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Old 08-13-2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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TDM 850 Adventurer

from down under!


To TDM or not to TDM?......................that was the question !


If you have ever ridden a TDM you'll know the feeling.



The answer was easy....................!


It's so much fun on the black stuff and handles the smooth dirt with ease that with sensible riding I was sure it would be a breeze.........and so ?????







The makings of my TDM 850 Adventurer


The mandatory stickers




On its first shakedown run....................................excellent fun!





Bash Plate & Engine Crash Bars




35 amp regulator





On board air compressor





Hand guards & head light protectors





Volt metre & aux plugs





pumping up the front tyres





pumping up the rear tyres





Fully loaded for adventure





Now for more of this life ! ! !






Reports to come



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Old 08-13-2006, 11:08 PM   #2
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Well done

Great work - you've added some neat accessories to your TDM



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Old 08-13-2006, 11:21 PM   #3
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That's the best, coolest looking TDM i've seen yet Master! You might want to consider strengthening the shock mount at some point if you're thinking of going on the rough stuff. Do a search on the above webpage for Broken shock mount. I think they were really giving their tdm a hard time two up on the rough though

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Old 08-13-2006, 11:45 PM   #4
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Nice bike and sweet accesories. What kind and size is the front tyre? Mefo Explorer?
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Old 08-13-2006, 11:52 PM   #5
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Excellent job !
I love it
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:21 AM   #6
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Thumb nice accessories

So, a 35 amp regulator? How many amps on a TDM usually?
Excellent way to mount the air compressor, there's not to many vibes up in your fairing I suppose? I had one mounted on my pot racks (bmw R100) but it musta shaken itself to death on the 2006 Border Run + Gascoyne Junction's Off Centre Rally. Looks like I'll hafta go back to the manual pump/talisman.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:00 AM   #7
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Nice bike

Nicely done!
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:32 AM   #8
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Dam, I have to wait to get home before I can open the pics
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:39 PM   #9
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Very cool tdm850, sometimes i see them for sale. But it's really rare
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Old 05-24-2007, 06:12 PM   #10
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Hey Masterbrewer, nice ADV bike.
Is that the Mt Arapiles campground?
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Old 05-25-2007, 03:27 AM   #11
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Superb mods. Those tyres look amazing, what are they?
I had my Mk1 850 for 14 years and kick myself for ever selling it. A great bike apart from those damn regulators !
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Old 05-25-2007, 04:49 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by face scrape 2001
So, a 35 amp regulator? How many amps on a TDM usually?
10 amps I believe

Dakar DanHey Masterbrewer, nice ADV bike.
Is that the Mt Arapiles campground?


Road side between Hawker & Wilpena Pound, Flinders Ranges

Hammock dwellerSuperb mods. Those tyres look amazing, what are they?
I had my Mk1 850 for 14 years and kick myself for ever selling it. A great bike apart from those damn regulators !


Tyres Front: IRC 410s18 rears reversed

Rear TKC 80 150.70.17

Change the regulater to a higher 35 amp....no more hassles

The TDM ADV certainly keeps the so called, (if they do say so themselves) "experts honest or feeling insecure at the least"

Cheers

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Old 05-25-2007, 07:46 AM   #13
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Nice TDM. I took my 900 loaded up with luggage on some unsealed roads the other day and was surprised at how well it handled them.
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:11 AM   #14
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Setting mine up for more dirt travel. They are supprisingly stable off road, after a few test rides i am looking for tricks to make it more so. How does that front tire handle pavement? Hyperpro springs does wonders for the front, but even my WP shock leaves a little to be desired in the travel dept, a little more ground clearance would be nice.
Wants to heat up on long slow hills, but I think hardwiring a fan switch will take care of that. Are the crash bars Renntech?. Got a set on order. US distributor claims I was the first to order here.
If all this works as planned may give a Uly Ulysis front end treatment.
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Old 11-26-2007, 04:44 PM   #15
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so masterbrewer hows that TDM doing? still got her. just curious kinda looking for one maybe
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