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Forum: Beasts 07-09-2008, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 959,104
Posted By BMT
I have been a little sad when I walk past the...

I have been a little sad when I walk past the empty space where my 1 and only bike was parked. But as time has passed rides became further apart (6mths, then 9mths) so the "letting go" process has...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 959,104
Posted By BMT
Thanks AJ, but time constraints at the moment...

Thanks AJ, but time constraints at the moment prohibit any great amount of riding. But if/when I get back into it I will look for a TDM!

As for the Sirac, I thought that tyre had been...
Forum: Beasts 07-06-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 959,104
Posted By BMT
Cry The end of something beautiful

Hi guys,

Just writing to say goodbye to this thread. Yes, the TDM is gone (sold), but to a good home.....I'll just quietly leave you with a few memorial photos:
...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2008, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 959,104
Posted By BMT
Genuine k/ms, as the guy who first bought it when...

Genuine k/ms, as the guy who first bought it when imported into NZ found out. He had to spend over a grand to freshen up the engine due to it being 10yrs old and hardly used! She runs sweet.
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 959,104
Posted By BMT
Whew! That was a close call.

I almost sold my TDM!!!:eek1 Fortunately I didn't get a reasonable offer so it stays put .:clap ( http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=137767895 ). I did have 2 people come withing a few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By BMT
Thanks bonox, That's the sort of answer I...

Thanks bonox,

That's the sort of answer I was after to my fun but unscientific tests.

Cheers:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2007, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By BMT
In the absence of any conclusive proof I will...

In the absence of any conclusive proof I will take the view of the majority - that it could be any number of minute things but in all probability it is a function of the rider.

Who knows, it could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2007, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By BMT
Thanks for the thoughts guys. I was being...

Thanks for the thoughts guys.

I was being facetious about the hemisphere idea.

Is there someone who has a degree/masters/PhD in physics that has any idea? I want to understand if there is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2007, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,278
Posted By BMT
Spinning it up on gravel

Right you brainy lot, I have a question......:norton

I was out for a ride yesterday along a back road or two and was playing around, as you do. I was developing some confidence with getting the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2007, 02:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,420
Posted By BMT
Thanks Maggot, Its been 16 years since I...

Thanks Maggot,

Its been 16 years since I visited Yellowknife (not by bike though) and stayed with my Aunt who lives there for a week of Mid-Summer Madness (as they call it). Great to be reminded...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-12-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,221
Views: 835,626
Posted By BMT
This snug fit meant that I had to develop a fancy...

This snug fit meant that I had to develop a fancy mount/dismount procedure: face the bike, lift right leg 90 degrees, hop towards bike & fall on:lol3. The presence of so much luggage also meant that...
Forum: Ride reports 09-11-2007, 02:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,397
Posted By BMT
Great ride report Eddieb, thanks. I've been...

Great ride report Eddieb, thanks.

I've been meaning to do the Whanganui River road and only just recently passed up an opportunity of riding it due to fatigue & uncertainty of what the terrain...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 959,104
Posted By BMT
Hey JoMoThumper, I wouldn't call myself a...

Hey JoMoThumper,

I wouldn't call myself a TDM expert but I own and ride a '93 TDM (pictured above). I'd have to answer your question with a question: "What do you want out of a bike?":confused I...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,530
Posted By BMT
Hey Scout, Your new bike looks good and in...

Hey Scout,

Your new bike looks good and in really good condition. Good score!:thumb Now post us some pics on a ride and tell us how she goes.:nod
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2007, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 959,104
Posted By BMT
Hey SteveRed, I'm not planning on it at...

Hey SteveRed,

I'm not planning on it at this stage (one day maybe & Molesworth Station). A mate of mine asked me recently if I was up to doing the Brass Monkey rally in June '08 but on my recent...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2007, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3,362
Views: 959,104
Posted By BMT
Here's my '93 TDM850 on a recent ride. ...

Here's my '93 TDM850 on a recent ride.

http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/tulloch/summit2.jpg

I have just changed the bars to a Kiwi-X set that are wider and flatter thus giving more room for...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By BMT
That is a well put together slideshow, Dave. I...

