About me and (mostly) my TDM...




This a very nice 2002 Silver Tech (S3) model, the best of all !

Regular maintenance

Since the 1.000kms and 10.000kms services to my favorite dealer, all maintenance is done by myself. This is not very difficult because the machine is reliable, the operations are fairly simple and require only common tools.
• Front fork oil change : every 10,000km.
• Front brake pistons cleaning : every 5,000km.
• Bearings lubrication : every 10,000km (wheels, suspension & direction).
• Chain lubrication with transmission oil when required : 500-1000km.
• Battery maintenance : none, I just remove it from the bike during winter storage.
• Engine oil : full synthetic oil (5W50) with a new oil filter at each oil change.
• Engine oil level check : never done it.
• Spark-plugs & engine coolant may last easily 40,000km
• Fuel consumption is usually around 5.0l/100km : min 4.0l/100km up to 7.0l/100km (40 mpg up to 74 mpg) depending on the riding style & average speed.

Off-schedule operations

• 34,000km : rear brake pads & brake fluid change.
• 36,000km : front brake pads & brake fluid change.
• 38,000km : TPS change (recall by Yamaha).
• 48,000km : valve clearance check : standard clearance found on all valves.
• 48,000km : throttle bodies synchronization check : standard values found.
• 49,000km : cam-chain tensioner change.
• 60,000km : after nine years of faithful service, the OEM battery passed away. A Yuasa replace it.
• 62,000km : fork oil seal change.
• 72.000km : injectors, fuel tank & fuel pump cleaning.

My mods

• Air-box flap removed.
• Air-box cover modified.
• Bigger air-filter element.
• CO setting increased a little bit.

• Automatic headlight switch-on.
• Engine anti-start device with transponder.
• Anti-theft beeper.
• LED pilot-light & dashboard light.
• Gearbox indicator.
• Headlight bulbs +50%.
• GPS with modified display.

• Ermax screen.
• Front-fork set-up : standard settings, fork oil : 10W or ATF Dexron D3 oil (stiffer during winter).
• Rear suspension set-up : spring at 6, compression & rebound damping hard but not hardest.

JBX, the man with no fear...


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