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#1 Baron

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 12:26 pm

Just done the air box mod on my 2004 TDM900, see  https://www.tdm-yama...t.org/?page=AIR
FANTASTIC!! yahoo.gif What a result tup.gif

The on/off low speed throttle response has all but gone, bottom end torque has increased and the engine is just so much more usable between 2000 and 3000 rpm. Fantastic...it feels like a new bike!!

If you've gotta 900 and haven't carried out option 1 referenced in the link above....do it....you won't be sorry laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif


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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:43 pm

QUOTE(Baron @ Wed 4th Oct 2006, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just done the air box mod on my 2004 TDM900, see http://jbx9.free.fr/...x...=AIR&lng=en

FANTASTIC!! yahoo.gif What a result tup.gif

The on/off low speed throttle response has all but gone, bottom end torque has increased and the engine is just so much more usable between 2000 and 3000 rpm. Fantastic...it feels like a new bike!!

If you've gotta 900 and haven't carried out option 1 referenced in the link above....do it....you won't be sorry laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


I agreee, I carried out the modification about a month ago, really worthwhile. Easy even for me.... rolleyes.gif

I followed option 1, everything was exactly as described, what a pleasure to have illustrations that really work - thanks JBX! good.gif

However, I seem to be short of a few fairing screws / rubber nut thingies / fastners by now from a mixture of clumsiness and other factors. unsure.gif Any advice on how to best get replacements, anyone? Thanks.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:50 pm

QUOTE(Baron @ Wed 4th Oct 2006, 01:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just done the air box mod on my 2004 TDM900, see http://jbx9.free.fr/...x...=AIR&lng=en

FANTASTIC!! yahoo.gif What a result tup.gif

The on/off low speed throttle response has all but gone, bottom end torque has increased and the engine is just so much more usable between 2000 and 3000 rpm. Fantastic...it feels like a new bike!!

If you've gotta 900 and haven't carried out option 1 referenced in the link above....do it....you won't be sorry laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

I guess you chose option #1 (disconnect & plug the breather pipe) for simplicity?

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 03:01 pm

QUOTE(Sven @ Wed 4th Oct 2006, 03:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I agreee, I carried out the modification about a month ago, really worthwhile. Easy even for me.... rolleyes.gif

I followed option 1, everything was exactly as described, what a pleasure to have illustrations that really work - thanks JBX! good.gif

However, I seem to be short of a few fairing screws / rubber nut thingies / fastners by now from a mixture of clumsiness and other factors. unsure.gif Any advice on how to best get replacements, anyone? Thanks.


Halfords sell wee packs of fairing screen kits ( screws and wee rubber thingys )

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 07:23 pm

QUOTE(Pict @ Wed 4th Oct 2006, 03:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I guess you chose option #1 (disconnect & plug the breather pipe) for simplicity?

Yep, and just as Sven says, the mod is just as JBX details. I was getting really hacked off with the low speed jerky throttle response but an idle search through the JBX files revealed a very welcome solution.
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Posted 04 October 2006 - 09:02 pm

QUOTE(Baron @ Wed 4th Oct 2006, 08:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep, and just as Sven says, the mod is just as JBX details. I was getting really hacked off with the low speed jerky throttle response but an idle search through the JBX files revealed a very welcome solution.
JBX yahoo.gif

JBX is The Man all right!! giveusahug.gif iwin.gif yahoo.gif

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 01:51 am

Yeah..... my 900 vibes quite a bit at low rpm,
after seeing all tis.... man!
hv to get it done rite nw!!!


Thks JBX!!!

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 05:31 am

QUOTE(Firestorm @ Thu 5th Oct 2006, 02:36 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah..... my 900 vibes quite a bit at low rpm,
after seeing all tis.... man!
hv to get it done rite nw!!!
Thks JBX!!!

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Simplest benefit you'll ever find. good.gif

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:52 am

Hi people, just joined your happy group. I currently own 2 TDMs, the first is a 1991 850 originally owned by Peter Goddard ex World Super bike racer. It has flat slide race carbs, throttle pumpers and JMCA cans fitted. This is a fun thing to ride as it still has more compression now after 99000kms than when it was new. My other one is a 2002 900, standard other than 3 piece Nonfango hard luggage. The exhaust will be getting changed as well as looking at the airbox.
Will post some photos soon.

Cheers to all

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:03 am

I did option two some months back, only a pair of long nose pliers required, no parts or plastic's to remove either, by far the easiest way to do it.

