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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-22-2004, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Anyone out there? TLR TLS what'cha got? :bike:
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 07:59 AM
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There's at least one SV rider here, that's a "mini TL". :p
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2004, 08:41 AM
 
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Does it count if I know someone who has a TL1000?.. lol... he loves it, great wheelie action on that bike
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Does it count if I know someone who has a TL1000?.. lol... he loves it, great wheelie action on that bike
heck yeah dood .. . i wish suzuki would start making em again. the way i ride i'll never need a front tyre!
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 10:56 PM
 
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I love my'01 TL...





Sure, it may look stock...
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-03-2004, 11:39 PM
 
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thats some seriously nice wheels there!! way cool!!!
Wait till TL1000 sees that...
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-04-2004, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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dood!! that rocks!

what mods did you do?
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So far:

TRE, airbox mod, Royal Purple oil and Engine Ice, K&N, I "modified" the stock exhaust, put NGK plugs in it, and installed the remote fan switch.

I just got the thing (it was b o n e stock) so more mods are definitely on the way....next up is a PCII, a set of Carbon Cans, and a set of Diablos...

I've been riding 12R's since early 2000 and was seriously missing my TLR (I rode one from '98 to 00). Now that I have another one I can't figure out how I lived without it for so long....
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-06-2004, 04:15 PM
 
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I used to have a TL1000R. I fell victim to the dreaded tank slapper that they're so famous for. The power delivery made the bike a ton of fun.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-06-2004, 04:26 PM
 
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So I guess its true, when they saw, once you go TL, nothing else compares..huh
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-08-2004, 06:34 AM
 
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So I guess its true, when they saw, once you go TL, nothing else compares..huh


Not sure if you can say nothing else compares, however, they are one hell-of a piece of machinery. I owned a 99 white and blue and loved how easy it was to get to one wheel. Very easy. I now have my GSXR750 now but I wouldn't mind getting another TL.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-08-2004, 06:51 AM
 
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So does anybody have an official word, or otherwise, as to why Suzuki stopped making the TL ? just curious, seems like a such a beast bike that you'd think they'd still be putting em out.
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So does anybody have an official word, or otherwise, as to why Suzuki stopped making the TL ? just curious, seems like a such a beast bike that you'd think they'd still be putting em out.

I looked it up on the internet and this is what I found. One review said this about both the L and the S series: "with both now considered as being dated and unfashionable...The TLs’ infamy and lack of appeal, especially the S version, put most bikers off going anywhere near them." WHAT!! As a past owner of a 1000R, I never thought of it as being unfashionable nor lack of appeal. Infact, if I could have found one that was for sell in my area, I would have gotten it instead of my GSXR I have now. I don't know who thought up that silly s*#t, but myself along with others I know that now and in the past owned them, never thought that. O well.


Incase anyone would like to read the whole review, here is the link to it:
http://www.insidebikes.com/bikebible...00_reviews.htm

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I have an 03' TL1000R. Absolutely love it. :hyper: I also have an SV650S but most days it sits in the garage ignored and unhappy that its not out in the local curves.
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I looked it up on the internet and this is what I found. One review said this about both the L and the S series: "with both now considered as being dated and unfashionable...The TLs’ infamy and lack of appeal, especially the S version, put most bikers off going anywhere near them." WHAT!! As a past owner of a 1000R, I never thought of it as being unfashionable nor lack of appeal. Infact, if I could have found one that was for sell in my area, I would have gotten it instead of my GSXR I have now. I don't know who thought up that silly s*#t, but myself along with others I know that now and in the past owned them, never thought that. O well.
I think it was more the infamy than the lack of appeal. Infamy that was well deserved. I fell victim to the TL tankslapper, as did one of my riding buddies. Had Suzuki bothered to finish the R&D on the bike (especially the suspension!) before releasing it, it would have been one heck of a contender!

Note to manufacturer: The public should *not* be your test department!!!
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Note to manufacturer: The public should *not* be your test department!!![/QUOTE]


So True!!! :shock:
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I have an 03' TL1000R. Absolutely love it. :hyper: I also have an SV650S but most days it sits in the garage ignored and unhappy that its not out in the local curves.

your my hero dood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sweet bikes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have an 03' TL1000R. Absolutely love it. :hyper: I also have an SV650S but most days it sits in the garage ignored and unhappy that its not out in the local curves.

welcome to TWF!! sweet ride!!!
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TLRider1971 Welcome and nice to have you here. :hi:
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-06-2004, 04:40 PM
 
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'98 TLS that is in dire need of a power commander.
This is the fourth TLS I have owned and one TLR that was stolen from me.
Also have a ZX12R and KLR but they are for different riding purposes.
Go big TWINS! (and that could mean anything!)
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