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TLR`s?

I bought my `98TLR new and have since put on a Yosh RS-3 full race exhaust and BMC air filter and a re-map,I also hand polished my stock steering damper.Its a great bike but very underrated.
 

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Just wondering!

I have a '99 TLR with around 6k on it, I freakin love the thing.....It was very under-rated when it came out, that's what I hate about the biased moto-mags. Anyways, I have dusted more than a dozen of the so called better bikes, (R1,900RR, 929RR, Busa, ZX-12) just to name a few. I have chopped about 50 pounds off the bike I also have the Yoshi RS3 slip ons, what can I say I love car alarms! I run the 1/4 mile around 10.4 at 132. Let me know if you have any questions regarding maintenance, or other issues.


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TLR'S

You "dusted" an R1,929, and a 12R, on a suzuki TLR...... I'm thinkin your a few nuggets short of a happy meal...... I fly buy guy's on TLR's on my gixxer 750, your not full of [email protected]#$t are you????? Don't get me wrong i love TLR's but to say you dusted all those killer bikes is kinda hard to take in....??
 

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You "dusted" an R1,929, and a 12R, on a suzuki TLR...... I'm thinkin your a few nuggets short of a happy meal...... I fly buy guy's on TLR's on my gixxer 750, your not full of [email protected]#$t are you????? Don't get me wrong i love TLR's but to say you dusted all those killer bikes is kinda hard to take in....??
Maybe I should specify my term "dusted"....I'm not sure how good the riders on all those other TLR's were, but I am quite good...My TL weighs in at around 387(dry). It is putting out 145 rwhp. I get the jump on all of the above bikes up to around a mile and a half, when all those lovely little gixxers and others get to their powerband at which point there is usually another stoplight and it starts all over again. As for your little happy meal comment, next time you are in hawaii, let me know and we'll see if you can just fly by me(never happen).
 

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I have a 99 TLR. I agree with SZKITL1000R
that the bike is very underated! I love the bike, especially the way it handles and the power of the V-Twin!!! I just hate the way it chews through tires, but its worth it. Depending on the mods you throw at it, it could be a very powerful contender in any situation. As far as "dusting" other bikes, Im sure it can. And mine probably could as well, just not with my fat ass on it :)


And I have done the standard mods: Yosh RS3 Full system, bmc filter, frame and bar sliders, and of course a gel seat.
 

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Who's faster??

Boy! Some of you guys are brutal! "A few nuggets shy of a happy meal?" I know I'm an old guy (and I may be going senile) but I WILL tell all you guys something that's no BS. Back when I started riding real fast (on the street...and that does make a difference with who has the biggest set) I was on a VF500 (an Interceptor for you young kids). My regular riding buddies were: A VF750, a FZ750, a 900 ninja, a FJ1100, a 1100 Katana (81 or 82), a VF1000, a FJ600 and a RZ350. Of all these bikes, only the FZ750 could leave me. I would have a hard time getting around the 900 and the VF1000, but they could not leave me. AND there were times I went around even them. On the street, it's mostly the rider.
 

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Maybe I should specify my term "dusted"....I'm not sure how good the riders on all those other TLR's were, but I am quite good...My TL weighs in at around 387(dry). It is putting out 145 rwhp. I get the jump on all of the above bikes up to around a mile and a half, when all those lovely little gixxers and others get to their powerband at which point there is usually another stoplight and it starts all over again. As for your little happy meal comment, next time you are in hawaii, let me know and we'll see if you can just fly by me(never happen).
LOL :D:D

I thought you were full of crap too since you neglected to mention that you have a well tweaked TLR. A stock or even mildly tweaked TLR won't dust any of the aforemention bikes for very far.

You should post a thread about your modifications. I think it would be good reading. Especially how you got it down to that dry weight. The RC could use the same diet. ;)

I also agree with the statement that the TLR is way underrated. I have always liked the bike(except for the tailsection). They flat pump out some horsepower and torque.
 

