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kirkyboy1986

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kirkyboy1986 says:

ADVICE ON YAMAHA TDM OR BIGISH TOURER

Hi all i am after some advice for me father in law he is doing his test soon and whats a biggish sit up touring style bike for him and the wife to go out and about abit (he is 5ft11 16stone and she is 5ft8 9stone)

they went on my bike a suzuki gsxf600 katana and she said the back seat wasnt very comfy but loved it anyway so know wants to get a bike :biggrin:

was just trying to see what else there was they dont like bmw that much as a little to expensive they like the yamaha tdm900 alot

i have showed them the followng

suzuki bandit1200gt

honda varadero

yamaha fjr1300

and know i cant think of any they would like  

they would spend around 4k

cheers

kirky

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Mjollnir

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Posts: 721

Mjollnir says:

The TDM is a very competant bike

I have had one for 4 years and it has 39k miles on it. I have only had one fault of a coil earthing to the frame in all that millage, and that wasn't expensive. The engine paint is a little thin and very prone to salt corrosion, but that is true of a lot of bikes. I am over half a foot taller than your father in law and a few stone heavier and I have taken pillions bigger than his wife with hard panniers loaded up and the bike has had no problem with this at all. if you have any more specific questions feel free to PM me.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

tourer

At 4k I agree the yam tdm 900,the others would have to be older for 4k.

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steve.g

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steve.g says:

have you thought...

about vfr800 ? prob best all round bike. or a triumph 955i sprint st?:smile

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steve.g

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steve.g says:

mine isnt suitable.

smidge...its the daytona. :tongue:

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budgey

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budgey says:

the tdm

is more comfortable than the vfr and the triumph.  infact the tdm is the most comfortable bike i've ridden although i've never ridden any of the big tourers but on a long run say 800km i coulda gone on and all the sportsbike riders were knackered!  the bike handles well and will do 225km/h  with ease.:sunglasses:

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MrHarlequin

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MrHarlequin says:

How about

A Deauville?

 

Nice and comfy, ideal for a new rider as very docile, lots of luggage space...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..... and only leaves you stranded by the side of the sodding M40 when you're riding to meet friends, rather than working.

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stephen01

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Posts: 483

stephen01 says:

TDM

Is a nice bike, I had one on loan while my FJR was in for servicing. :smile

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