That is a well put together slideshow, Dave. I even recognise a couple of the roads.

PS. I had a look at your website - you're not bad at playing guitar either.
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2007, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By BMT
A long overdue holiday - brief as it was!

A long overdue holiday! I hadn’t had a break for at least 4 months, not even a bit of weekend recreation, and I was really starting to feel it.

I let everyone know (family & work) that I was going...
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 974
Posted By BMT
Good on ya mtnbiker1096. Thanks for the report -...

Good on ya mtnbiker1096. Thanks for the report - looks like you had a fun time.

Nice bike too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 101,181
Posted By BMT
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-28-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 860,490
Posted By BMT
http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/tulloch/krieger2....

http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/tulloch/krieger2.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2007, 12:31 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 126,686
Posted By BMT
Cheers. I did a search but didn't find the...

Cheers. I did a search but didn't find the thread.
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2007, 12:19 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 126,686
Posted By BMT
Tunnel pics!!!!

Lets see some of the tunnels you guys have ridden through.......

It's 180 metres long, 4.5 metres high and one lane wide with no concrete lining or artificial lighting (other than...
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,927
Posted By BMT
Great report Frodo! :thumb I am inspired to take...

Great report Frodo! :thumb I am inspired to take some of those routes myself now. Anything really knarly on the roads your followed? I just want to check that my TDM will handle it.
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2007, 01:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,063
Posted By BMT
Keep it coming....:clap

Keep it coming....:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2007, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,348
Posted By BMT
Gentle Annie & Forgotten World Highway

I got the call from Roy 10 days earlier saying he would be down my way and asking me if I would like to ride the Napier-Taihape road. We'd both said that we would like to do it a few months earlier...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By BMT
Mr Morini you've created my dream Yamaha!

Oh how I wish that Yamaha had taken their TDM in this direction rather than in the Sport Tourer line. They started well, but....?

Anyhow, its good to see another entry into the adventure bike...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,901
Posted By BMT
I've got a TDM

I've got the '93. Here's a pic below. You can see more on my web site link from my profile.

http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/tulloch/Summer%20Hill%20Road.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2006, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7,340
Views: 2,494,309
Posted By BMT
Validity of the claim may be contestable, but I've been there!

http://www.homepages.paradise.net.nz/tulloch/longestname.jpg
http://www.homepages.paradise.net.nz/tulloch/longestname2.jpg
http://www.homepages.paradise.net.nz/tulloch/longestname3.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2006, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By BMT
Talking NZ - "motorcycling nirvana"

Thanks for the feedback, guys.

As for NZ being motorcycling nirvana, Gadget Boy, it must be pretty close. My reason for saying this? With only a population of 4 million (mostly in urban centres,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 02:10 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 54,034
Posted By BMT
Did you wheelie all the way??????

Did you wheelie all the way??????
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 01:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,800
Posted By BMT
Eek Spectacular!

Do your bikes need to be adjusted to run well at these altitudes?
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2006, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,335
Posted By BMT
First time tourer in New Zealand

Destination: The long way to a conference at Wairakei and returning home via the East Cape
The big day finally arrived after months of anticipation. My first motorcycle tour! Coinciding with an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By BMT
How true.

How true.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2006, 01:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By BMT
Cool2 Discovering your motorcycling self

I was thinking.....I seem to be on a journey discovering my motorcycling self. That is to say, the more and further I ride and the greater variety of bikes I try I seem to be closer to discovering...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2006, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10,476
Views: 3,437,801
Posted By BMT
Those are great pics of yours. Makes me envious...

Those are great pics of yours. Makes me envious seeing real adventure riding.
The TDM is primarily a road bike but is still capable on compacted dirt roads & gravel as long as it not too deep - 6...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2006, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10,476
Views: 3,437,801
Posted By BMT
84974 Pic from same ride.....still building a...

84974
Pic from same ride.....still building a photo catalogue, but got a 1,400km (870 miles) journey coming up in a month through some great countryside. Will post a ride report.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2006, 02:43 AM
Replies: 10,476
Views: 3,437,801
Posted By BMT
My ride, sweet ride!

An old 'un but a good 'un. My '93 Yamaha TDM.....doing the back roads.
84972
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