Yamaha TDM Riders

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by BuellDualSport, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Yeah, I do miss the convenience of a proper centerstand too. I've just hung the front or rear from two long ratchet straps attached in a vee spread up to some rafters. I break the axle loose first before the hoist as the bike moves a bit or just air ratchet what ever needs removing.

    For winter work, I've got fork seals, RT valves, and springs on the list to do by spring. A swing arm bearing check and lube sounds good too. The fuel tank can use some attention as well. The tank has some surface rust spots inside and I'd like to Por-15 line it for the long haul. Also, the fuel cap just started leaking at the end of last season if I fill it and then put the bike on the side stand. Not sure about the quality of the knock off caps on eBay from China, but there's not much else coming up for replacements.
  2. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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    Sucks eh? I'm sick of cleaning the dust off my chain.
    We have had a bit of rain over here. Just a skerrick.
    Part of a recent ride.


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  3. Backonthebike

    Backonthebike Giddy up

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    G'day Harvey
    Talk about dusty! The crows are flying backwards here just to keep the dust out of their eyes.
    The XO and I came back from a ride to Bathurst after Christmas on the 900, and hit 45 degrees C coming across the Hay Plain into Mildura.
    I have to say that was stretching the friendship a bit, but better than freezing your ass off.
    If you don't like the weather in Aotearoa, wait around for five minutes!

    Cheers
    Tim

    PS: Congratulations on your cornering lines. I taught pursuit riding to Speed Cops 35 years ago: You pass!
  4. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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    45c:eek1 Madness. 30c kills me. Your right about the weather up here. Benign, mainly warm with just enough rain to keep the farmers happy.
    Thanks for your comment. I'm more interested in being a good rider than a fast one. I do like to get home safe & sound.
  5. AdvRich

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    Nice vid and lush vegetation. Get's me dreaming of carving turns for this season. For a moment I thought you were on a V-twin, then I remembered that's what a 270 crank sound like. I like it!
  6. shadowjack

    shadowjack Been here awhile

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    Nice vid, HK. And that sound track:clap
    45C? - yeah, man, but it's a dry heat.
  7. rackam_le_rouge

    rackam_le_rouge Adventurer

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    Another pic of my TDM 900 / 2007 with the Boxer kit !!

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  8. nav18tor

    nav18tor Been here awhile

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    Can you post some more views from the front please, can't figure out why and what is different from standard

    Are the engine bars the genuine Yamaha ones?

    Thanks
  9. rackam_le_rouge

    rackam_le_rouge Adventurer

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  10. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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  11. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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  12. Cavaleru

    Cavaleru Adventurer

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    my beast on my summer trip to Corfu, Greece. 2400km

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  13. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Good stuff! Haven't checked in on your RR's since your dirt nap late last year... glad you and the TDM are out in typical good form. :super


  14. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Looking good! Post more if you got 'em.
    I like the body/engine guards you got there. Bags look beefy too.

  15. Cavaleru

    Cavaleru Adventurer

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    everthing it's hand made, crash bars, center stand, cases and brackets, windshield brackets.

    loobman with a little modification

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    sidecase , the straps are made by me

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    windshield

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    backview

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  16. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Well done Cavaleru!
    I've been considering the same with fabricating up pieces for mine as there are no longer any ready made guards or center stands here in the US.
  17. Cavaleru

    Cavaleru Adventurer

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    me and my 40" gps

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  18. Cavaleru

    Cavaleru Adventurer

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  19. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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  20. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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    I have one waiting for me in France for some vacations:

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    But I'd love to have one in the US!!! So it is a long shot but I'd love to trade my XS2 (1972) with tons of work done on it for a nice TDM!!!

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    So if your are tired of "adventuring" and want to join the vintage crowd (old cool here!), PM me for details!!!