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Forum: Beasts 04-28-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
I was there! In glorious BRG (more or less)

I was there!
In glorious BRG (more or less)
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
Kalts, I also have a MkII 850, and at one point...

Kalts,
I also have a MkII 850, and at one point wanted to try to get matching Mitas E07's for a lot of gravel road travel I had planned. Mitas don't make an E07 110-80/18 front, so I tried a...
Forum: Beasts 11-29-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,252
Posted By shadowjack
I have used these folks for parts - they seem to...

I have used these folks for parts - they seem to have most stuff and a good shipping service, even to Downunder.
http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/Yamaha/
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
Good question: I'm 6'5", varying between 255...

Good question:
I'm 6'5", varying between 255 --> 240 lbs, and have a 1996 MkII TDM850.

Mine is fitted with 30mm bar-risers, a set of slightly wider Renthal bars, and I use an Airhawk with a...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2013, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 921
Posted By shadowjack
http://www.carpe-tdm.net is your TDM850 bible. ...

http://www.carpe-tdm.net is your TDM850 bible.
Check www.wemoto.com for parts and service stuff.

<cite></cite>I've had my '96 for 5 yrs and 76k kms.
One rear brake light; a starter solenoid; a...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
I agree with Harvey. Suspension, breathing...

I agree with Harvey. Suspension, breathing (emulsion tubes and exhaust - mine came with an Over Racing Project system), and brakes - good to go.
I saw a torque graph for them that showed a plateau...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By shadowjack
I reckon most of your questions will be answered...

I reckon most of your questions will be answered in the Yamaha TDM Riders thread.
Or the Yamaha TDM Pictures thread.
Or the TDM850 Adventurer thread.
I have a '96 - does all I want and then some.
Forum: Beasts 03-09-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,513
Posted By shadowjack
Yeah, sure, you say you'll ride an ST just once,...

Yeah, sure, you say you'll ride an ST just once, just the once, just to see what its like..
I rode a Super Tenere, just once, just to see what it was like. It was more than 11,000 earthquakes ago...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,604
Posted By shadowjack
I have to get back up there...

I have to get back up there...
Forum: Beasts 02-05-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
Nice vid, HK. And that sound track:clap 45C? -...

Nice vid, HK. And that sound track:clap
45C? - yeah, man, but it's a dry heat.
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
I have run this tyre combo and had something...

I have run this tyre combo and had something similar happen.
How old are the Sirac's? It might pay to check the front tyre - mine would wear unevenly on the tread blocks, getting a "step" between...
Forum: Beasts 02-19-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
I'm recently back from a tour of the lower NI,...

I'm recently back from a tour of the lower NI, during which it became obvious that I had, over time and 60k kms, crushed the life from the seat foam. What to do, what to do...
What to do was to head...
Forum: Beasts 02-16-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By shadowjack
Can't help you with your query myself, but have...

Can't help you with your query myself, but have you had a look at www.carpe-tdm.net
Full of useful tips and tricks for the TDMxxx owner.
Forum: Beasts 02-14-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,604
Posted By shadowjack
I'm 6'5" and have a MkII. I have personalised...

I'm 6'5" and have a MkII.
I have personalised it a bit by adding 30mm bar-risers, Renthal 966 bars, and cut the lip off the screen. On long trips I add an AirHawk/sheepskin combo.
Fits like a...
Forum: Beasts 01-24-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,323
Posted By shadowjack
It's not ADVRider, but have you tried: ...

It's not ADVRider, but have you tried:
[/URL][url]www.carpe-tdm.net (http://www.carpe-tdm.net/ipb/index.php?act=Login&CODE=01&CookieDate=1)
UK-based, and a helpful and informative bunch of folks. ...
Forum: New Zealand 12-22-2011, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,116
Posted By shadowjack
This may clarify the vehicle/motorcycle issue: ...

This may clarify the vehicle/motorcycle issue:
http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/sendingitemstonz/motorvehicles/Pages/default.aspx
Concession Reference Number 80 (c) is what you're after....
Forum: New Zealand 12-22-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,898
Posted By shadowjack
Yes, OK at my place. I think. I have mates in...

Yes, OK at my place. I think.
I have mates in Parklands - and that's not a good place to be.
Bike was in the driveway and some-miraculous-how, did not fall over.
This shit accelerates the aging...
Forum: Beasts 10-29-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
sgtunix - taken from the Haynes Manual I have,...

sgtunix - taken from the Haynes Manual I have, for 91-95 models (paraphrased a bit):

Engine oil
Oil level inspection
1. Place the motorcycle upright on a level surface.

2. Check oil level,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,360
Posted By shadowjack
Clockwise, then anti-clockwise (or vice versa) -...

Clockwise, then anti-clockwise (or vice versa) - get even wear patterns on the tyres that way...
I am looking forward to the S10 summary.
Forum: Ride reports 07-25-2011, 02:15 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 45,360
Posted By shadowjack
Good on ya, Nick! A truly outstanding ride!!

