Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
The TDM900 is a great bike, but as usual, it is possible to make the factory bike better - in my opinion. One BIG drawback I can't rectify is the light flywheel. Damn bike isn't happy under 2500rpm. The new XV1200Super Tenere fixes that problem, but I have just finished getting my TDM how I like it and don't want to start again. Here is my bike:
I was still having trouble with my left wrist so I added a more comfortable support for long distance riding. See the bar joining the mirror mounts in this photo. It is covered in rubber tubing. I got the idea from guys who race bicycles - and it is way more comfortable over long distances. You have to have a cruise control of course to really feel the benefits.
Here is the bike completely kitted out for a trip.
Visited my second oldest daughter in Sydney and then headed north up the coast. It was blowing a gale and challenging on the bike, but good. The is Taree, I think.
Then my wife's car broke down back in Melbourne and I had to high-tail it back home. 2,500 kms in two and a half days. Couldn't have done it without the cruise control.