Greetings to all forum members!
This TDM forum i well known but after reading it for some time in recent weeks i decided to register and introduce myself.
Three years ago in searching for good example of R1150GS i spoted 03 TDM900 in the corner of garage full of diverse imported motorcycles. To be honest i didnt even think about it or consider it. This particular example was tidy, the bike components and quality was level above V Strom and Versys so i thought i could take a short test ride. Decision was easily made and i became TDM owner.
Later on i added lots of touring equipment. It has almost everything what could be installed.
-MRA Vario Windshield
-Alu mirrors, stock ones and stock from MT09 Tracer. I switch them when i get bored.
-Garmin Zumo 340LM which sometimes guide me to ride down stairs ))
-SW Motech hand protectors
-SW Motech crash bars
-SW Motech center stand
-Hella Micro De fog lights and two LED 18 cubes. Im using LEDs right now because im little scare od Hella that are 55W each H3 halogen
-Full Givi luggage, Maxia E55 on top and two E360 (40ltr) on sides
-Exaust are 100% hand made which are very special to me
-Lithium Ion battery
-There is some titanium bolts on handlebar controls, panniers, etc. From time to time im changing one or two because they are expensive
Other then that, its running on Continental Road Attack 3, brakes are OEM front, rear is Brembo. Petronas coolant, engine oil was Silkolene PRO4 Plus but this year im using Shell Advance 4T Ultra.
Atleast two times a season it gets cleaned in details with special cleaners for each part, wheels, exaust, plastic, etc. Then i wax it with Collinite 845 and 850 and all plastic and rubber bits get treated with Koch Nano Magic plast care.
I cant keep wheels clean despite waxing due to dust and dirt on road. I think there is no solution to that.
Some plans are to install Motacc handlebar which i have in stock for two years now, and to make custom seat. There is option to add custom suspension with Mupo spring and shock. If someone have experience with upgraded suspension let me know what i can expect.
In general i didnt ride it much but i must say its very underrated and capable bike. Clearly ahead of time and build quality is awesome. With upgraded suspension i can bet its on paar or maybe better then new Strom 650, Versys or NC750.
The only problem i have with bike its i still have soft spot and wish for 1150GS ADV but TDM never gave a reason to seperate us.