Yamaha TDM picture thread.

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

  1. OhCrap

    OhCrap Adventurer

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    Haha, I didn't expect a reply to be honest, seeing how long it had been before you gotten a reply.

    Green isn't really my color personally, but it looks awesome nevertheless. Very unique job :thumb

    What were the original colors and what colors did you put on the tail and on the fairing around the windscreen?

    I like your engine crash bars too btw, what make or those?


    I don't have any new stuff to share just yet, but since this is a photo thread...

    Fully packed, somewhere near a border crossing from Italy to Austria I believe:

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  2. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    The engine bars are Givi (tested em out in Spain in May....Altercation with a tied up horse and it's rope)

    Originally it was a Mica blue bike.....After the altercation it became a Green/Blue one due to the fact that when I went to the store to buy some blue mica I noticed the colour testers on the wall with all manner of iridescent stuff... I really like this green :D

    I painted the front fairing in burnt orange candy and black cherry.......it's going to change to black/blue flip over the next few weeks.

    The Givi engine bars make for a nice footrest for long journeys :)

    A pic of me with the bike in southern France.....I've just eaten a mystery pastie (I have no idea what it was) however it gave me food poisoning which lasted 9 days!

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  3. OhCrap

    OhCrap Adventurer

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    Oh well, at least you got to go to Spain in May, haha. I'll look in to those Givi bars then, they look a lot better then anything I've seen so far.

    Nice disks too btw, I didn't notice those before :thumbs

    So you're taking off all the orange? I kinda like it to be honest :)

    Sorry about that food poisoning though. 9 days is quit a stretch, especially when you're off on a road trip!


    ps: perhaps we should continue this in the regular TDM thread so I don't have to keep posting all these old pictures:

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    I still wonder what that guy was thinking there. I bet he's jelly..
  4. Wilky

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    This is the old dam that my town used for a water source until 1934.

    The old reservoir is now drained and the whole site looks like a science fiction movie set.

    The old water works, large cast iron pipes, pump mounts and holding tanks are in various stages of decline. There are collapsed roofs, trees growing out of concrete and masonry walls.
  5. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    Couple of arty farty shots from a recent lap of Northland.

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  6. shadowjack

    shadowjack Been here awhile

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    I have to get back up there...
  7. dnajoy

    dnajoy n00b

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    Hi
    Looking for dual sport tyres for TDM 900.

    Found 2 alternatives:
    Avon Distanzia + Pirelli Scorpion MT90A/T.

    In both cases rear tyres perfect fit but fronts (as always) come in either
    120/80/18 or 110/80/18 - origional 120/70/18.

    Any experiences please:
    Will both or either size fit and which size is best??
    Any experiences of either tyre?

    Trails will be in the dry (unless caught out :eek1)

    Many thanks for any info :ear
  8. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    I got the Pirelli on the front of me 8 fiddly & love it. 110-80-/18. It's not hard core but does increase your safety margins on gravel. Performs well on the road wet & dry, exceeded my expectations in the wet massively. I think the smaller block pattern, high silica & soft compound give a bit more aggressive tread edge to help in the gravel (block pattern) & the wet grip on tar seal (silica).
    It is quite a flat profile so don't try & get your pegs down unless your comfortable with front wheel drifts & have the reactions of a cobra. Having said that it's not too far away from a 100% road tire. I posted the photos up the page, give you a wee idea of our gravel roads.
  9. Wilky

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  10. Whorepedo

    Whorepedo Been here awhile

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    Lake Hartwell on the Ga/SC border...
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  11. marrk_us

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    Low (almost no) mileage 93 bought from breakers grafted onto titled 93 ebay frame.

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  12. RiverRatRider13

    RiverRatRider13 Motorcycle Chum

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    I love these bikes. I am actually looking at one on saturday. I have wanted one since I was a kid. Always been interested in odd ball machines!
  13. marrk_us

    marrk_us Adventurer

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    If you have time you might check out the Carpe Tdm site. http://www.carpe-tdm.net/ipb/ Tons of information there.
  14. Keithy

    Keithy Chaotically Keith

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    Finally finished my paintwork...prismatic paint on rear grab handle I really like!

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  15. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    So do I!
  16. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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  17. luchka83

    luchka83 n00b

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    TDM 900 `05 bought just few weeks before...here is beauty...
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    leo vince sbk are great on this bike

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  18. Bendernz

    Bendernz Torrential

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    Is that a 2 into one Leo Vince system or replacement of standard mufflers each side. I've got a 2:1 but its a bit too noisy over about 5000rpm. I wondered whether repacking the muffler night help.
  19. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Been here awhile

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    :clap Couple of wee rides round the block with the G/F this week. She rides at a pace which allows me to see the scenery & take photos.

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  20. luchka83

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    sunset in Montenegro...pic taken this Friday...

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