Yamaha TDM picture thread.

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by TDMTAM, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    Here's mine......Very happy with it too :)

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  2. Wilky

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  3. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    What is your tire combo there Wilky?
  4. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    :clap

    Wondering how far off this engine is from the new 1200...

    I'd like to take a spin on one..
  5. Wilky

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    SlipChip,<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Kenda 761 on the front, it is labeled as a directional dual sport rear tire, tube type so naturally I put it on the front, backwards and without a tube - so far no problems.<o:p></o:p>
    The back is a straight forward Shinko 705.<o:p></o:p>
    They are both affordable and get around pretty good on street, gravel, and sand. Have a little mud experience and they got me through. I don't plan to test them in the mud on purpose. <o:p></o:p>
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    Wilky<o:p></o:p>
  6. KaiserQuasar

    KaiserQuasar Adventurer

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    I'm interested in getting a TDM this summer if I can find one close to me in the upper Midwest. I was wondering if any of you could give me an idea of how one might fit someone quite tall, 6'4"? I guess I'm only interested in the TDM850 imported to the US for a couple of years, if that makes a difference.

    Thanks
  7. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    I'm 6'2" & ride a MkII. The only mods you may need to make would be slightly higher bars, standard ones make my shoulders ache after 500km & a screen to suit. I find the standard screen fine. The ergonomics of the bike are fine for standing too if I get in the poo.
  8. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    It kind of works for me at 6'4" and 36" inseam. I have added a saddle pad that adds 1" and installed Buell Uly handlebars for a more upright, dual sporty feel.
    A custom saddle would do it but I haven't settled on who to have do it. Stock saddle pretty much sucks. If I take the pad off for a ride now I feel like I am some sort of sportbike.
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  9. sgtunix

    sgtunix Adventurer

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    I am 6'5" and the TDM 850 (mk1) fits me just fine!
  10. pitcoupe

    pitcoupe Adventurer

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  11. shadowjack

    shadowjack Been here awhile

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    I'm 6'5" and have a MkII.
    I have personalised it a bit by adding 30mm bar-risers, Renthal 966 bars, and cut the lip off the screen. On long trips I add an AirHawk/sheepskin combo.
    Fits like a glove.
  12. wvshoem

    wvshoem Adventurer

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    Here's my old '93 MK1.

    Lots of good memories associated with this bike.

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    All cleaned up right before a 12 day outing...

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    Getting some much needed service after a hard summer of riding...

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  13. wvshoem

    wvshoem Adventurer

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    How has this setup been working out for you??? I would love to be able to put something other than street tires on my TDM.
  14. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    I'm running a Shinko 705 rear & Pirelli MT 90 A/T front. They are fine on the road but I no longer scrape the footrests, they get squirrely on the edge, particularly the Pirelli, combined with the old suspension wallowing like a warthog. Never tried sand (yet) but they offer a significantly greater safety margin on gravel than sports touring tires, you can actually ride the bike properly on the throttle. They are anus puckering on wet clay but then again I would never have attempted that trip on road tires & did finish it un-tumbled.
  15. wvshoem

    wvshoem Adventurer

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    Thanks! Big help. Unfortunately, I just mounted fresh tires and have less than 100 miles on them. Should have posted the question earlier to this thread.
  16. Bendernz

    Bendernz Torrential

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  17. OhCrap

    OhCrap Adventurer

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    Now why didn't I find this topic sooner?

    Here are a few of my buddy & stable mates:

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    Would anyone happen to know what the best all-road tires for a 900 are today? I'm looking for something to go in the dirt with occasionally without loosing to much (if any) performance on the tarmac.
  18. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    New look for my TDM

    Flips green to blue burnt orange candy and black cherry candy...... airbrushed decals.

    Whaddya think?




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  19. OhCrap

    OhCrap Adventurer

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    I'm not sure yet, have you got more pics? :D
  20. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    Seeing as how you asked nicely :)