Yamaha TDM Riders

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

  1. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    AJ, I live in Tokyo but am as much a gaijin as you. If you're Chinese then at least you have a leg up on the kanji! :lol3
  2. AJ..

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    ok guys....i've jus took some close up shots on the bash plates....hope it helps....

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  3. AJ..

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  6. mattp

    mattp Sparsely Retensioner

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    Maybe someone has asked and even answered this already...but why not bring the new TDM to the states, especially with the recent success with the Stroms? And the TDM is SO much better looking than the strom. Anyone get both and can compare the two bikes?
  7. twinrider

    twinrider Pass the catnip

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    I would love to see that as well, if only to benefit from the aftermarket parts that enterprising Americans would bring to market, like a decent bashplate :evil
  8. Pict

    Pict A Scot in exile

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    Agreed all round. Can't understand (with Western logic) why Yamaha won't wake up and smell opportunity. With Eastern logic, maybe it's a pride & prejudice thing - they (or at least some high-ranker) had their pride hurt by poor sales in the past, and have gone off in a huff?

    Good enterprise on the bashplate btw. Would it drop lower, to the next level of side-vents, or would the sharp downpipe bends still be a problem? Should have recognised the item sooner - I used to have a Tranny.
  9. Pict

    Pict A Scot in exile

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    Agreed. The Strom has arguably more poke, but is a monster, and pig-ugly in design and quality of materials and manufacture - Suzukis were always tinny.
    Do you have the Kawasaki Versys over there? Will be interesting to see how that sells.
  10. AJ..

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    sorry dude...kanji?gaijin...khekhkekhe....not sure wat it is....:D
  11. AJ..

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  12. masterbrewer

    masterbrewer TDMster

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    :thumb

    Good to see more activity from TDM ers, let's keep the name high on the activity lists.

    Will keep the others wondering exactly what is it that we know and they don't...................hey?

    Cheers

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  13. AJ..

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    this quad is using TDM900 engine...its gonna be mighty i tell you...

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  14. AJ..

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  15. comes naturally

    comes naturally renewed hope

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    How is it finding replacement/maintainence parts for TDM's in the states?
  16. Hartside N lakes man

    Hartside N lakes man Not A noob actually OLD

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    Hello Everyone :lol3 I am also from the Carpe TDM site http://www.carpe-tdm.net/ipb/index.php

    just dropping in to introduce Myself and My bike

    (shamelessly cut n pasted from a thread on carpe)

    ok so i went for a little ride (about 130 miles)
    some people might recognise some places
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    thunder Thighs :)
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    Does my Arse look big in this :lol:
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    Ok then the mods :- I lurve the heated grips (why didn't i use them years ago) the handguards work very well in conjunction with the grips :D
    the sidecases make the bike (more interesting) to ride (i had 4 bricks in each wrapped in a towel to simulate load) had to crank the preload up one after about 5 miles as she felt back heavy (understandably ) however maybe it was just the roads (salt / molassis, grime,debris) but the front end did not feel at all planted today. In fact i had 2 moments (heartstoppers) then took a good look at the tyre / pressures, the pressure is where i normally run but the tyre is worn badly on both sides making the bike feel a little nervous. still got 3 or so mm of tread left so will be running it a while longer.
    hopefully fit new rubber before the Rolling Thunder Tour in germany though.
  17. AJ..

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    hey man...you also use the V-strom handguard....kewl....some of the dudes from carpe didn't like the idea....they thought GS1150 handguards are better....they said that the V-strom guards look cheapo....but i wouldnt agree anyway.....the handguards serves the same purpose...:1drink

    anyway,nice photo taking shots...luv every angles....you're the man in taking shots dude...
  18. Flying Dutchman

    Flying Dutchman Muther Fokker

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    Too bad he doesn't have the black blinkers though, that would finish it :thumb

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  19. aytcat

    aytcat UK TDM

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    Hopefully my vstrom handguards are going to be fitted this weekend weather permitting,but got to fix exhaust leak first on muffler box :(
  20. AJ..

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    wowo...nice set of blinkers....i believe you are using Yamaha OEM sidecases...can put some pictures with it?and how much it cost?here in Singapore it cost $1800SGD for it...its double the price of Hepco & Becker....