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tlr1000?

so... i've been thinkin bout switchin over to the v... my question is to any of those out there who have owned one....

how does it handle compared to a gixxer 1k?? what kind of problems is it known for?? etc etc...


i was tryin to decide between a rc51 and the tlr1000 for a while, but i decided on the tlr for reasons of my own... just wonering if those of you who have actually owned one for a while know of any problems/quarks it has that i should know about??

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Never owned but I am a fan of both. It's not gonna handle as well. It's big and heavy. Also has a $#!TTY rotary damper instead of a legit rear shock. That will need replaced.

Great bikes tho. Love the twins. Don't wheelie. Starves the front cylinder of oil.



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any incite as to which one is a better buy??? i've ridden the rc a few times and loved it... not as nimble as the gixxer, but i love the throttle response... u know of any differences (good/bad) between the rc and the tlr?

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any incite as to which one is a better buy??? i've ridden the rc a few times and loved it... not as nimble as the gixxer, but i love the throttle response... u know of any differences (good/bad) between the rc and the tlr?
Off the floor the RC is a better bike. It handles better. But I dont have first hand experience with the RC. Just what I've read. I've rode TLR's. Both are nice Vtwins. But pound for pound I think the RC is a better rig.



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ight.... thanks marko... wasnt completely sure bout my decision yet.. i like the looks of the tlr better for some reason, but man did i have fun with the rc, lol... i'll have to fig out which one i want

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The tl1000r is a much more ruged ride, the motors touchy n suspension is suspect! the rc is a much smoother ride! i had a problem popin the tl up around turns my first ride on it!
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I don't really know much about either, but HoldnItBig has a TLR or had one. I think he sold it already. He doesn't post a ton but you can PM him i'm sure.
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....... nope dont have any rc experiance






















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....... nope dont have any rc experience.

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i loaned my bike to someone at the gap and a local photog took the picture



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i also belt sand my chicken strips







the rc is a great bike, tons of torque and power, has alot of engine braking that is great of the twistys, the rc responds better to mods, and the tlr rear shock was a bad idea to start with, rc is very stable and solid mid corner

down sides, they both need to go on diets, the pig as i foundly call her is a big step up from my lil 636 that i had before, i never noticed the weight until i was @ the gap, so depending on how you ride and what your used to you might not notice it at all



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Nice. You should've bought the same leathers and helmet as him so no one would be able to tell the difference
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they are on order, i know it had to be the suomy helmet and the agv leathers after watching this guy ride



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If you like the TLR engine, and it is a beaut, look at Suzuki's SV1000. Cycle World's Don Canet got a 10.76 et on one, so it ain't slow. And with the lower fairing from Suzuki on the SV, it looks terrific.

If you have the bucks, look at my thread on the TL engine in the Bimota frame in this Suzuki thread. That would be nice to have. Also look at the Honda SuperHawk.
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If you like the TLR engine, and it is a beaut, look at Suzuki's SV1000. Cycle World's Don Canet got a 10.76 et on one, so it ain't slow. And with the lower fairing from Suzuki on the SV, it looks terrific.

If you have the bucks, look at my thread on the TL engine in the Bimota frame in this Suzuki thread. That would be nice to have. Also look at the Honda SuperHawk.
they are sweet , i rode the sv1000 before i bought the TLR ..the sv is like a gsxr with a twin in it....but i liked the beefier looking TLR cause I'm a beefy dude myself...

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they are sweet , i rode the sv1000 before i bought the TLR ..the sv is like a gsxr with a twin in it....but i liked the beefier looking TLR cause I'm a beefy dude myself...
The TLR's are a cult bike here, commanding over $5K for a nice one. The worse thing about them is that rear shock. Did you change yours?
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The TLR's are a cult bike here, commanding over $5K for a nice one. The worse thing about them is that rear shock. Did you change yours?
you know i haven't changed it out yet but it's on my to do list...unless your a track guy it does it's job on the street....I love the TL1000R and wouldn't trade it for any other bike.....uh maybe an aprilla but that's about it..i had a gixxer750 and it was a quick little bike but i love the rumble and the bottom end romp on the TLR ....the TLR grunt is unmistakable.....even better with a straight out exhaust....it confuses the hell out of those Harley riders...

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the rc is a great bike, tons of torque and power, has alot of engine braking that is great of the twistys, the rc responds better to mods, and the tlr rear shock was a bad idea to start with, rc is very stable and solid mid corner

down sides, they both need to go on diets, the pig as i foundly call her is a big step up from my lil 636 that i had before, i never noticed the weight until i was @ the gap, so depending on how you ride and what your used to you might not notice it at all
And he measures his gas mileage in gallons per mile.
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RC definitely has better suspenders, and is more polished. TL is a little raw, but definitely has its own character. The better value is probably a TL, since you will pay less for it. Personally, I would shy away from an SV due to the bargain basement suspension. Regarding the rotary damper, I owned a TLs and had no issues with it. If you ride like a nut or track your bike, you will probably hate it. If you ride like sane person on the streets, you won't know its there. If it were up to me, I'd go for the TLr over the RC simply because I like Suzuki's designs better than Honda's. Honda's are a little too sterile and "perfect" for me. A bike should have a quirk or two to give it some character. I liken Honda's bikes and cars to really good vanilla ice cream. Good, but a little boring.

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the rc is not perfect, the flapper valve is a pain in the ass, but an easy fix and a couple simple free mods and its a damn good bike, i have never shyed away from a bike because it is "too perfect" and either way, a 1000cc vtwin is anything but sterile, sv or rc



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