Yamaha TDM Riders

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by BuellDualSport, Sep 28, 2005.

  1. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    You shame my bike @tuscan. Your bike looks mint!

    I have done nothing to the suspension other than service the forks.

    The settings are soft for gravel, at my pace it's smooth over corrugations. Wallows around if I get to enthusiastic on the tar seal.
  2. tuscan

    tuscan Been here awhile

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    The stock can't be that bad then if you've done 80,000kms on yours.

    I hate riding it off road though - I can just feel the crunch of plastics when it all goes wrong - so mines for 100% tar seal duties. Thanks for the compliments - I always thought this model looked the sharpest.

    Thanks Neppi - I'll give them a call.
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  3. poppykle

    poppykle Adventurer

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    My 900 was hard and bouncy when I got it. I waited a few months to get used to it and identify what I wanted. Took it in for a suspension set up, sag, rebound damping etc. It made a world of difference (mind you I don't really ride off road) The rear shock can be rebuilt and you could upgrade the front springs for not a lot. $120 for the service was probably the best bang for buck I have ever spent.
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  4. PaydayGabe

    PaydayGabe It's never a DAMN tail wind !

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    Gorgeous Tuscan :raabia, blue mmm.
    Agree totally regarding off road travel. Too rare in the States to risk it. I'm envious of the plentiful quantity the UK/EU have for this wonderful machine .
    I'm fortunate to have found mine and love it above all my other toys. 53.5k+ miles and counting.
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  5. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I must admit to having had a few incredibly lucid moments when things have gone pear shaped. It's a testament to the bike that gunning it and grimacing has kept it upright.
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  6. Juvenile Senior

    Juvenile Senior Been here awhile

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    Hello everybody,

    I have just found this thread for the first time. Nice to meet you. I thaught the TDM never entered the US market. Happy to be corrected.
    I live in Germany and am a happy owner of a 4tx model 1999.

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    I would be very happy if you would help me on the following problem:

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/extracting-fork-seals.1443310/#post-39966422
    Thank you and see you around!
  7. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Only the 3vd came over , model years `92 & `93. The 92s were red and the 93s purple AFAIK...
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  8. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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  9. Tiggs

    Tiggs Dreamin of Adventure

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    Hi, I’ve got a 1999 TDM850. I’m chasing wider rider foot pegs. Are there foot pegs from other bikes that fit this model? I apologise if this has already been covered, nothing came up when I searched the forum.
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  10. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I've wanted bigger pegs for years but never bothered to follow through with measuring mounting size and angles to find some.

    I shall watch with interest.
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  11. Binh motorbike

    Binh motorbike Adventurer

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  12. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    Footpegs.....

    I have a had a non-conclusive squizz around the internet. Bugger all on the 850 but people have adapted pegs from S10's and XT 660's on the 900.

    I can only suggest taking the measurement of the 850 footrest brackets and work out the angle they are mounted at. Carry this information and a tape measure with you at all times. If you see an S10, T7, XT or TT, sneak over and measure their pegs... If you find a match it should be relatively easy using the part number from the bike that matches, to find aftermarket pegs to fit the TDM.
  13. rtwpaddy

    rtwpaddy n00b

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    Greetings to all,

    I've already post a pic in the welcome topic, but i'm so happy.
    within 20 hours I'm on a train to pic up my next bike.
    I still have to clean up my daughters room, cause she's coming over tomorrow.
    Help me out, can't stop looking the picture :muutt:dirtdog:ace:becca:patch:devildog:confused:loco:eyes:eyes:eyes

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  14. Juvenile Senior

    Juvenile Senior Been here awhile

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    I am happy for you!

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    Greetings from the Black Forest, Germany!
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  15. JimRidesThis

    JimRidesThis Local celebrity

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    Congratulations on your new bike, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

    I’ve never had a Mk2 but I’ve had two Mk1 850’s in the past and currently have an ‘04 TDM900. Cracking bikes! :thumb

    I’m still constantly looking at pictures of mine and I got it over four years ago. I don’t think you have anything to worry about... yet :D

    Enjoy the ride home! Don’t forget to post some pics for us :beer
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