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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by BuellDualSport, Sep 28, 2005.
Sounds harsh to me
Had my 900 for a couple of years now and can't imagine changing it. It is a road bike though. I've thought about doing the Australian Duel Sport style conversion but not got round to it.
If you have a TDM you MUST join www.carpe-tdm.net
In the January "Ride Magazine" there is an article on bike build quality. One section is on paint thickness and the findings were (in microns)
Triumph 141, Bmw 133, Honda 125, KTM 100, Yamaha 59, Aprilia 50, Kawasaki 48, Suzuki 43. They appear to have tested 3 different models in each manufacturers range.
I found the results surprising, although paint thickness is only part of the story eg what preparation of the metal and/or plating, if any, takes place before painting
Anyone know of a way to lower the footpegs on the TDM900? I've seen one kit online but it replaces the footpegs with tiny race-style ones. I'd rather keep the stock pegs and just lower them 30mm or so.
Would not lowering them then make them drag the road earlier? If this is so wouldn't you be better off raising the seat height? Is this to decrease the bend at the knees while seated?
Yup, bad knees. The seat's already high enough for my 30" inseam. With lower pegs I'd just hang off the bike more to reduce the lean angle
Or go slower
Hi twinrider, I know of several TDM owners who have lowered the TDM by letting the front forks come up a little through the steering yoke. Some including myself have done it to sharpen up the front end on the 850.
Thanks for the tip, Dicky, but I'd like to lower the footpegs a bit to reduce my knee bend, not lower the bike itself.
Perhaps together with Tee Dee Mmm's suggestion to raise the seat height?
Twinrider try this one: footpegslowering
Appreciate the post but those are the race-style pegs I referred to in my original post. I'd prefer to keep the comfortable stock pegs.
hey masterbrewer what front tyre do you run?
Hey fellas...how issit goin guys?
It's a hectic new year for me.Wedding,no honeymoon yet...government service for 2weeks,now back to work..and i just can't stop grumbling and whining and swearing..name it...
But today,i just got a great head start...got to do a day ride on my TDM.
but unfortunately,not the missus...she got a whole day of traumatised at the back seat..
Anyways..covered a total of 430km.
Start out late close to the afternoon.and ended around 8pm.
Me and 2 other TDMers with our missus...explored Malaysia National Park,Endau Rompin...the route now is very much open.But it's more like "dust to glory"...no kidding.with crazy truck drivers on-coming that caught you off-guard with those nearly misses...
Anyways,before i fall asleep on my laptop,i just post some photos and link up to my multiply which i have almost finish with the uploading...
Warning to shiny chrome bikers...you know who you are mister Tokyo san...
Bad start...at this point,above photo,we just covered 100km,and just 20km before this shot was taken,we got stopped for speeding by the local police roadblock.damn those cops!!
The not so happy wifey.
but never failed to smile for the camera...
The link :
I am going to sleep now...ciao fellas...
Thank you AJ..
Nice to see that you did not forget old forum friends since you are married
Here in Slovenia temperatures are 10-15 C bellow zero for 3 weeks now.
I am just bored because I can not use my TDM and envy you because you can
right here,it's hot and sunny...and with crazy winds....
I wanted to share this..
now..take alook at this bridge..this is last sunday..
and this is just before the bridge..right infront where i stopped and also Richard is crossing,is the bridge on the above picture...
this is last 2yrs on Dec...where it flooded.
imagine if you suddenly get push by the current and went out of the path..serious shit i tell ya...
here's a short video of some parts of the easy ride.
full ride report here :
G'day AJ.. good stuff, thanks for sharing
Gday craig here i have a 99 TDM850 could any body tell me where i could purchace a set of highway pegs
I suggest the best place to ask these questions is here
I personally made my own, if you look closely you'll see them on my ride reports pics.
Drop by, this is the 1st video of our Bogota - Buenos Aires trip if you wanna watch.