Yamaha TDM Riders

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

  1. Starkmojo

    Starkmojo Chief Totberry

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    I won't say I am interested, but I do love me some retro and own a farkled tdm... So tell me more! :evil
  2. Prmurat

    Prmurat Long timer

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  3. Cavaleru

    Cavaleru Adventurer

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    today i changed my oil and filter, put bel ray 15w50 semisynth

    and a check the compresion, and I have 11 Atm on both cilinders.

    but..
    [​IMG]

    looks to be a little more then it should be.

    is it ok?
  4. rocker_faraonu

    rocker_faraonu 4ever2wheels

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    Nice Cavalere, more good is the map:thumb
  5. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    Will you keep us posted about how you get on with the RT valves, AdvRich? Something I've thought about from time to time.
  6. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Will do DS. I've got a couple of bikes in the que to sort before I get to the TDM... possible mid next month.
    What year is your TDM?
  7. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Its not too out of line at roughly 161psi. Could be a bit of carbon build up in the chambers and on the pistons is all. I think its fair to say, TDM's would be a bit more prone to carbon build up given the rich running condition they can operate in for some time with undiagnosed worn emulsion tubes/needles and choke plungers.

    When was the last valve adjust done?

  8. Dessert Storm

    Dessert Storm Dances With Drunks

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    It isn't yet! I'm looking to buy a MkI around May, and a front end spring and valve job (:eek1) is something I have been wondering about.
  9. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

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    Before I put this stuff on Ebay anybody need any TDM engine parts? I bought a 92 motor with a bad rod a long time ago and used some parts from the motor. I took it a part and have had piles of parts for over 10 years. If anyone needs anything drop me a PM and it will be cheap. I just want it gone.
  10. nav18tor

    nav18tor Been here awhile

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    Before I ebay it, does anybody here need a Givi pannier rack for a TDM900

    Also have a pair of Givi E21 cases

    PM me
  11. dnajoy

    dnajoy n00b

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    Another tyre qestion!!
    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 )

    Many thanks for any info
  12. ban

    ban Adventurer

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    I am very happy with a 110/80/18 Distanzia Rear Tire (running backwards) on the front of my 1992 TDM850.

    The original on the 850 is a 110/80/18 so it was not much of a change from the original.
  13. Hank.SD

    Hank.SD Jet Measurer

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    Anyone got an good used rack of 92/93 TDM carbs they could sell me?

    I'm still struggling with a cold miss and low throttle setting stumble. I'd like to try a carb swap.
  14. jgritts

    jgritts n00b

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    I've been using a Kenda K761 110/80-18 tubeless ran backwards. Works Great!
  15. ban

    ban Adventurer

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    That is good to know the Kenda K761 110/80-18 are tubeless. I have not tried them because I thought they were tube type.

    On motorcycle-superstore's web page the item description indicated tube type for Kenda K761 110/80-18.

    On bikebandit's web page the description indicate tubeless for Kenda K761 110/80-18.
  16. aeldk5g

    aeldk5g Adventurer

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    Regarding tire choices,

    I'm considering the Pirelli Scorpion Trail for my 93 3VD. The back tire is available in the correct 150/70-17 size, but the available front tire is 100/90-18 rather than the stock 110/80-18.

    The 110/80 to 100/90 has a minimal differences, but has anyone tried this size on the front? Any feedback would be appreciated.

    Thanks
  17. TheMask

    TheMask n00b

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    Hi guys,

    What is the best solution you recommend to protect TDM hulls from crash?
  18. Cavaleru

    Cavaleru Adventurer

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    keeping the bike vertical. :p

    some big hand made crashbars...
  19. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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    On the Carpe TDM forum a merckan is trying to get a group buy together for a manufacturer to produce a batch of Mk I / Mk II engine bars. Possibly Renntec. Have a squiz, I think they only need 12 to make the run.
    Prolly cheaper than one offs.

    I'm in the same boat, I've started motogymkhana & already dropped the little bike..... Oh, good panniers absorb a drop well. Were's the facepalm icon?
  20. TheMask

    TheMask n00b

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    :fpalm
    You're right Harvey. :)) I actually saw a photo of a TDM that have side cases in front, under the hulls. That's a brilliant idea for protection especially when going off road.
    Anyway, thanks for your answer.