20 Most Recent 1999 Yamaha TDM 850 Questions & Answers


Hi, Barrytaylor6 and the usual suspects are:
1. Severely discharged or a damaged battery should have 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a cursory reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage the battery is faulty and must be replaced, AGM batteries fail in this scenario more so than lead acid batteries.
2. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
3. Spark plugs in bad condition or partially fouled.
4. Spark plug cables in bad condition and leaking check for spark leakage in the dark
5. Spark plug gap too close or too wide.
6. Faulty ignition coil, module, and or sensor.
7. Loose, dirty, or corroded ignition module connector at crankcase.
8. Faulty CKP or CMP, MAP, ETS, ATS, TPS, O2 sensor.
9. Dirty air filter.
10. Intake air leak.
11. Water, dirt, or rust in the fuel system.
12. Carburetor damaged, contaminated, sticky float, plugged jets.
13. Multiple carburetors out of sync.
14. Fuel filter clogged.
15. Old or contaminated fuel.
16. Fuel tank vent system plugged or carb vent line closed off.
17. Gas cap diaphragm valve faulty.
18. Vacuum line from intake manifold to fuel valve is broken, cracked, pinched, or missing.
19. Carburetor controls misadjusted.
20. Incorrect valve timing.
21. Valve springs floating, weak, or broken.
22. Damaged intake or exhaust valve.
23. Incompatible performance parts.
24. Control module may be in "LIMP" mode
25. Check for engine trouble codes.
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1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Jun 07, 2017


Hi, Sloopy841 and the usual suspects are:
1. Spark plugs in bad condition or partially fouled.
2. Spark plug cables in bad condition and leaking check for spark leakage in the dark.
3. Spark plug gap too close or too wide.
4. Faulty ignition coil, module, and or sensor.
5. Battery nearly discharged.
6. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
7. Intermittent short circuit due to damaged wire insulation.
8. Dirty air filter
9. Intake air leak.
10. Water, dirt, or rust in the fuel system, fuel pump and/or filter.
11. Old dead or bad fuel.
12. Faulty fuel pressure regulator
13. Pinholes in the in tank plastic convoluted tubing from the pressure regulator to the quick disconnect check valve.
14. Fuel tank vent system plugged.
15. Throttle body controls misadjusted.
16. Damaged throttle body or intake seals.
17. Clogged or faulty fuel injectors.
18. Loose, dirty, or corroded ignition module connector at crankcase.
19. Faulty TPS, MAP, CKP, O2, and/or CMP sensors.
20. Incorrect valve timing.
21. Weak or broken valve springs.
22. Damaged intake or exhaust valve.
23. The control module may be in limp mode.
24. Check for engine trouble codes.
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1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on May 24, 2017


Hi, M666mpc and the usual suspects are:
1. Damaged or restricted fuel tank venting system.
2. Loose float bowl screws.
3. Damaged float bowl o-ring.
4. improper fuel level in the float bowl.
5. Worn or dirty inlet valve or seat.
6. Damaged or leaking float assembly.
7. Particle contamination in inlet fitting cavity.
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1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Feb 22, 2017


Hi, Anonymous you need "FIVE" things in order for a cylinder to run properly:
1. FUEL: in order to validate your not getting fuel spray some starting fluid into the air cleaner and hit the starter button, if it fires up and runs for a few seconds then you know you have a fuel delivery issue.
2. SPARK: remove the spark plug and with it connected to the spark plug cable ground the threads to something metal you should see a bluish white spark if not you have a faulty spark plug, spark plug cable, ignition coil, condenser, CKP, ECM, sensor or the wiring in between.
3. COMPRESSION: you must have at least 80-100 PSI for most bikes if not perform a leak down test you may have a burnt or bent valve or hole in the piston or broken rings.
4. CAM TIMING: confirm your timing marks are aligned to see if the cam chain or adjuster are worn out and the chain has skipped a couple teeth.
5. IGNITION TIMING: on older bikes check to see if your points have not closed up, timing plate has not become loose and confirm with a timing light for proper retard and advance functions, on newer bikes where timing is controlled by an ECM and is nonadjustable check you CKP, TPS, MAP, O2, sensor or it's counterpart for integrity.
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1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Jan 09, 2017


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1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Dec 01, 2016


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1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Nov 07, 2016


http://www.tdm-trx.nl/Manuals/4TX_97_Suppl.Manual10.pdf

as near as i can find hope it helps

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Jul 19, 2016


Hi did you fix this problem as i have the same trouble fitted a carb kit still the same so got a new set (second hand) as mine had a broken choke and tick over screw still over flows when running, can anyone tell me or confirm were the two fuel lines go top and bottom fuel line is the top one the vacume pipe?? mine is a 1992 tdm

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Feb 05, 2016


Hello! I used to own a 1991 XTZ (Off road version of your TDM) And the battery if I remember is behind the right side panel, these are a push fit so be careful when pulling them off. Gently pull towards yourself one edge at a time, If not right side try left. You'll be investigating under your seat too as there should be a tool kit in your tail piece to help remove battery.
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1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Feb 05, 2016


your starter is stuck on disconnect power and move bike back and forth in a gear this should unstuck the starter or light taps with wooden handle of small hammer then reconnect battery after you make sure it is charged low battery will cause this issue

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Mar 25, 2015


The tdm is a dry sump engine where the oil is in a tank under the seat and is pumped around the engine and returned to the tank by a scavenger pump in the bottom of the engine so a level window on the engine is not required

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Apr 23, 2014


running too lean. try rejetting.

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014


no not wiring harness! Unless the stator connector is unplugged.
check to make sure the charging fuse is not blown. Should be a 20A or 30A fuse.
When the bike is running test the battery to see if it is charging, should be between 13.25 volts and 14.5 volts.

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Apr 04, 2014


Hi,the voltage at the battery with engine running should be around 13.8 volts.There could be any number of reasons as to what the problem is.Check the battery connections, they may be loose or corroded both on the battery and in the case of the earth or negative connection,check the frame connection.

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013


dont try to crank it the carbs float are stuck and will fill crank case with gas drain the oil turn the gas off tap the carbs with a small object then turn the gas back on try cranking it then

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Jan 14, 2013


I would never think a bike was smart enough to shut down unneeded accessories like that but then again I haven't been around many newer ones much. I would just charge it ride it and see if it happens again. if you get done riding and the battery reads low again that should answer your question

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Aug 13, 2012


Because of the higher voltages run in bikes nowdays to meet fuel regulations,spark plugs are often a big problem.Drop a new set of plugs in .It's the easiest and cheapest place to start.No dealers to rip you off.If this is not the problem,it would suprise me.Hope this helps

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010


check chain tension and that the aft sprocket lines up directly with the front first, if its not that then take the front cover off the countershaft main gear drive and check for play maybe a bearing is worn out..

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Aug 19, 2010


There is no easy fix, you need to remove the complete cover and clean it from the inside with a pipe cleaner or similar.
You can usually reuse the gasket.
If you rest the bike on its side you can leave the oil in, and it doesnt mess up the workshop floor.

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Jun 25, 2010


first remove seat then remove tank, unbolt the 2 nuts holding the fuel pump on then disconnect wiring and then wiring from battery remove 2 bolts holding in battery box and remove through whole where fuel pump was (take care with battery wiring).

1999 Yamaha TDM... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

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