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#1 tdm850rider

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Posted 22 April 2007 - 09:06 pm

New here? Relax cause we don't bite... generally speaking.

Introduce yourself here, who are you? where are you from? blah-de-blah


Do you have questions concerning the forum/site?

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try the HELP section, accessible by clicking the HELP link (top right corner of every page) Posted Image
> http://www.carpe-tdm...ex.php?act=Help

And if you cant find the answer in there post your question in the Admin section
> http://www.carpe-tdm...hp?showforum=12

Edited by tdm850rider, 10 October 2012 - 06:23 pm.

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#2 krusty

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 08:33 am

Ok, here is my offical introduction (have posted a couple times in supporting members thread)

My name is David and I live in a mining town in central South Australia - Australia. The only down side to where I live is the 3 hour ride to the nearest twisty road.
In March I got my self a TDM900. Before that I had a Kawasaki ZZR250, I couldn't bare crusing at 110km/h with the motor revving at 8000rpm (after changing sprockets to gear it taller).

In 2006 I rode a friends TDM850 and liked it. After looking at other sports tourers I couldn't find anything that appealed as much as the TDM (especially in the value for money department), I didn't even bother test riding the 900. I brought new as the second market here is tiny (only 2 or 3 at any time) and I plan to keep it for a while. I've fitted the factory centre stand and Ventura rack and have a Scottoiler and SWmotec crash bars (yet to fit). The jury is out on pipes to unleash the rumble (86dB is too quiet - the zzr250 was 89)

Here is a piccy, more in my album.


Happy Riding
Dave

Edited by krusty, 24 April 2007 - 08:38 am.


#3 Matlock

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 12:50 pm

Welcome Krusty - they do look good in white with the black engine and frame don't they? 3 hours to the nearest twisties? disbig.gif You could cross the UK at the narrower points in that time blink.gif

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#4 krusty

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 02:23 pm

QUOTE(Matlock @ Tue 24th Apr 2007, 10:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Welcome Krusty - they do look good in white with the black engine and frame don't they?

I like the contrast between the two, but the black engine becomes the grey that it used to be when ridden in the rain.

#5 tdm850rider

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 04:21 pm

Welcome to Carpe Krusty.
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#6 quinny

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 05:58 pm

hi. my names tony.i live in derbyshire.i used to be a bmw rider but now ive left the dark side to come into the light.i only bought the tdm as a stop gap until i bought another bmw.but i'm enjoying rideing it so much i ca'nt get myself to sell it.theres a few things i am going to change to make it better. the screen for one.i bought a so called yamaha touring screen? are they haveing a laugh.i'm 5/11 and it does nothing for me.i have made one from an old suzuki screen that i bought for a tenner.i will let you know how it go'es.the handle bars will be next as they make my elbows acre.i have never had a bike that do.es that.i am of down through france and in to the swizz alps at the end of may.the first proper long ride on it.lets hpoe that it do'es let me down.cheers quinny

#7 Landy

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Posted 24 April 2007 - 07:22 pm

Hi Quinny, Welcome to Carpe you will fine all the info and advice you could ever need (what we don't know we make up). Enjoy yahoo.gif
TS50ER, Suzuki GT125, Cagiva 125, Suzuki GT250 20 year gap. Honda CBF600. Discovered the joy of TDM, 1974 GT250 has joined the stable
Vario touring screen, Stainless Steel Rad Guard, Fender Extender (it came off), Givi V46 Topbox (inc brake light), SW-Motech Engine Bars, Wingrack, LED Tail Light
Still in the shed:- BMW Hand Guards, Heated Grips, Aux Lamps.

#8 bobbyshampoo

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:08 pm

Just joined the forum, had my tdm 850 for about 3 months, came across it in autotrader and thought i'd give it a go, never looked back, absolutely love it for commuting,twisting and generally messing about, i use it in all weathers except snow and ice and every time it gets dirty it scrubs up like new. I'm six foot and it fits me like a glove, no back ache or signs of stiffness and I took it down to the mother in laws in the New Year (500 miles, Tyneside to Cornwall)
wish I'd found this bike 4 bikes ago.

#9 dandywarhol

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:09 pm

Welcome bobbyshampoo..............I guess you've got a lot of pubes then?????????

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#10 bobbyshampoo

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:38 pm

QUOTE(dandywarhol @ Wed 25th Apr 2007, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Welcome bobbyshampoo..............I guess you've got a lot of pubes then?????????



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#11 cupasoop

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 06:45 pm

QUOTE(dandywarhol @ Wed 25th Apr 2007, 06:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Welcome bobbyshampoo..............I guess you've got a lot of pubes then?????????


