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Old 02-26-2012, 08:37 AM   #2566
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Thanks Richard,

Glad to hear your getting it sorted and it is running better. I'm sorting the carbs, ignition, and other stuff currently in prep for the riding season.
I highly recommend checking your diaphragms.
Also, another tip, take the air box off, fire up the bike, and watch the carbs, make sure they are both responding (one of mine was not)
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:33 PM   #2567
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I highly recommend checking your diaphragms.
Also, another tip, take the air box off, fire up the bike, and watch the carbs, make sure they are both responding (one of mine was not)
Thanks, I did check the diaphragms and they look and feel like they are only a few years old. The fuel inlet seals on each carb were cracked and leaking though, so new ones will go in this week along with new needle seats, choke plungers, and pilot screws. The carbs also got an ultrasonic bath this past week for good measure and I’m going to tweak the main and pilot jets just a bit as well. The emulsion tubes and needles are new Factory Pro ones from the PO and look spot on.

Thanks, I did do the run up with the back of the carbs open and they both respond equally, but there is some back firing below the left throttle plate for the first few moments of running while still cold. The choke plungers are worn, right side more so, creating a leaner condition for the left side for the equal choke position... or at least that's what I'm thinking. Hopefully the new choke plungers will sort that along with a sync... which wasn't off by much for choke off, but was out far enough in the opposite direction with choke on to indicate the enriching difference.

I found some corrosion on the primary side coil connections too and gave them a cleaning and dollop of dielectric grease to insulate them from the elements and possible arcing. A new set of iridium plugs will go in along with some other upgrades and fixes this week... parts start showing up Tuesday.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #2568
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Unfortunately the day has come.. I've sold my TDM 850. I really enjoyed owning it, as it's a friggin' awesome bike to ride. I've moved further towards the dual purpose/enduro side of things and bought myself a 2010 BMW F800GS.

Here are the last pics I took of my TDM before selling it (in fact, these were the photos I used in the online ad):





(You may also remember that I had custom made crash bars but I sold those separate in case the buyer didn't want them).

Keep well TDM peeps! I'll be checking in on this thread once in a while, but it looks like I'm going to be focused on BMW for a while - at least for my dual purpose needs.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:54 PM   #2569
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Somebody should be very happy with that bike. Nice. What are the hand guards off?
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:57 AM   #2570
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Somebody should be very happy with that bike. Nice. What are the hand guards off?
Those are aluminum! Very good handguards.. they've been battle tested several times. Not sure of the actual brand, they are the chinese "works everywhere" type. They had to be bent a little bit to work on my TDM.
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:05 PM   #2571
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Nice looking TDM, sgtunix. Looks like a mix of the '92 frame with the '93 motor and body paint color we have in the US.

That 800gs will keep ya smiling... although you'll have to go through emulsion tube replacement withdrawal...

Enjoy, Rich
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:17 PM   #2572
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Nice looking TDM, sgtunix. Looks like a mix of the '92 frame with the '93 motor and body paint color we have in the US.

That 800gs will keep ya smiling... although you'll have to go through emulsion tube replacement withdrawal...

Enjoy, Rich
I'll keep my old TDM emulsion tubes with me, as a good luck charm :
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:19 PM   #2573
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I'll keep my old TDM emulsion tubes with me, as a good luck charm :
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #2574
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Unfortunately the day has come.. I've sold my TDM 850. I really enjoyed owning it, as it's a friggin' awesome bike to ride. I've moved further towards the dual purpose/enduro side of things and bought myself a 2010 BMW F800GS.

(You may also remember that I had custom made crash bars but I sold those separate in case the buyer didn't want them).

Keep well TDM peeps! I'll be checking in on this thread once in a while, but it looks like I'm going to be focused on BMW for a while - at least for my dual purpose needs.
If you don't mind me asking, How much did you sell it for?
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:22 AM   #2575
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If you don't mind me asking, How much did you sell it for?
About the equivalent of $3100 USD. But keep in mind that bikes are always cheaper in the US. If you are able to buy a new CBR1000RR for $10000, then it's going to cost $19000 for the rest of us. Some countries in Europe are even worse than that, with a 250% import tax (Denmark, etc). So what I'm trying to say that even bike prices for 20 year old bikes will be affected by this down the line.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:30 AM   #2576
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My bike is listed in the Flea Market if anyone is interested.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:42 AM   #2577
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Another one

Bought mine yesterday, 2001 model, 35000km. Very happy with it so far

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Old 03-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #2578
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looks good,
what is the Tyre on the front
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Old 03-12-2012, 05:21 AM   #2579
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It's a Michellin Sirac. Think it might be a rear?

A couple of general Qs to the TDM community:
- muffler has been "derestricted". Sounds good, has a bit of character but not too loud. Crackles a bit on decelleration. I noticed it doesn't seem to adjust revs too well at idle when cold. My last bike bike was a BMW650 which was one press to start every time. Could the muffler mods be effecting the EFI?
- there is a little red light on the RHS fairing next to the dash. Doesn't work. Looks like an immobiliser that has been disconnected. Is that standard?
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:42 PM   #2580
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It's a Michellin Sirac. Think it might be a rear?

A couple of general Qs to the TDM community:
- muffler has been "derestricted". Sounds good, has a bit of character but not too loud. Crackles a bit on decelleration. I noticed it doesn't seem to adjust revs too well at idle when cold. My last bike bike was a BMW650 which was one press to start every time. Could the muffler mods be effecting the EFI?
- there is a little red light on the RHS fairing next to the dash. Doesn't work. Looks like an immobiliser that has been disconnected. Is that standard?
I believe the idle speed to be 1750 rpm when on choke so depending on where yours is at it may explain it?

No lights in my fairing (apart from the ones I've added)

Mine starts first time and idles smoothly but I have the standard silencers "unfettered" .....I like quiet :)
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