Edited by avonne, 05 October 2006 - 07:04 am.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:42 am

QUOTE(Sparra @ Thu 5th Oct 2006, 07:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi people, just joined your happy group. I currently own 2 TDMs, the first is a 1991 850 originally owned by Peter Goddard ex World Super bike racer. It has flat slide race carbs, throttle pumpers and JMCA cans fitted. This is a fun thing to ride as it still has more compression now after 99000kms than when it was new. My other one is a 2002 900, standard other than 3 piece Nonfango hard luggage. The exhaust will be getting changed as well as looking at the airbox.
Will post some photos soon.

Cheers to all

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Hi Sparra (Another Northerner, by chance?), , and welcome. Any pics of the 850? (Interesting pedigree, and endorsement of the TDM!)


QUOTE(avonne @ Thu 5th Oct 2006, 07:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I did option two some months back, only a pair of long nose pliers required, no parts or plastic's to remove either, by far the easiest way to do it.

good.gif - mod. 1 cost me a rubber nut thingy off the fairing - now sniggering somewhere inside the front pod!

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:44 am

QUOTE(Pict @ Thu 5th Oct 2006, 01:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Simplest benefit you'll ever find. good.gif



And not to mentioned tat u need not to pay for anything!!!

Btw do i need to blank off the Flap Actuator after removind the hose?

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:48 am

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And not to mentioned tat u need not to pay for anything!!!

Btw do i need to blank off the Flap Actuator after removind the hose?

thks. smile.gif

Don't think so, using mod. route 1 - just need to block off the airbox end of the hose (I used the end plug off a ballpoint pen). Anyone else to comment?

Edited by Pict, 05 October 2006 - 07:50 am.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:57 am

QUOTE(Pict @ Thu 5th Oct 2006, 09:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't think so, using mod. route 1 - just need to block off the airbox end of the hose (I used the end plug off a ballpoint pen). Anyone else to comment?


I don't think it's necessary.
It's the hose that operates the vacuum valve, once it is disconnected and plugged you're good to go.
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:00 am

Thanx guys wub.gif

BTW all those who did this mod must send me US$10 000. angel.gif banana.gif

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 08:08 am

thks guys. sure do....

btw i hv purchased a O2 sensor tinngi, claimed a bph gain of btw 15 to 20!!!
Simple installation (not until i have sort out which wire to cut!!! huh.gif )

Shall see whether it does wat it claimed..... dry.gif

QUOTE(Sparra @ Thu 5th Oct 2006, 02:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi people, just joined your happy group. I currently own 2 TDMs, the first is a 1991 850 originally owned by Peter Goddard ex World Super bike racer. It has flat slide race carbs, throttle pumpers and JMCA cans fitted. This is a fun thing to ride as it still has more compression now after 99000kms than when it was new. My other one is a 2002 900, standard other than 3 piece Nonfango hard luggage. The exhaust will be getting changed as well as looking at the airbox.
Will post some photos soon.

Cheers to all

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:35 pm

QUOTE(JBX @ Thu 5th Oct 2006, 09:45 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanx guys wub.gif

BTW all those who did this mod must send me US$10 000. angel.gif banana.gif


Yeah, right... yeahbaby.gif

I did the modification today - method #2... Worked fine after I found a long nose pliers to replace the hose after I blocked it.

Due to heavy rain this afternoon I didn't go for a testride. Maybe tomorrow if the rain stops.

Just one question about this air box mod; have any of you experienced any kind of drawbacks afterwards...?
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:46 pm

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Yeah, right... yeahbaby.gif

I did the modification today - method #2... Worked fine after I found a long nose pliers to replace the hose after I blocked it.

Due to heavy rain this afternoon I didn't go for a testride. Maybe tomorrow if the rain stops.

Just one question about this air box mod; have any of you experienced any kind of drawbacks afterwards...?

None that I've heard of, but today I had to fire her up twice from cold - just a sporadic glitch? - so tweaked the idling revs up a shade.

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 12:37 am

QUOTE(AJ_Blizzard @ Fri 6th Oct 2006, 03:20 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, right... yeahbaby.gif

I did the modification today - method #2... Worked fine after I found a long nose pliers to replace the hose after I blocked it.

Due to heavy rain this afternoon I didn't go for a testride. Maybe tomorrow if the rain stops.

Just one question about this air box mod; have any of you experienced any kind of drawbacks afterwards...?



Blizzard, do update us after u r done with the test ride in regard of the 'drawbacks' if any...

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 02:37 am

QUOTE(Pict @ Thu 5th Oct 2006, 05:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Sparra (Another Northerner, by chance?), , and welcome. Any pics of the 850? (Interesting pedigree, and endorsement of the TDM!)
good.gif - mod. 1 cost me a rubber nut thingy off the fairing - now sniggering somewhere inside the front pod!


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