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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by BuellDualSport, Sep 28, 2005.
I won't say I am interested, but I do love me some retro and own a farkled tdm... So tell me more!
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.
looks to be a little more then it should be.
is it ok?
Nice Cavalere, more good is the map
Will you keep us posted about how you get on with the RT valves, AdvRich? Something I've thought about from time to time.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Before I ebay it, does anybody here need a Givi pannier rack for a TDM900
Also have a pair of Givi E21 cases
Another tyre qestion!!
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
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.
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.
I've been using a Kenda K761 110/80-18 tubeless ran backwards. Works Great!
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.
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.
What is the best solution you recommend to protect TDM hulls from crash?
keeping the bike vertical.
some big hand made crashbars...
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?
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.