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Suzuki TL1000R

Looking to buy a TLR... can you guys give me some pros and cons on this V-twin beauty.....any info from Tiller owners appreciated......Thanx

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Buy an 2001 TLS. More ponied and 100 pounds lighter. U will thank me in morning...
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Here is one thread about the TL's click
katanapilot may have one for sale.

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Buy an 2001 TLS. More ponied and 100 pounds lighter. U will thank me in morning...
Yeah but the TL1000R is so much sweeter looking

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Well if you opened your eyes, u would see your wrong.
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Yeah but the TL1000R is so much sweeter looking
Its all POV.... but Jeeps is right... I think KP might be looking at selling his TLR!

He's in Florida where are you Mike?




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Looking to buy a TLR... can you guys give me some pros and cons on this V-twin beauty.....any info from Tiller owners appreciated......Thanx
If I were you, I'd steer clear. Suzuki never bothered to finish the R&D on the TLR, they let the public do it for them. The tank slapper stories about the TLR are true. Mine went into a lock to lock tank slapper and pitched me off on a straight road at 65mph. I broke the tip of my elbow off and couldn't ride for a year.

You can probably get into a Ducati 916 for not a whole lot more money.
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I'm done with the V-twins for a while.... If you plan to ride hard on the V it's not a good idea to invest in one.
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'mike, are you selling your 750?
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I'm done with the V-twins for a while.... If you plan to ride hard on the V it's not a good idea to invest in one.
I dont agree with that a bit. I race a V to two years. Most fun on bike I ever had. Wait to finally "own" that R1 after riding a V your going to bored out your mine.
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'mike, are you selling your 750?
Yeah my 750 is (98 with barely over 6,000 miles on it) up for grabs for the right price, I live way up north in MA just a 24 hr drive to FL

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I dont agree with that a bit. I race a V to two years. Most fun on bike I ever had. Wait to finally "own" that R1 after riding a V your going to bored out your mine.
really? I loved the low end on the V, but that was about it. Top end on the V sucked @ss...but then again it was a SV and not a top performer.
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really? I loved the low end on the V, but that was about it. Top end on the V sucked @ss...but then again it was a SV and not a top performer.

Having ridden the SV650 and a TL1000S I can vouch that there is a huge difference, both in the motor and suspension between the two.

I prefer S model over the TLR......it looks great in that red color with yosh exhaust, and it sounds even better
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really? I loved the low end on the V, but that was about it. Top end on the V sucked @ss...but then again it was a SV and not a top performer.
Yeah key thing... the SV650 is a top performer... most street guys that ride the liter V's... love em!




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Whoa........aren't we getting a little off Topic?

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Me here... I got this:


I used to own this:



Here are my personal Pro/Cons list:

Pros:
  • TLR is an attention getter even on Idle, thesound is deep and beefy.
  • Gixxer and busa guys like them (some times even not knowing what it is).
  • not a lot of them out there (so u r not common).
  • Trunk space is like I have never seen.
  • The Riding Position is awesome
  • Seat is very nice and soft

Cons:
  • Heavy Mofo
  • Sucky suspension
  • Crotch heat (like a weener roaster)
  • Power band some where... I am still looking for it
  • RPM limiter is much closer than u think
  • 20-30 Miles less range.

This is off the top of my head... not a bad bike, just not my cup of tea...
My suggestion try it before you get it.

I might do some upgrades to it and force my self to like it, first is a coat of black paint (like this)
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Watch out for the underdeveloped suspension. It can kill you if you're not careful! It's slap happy.
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That black TLR is oh so sweet!!! Probably the best one I've seen!!!!




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That black TLR is oh so sweet!!! Probably the best one I've seen!!!!

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Me here... I got this:


I used to own this:



Here are my personal Pro/Cons list:

Pros:
  • TLR is an attention getter even on Idle, thesound is deep and beefy.
  • Gixxer and busa guys like them (some times even not knowing what it is).
  • not a lot of them out there (so u r not common).
  • Trunk space is like I have never seen.
  • The Riding Position is awesome
  • Seat is very nice and soft

Cons:
  • Heavy Mofo
  • Sucky suspension
  • Crotch heat (like a weener roaster)
  • Power band some where... I am still looking for it
  • RPM limiter is much closer than u think
  • 20-30 Miles less range.

This is off the top of my head... not a bad bike, just not my cup of tea...
My suggestion try it before you get it.

I might do some upgrades to it and force my self to like it, first is a coat of black paint (like this)
If i can find one to test ride i will for sure......I'm not looking for a speed beast like my Gixxer 750....it's a rocket. I just love the TLR i guess i have my beer glasses on when i see one cause she still looks like a beauty to me no matter what anyone says...........But if you ever decide to sell your TLR Please let me know cause i will drive down to florida to check it out.......4 SURE..

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