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#12 Hartside Man

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Posted 25 April 2007 - 09:34 pm

QUOTE(cupasoop @ Wed 25th Apr 2007, 06:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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must be a scottish thing this "bobby" then ehh ! rotflmmfao.gif

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#13 Landy

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 05:28 am

A warm welcome to you Bobby.
TS50ER, Suzuki GT125, Cagiva 125, Suzuki GT250 20 year gap. Honda CBF600. Discovered the joy of TDM, 1974 GT250 has joined the stable
Vario touring screen, Stainless Steel Rad Guard, Fender Extender (it came off), Givi V46 Topbox (inc brake light), SW-Motech Engine Bars, Wingrack, LED Tail Light
Still in the shed:- BMW Hand Guards, Heated Grips, Aux Lamps.

#14 dbninja

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:23 pm

QUOTE(quinny @ Tue 24th Apr 2007, 06:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi. my names tony.i live in derbyshire.i used to be a bmw rider but now ive left the dark side to come into the light.i only bought the tdm as a stop gap until i bought another bmw.but i'm enjoying rideing it so much i ca'nt get myself to sell it.theres a few things i am going to change to make it better. the screen for one.i bought a so called yamaha touring screen? are they haveing a laugh.i'm 5/11 and it does nothing for me.i have made one from an old suzuki screen that i bought for a tenner.i will let you know how it go'es.the handle bars will be next as they make my elbows acre.i have never had a bike that do.es that.i am of down through france and in to the swizz alps at the end of may.the first proper long ride on it.lets hpoe that it do'es let me down.cheers quinny



Hey Quinny big Carpe WELCOME to the group!

i too am an ex-BMW owner. sold my 850TDM bought a 1200GS.... sold it and bought a 900TDM

never looked back my friend
agrea entirely about the daft screen... MRA Vario looks good at the mo

as for long distances... i rode my 850 round the coast of Great Britain 3200miles good.gif never missed a beat




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QUOTE(bobbyshampoo @ Wed 25th Apr 2007, 06:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just joined the forum, had my tdm 850 for about 3 months, came across it in autotrader and thought i'd give it a go, never looked back, absolutely love it for commuting,twisting and generally messing about, i use it in all weathers except snow and ice and every time it gets dirty it scrubs up like new. I'm six foot and it fits me like a glove, no back ache or signs of stiffness and I took it down to the mother in laws in the New Year (500 miles, Tyneside to Cornwall)
wish I'd found this bike 4 bikes ago.




Bobbyshampoo... strange name there fella!

WELCOME to Carpe! its great to have you along for the ride
sounds like you are doing "all the right things" on your TDM already


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#15 PICARD

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:20 pm

ONLY ME.
Techno virgin reborn !!
Well those that have met me were calling me it anyway......thought I'd cut out the middle man !!!
TDM best all rounder ??....Make it so !

Edited by PICARD, 06 May 2007 - 10:21 pm.

Lock onto my co-ordinates and beam me up !!

04 900 - 92 mk 1 - r 1150 rs - Z550 A1 - 2x bonnies - plastic slug -XL185 - ...not in that order !! (and one or two i don't want / dare to own up to !!)

#16 Pict

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:27 pm

QUOTE(PICARD @ Sun 6th May 2007, 11:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ONLY ME.
Techno virgin reborn !!
Well those that have met me were calling me it anyway......thought I'd cut out the middle man !!!
TDM best all rounder ??....Make it so !

Good luck with the new enterprise - and the "savage" haircut rotflmmfao.gif

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#17 PICARD

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:30 pm

QUOTE(Pict @ Sun 6th May 2007, 11:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good luck with the new enterprise - and the "savage" haircut rotflmmfao.gif


Thanks Pict. Not a big Trekki but looks likes I'm gonna have to be !!!
Thanks for your help in my transition.!
Lock onto my co-ordinates and beam me up !!

04 900 - 92 mk 1 - r 1150 rs - Z550 A1 - 2x bonnies - plastic slug -XL185 - ...not in that order !! (and one or two i don't want / dare to own up to !!)

#18 Pict

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:36 pm

QUOTE(PICARD @ Sun 6th May 2007, 11:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks Pict. Not a big Trekki but looks likes I'm gonna have to be !!!
Thanks for your help in my transition.!

Remember, if you have any trouble with the command, just tell them "O'Grady says...." rolleyes.gif

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:54 pm

QUOTE(PICARD @ Sun 6th May 2007, 11:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ONLY ME.
Techno virgin reborn !!
Well those that have met me were calling me it anyway......thought I'd cut out the middle man !!!
TDM best all rounder ??....Make it so !

yay!!!! that suites you sir....you are so much alike too...lol

#20 PICARD

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Posted 06 May 2007 - 10:59 pm

QUOTE(jude @ Sun 6th May 2007, 11:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
yay!!!! that suites you sir....you are so much alike too...lol


Thanks Jude, wish our bank balances were alike !!
Lock onto my co-ordinates and beam me up !!

04 900 - 92 mk 1 - r 1150 rs - Z550 A1 - 2x bonnies - plastic slug -XL185 - ...not in that order !! (and one or two i don't want / dare to own up to !!)


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