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Old 08-07-2008, 02:14 AM   #796
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Hi DualDog
I'm not aware of any after market products in the UK. The norm here would be to try the bike breaker yards or another bike with bad engine / mechanicals going very cheap.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:19 AM   #797
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Hey DualDog, there are parts out there. Check BikeBandit and fleabay....
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:31 AM   #798
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`92 TDM Stops, and fixes itself...

Well, not exactly, but...

I got home from work yesterday, park the bike and shut it off, then decide to move it. Turn key, push starter button, get half a second of starter turning over then click, nothing. No lights, fuel pump, nothing. I come out a hour later and start checking fuses and wiggling connectors. There is power from the battery, but nothing works. I turned on the ignition and un plugged and replugged the connectors to the ignitor box, nothing, two seconds later, bink, the power comes back on.

Any Ideas? I had been running the brights on a fairly warm day if that matters...

Edit, did it again this morning. Turn key, thumb starter button, grrr, click, dead....
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Old 08-07-2008, 06:50 AM   #799
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Hi SlipChip,

My partner had exactly the same problem on her Varadero recently,

After stripping the starter motor and cleaning the regulator/relay connections, finally tracked the problen down to corrosion in the starter button. (the after effects of a recent tumble in seawater).
A quick clean-up with emery cloth and a lube with vasaline and its been fine since.

Warning: there were lots of tiny bits/springs in the Varadero starter button so go carefully, I expect the TDM button is similar. Might be worth a quck squirt of WD40 into the starter button first followed by checking the connections to the starter motor and relay, as these are probably more straight forward than openning the starter button (Not sure on your model)
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Old 08-07-2008, 08:11 AM   #800
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Try checking the main power wire at the conector block for the Ignition switch I have seen than corriode through causing int. starting faults.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:34 PM   #801
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G'day SlipChip

I use spray "brake parts cleaner"............ sprays wet dries immediately, cleaned up contacts fine.

Good Luck

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Old 08-07-2008, 09:20 PM   #802
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Thanks for ideas guys. Connections all look good thouhgh I haven't gotten under the bike to look at the starter yet. Switches on handlebars looked good when I changed the bars a few weeks back. (Uly bars)

I am thinking the starter relay. This is the unit that is doing the clicking and sticking apparently. It clicks back over while the igniton is on, seemingly at random.

Ya know, that Yamaha shop manual is good for some things and worthless at others...
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:39 AM   #803
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The starter relay can cause the same symptoms but that tends to be the mkII model may be worth a try.
http://shop.wemoto.com/pictures.dyn?u=2147984qqq3532154

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Old 08-08-2008, 04:22 AM   #804
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The starter relay can cause the same symptoms but that tends to be the mkII model may be worth a try.
http://shop.wemoto.com/pictures.dyn?u=2147984qqq3532154

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That's the one Tam, I'm going to pick one up at the breakers today...
:crossedfingers hoping it's not the starter.
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:29 AM   #805
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Dualdog,
All parts are available at your local stealership and through companies like bikebandit. Their name says it all though, every part i have ordered from them is just as expensive as local and if there is a problem the dealer takes care of it. They are a rare bike in the us but they still stock parts for them.
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Old 08-09-2008, 01:37 PM   #806
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I had a great ride today out of 293km worth the fuel burnt..Me and another 3of my TDM friends..one is on his virgin TDM ride.newly bought and just completed the breaking in.
Yes Masterbrewer...i need to recover from those lost time for not having to do some ride.
















the babes that tag along.

notice i did'nt type and short stories,its becoz its 4.40am now.the ride was from 11.30am to 9.30pm.had some music jamming session from midnite to 2am with my band,and now just completed uploading the piccies to my multiply.
Hope you guys enjoy it.


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Old 08-09-2008, 02:48 PM   #807
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TDM Fixey

So, after picking up both the start control relay and the starter relay at the breakers and swapping them out the bike acted differently but still not right and definitely not starting. Pulled the starter and the battery and stopped by the stealership* (I like that,thanks Brooks) and had them checked, starter okay, battery kaput. New battery installed and guess what, it works!
The thing that I don't understand is that I was getting 13.5 volts out of the battery when this problem started and then for it to act different with new components installed? Oh well, back to the lawn mower...
and maybe a little pleasure ride 2morrow...

PS. don't tell anybody that I D/L the H@ynes manual off of Carpe...
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:13 PM   #808
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[quote=AJ.. Yes Masterbrewer...i need to recover from lost time for not having a ride. /quote]

Someone should tell that guy he can ride the TDM out there



I love your bikes' accessories



Well done AJ..


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Old 08-09-2008, 08:14 PM   #809
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yes...infact he does....after jumping over the sand and confirmed that it is safe....
well,not many are as crazy as us dude...


and yah,he just did a front dual sport tyres to...very beefy...great looking knobbs.Its Pirelli MT-60.120/80.its a rear tyre actually...good thing,its tubeless...and tyre rating is up to 190km/hr...he tested on the bike up to 180km/hr and no trouble with headshaking...price :SGD$140
This could be my next front tyre change...but its alittle way too close to the front mudguard...needs to do some alteration.






oh..the accesories,well....
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Old 08-09-2008, 11:57 PM   #810
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AJ..
oh..the accesories,well....
No explanation needed AJ..

We could all tell........................................ by this pic



or was it this pic



no!........... it was this pic me thinks....................we all know what you are about to go through



Congratulations on getting married too AJ..

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