Yamaha TDM Riders

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

  1. Butters

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  2. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I only hit the like button because that is the tidiest MkI I've seen. Awesome job.
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  3. Butters

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    Thanks! I love the bike so never really minded putting money into it. I will take quite a bath on it if I sell it, but I am really having a hard time justifying it as it simply sits in the garage.
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  4. Foil

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    Man; that thing looks factory fresh.

    I'll have a look around at the rear shock when I change the tires. Shouldn't be any more complicated than a dirt bike rear shock.

    I'm at around 11,000km's on a bt23 rear and a t30 front and I honestly dont think they have much more life in them. There's plenty thread in both of them, but the feel went away about 1500km's ago.
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  5. RedEX

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  6. Butters

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    That is a nice one. I'm confused about the comment saying the front sprocket is one tooth down for lower hwy rpms. Going down would have the opposite effect. I'm guessing it is one tooth down for a lower first gear for off road. The bike does fine on the highway with stock gearing. I can't imagine somebody going a tooth bigger.
  7. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer Supporter

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    I run Bridgestones, bt's and now the T30's. Always been a faithful tyre to the bitter end.

    We have granite chip seal road surface and the roads I ride are nicely cambered. Ride a lot of gravel, too.

    I've never been close to 10'000km's on a pair, 6 - 8000km's and they are slicks.

    How long have they been on the bike?

    I noticed touring Europe a few years ago that the BT23's would turn a dramatic blue colour after a long fast day on motorways. They wore out before they hardened. 3 months... A big 3 months admittedly.
  8. Foil

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    I spooned them on myself july 2019. The rear is a bit squared, not too bad, and pretty much all the thread is still there.

    They still provide grip, hence the edge wear on the rear :D - however, they don't transmit the information though the bars as they used to.

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  9. Juvenile Senior

    Juvenile Senior Been here awhile

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    I own the 4tx, the secons generation TDM that is. The rear wheel hugger has an opening, a hole if you like, just where the road dirt is sprayed at the lower end of the shock.
    Anybody knows what this opening is for?
    What would be the best way to close it?
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    Same on the 3VD. I have wondered about that myself. I covered mine with duct tape.
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  11. Harvey Krumpet

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    Ditto.

    I used heavy duty electrical insulation tape, virtually un-noticeable, and it's on the inside with a wee bit stuck to the sticky bit.

    Reached the limit of my engineering abilities with that.

    Yeah, what is the hole for?

    Answers on a postcard..
  12. laurient

    laurient Been here awhile

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    Sold the green
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    Bought the silver
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    First impressions " its a little low and a little quick " oh and smooth
  13. Juvenile Senior

    Juvenile Senior Been here awhile

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    Lay that goat on the seat and it won't be that low anymore
  14. laurient

    laurient Been here awhile

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    Came with the stock seat ( in great condition ) with a sheepskin cover and i do have a couple of sheepskins spare so i made a pad and put it under the cover , should get me 12 - 15 mm