Good on ya, Nick!
A truly outstanding ride!!
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2011, 01:42 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 25,082
Posted By shadowjack
Just did a bit of basic research, so figures are...

Just did a bit of basic research, so figures are accurate-ish, and for comparison only.
I see that petrol is about US$3.25-$3.40 per USgal for those of you in the US.
Down here, it's about...
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,919
Posted By shadowjack
Agreed. I have an Anakee2 rear/Michelin Sirac...

Agreed.
I have an Anakee2 rear/Michelin Sirac front combination (on a TDM850) for exactly these conditions.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,988
Posted By shadowjack
Sprocket carrier bearing? I had bad vibes on...

Sprocket carrier bearing?
I had bad vibes on the TDM - new chain, sprockets, and a sprocket carrier bearing fixed all that.
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2011, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,022
Posted By shadowjack
'Zactly. Just like a ute, tyre choice plays a...

'Zactly. Just like a ute, tyre choice plays a large part in determining where you can go.
And with the roads/surfaces we have recently acquired around here, I use the capabilities of my Beast every...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
I'm running a Michelin Sirac (110-80X18) on the...

I'm running a Michelin Sirac (110-80X18) on the front. IIRC, it has arrows indicating direction for front or rear fitment. Seems to work fine.
Anakee2 on the rear.
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 24,032
Views: 4,357,259
Posted By shadowjack
I have used Anakee (10k kms), and Anakee 2 (10k...

I have used Anakee (10k kms), and Anakee 2 (10k kms so far, and counting) on the rear of my TDM850. I have found it suitable for gravel and seal. In combination with the Sirac on the front, it's...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 24,032
Views: 4,357,259
Posted By shadowjack
I stand to be corrected here, and obviously YMMV,...

I stand to be corrected here, and obviously YMMV, but combine offensiveness, ignorance, stupidity, and idiocy, in roughly equal and large amounts and you have the "Fuckwit Continuum".
...
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
Nothing from Carpe here for the last day or so...

Nothing from Carpe here for the last day or so...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2011, 12:55 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 54,604
Posted By shadowjack
Winter appears to be here...

Well, it's been a long eight months or so down here. What with the earthquakes, and a torn-ish right elbow tendon, things have been less than optimal. Especially for long rides, or indeed any rides. ...
Forum: New Zealand 04-01-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,547
Posted By shadowjack
If I might offer a hint... There ya go.

If I might offer a hint...



There ya go.
Forum: Australia 03-28-2011, 12:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,005
Posted By shadowjack
Had this done about three weeks ago after months...

Had this done about three weeks ago after months of right elbow pain. Would have been sooner, 'cept the city fell down :eek1 2 hours before my original appointment. An ultra-sound showed I had...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2011, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
Good bikes, alright. And soak up the kms, yes,...

Good bikes, alright. And soak up the kms, yes, yes they do. With disconcerting ease.

There is a slightly bigger island to the west of us with a few kms of dirt roads and such - helluva ferry...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 28,070
Posted By shadowjack
I'm enjoying your RR. I have a bit on at the...

I'm enjoying your RR. I have a bit on at the moment, but if it finishes before winter, I'm heading for a West Coast run myself.
As a resident of Christchurch and somewhat of an AdvRider, I say:...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3,218
Views: 889,300
Posted By shadowjack
I am now running my second set of this...

I am now running my second set of this combination. I am currently running an Anakee 2, now - it suits my type of riding (tarmac/gravel roads), given that there are not thousands of kms of...
Forum: New Zealand 02-23-2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,898
Posted By shadowjack
The messages of support are very much...

The messages of support are very much appreciated, and quite humbling.
The newspaper this morning (how they're getting that out, I dunno - they have my respect) tells me that USAR teams and...
Forum: New Zealand 02-21-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 19,898
Posted By shadowjack
My sympathies to those who have lost folks, the...

My sympathies to those who have lost folks, the injured, and to those still trapped; and I wish all the best to my old colleagues in the Rescue Teams. Kia Kaha.
I'm OK, and so is the family I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-14-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,745,738
Posted By shadowjack
I've been visiting my mother in hospital, here in...

I've been visiting my mother in hospital, here in Christchurch NZ, and, :eek2 , your observation is spookily accurate. Right across from the entrance...
And thanks again, TDP, for your pics and...
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 24,032
Views: 4,357,259
Posted By shadowjack
TeNinere ?:dunno

TeNinere ?:dunno
Forum: Australia 01-12-2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 782
Views: 54,645
Posted By shadowjack
We've had our issues here recently - but what you...

We've had our issues here recently - but what you folks have is terrible. I have some Civil Defence mates over there giving a hand.
Take care of yourselves.
Forum: New Zealand 01-06-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By shadowjack
I used Adventure Trailrides two years ago to give...

I used Adventure Trailrides two years ago to give my son (a motorcycle-newbie) and myself a half day trail ride in the hills to the west of Christchurch.
I got a DRZ400, and my son a CRF230. ...
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