TDM 850 Adventurer

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by masterbrewer, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    :thumb from down under!


    To TDM or not to TDM?......................that was the question !


    If you have ever ridden a TDM you'll know the feeling.



    The answer was easy....................!


    It's so much fun on the black stuff and handles the smooth dirt with ease that with sensible riding I was sure it would be a breeze.........and so ?????







    The makings of my TDM 850 Adventurer


    The mandatory stickers

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    On its first shakedown run....................................excellent fun!


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    Bash Plate & Engine Crash Bars

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    35 amp regulator


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    On board air compressor


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    Hand guards & head light protectors


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    Volt metre & aux plugs


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    pumping up the front tyres


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    pumping up the rear tyres


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    Fully loaded for adventure


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    Now for more of this life ! ! !



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    Reports to come


    :beer
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  2. vbstubby

    vbstubby One day I wont be a nOOb

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    Great work - you've added some neat accessories to your TDM



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  3. lukex

    lukex Adventurer

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    That's the best, coolest looking TDM i've seen yet Master! You might want to consider strengthening the shock mount at some point if you're thinking of going on the rough stuff. Do a search on the above webpage for Broken shock mount. I think they were really giving their tdm a hard time two up on the rough though :thumb
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  4. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Nice bike and sweet accesories. What kind and size is the front tyre? Mefo Explorer?
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  5. FREDO RIDER

    FREDO RIDER Enjoying the path !

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    Excellent job !
    I love it :clap
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  6. face scrape 2001

    face scrape 2001 avatar of Nullarbor graffiti

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    So, a 35 amp regulator? How many amps on a TDM usually?
    Excellent way to mount the air compressor, there's not to many vibes up in your fairing I suppose? I had one mounted on my pot racks (bmw R100) but it musta shaken itself to death on the 2006 Border Run + Gascoyne Junction's Off Centre Rally. Looks like I'll hafta go back to the manual pump/talisman.
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  7. Oatmeal

    Oatmeal Adventurer

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    Nicely done!
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  8. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    Dam, I have to wait to get home before I can open the pics:cry
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  9. scorch

    scorch Poser

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    Very cool tdm850, sometimes i see them for sale. But it's really rare :cry
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  10. Dakar Dan

    Dakar Dan Long timer

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    Hey Masterbrewer, nice ADV bike.
    Is that the Mt Arapiles campground?
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  11. Hammock dweller

    Hammock dweller Been here awhile

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    Superb mods. Those tyres look amazing, what are they?
    I had my Mk1 850 for 14 years and kick myself for ever selling it. A great bike apart from those damn regulators !
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  12. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    10 amps I believe

    <TABLE class=tborder cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=4 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR title="Post 4663337" vAlign=top><TD class=alt1 align=middle width=125>Dakar Dan</TD><TD class=alt2>Hey Masterbrewer, nice ADV bike.
    Is that the Mt Arapiles campground?
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    Road side between Hawker & Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges

    <TABLE class=tborder cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=4 width="100%" align=center border=0><TBODY><TR title="Post 4665122" vAlign=top><TD class=alt1 align=middle width=125>Hammock dweller</TD><TD class=alt2>Superb mods. Those tyres look amazing, what are they?
    I had my Mk1 850 for 14 years and kick myself for ever selling it. A great bike apart from those damn regulators !
    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    Tyres Front: IRC 410s18 rears reversed

    Rear TKC 80 150.70.17

    Change the regulater to a higher 35 amp....no more hassles

    The TDM ADV certainly keeps the so called, (if they do say so themselves) "experts honest or feeling insecure at the least"

    Cheers

    :beer
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  13. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Nice TDM. I took my 900 loaded up with luggage on some unsealed roads the other day and was surprised at how well it handled them.
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  14. itsatdm

    itsatdm Long timer

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    Setting mine up for more dirt travel. They are supprisingly stable off road, after a few test rides i am looking for tricks to make it more so. How does that front tire handle pavement? Hyperpro springs does wonders for the front, but even my WP shock leaves a little to be desired in the travel dept, a little more ground clearance would be nice.
    Wants to heat up on long slow hills, but I think hardwiring a fan switch will take care of that. Are the crash bars Renntech?. Got a set on order. US distributor claims I was the first to order here.
    If all this works as planned may give a Uly Ulysis front end treatment.
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  15. bynder

    bynder digity digity

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    so masterbrewer hows that TDM doing? still got her. just curious kinda looking for one maybe
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  16. TRKTEK

    TRKTEK Been here awhile

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    WELL sorted my friend.....ride on:D
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  17. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    Hav'n a ball.

    Just check out what I've been doin' with her in the ride reports in my sig?
    (move your cursor over the names for links)

    Surprisingly good allrounder if I respect its & my own limitations..............a real eye opener for the so called die-hards.

    :beer
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  18. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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  19. motorat

    motorat Is it raining

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    nice setup. my compressor is in my saddle bag. good looking bike, i always liked the tdm
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  20. eupi

    eupi eupi

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    :clap Hey Masterbrewer congratulations for the nice mods you made to the bike. And also the fantastic ride across Oz, I wish one day, maybe, to make such a trip!
    Well...mine is also an Mk1 850 (1991) red just like yours.
    Tell me...did you made any suspension modification?
    I doubt about the off-tarmac capabilities of our Mk1, but now....
    how many miles does the counter show?

    Greetings from your antipodes!!:freaky

    JP
    Portugal, EU
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