TDM850-900 : Wheels and tyres

Data TDM900 2002+ (5PS-2B0)

RimsTyresPressure+90KgMax speed
Ft18xMT 3.50120/70-ZR18 M/C(59W)2.50kg/cm² (36psi)2.50kg/cm² (36psi)2.50kg/cm² (36psi)
Rr17xMT 5.00160/60-ZR17 M/C(69W)2.50kg/cm² (36psi)2.90kg/cm² (41psi)2.50kg/cm² (36psi)
Yamaha OEM tyres :
• Metzeler MEZ4J
• Dunlop D220STJ

Yamaha approved tyres :
• Dunlop D220FSTJ
• Metzeler MEZ4J
• Bridgestone BT020
• Pirelli MTR23 DRAGON GTS

Data TDM850 1996-2001 (4TX)

RimsTyresPressure+90KgMax speed
Ft18xMT 3.00110/80 x 182.25kg/cm² (33psi)2.25kg/cm² (33psi)2.25kg/cm² (33psi)
Rr17xMT 4.00150/70 x 172.75kg/cm² (39psi)2.75kg/cm² (39psi)2.75kg/cm² (39psi)
Yamaha OEM tyres 4TX :
• Bridgestone BT 54F
• Pirelli MTR 03
• Michelin MACADAM 90X

Data TDM850 1991-1995 (3VD)

RimsTyresPressure+90KgMax speed
Ft18xMT 3.00110/80 x 182.00kg/cm² (29psi)2.00kg/cm² (29psi)2.00kg/cm² (29psi)
Rr17xMT 4.00150/70 x 172.25kg/cm² (33psi)2.50kg/cm² (36psi)2.50kg/cm² (36psi)
Yamaha OEM tyres 3VD :
• Dunlop K505

18' front tyres

Most today's bikes have a 17' front weel but not the TDM family, even the 900 and its improved sport concept.
As a result, it's not possible to find a real sport tyre set, the best tyres to be found are "Sport-Touring" tyres and some other basic tyres. Dual-compount and other "Sport-Touring" tyres are now available from every manufacturer.
It is better to fit the same tyre model at the rear. Fitting a racing tyre at the rear is obviously useless when the front tyre is a touring one.
A larger tyre at the rear will not always give a better grip, but it will always cost more.


Do's :
• break-in new tyres to remove the wax used during manufacturing.
• always check your tyres before riding : no cracks, right pressure, regular wear.
• always warm-up the tyres before any "racing style".
• follow Yamaha's tyre size instructions - they know their bikes better than you.

Dont's :
• fit different structure tyres (radial/diagonal).
• fit different profile tyres.
• use nitrogen inflation : totally useless, delays the warm-up.

Why a front 130/70 x 18 won't fit (pics from Daniel, Caracas-Venezuela) :




• Avon
• Bridgestone
• Continental
• Dunlop
• Metzeler
• Michelin
• Pirelli


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• Le Repaire Des Motards

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