Yamaha TDM Riders

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

  1. Pict

    Pict A Scot in exile

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    Go for another kind of adventure - import? The Carpe forum has solo members sticking their necks out with no formal support - eg. Marcelo from Argentina, working (and riding a 900) in Venezuela. (At least you'd have good workshop support in the US) Or does regulation and bureaucracy stand in your way?
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  2. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Muther Fokker

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    It's been a couple of years, but I got a bike that's allowed on advrider so I guess I can join this hugely grown crowd again. I had a T-max for a while which didn't fit on advrider, but now I see there's even a battle scooter section :huh . Anyway, here's my current steed:

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    It the TDM900A GT version, so with Yammie bags, carter spoiler, tall screen (don't like those, so switched it) and centerstand. Here it is when I just picked it up from the shop a few months ago:

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    I'll take some updated pics in Spring, because it had some cosmetic updates since the last pics (top pic is in the Picos de Europa in Spain). Crash bars have been replaced with sliders and the chrome standard cans are now black Superpole cans. Even though they are legal cans and with db killers, it seems I can now outrun (although very slightly) a DL1000 V-strom (although the friend who rode it has quite a lot of bio-tuning to do).

    Anybody who would like to see the first TDM trip I took through the Picos de Europa can check it out here: http://piloot.smugmug.com/gallery/1994480/

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  3. Pict

    Pict A Scot in exile

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    Hi Emile - the Eagle has landed!

    Back about 8th January on this thread, Pezz_gs asked about bellypans. I see you've shown the standard Yamaha fitment, but I recall you now have a Puig one - since I'm famously lazy could you post the pic here that you showed us on Carpe? There have been exchanges on aftermarket cans, too.
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  4. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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  5. Pict

    Pict A Scot in exile

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    Not too ratty at all for a project base. Refit those pipes for sure - current 2:1 looks bad anyhow. Could go naked ? (pics @ Carpe TDM - scroll to entry of 7th January 2007)
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  6. 2Vadvature

    2Vadvature Adventurer

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  7. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Muther Fokker

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    No, I don't have a Puig one. I mentioned I knew about a very nice looking Puig one I saw on German Ebay which I would have ordered if I wouldn't have had the GT version which already came with the Yammie bellypan. Here's the Puig one:

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    Go to http://stores.ebay.com/bs-motoparts and type in "TDM 900" (with the space, without the "") for all their TDM 900 items. They got nice stuff. I ordered the MRA screen with them as well as the great looking TDM sliders:

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    Here a pic I took today, you can see the Superpole cans (legal, with db killers) and the mentioned TDM sliders:

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    And yes, it's dirty... It actually hasn't been washed ever since new :eek1
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  8. nanbil

    nanbil n00b

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    Count me in.

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  9. Pict

    Pict A Scot in exile

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    Sorry - old age plays memory tricks. Thanks for picking this up.
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  10. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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  11. G-Funk

    G-Funk That ... Umm ..... "Dude"

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    Greetings ya'll .......

    This is just m.h.o., but I think the older TDM body styles w/the round bug eyed headlights, look better than the newer / sleaker body design.

    Performance wise, I'm sure the newer 900's are better than the older 850's, what with technical improvements since 92 / 93, but comestically I like the older ones.

    Regardless, I would love to try out a newer 900, but until (yeah right) Yamaha decides to bring the TDM back to the states, I will have to settle for my tried and true 850. :D

    Did I mention that I love that bike ?????? :rofl

    Take it easy everyone and ride safe.
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  12. Rolling Thunder

    Rolling Thunder Pouring Rain

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    I got your round bug eyed headlights right here!


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  13. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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  14. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    How 'bout this mutant outer space alien insect face.
    All it needs is some teeth in that little 'mouth' to complete the look.
    Damn overpriced KTM mutant bike.
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  15. AJ..

    AJ.. Long timer

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  16. wicky

    wicky n00b

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    hey WiCkY is here too !!! :evil Nanbil, now theres a name i ait seen ferra long time on Carpe !
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  17. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it?

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    Wicky! :uhoh
    WTF left the door open & let you sneak in here?
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  18. wicky

    wicky n00b

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    hey Tom Tum, you sorted them forks out ok in the end ??:huh
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  19. Pict

    Pict A Scot in exile

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    Which engine bars have you fitted there. AJ? Or is it a combination? Not seen such an extensive setup before.
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  20. aytcat

    aytcat UK TDM

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    wick is that you! i see you joined in march 2006 so howcome you only made 6 posts?