork from Ebay (£50!!!), so I'll be getting that painted and put onto the bike soon.

I'm happy to take opinions on what colour is good!
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Old 01-09-2008, 03:25 AM   #348
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yo twinrider...i just got the panniers fixed...

Nice but way too wide for riding anywhere near Tokyo, it'd be nice if Yamaha sold city lids like BMW does.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:37 AM   #349
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i was surfin the web and came across this..




€1,150,00
woot woot.
















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Old 01-14-2008, 04:39 AM   #350
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i am sorry that the image is gigantic...all i did was cut and paste...
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:14 AM   #351
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The TDMs sold in the US have 41mm forks right? Has anyone done a upgrade sismilar to the TA with XR400/600 forks to get more travel?

I'm asking for a friend that has a TDM850 and wants to essentially turn it into a dirtbike.
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:34 AM   #352
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The TDMs sold in the US have 41mm forks right? Has anyone done a upgrade sismilar to the TA with XR400/600 forks to get more travel?

I'm asking for a friend that has a TDM850 and wants to essentially turn it into a dirtbike.
if no one else knows and posts before I go home, I'll slap a digital caliper on my '92 tonite and let you know.



anyone know the "real" output of the US (3DV I think) stator?

I ran my home-made heated vest and glove liners yesterday and all seemed well, but the load for them is only about 3 Amps ... thinking about the new First Gear heated jacket liner (95 watts) with a PWM controller to keep it bearable (and the load to a reasonable level)
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Old 01-14-2008, 06:45 AM   #353
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Yes, 41mm. Thought about this, but the expense and a leading axle position with the risk of reduced trail on a heavy bike convinced me to just make the best of the 6 1/2 inches I have. Hyperpro springs, make a big difference.
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Old 01-14-2008, 09:03 AM   #354
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Yes, 41mm. Thought about this, but the expense and a leading axle position with the risk of reduced trail on a heavy bike convinced me to just make the best of the 6 1/2 inches I have. Hyperpro springs, make a big difference.
Just thinking aloud...

if the TDM has 25 degrees of rake and you go from the stock 110/80/18 to a 90/90/21 you pick up roughly 0.64" of trail. The stock spec I found is 4.1". So you'd be at 4.8". A leading axle would shorten it up by some amount. An LC4 Adventure has 4.9" of trail. An XTZ660 Tenere is 4.1" of trail. Both have more rake (27 deg)... I think it'd be something neat to try...
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:02 PM   #355
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South Aussie Adv Riders do Bremer Valley



Our ride around the rim of the Bremer Valley South Australia



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Old 01-17-2008, 07:43 PM   #356
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Thumb Tdm & Trx 850

i think i joined ADV somewhat late to take part in this thread but the TDM is a beautiful balance of power and weight and a joy to ride distances on. I'm going to throw in the concept of a sports model TDM which is of course the TRX 850, worth looking at if you still have the back for it. I owned both while in the UK and if anyone ever wanted to know if the TDM was worth getting i would say that they couldn't go wrong. I desperately miss my TRX but you don't get 'em in the States so it's just my bad luck and there are so many other gorgeous beasts to be 'had' here i'm not going to cry--see ya
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:58 AM   #357
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well..finally found and installed dual sports 18inch front tubeless tyre for my TDM.
well...definately those who loves speed will hate the look of it.but well.
Its Pirelli Scorpion MT-90S/T.

yup...no need to reverse the tyre and yes its tubeless..





well yes...the return of the tall ugly windshield TDM.better spit it out before others would.





will try to hit the dirt this weekend and see how it fair...
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:02 PM   #358
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well yes...the return of the tall ugly windshield TDM.better spit it out before others would.

Well it is winter and I see it's a chilly 81F in Singapore right now
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Old 01-23-2008, 03:41 PM   #359
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Hi Guys

After procrastinating now since 2006 I've finally taken the plunge & fitted a K60 rear to the TDM instead of replacing the poor mileage Korean made TKC 80, max 7k's, German made ones were fine & 11k obtained last time.



Before even riding on them, first impression is how deep the tread is, how soft the rubber feels, how much larger the diameter of the tyre is to the TKC although 6k worn in that shot, the Heidenau seems even larger than the 18" IRC front.

I like the aggresive tread pattern too, as I hate to be turned back on a ride for lack of grip.

Mmmmmm..............large rear................... small front.................what handling problems have I now created maybe..????

I was always worried about fitting a 140/80 on a 4' rim, until I found a rim manufacturer quoting they are OK, as well as several Oz GSA guys saying that "BMW" are actually happy fitting + or - one tyre size is OK with them.

My style of riding doesn't create altra small "chicken strips" on the side of the tread as seen by the rubber nipples in the side lugs of the TKC in the photo, so the question of running out of side rubber on cornering isn't a worry either.

So?..........................................

I hope to be able to keep you informed.

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Old 01-23-2008, 05:47 PM   #360
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well..finally found and installed dual sports 18inch front tubeless tyre for my TDM.
well...definately those who loves speed will hate the look of it.but well.
Its Pirelli Scorpion MT-90S/T.

yup...no need to reverse the tyre and yes its tubeless..

will try to hit the dirt this weekend and see how it fair...
Looks good AJ, wish they would import that tire into the states...
I have the MT90 on the rear but the front is sadly lacking.
Say, you wouldn't be interested in a little smuggling operation, would you?
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