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
never missed a beat
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