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im thinking of getting a TLR and cant afford a new one, is there any advice to be given on used models i should know about? does any certain year have improvements or problems i should be aware of while looking? thanks for any help.
 
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Check for oil leaks, as you should do with any bike, but some TLR's had a problem with, I believe, the countershaft seal leaking. The only other problems my TLR-owning friend has had have been a cracked solo-seat cowl, busted fork seals, and the radiator falling off several times (all of those being the ill effects of riding wheelies).
 

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i found this one locally for $7000, its a '99 with 2300 mi on it. i havent looked at it up close yet (gotta sell my buell 1st)



there is another at a dealer i need to go check out as well.
 

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My friend blew his forg rings out from doing stoppies everytime we stopped on his 98 gsx-r750, heh. I also HATE the angle on Suzuki seats. I even noticed that still, on the 2001s they still do it. I bought the Motor Cyclist that compares the big 4's liter bikes and they even mention it, and you can tell the Honda 929 seat leans forward just a few degrees more than the Suzi1000. What it translates to is when you launch or lift up the front wheel it presses you into the seat, rather than bunny hop you into the cowl. It has taken a lot of getting used to and I smack my cowl regularly when wheelieing. One of the many little things that made me love my F3 so much, and why my next bike will most likely be a Honda.
 

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2300 miles on a '99. That is not many miles. I am not real sure about the $7K price. That may be a little high. From what I hear they can be bought new for significantly less than MSRP. This due to posers talking all kinds of negative BS about the bike.

The rotary rear damper has taken a beating in the mags and by posers on the internet. The TLR is a way underrated bike and 99 out of 100 street riders wouldn't know the difference between the performance of a standard shock and the rotary shock if it bit them in the ass... they just won't admit that their ability isn't that good.

The bike has a butt load of horsepower and torque. With new exhaust and remapping the bike will kick out quite a bit more. The bike can be lightened quite a bit too.

It's no RC-51 but it also isn't nearly as expensive and there are plenty of parts available for the TLR. A few fellow RC riders have ridden the two back to back on the street and some on the track. The general consensus is that the TLR is not that far off of the RC in performance and the big hit is that the bike feels heavy compared to the RC. The TLR is a little heavier and they say you can actually feel it in the handling. This is from guys that owned both bikes.

Don't get sucked into the negative poser feed back.

To sum this up. I really like the TLR and think it is a capable bike. I haven't had the pleasure of riding one but most owners I have talked to or ridden with really like theirs. Not to mention they sound great with an M4 exhaust system. :cool:
 

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it's funny magazines are so full of b.s.

they rave about the 996, but blast the rc51 and tl-r, say they are overweight. i think a 996, tl-r and rc51 are all a tank of gas within each other in weight.
 

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Buying a TLR?

I have a `98 TLR and have alot of fun on it.Things to check-rear cowl if the latch has been modified,there was a recall on a hose in the gas tank that connected to the fuel pump.I haven`t had any problems with oil leaks but have noticed when ridden hard the mileage plummets but GOD the power is very addicting.Another thing the gearing is tall so you have to learn to slip the clutch slightly when leaving a stop and when it stalls,your boys become very friendly with the tank,OUCH!.(I don`t remember my old `92GSXR1100 stopping as abruptly)Granted,TLR`s were cheaper to buy than RC-51`s and both Honda and Suzuki claim the same dry weight-434lbs and the same horsepower-134.So it all comes down to suspension and how each bike carries its weight.You certainly won`t be dissappionted with the power.For more opinions check out www.tl1000.com.
 

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cbrf2boy said:
it's funny magazines are so full of b.s.

they rave about the 996, but blast the rc51 and tl-r, say they are overweight. i think a 996, tl-r and rc51 are all a tank of gas within each other in weight.
No shit, those pasta eatin bastards. :mad:

Sorry for the harshness ladies and gentlemen. ;)
 

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No shit, those paste eatin bastards. :mad:

Sorry for the harshness ladies and gentlemen. ;)
Ay,ay ay........wassa matta you!!!!!!!;)
LMAO John!!!!
Also the "R" model weighs more:434lbs dry vs 421lbs dry for the "S" model.
The "S" has 106hp vs 121hp for the "R".
Also "S" has half fairing vs full fairing for the"R".
Both models ARE underrated!!!

Jim
 

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tlr?

Orchid, its a good bike, magazines are full of s**** on one of my more bone headed days, a guy on a piped an chipped tlr ran with my gixxer pretty well, we both were toching over 135 and he was only a few bike lengths behind. TL1000R IS A GOOD BIKE I SAY





Smoke'em if you got'em
 

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First bike I ever dropped was a tl1000s when they first came out. 3 years later I get on the same bike (with the scuff still in the fairing) but owned by a different buddy. Yoshi high pipes, corrected black box and a sprocket set. The damn thing nearly wheelies from under me. Very nice bikes, but like others have said. Underrated and will run with most anything if ridden correctly. We didn't call it the TiLamonster for nothing. Several pictures of it on my website, there will be a couple more soon.
TLR, same bike with a little bit lower HP (basically).
 

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ok folks, i think ive made a decision. with my rep of making a statment when i pull up, and nutty (insane is the word my friends use) riding style i think ive found a winner. ill put a post under "exotics", tell me what you think.
 

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Re: tlr?

KJ1 said:
Orchid, its a good bike, magazines are full of s**** on one of my more bone headed days, a guy on a piped an chipped tlr ran with my gixxer pretty well, we both were toching over 135 and he was only a few bike lengths behind. TL1000R IS A GOOD BIKE I SAY





Smoke'em if you got'em
I cannot stand it when people who are totally clueless (Moto-mags in particular) say the bike is too heavy and way to slow. I have shaved 50 pounds of the bike and have the twin Yoshi RS3 system with the PCII remapped to +5 +10 +5 at 12o clock, also the K & N air filter with the air box mod surprisingly adds 6 to 7 horsepower.
Anyways the TLR is an awesome bike and good for the money, and it's relatively cheap for mods and aftermarket equipment. Also my kill list is quite extensive, at least for the first 2 miles. (Busa, R1, 900RR, 929RR, ZX-12, 2001 GSXR-750 and 1000)
 

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I test rode a tlr for about an hour or so(i know the dealer hehe)and i liked it alot apart from the seating pos im 6 3" and it feels like your riding right over the front wheel i was looking through the screen to see the clocks.But dam i liked the bike so i got my tls.Unreal bike maked my wonder why suzuki stoped importing them.At least i got the last one
 
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