Yamaha TDM Riders

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

  1. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    @supamanaint are you running Angel GTs? If so how many kms are you getting out of them? I ran them and thought they were an excellent handling tyre but the sides of the front were worn down after 3K kms and the rear not far behind. Running PR4s now, they are good, not as much fun as the GTs, but will have more than twice the life
  2. supamanaint

    supamanaint when in doubt - power out

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    Hi fayeslane,
    Yep Angel GT's just love em, great in wet , dry and better than PR4s in the dirt (imo) but........ front cups up a bit (maybe because I brake late into the corners) and the rears take a hiding. I have got 8000km out of a set (yep F & R gone at same time) and it would be a lot less if I was down your way all the time :-), but in general they last between 4000 to 6000ish km.
    To be fair the rear tyre size is for 650cc bikes that don't have the grunt of the TDM especially in the fun zone 4-6k :D.
    I have PR4's on my 02 (silver) TDM and while very good they just aren't the same.
    Need a new set on the black TDM and may stick with the Angle GT's, they have saved my arse more than once.
    How did you mount your light bar under the lights, cheers.

    Shane
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  3. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    No science was used in the making of this mount :D

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  4. SUBCASTLE

    SUBCASTLE n00b

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    Hi TDM riders!
    Some time ago I finded photo of big windschield for TDM 2. Do you nkow who makes this windschields? I want to buy it. But I don't know where is to buy. 3dNmB8vBVyQ.jpg 7xNPVIAIXVE.jpg
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    woersdorfdonkey n00b

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    2C8A2578-834A-450F-90C9-35F47E0A52F3.jpeg 5418AE12-5014-4A3B-8AE3-08F254FD5CD9.jpeg on my way back from the Australian “Island Classic 2018 “ - plenty of dirt fire trails and some 1300km days — the “ TeDiuM” does it all for a fraction of the cost of a bloody GS :-)
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  6. JohnnyR6

    JohnnyR6 n00b

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    Looking for advice with my 900.
    This has probably been asked loads...
    I'm looking at new tyres (in the UK). Road tyres are fine to source but for something for a little off road use I'm struggling. I've found metzler tourance tyres but the front is a 120/80 and the rear is a 150.
    Anyone used these sizes? Does it handle ok and grip well on the road?

    Thanks, Johnny.
  7. fayeslane

    fayeslane Rankest of amateurs

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    Have used them on other bikes and they are very good on road fine for light off roading. Did a heap of gravel roads on PR4s at road pressures on the weekend, the TDM is a competent off road tourer :clap Off road oriented tyres are icing on the cake.

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  8. JohnnyR6

    JohnnyR6 n00b

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    Thanks. I don't expect to be doing much just some gravel roads.
  9. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!! Supporter

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    I have a bunch of leftover parts from a TDM850 engine I want to clear out. It had a bad crank that was welded and reground by a well-known race shop. The rest of the stuff is old and ratty. I was going to bring it to the scrap metal place. But if anyone makes it worth my time and needs anything, I'd rather share the wealth. PM me with anything you need.
    All parts are from a 1992 U.S. spec bike.
  10. AdvRich

    AdvRich Long Time SmugMug Patron/Supporter

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    Hi Rich,

    Looks like some spell check chop in the first sentence, but it sounds like you’re clearing out parts otherwise headed to the scap bin.
    Do you have a clean (no rd rash, paint flake) stator cover?

    Thanks,
    Rich
  11. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!! Supporter

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    Rich,
    Yeah that was a mess, I cleaned it up. Stupid phone and such. I mean it could not be me.:rofl
    I am not sure. I will check and let you know, but it may be a few days until I am back to the garage.
    ~Rich
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    AdvRich Long Time SmugMug Patron/Supporter

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    Cool, all good, no rush.
  13. brooks

    brooks Been here awhile

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    What parts are you getting rid of exactly?
  14. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!! Supporter

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    I have not sorted them, but just about all of and engine in pieces, minus the cylinder.
    Honestly if someone is local and I do not have to ship, it is not for sale, but free. But if I need to box, label, ship, post office, time is money. So I need a bit for doing that, but not looking to make money.
  15. mwoods

    mwoods Back for more adventures

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    I’ll take the lot for spares. I’m an hour or so north of nyc, so I could pick it up. If there is a clean stator cover in the lot, advrich can get it from me sometime.
  16. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!! Supporter

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    "Sold" though likely can't meet up until after spring break. So after April 9th. I'll send you a PM.
  17. Sneeze Juice

    Sneeze Juice Been here awhile

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    I’m in the US and considering a 92 for a daily commuter. Just realized these were sold here briefly in 92, and 93 and find them kinda cool. Seems like it could be a solid daily commuter...

    The heaviest bikes I’ve owned were an Aprilia Falco and Ducati St4. This appears to be heavier? Crazy...

    Does this actually feel like a heavy bike in person? Only asking as I would have to travel a few hundred miles to the nearest one for sale...
  18. rc mad

    rc mad Physycotic gecko

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    I have a 98 tdm 850 and duke st4s. I think they are about the same at slow speeds, tdm has the edge in manoeuvrability due to the wider bars and it seems to carry its weight quite low down .
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  19. mwoods

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    I have ridden a Duc ST3, but not a 4. In my opinion, the TDM does feel a bit heavier, but as RC said, they carry weight low, and handle well.
  20. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Doodle corner?

    Toilet stop?

    As for weight... Yep, the TDM's are a little portly but quite agile and easy to handle. I practice moto gymkhana on my MkII and it's happy getting flicked around at full lock. Wide bars make direction changes easy and it's stable, I managed to creep about 50mtrs in traffic yesterday with my feet up and speedo needle not moving at all. The driver behind must have had a laugh, though. It was a bit wobbly.
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