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    Converted from the cruisers by bike sitting a friend GSX1000 for 2 weeks. Never thought it would happen. Scoped out the TL last Monday, drove it home yesterday.
    My 40th bday present to myself.
    Any pointers ? Upgrades ?
    It's all mind over matter, If you don't mind it don't matter !!!

  • #2
    Welcome to the planet

    Is it completely stock? Brand new?
    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"


    • #3

      Congrats on the purchase. When it comes to upgrades, you're going to hear tons of advice. An aftermarket exhaust is hard to pass up (the TL is a treat to the ears when uncorked), and the suspension of any bike (especially that rotory damper) won't hurt from attention.

      However, after thinking about it, I'd recommend setting the TPS (throttle position sensor) as that will take some of the low rpm stumbles out, and then just ride the thing.

      Oh yeah, and the TPS adjustment is free!

      Also look at SteveTLS's site. He has a wealth of informtion, including how to build a Semi Active Timing Retard Eliminator. Another worthwile mod for under $20.
      Last edited by EvilTwin v2; 09-28-2003, 09:47 AM.
      TLR is gone...V-Strom'in now.


      • #4
        welcome aboard and be prepared to spend some money,like the rest of us seeing some of the bikes in here is gonna make you waste some money on goodies.enjoy the bike and the site two of the best things around.
        MY MODS:
        Ackrapovic Evo II full exhaust Head Work,Flowed injectors,Port /Polish exh and intake.cams,subframe,projector headlights,gap mod,Undertray,air/oil breather,pair valve removal,black frame Earth grounding mod . Dynojet PowercommanderII: (Custom Map by Orient Express):Galfer Wave Rotors Front & Rear: Pyramid Hugger:GSXR1k rear brake:A.T.R.E,Galfer Steel braided lines Front & Rear:TLS Cable Clutch Conversion:Woodcraft clipons:Vortex top triple clamp: DID Erv2 gold 520 conversion: Spocket Specialist Titan Tough Sprocket 17/41:GSXR tail: Nocut Frame Sliders:Air Tech Black Chrome Windscreen:LP Carbon Mirrors:Raised Tail 3/4" Ohlins Steering Damper:BRG 1/5 Throttle:GP Tech Fairing Bracket: Clear Alternative tail light:Black rims, ProTeck rearsets.gixxer 1k fender.Bitubo shock,custom projector headlights Race plastics and air tubes by AK composite 3/4 tail rasier custom made by TLDV8
        Going For 440 wet weight.136 +HP. 72 +TQ



        • #5
          You might want to keep an eye on this thread too.
          "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"


          • #6
            Just a few mods:

            Silver, the fastest color!

            On the inside - HID type bulbs, K&N filter, Iridium ix plugs, 16T front sprocket, Coerce billet sprocket cover, Yosh re-map +5, +5, +5 11 o'clock, Scorpio SE-i500 system from my GB and an ATRE.

            On the outside - TLR forks, front carbon fender, 5/8th master brake cylinder, black SS brake lines (frnt & rear), braking waves all around with Ti bolts, Brembo gold front calipers & a busa gold rear caliper, flush mount signals (frnt & rear), ZG DB scr


            • #7
              Welcome to TLP! The first mod is the same any cruiser guy would do - exhaust. The only difference there is the TLR sounds alot meaner barking through some glass pack race baffles than any Hardley or Japanese clone ever will blatting through those God awful straight pipes. Well that difference about 60 more horsepower corralled between the TLR's frame beams.

              You fill find that the TL engine produces a wonderful repertoire of musical engine sounds when equipped with a righteous exhaust. The menacing trolling around town 3,000 rpm rumble, the 5,000 rpm growl and the get the hell outta my way 7,000 plus rpm roar over a constant background of gear driven cam whine. This soundtrack is accompanied by a power surge at 7K rpm that will definitely get your attention.

              Enjoy! Welcome to the dark side. If this was a mid life crisis purchase, it is a good one
              "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw


              • #8
                That is by far the best story I have heard in a while... Put some pipes on that badboy, that way when you roll up to the cruisers, they all turn expecting to see one of their own.


                • #9
                  Congrats and welcome
                  Nr1 Paint it yellow
                  Originally posted by TLCURT
                  Because TL's fucking rock.

                  It's a cult own one is to love one.


                  • #10
                    Cool! Another convert. BTW,


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tl1000lasse
                      Congrats and welcome
                      Nr1 Paint it yellow

                      They say yellow TLRs are faster, but have never found proof of this. We all know yellow is a cowardly color (in the TLR, not the TLS), and they are alway seen running away.


                      • #12

                        And loose the pair-valve thing!

                        Surprised no-one brought that up yet
                        If You're Not Living On The Edge, You're Taking Up Too Much Space

                        Show Mods: HammerIt TLR/R Fairing, Tail and Undertail, Hugger and Fender * Custom


                        • #13
                          The Weaver bird has little brain, it weaves about from lane to lane... that'd be me then...


                          • #14
                            welcome to the dark side vegas!

                            the tlr is a good bike stock, but with a few simple mods the folks here can help you with, be prepared to unlease a badass monster. if you liked the sound of piped cruisers, you're gonna love the tlr with a full race exaust system, its downright nasty!
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                            • #15
                              A couple of my harley buddies i know say my tl with D&D sounds like a harley on crack!! lol but i would definately get some pipes fo sure.
                              I can Derelick my own balls, thank you!