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20 user reviews of Yamaha TDM 900 (2002 - present) See all
Bought a TDM 900 in March 2010 & just love it. It does everything you want it to do. Commuting is marred by a slightly snatchy throttle, although it is better than the earlier ones. Suspension is fairly soft on standard set up but is adjustable. Very economical- on tour, riding at up to legal speeds gives 75mpg even with panniers loaded. Givi panniers are fitted on my TDM. They are quite high needing a good swing of the leg to get on the bike but are roomy although the fittings are like bits of Meccano. The bike uses no oil between changes & seems light on brake pads. A higher screen is definately needed for touring. I bought the higher Yamaha one although others are available. An excellent all rounder!
Posted: 29/08/2012 at 09:26
Posted: 08/10/2012 at 13:54
I'm onto my second TM900, I've covered over 50k miles on them, I've never heard of nor experienced "backlash to the gear box". It is true that it is a little snatchy at low speed though. The "Airbox mod" takes care of this though. I travel 94 miles daily down the M1 and around the A406, wouldn't want to do it on any other bike.
Posted: 09/10/2012 at 21:14
thanks 4 reply put my mind at eas, wot is airbox mod u r on about.
Posted: 10/10/2012 at 18:31
Posted: 12/10/2012 at 17:47
went form London to bali Indonasia on one btween 2006-2007, just three puntures and put up with some seriously crap fuel, huge improvment on 850 verion
Posted: 12/10/2012 at 17:49
Air box mod, lift the tank up and disconnect the pipe running to the airbox. Block the pipe, number plate screw is good for this, then tape it down. Refit tank and throttle response will be improved. Yamaha fit this device to lean off the fuel between 2.5k and 4k, so that it passes emission tests. There are pictures on the TDM site.
Posted: 13/10/2012 at 18:32
TDMs - lovely bikes!
Posted: 13/10/2012 at 19:15
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