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#1 Tor


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 06:20 am

Hi and thanks for the add!


Getting acquainted with this excellent site, loving a good old-style forum for these bikes. I'll probably be asking all kinds of questions, while reading up on the most common topics.


Picked up my first TDM on Saturday in Oslo, riding it to Stavanger across the mountains. Because this is what we do here. Desireable vehicles are rare and far between, so this is the second time I fly to buy... (I found my Rover P6 in Oslo, too).


I'm transitioning from a 1997 VFR750FV so it's a lot of newness. The bike is pretty much mint and still has a lot of freshness to it with 32000 kms and having lived a garaged life. It's a 2004, came with Yamaha luggage and a handy little SW Motech tank 'purse'. Otherwise stock and regularly serviced, with 10-year old Michelin PR5s that, amazingly, still feel supple. I'll be replacing them though. And I feel a bit bad, as I ride year-round and will soon be exposing it to salt.


I've developed a crush on the TDM while on extended stays in Greece, where they are plentiful and impressive as riders shoot and thread madly through the congestion, fishtailing and braaaapping their styled steeds with Remus cans and whatnot. I love how I can whack it out of roundabouts, and with the 'Airbox Wire-8 Mod' done yesterday it has 6th-gear overtaking capabilities I didn't expect.


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#2 Snowbird


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 06:41 am

Welcome aboard Tor, looks to be a nice example, enjoy!

Current toys: '99 XT600E, 2000 4TX, '82 Princess 30DS (where the username comes from), No longer a '03 Fazer thou.

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#3 dapleb


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 06:42 am

Hello dare and welcome.

Lubbly pics. Hope you enjoy the boike
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#4 waynedear


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 07:02 am

Welcome Tor, lovely bike.

#5 fixitsan


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 08:15 am

Welcome, looks great !

900 with better bits. Owes me nothing, Makes me smile

#6 dablik


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 08:30 am

Welcome Tor, looks good indeed, Wicky will want to know what's under the cover  :good:

Bigred mk1 R1 Calipers- Braided lines- Givi wing rack-Crash bungs- Hi vis bullets-PR2's- and a hoot to ride.

Quad 900 Silver Laser duo tech pipes-Scott oiler-Engine crash bars- Radiator mounted see me ring LED's-Datatool system 3 alarm -Centre stand- Extender fender-Renthal bars-Handle bar risers-Mirror extenders-BMW GS Handgaurds-Acumen uprated horn & Nautilus-Stainless steel Radiator guard-Givi wing rack-OEM screen-Yammy touring screen-MRA Vario-MRA Double bubble cut down for fast as fk riding-Tiger screen-Tank protector-Stomp grip panels-Optimate lead


1991 MK1 in need of some TLC watch this space  :) Sorted and on the Road Mick :P :P it's the bike that Jack built ;)

#7 ChrisG


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 09:16 am

That looks to be in fantastic condition.  :good:


I do like a good stave church too, 

1992 Mk1, 76k miles, Hagon springs, MTC exhaust, 4½ gears Gone now :(
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#8 drewpy


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 01:20 pm

That bike looks mint, welcome to the mad house 

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#9 Tor


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 08:54 pm

Thanks guys! I feel at home already 😁

Under that cover lurks a HD 1200 Sportster the seller went for instead. I dont get it myself, but some do.

#10 Favs


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Posted 11 October 2021 - 09:06 pm


Single-handedly reviving the Wave.


2008 reg. Black TDM 900 ABS




#11 leehenty


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 08:18 am

Nice bike,I hope you enjoy many miles together
2002 900 silver,oil pressure switch with brass 90 degree conversion, RG fork protectors. Wilburs custom made rear Shock with remote hydraulic preload and RG shocktube, Wilburs front springs. Scotoiler with a custom made swing arm delivery unit. Silicone radiator hoses.BMW 1150 handguards with Touratech extensions, Carbon Fibre yoke cover and fender extenda, MRA flip screen, Yamaha Engine bars, SW Motech Centre Stand, Kappa wingrack three box Luggage with E21's as option from the K960 boxes, Zumo 660 satnav on Touratech mount, Led Voltage monitor, Baglux tank cover, Clear LED Rear light, Aux LED brake light, BikeVis bullet LED's under front  nose,Stainless rear axle nut, stainless chain adjusters, stainless wheel spacers front and rear, Probolt Polished Stainless Flanged Hex engine screws, Polished stainless fairing screws, stainless disc bolts. Titanium brake pins front, Probolt Titanium Flanged Hex Front Caliper Bolts & Rear caliper slide pins Adventure Spec Tool tube under rear rack, left and right sides with custom alloy mounts.<p>Top Sellerie double gel pad seat. Carbon Fibre inner dash and side infill panels. Anodised black alloy swingarm pivot bolt covers and footpegs, Nano II Gear indicator.

#12 Norwegian


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Posted 14 October 2021 - 01:16 pm

Velkommen, og slitan!

2002 TDM 900 Red/Yellow Cocktail (it's yellow)., biggified some

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