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Sweet TL1000

I already posted my two cents about it being all rider. However I was forgeting my manners. Sweet looking bike man! And with all those mods it has to be just about perfect for a street bike. Wish I could get permission from the half that has my money to get one. I have to be satisfied with my old bike. Have fun "dusting" the other bikes. Give me a call if you come down to VA.
 

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So TLR dude, are you gonna let the rest of us in on what you did to make your TLR a 12R killer?? You must have maybe played with the cam's and or timing advance, something like that...Those yosh pipes arent chep...And how the hell did you shave 50LB from it?? That's quite the diet...Let us in on your secret! So you liked the happy meal comment huh..HAHA
 

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Rims, carbon fiber tank, diff forks, race bodywork, all come to mind as possible weight reducers. Just those things different could easily net you a 30-40 lb loss I would guess.

Curious also, what was done.
 

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Rims are a big one, and so is exhaust. You wouldn't want to drop one of those factory cans on your toes!:eek:
 

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I'm even more interested in how the additional 25rwhp was achieved. Slip-ons and a remap won't do it.

There was a great article a couple of weeks ago in one of the mags(I think Sport Rider) about a TLR project. I believe the company was named Pro-fab. It was a nice machine will carbon-fiber bodywork, after market suspension, aftermarket brakes, etc. So it was sort of a TLR. :D ;) Great looking machine. I think it weighed in at about 360+ dry. Of course the bike was worth more than my mortgage. :eek:

Not trailer park jokes either. :D I don't live in a trailer. ;)
 

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Duh, what was I thinking, totally left exhaust off that list. A good full system with titanium headers and carbon pipes, damn, there is 50 lbs saved there I bet.
 

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All those mod's are kick ass BUT!! Is it worth all that $$ to supe up a TLR, let's face it magnesium rim's at about 2K a mag, carbon fiber tank, the ti-exhaust at about 2K for the dual pipes..I guess what I'm trying to say is all the money a person put's into his ride is worth more than the cost of the bike to begin with?? I'm not saying that TLR's aren't worth it at all, I like them just as much as any one in this forum, but that's a lot of cash to dish out on a bike that wont se any or little track time..? Or maybe they are they are supeing up there EGO more than anything???
 

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Weight reduction is one of the easier, less expensive things to do.....I got a nice re-enlistment bonus from Uncle Sam so I had some moo-la to play around with. First off I got rid of the extremely heavy stock fairings and the headlights.....sharkskin bodyworks fabricated the new fairings for me all for the little price of 675 dollars, which is for the full front fairing, windshield and back cowl and seat. They weigh in at a chubby 30 pounds for the stock ones. Suzuki makes a racing kit for the TL that you can buy directly from the factory, it is basically a brand new engine......that was the big kicker, 1695.00 plus tax and shipping. I got the Marcheesi (I think thats how you spell it) wheels for around a 1000 bucks, I got black rims because I couldn't stand cleaning my white rims with a toothbrush, that shaved of about 4 pounds, not really worth the money but saves time cleaning. I actually like happy meals, but with the cheeseburger! By the way a 12R and some of the afore mentioned bikes will run past me after 2 miles, but by that point there isn't anymore room to run.
 

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You have a special race prepped engine, yet you didn't mention your exhaust. I sure hope you changed it out if you spent all that money :)
 

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Re: Re: Re: TLR'S

RCjohn said:


LOL :D:D

I thought you were full of crap too since you neglected to mention that you have a well tweaked TLR. A stock or even mildly tweaked TLR won't dust any of the aforemention bikes for very far.

You should post a thread about your modifications. I think it would be good reading. Especially how you got it down to that dry weight. The RC could use the same diet. ;)

I also agree with the statement that the TLR is way underrated. I have always liked the bike(except for the tailsection). They flat pump out some horsepower and torque.
Call me eccentric I just took a liking to the TL.....I have also had the cash to make sort of different than other TL's......but I couldn't hand the thing being a bus when it comes to track days.
 
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