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BuellDualSport 09-28-2005 11:54 AM

Yamaha TDM Riders
 
Any TDM riders in this group?

Thanks

kobudo28 09-28-2005 02:04 PM

I would be if they were imported into the states.

Tiny 09-28-2005 02:11 PM

I had one, LOVED it, wish I didn't have to get rid of it. Does that count? My plan was to convert it it to a DP type bike ala the Paris Dakar version of the TDM. Show us yours.
And welcome. Enjoy yer visit.

itsatdm 09-28-2005 02:51 PM

I have a 1992 model that I still use as my primary ride. I have probably owned 25 motorcycles so far, ride a year or two and go on to another. I have owned this 8yrs and everytime I think about the newest and greatest I take it for a ride. I just can't let it go. 50,000+ miles and still in great condition.

wagonpilot 10-12-2005 03:17 PM

Add me to the list.


Love it.

stevepsd 10-12-2005 05:52 PM

Add me to the list as well!

Falp 10-17-2005 09:43 AM

In a year or two if I decide to trade my Transalp, it will be for a TDM 900! :D

AL-58 10-27-2005 06:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlackCatRacing
Any TDM riders in this group?

Had a '91 850 many moons ago, it was a lovely bike

http://web.aanet.com.au/pennykid/spikecold.JPG

and now I've got an '03 900, its a lovely bike.

Al

davorallyfan 10-29-2005 04:01 AM

OK Al where was the pic taken and which dog?

I must ride a tedium one day.

Give me your keys?

John E Davies 10-29-2005 08:08 AM

I would love a TDM 900 - I really didn't know much about the bike, so I did a search and found a very good review:

http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewBikeCata.../TDM/Page1.htm

http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewBikeCata...neOut_300p.JPG

http://www.mcnews.com.au/NewBikeCata...k_RHF_700p.JPG

It's a little heavy at 418 pounds dry, but I really like the design - it looks a lot like a big single and isn't much more massive. If they installed a high exhaust and bigger spoked wheels it could be an awesome Adventure bike. The dry sump engine would offer good clearance with the pipes out of the way. (Though there is always the problem of mounting a skidplate directly to the crankcases....)

Any word at all if it will ever be brought to the USA? What would the estimated price be?

Here are a couple of nice big wallpapers:

http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/Y...M900/Index.htm

And here is the European TDM site:

http://www.yamaha-motor-europe.com/tdm900/

I keep coming back to edit this post.... Here are some good reviews:

http://ymedc.introweb.nl/en/archive/.../touring.shtml

http://ymedc.introweb.nl/en/archive/magazine/tdm.shtml

http://www.motorbikestoday.com/revie...yam_tdm900.htm

And here is a TDM club with all sorts of great info like accessory and ride reports, and service manual downloads:

http://www.carpe-tdm.net/tdm/index.html

Now we just have to get Yamaha to bring the bike to the USA....

John Davies

Falp 10-29-2005 12:54 PM

Heavy?

A dual 900 with the same weight as my Tansalp 650 or a F650GS?

Where's other weighting less..???

BMR 10-29-2005 03:37 PM

My exact same sentiments....I had a GS 650 and it weighed the same, and I loved it but that twin in basically the same design and weight? I'll try one..!!!!!!!

vtwin 10-29-2005 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AL-58
Had a '91 850 many moons ago, it was a lovely bike

http://web.aanet.com.au/pennykid/spikecold.JPG

and now I've got an '03 900, its a lovely bike.

Al


My brother has one that looks just like that. It makes pretty good low end compared to my Vstrom, but it does have some engine vibration in the upper ranges. It's looks a little like the predecessor to the Vstrom, i think it was called the Freewind or something.

vtwin 10-29-2005 06:36 PM

here's a link to the Suzuki Freewind...sorry to hijack the thread.... :bueller

http://www.thumperpage.com/articles/Xf650.html

AL-58 10-29-2005 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davorallyfan
OK Al where was the pic taken and which dog?

I must ride a tedium one day.

Give me your keys?

Somewhere between Talbotville and Mt Hotham, coming home from Dargo(the only time I went, top rally just too far from Sydney if I have to work Monday). Spike was in the Ventura bag. I ran out of juice before getting back to the bitumen.

One day Dave. You didn't crash my sidecar.

Al


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