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Old 01-05-2009, 04:49 AM   #1201
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(imagine the pic of twinriders loaded g/s here)

You sure you got enough gear there twinrider?I can see this just would not FIT on a tdm!!!
Its the women, they just do not know how to travel light, they insist on taking a change of clothing (or two).
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:04 AM   #1202
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Its the women, they just do not know how to travel light, they insist on taking a change of clothing (or two).


very much agreed!!!


clothing is still acceptable....some sophistcated gadget is not...
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:02 AM   #1203
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very much agreed!!!


clothing is still acceptable....some sophistcated gadget is not...
??......... No No No I am not going to ask.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:33 AM   #1204
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I just purchased a 1992 Yamaha 850 TDM. I loved the looks of it and I cant wait to ride it this summer.

Just thought I would stop by and say hi. Seems like I might run into an issue of a lack of parts for it in the US. If anyone has a manual for it that would be greatly appreciated.

Ill try to get some pictures of it up soon.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:53 AM   #1205
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I just purchased a 1992 Yamaha 850 TDM. I loved the looks of it and I cant wait to ride it this summer.

Just thought I would stop by and say hi. Seems like I might run into an issue of a lack of parts for it in the US. If anyone has a manual for it that would be greatly appreciated.

Ill try to get some pictures of it up soon.
Hi welcome alex, Haynes in the UK produce a workshop manual for 1991 onwards TDM850's. The IBSN code is 1 85960 540 0. (Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 98-75325)
I see that Haynes also have an office in the US : Haynes North America Inc, 861 Lawrence Drive, Newbury Park California 91320.
Hope that helps.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:59 PM   #1206
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I just purchased a 1992 Yamaha 850 TDM. I loved the looks of it and I cant wait to ride it this summer.

Just thought I would stop by and say hi. Seems like I might run into an issue of a lack of parts for it in the US. If anyone has a manual for it that would be greatly appreciated.

Ill try to get some pictures of it up soon.
Here's the manuals
http://jbx9.free.fr/tdm/index.php?page=DL00
much more very useful info on that site, make sure you read it all.. :)
all hail the great jbx. :)
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:41 AM   #1207
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Here's the manuals
http://jbx9.free.fr/tdm/index.php?page=DL00
much more very useful info on that site, make sure you read it all.. :)
all hail the great jbx. :)
This manual is only for a 1996, will that be the same as mine?
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:56 AM   #1208
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I think there is something more appropriate floating around out there on the interwebs somewhere... I will see what I can find...

Google is your friend...
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:24 AM   #1209
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I think there is something more appropriate floating around out there on the interwebs somewhere... I will see what I can find...

Google is your friend...
Thanks, Ill try to keep my eyes open to.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:32 AM   #1210
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This is your other friend...

http://www.carpe-tdm.net/tdm/index.html
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:30 AM   #1211
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Where do you guys in the US order parts for your TDMs?
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:02 PM   #1212
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Bike Bandit is usually pretty good, I have tried a few others and even use the stealership now and then...
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Old 01-10-2009, 05:44 PM   #1213
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do I go for a new TDM900 or go for a bike with more off-road capability but can still tour, (KTM Adventurer, GS800)?
Fwiw, I rode my TDM900 to my local bmw dealer, demoed the new F800GS there, then rode the TDM some more so I could have a good basis of comparison.

I have to say that the F800GS feels so much more modern than the TDM

The riding position like a motard/offroad bike, it really makes the TDM feel like a 100% street bike in comparison.

The engine response is amazing. The bike seems to be in the same ballpark as the TDM in terms of power, but the engine revs up so much faster. Blat, blat, blat, almost like a two-stroke. Very addictive

The bike's balance is perfect. Even though I've got just a 30" inseam and was using the regular seat it was very easy to lane-split through traffic. Suspension feels excellent as well, very plush yet firm, if ya know what I mean

The only area where the TDM is notably better is wind protection up front. The GS's shield is quite low, even though the shield itself looks fairly tall.

I didn't have an opportunity to take the bike on the highway so I can't say if vibration is an issue as Kevin Ash reported. The TDM certainly would be hard to top in this respect with its OD 6th gear.

No comment on the headlights either as it was daytime, but being H7s like the TDM's, I wouldn't be expecting too much.

Conclusion: If I could buy another bike now, I would say that the F800GS would be the perfect replacement for my TDM and my F650GS. Maybe someday...
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:16 AM   #1214
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oh well...here,in Singapore, a brand new F800GS is about SGD$30k.
A brand new TDM900 is SGD$17.8k.

All insurance and tax covered.

now,what i can do with the difference of SGD$12.2k.....


now,now....at this rate,i have not yet do a comparison of how long reliability or durability....

It's all within your pockets people...this bikes are still bikes...they do not withstand fire...they will get burn somehow...just like the money you spend for it....


are we done comparing?
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:15 AM   #1215
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Here in Japan I'm looking at a $5k difference between the two.
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