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Old 07-26-2008, 01:42 AM   #781
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Hi Masterbrewer

Some nice piccies, you all looked as if you had a good day, pretty exhausting in all that sand I bet. No wonder you needed that nutritional lunch
I'm getting a little confused,(again) I thought aussie-land was that place with No rain?? I guess that elephant came by again ??
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:56 AM   #782
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In colombia!!

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Old 07-26-2008, 10:36 AM   #783
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Videos on TDMs

These are mine... riding arround in my country... Colombia
Part 1 (Bogota, RioClaro, Medellin, Santafe de Antioqia)
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=rL7MBgN5IRM
Part2
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Part3
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=xNGC-dq-Vzo

Trip to tatapoca desert in Colombia
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=MvP5lUQO31g

thanks for watching!!
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Old 07-27-2008, 11:54 AM   #784
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These are mine... riding arround in my country... Colombia
Part 1 (Bogota, RioClaro, Medellin, Santafe de Antioqia)
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=rL7MBgN5IRM
Part2
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=uRXSJqrS6Xo
Part3
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=xNGC-dq-Vzo

Trip to tatapoca desert in Colombia
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=MvP5lUQO31g
thanks for watching!!

Enjoyed your videos especially the Tatacoa Desert. The TDM looks good in white

Would be interested in your views of the TDM Versus the V-Strom
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Old 07-27-2008, 09:58 PM   #785
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Enjoyed your videos especially the Tatacoa Desert. The TDM looks good in white

Would be interested in your views of the TDM Versus the V-Strom
For me the main diference is the suspension. Tdm is more a road bike, hence its stiffer suspension. On trail rides Vstroms normally offer a more confortable ride. Ive been cheking my owners manual for the TDM and it seems that the suspension can be softened a little, but I think overall if you are planning to have more of your time spent or roads, a stiffer setting is best. In regards to handling, the TDMs ABS system is great even when slamming the brakes in a hard turn, this is not offered in Stroms (AT LEAST NOT IN MY COUNTRY), so for this item, the TDM has the advantage. Ive never riden a Strom 1000, but if you compare a 650, the TDM is faster. If you compare the 650 Vs the TDM, the Vstrom engine is sweeter at lower revs (1000-3000), since the TDM can sometimes "beg" for a downshift. For the passanger, the Vstrom has a little advantage, because the rear seat is locater higher tha the TDM. Vstroms have better lights. All in all Vstroms are very good, but they look a little dated, not only on the plastics and desing, but on the engine mountings and rear forks. For me is the TDM all the way.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:01 AM   #786
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For me the main diference is the suspension. Tdm is more a road bike, hence its stiffer suspension. On trail rides Vstroms normally offer a more confortable ride. Ive been cheking my owners manual for the TDM and it seems that the suspension can be softened a little, but I think overall if you are planning to have more of your time spent or roads, a stiffer setting is best. In regards to handling, the TDMs ABS system is great even when slamming the brakes in a hard turn, this is not offered in Stroms (AT LEAST NOT IN MY COUNTRY), so for this item, the TDM has the advantage. Ive never riden a Strom 1000, but if you compare a 650, the TDM is faster. If you compare the 650 Vs the TDM, the Vstrom engine is sweeter at lower revs (1000-3000), since the TDM can sometimes "beg" for a downshift. For the passanger, the Vstrom has a little advantage, because the rear seat is locater higher tha the TDM. Vstroms have better lights. All in all Vstroms are very good, but they look a little dated, not only on the plastics and desing, but on the engine mountings and rear forks. For me is the TDM all the way.


Thanks for that, very interesting, probably what you might expect.
On paper the TDM is lighter? but maybe carry's the weight higher so loses some of the benefit ?
How did the ABS behave on the dirt, can you still lock the rear wheel
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:50 PM   #787
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Thanks for that, very interesting, probably what you might expect.
On paper the TDM is lighter? but maybe carry's the weight higher so loses some of the benefit ?
How did the ABS behave on the dirt, can you still lock the rear wheel
About the weight, I really dont know. Abs, I think it cant be done, nevertheless the system allows the real wheel slide a bit, just enough to make a recovery, without much drama. It will not make the bike 100% fool proof, the slide will scare many.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:56 AM   #788
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This years OCR (Off Centre Rally) is at "Lorella Springs" 160k north of Borroloola in the Northern Territory of Australia on 9-10 August 2008

The map
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1186380117
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Here's a prologue to enjoy;

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368895

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Old 08-02-2008, 01:23 PM   #789
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This years OCR (Off Centre Rally) is at "Lorella Springs" 160k north of Borroloola in the Northern Territory of Australia on 9-10 August 2008

The map
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attac...1&d=1186380117
(compliments of atgreg)

Here's a prologue to enjoy;

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=368895

Cheers

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Looks like a great build-up to your rally carn't wait to see the eventual footage. I guess part of the pleasure is slaking your thirst at the end of each day. How many miles or KM's do you expect to do?
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:07 PM   #790
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G'day dicky1

Unfortunately I am not going, but I would expect the guys to cover at least 6,000kms by the time they get back to Adelaide on the 19th August all being well.

I'm jealous as hell.

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Old 08-02-2008, 07:36 PM   #791
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Where did you get the windshield for your TDM?



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Here, here .....

My TDM is my primary ride ......... it's a 93 with 14k on it .... I'm out in Oregon, but would love to hook with other TDM owners.

I can't really explain it ..... but I really love that bike more than my others I currently own.

Here's a pic of her ................
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:17 AM   #792
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G'day dicky1

Unfortunately I am not going, but I would expect the guys to cover at least 6,000kms by the time they get back to Adelaide on the 19th August all being well.

I'm jealous as hell.

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Old 08-03-2008, 01:39 AM   #793
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Hi Masterbrewer
6000km's, now that's what I call a trip How long have they allowed for this enduro?
I feel very envious
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:29 AM   #794
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Based on their attitudes heading up to Cradock they are planning on taking it real easy.

They are allowing 9 days to get there & overall 20 days return. Easy peasy me thinks.

My Birdsville/Winton trip last year covered 5,500kms return in 10 days easy.

Still jealous though

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Old 08-06-2008, 08:42 PM   #795
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TDM Fairing options

I am going to look at a 92 TDM850 (In the US). The seller has advised that the bike was laid down and the fairing and the fairing cage was ruined (and discarded).
Is there any aftermarket options for a fairing for this bike that any of you out there know of? Or better yet, does anybody know where I can get the original parts if they are still available? I know this is a long shot but I have always wanted one of these bikes (which are very limited in the US) and this one has just come out of stoarage and up an running great again is suppose to have only 3300 original miles on it. The bike is original red but I will take what I can find.
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