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  • I am starting to hate this bike

    One problem after another.

    I finally get it running after a month of sitting at home after the accident. It runs fine for two weeks. Then this morning she starts acting up.

    I was cruising on the highway on my way to school. I then noticed that the engine was begginging to make a ticking noise (sounded like from the front cylinder). The noise got louder and louder. The power began to fade for about a second. Then as I slowed for traffic the thing just died. I immediately pull over on the shoulder and visually inspect it. Oil level seems right. I have gas. Coolant is fine. I then get on the cell phone to call my girlfriend to come and get me. I step away from the bike because the passing cars are too loud. Then a big rig passes by pretty fast. I guess the wind gust from the rig was pretty stong and it blew the bike over (so much for my BRAND NEW Motostyle sliders. at least they worked ) So i pick it up and walk it to an exit i just passed about a half a mile back. I bring it to the gas station there and take out the took kit. I start to work on the allen bolts holding the gas tank down so that i may visually inspect the airbox. Apparently i overtightened the bolts the last time. Needless to say I rounded them off . I needed to get to class for a midterm that I am not able to postpone. So I leave the bike at the gas station and have my girl bring me to school.

    I am at home now waiting for my buddy to bring his truck so we can go get it. i have two papers to write for tomorrow and i dont have time for this $#!+.
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  • #2
    OMG, a truck blew that heavy ass thing over. man that sucks.

    Keep you priority's straight and get your work done. That bike will still be there. Do you have another set of wheels? If ot I would considder getting a cheap one.
    RIP Ron
    Sept. 12 2004

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    • #3
      Man, sorry to hear about youf bad day! When it rains, it pours. Like he said, keep focused and it'll work out in the end.
      "If you can't solve it otherwise, get violent."

      Black 2002 Suzuki TL1000R Ė Ohlins R&T Forks, Penske Rear Shock, Ohlins Steering Damper, Attack Triple Clamps, Black Marchesini Wheels, Akrapovic Evo Ti F/S, Attack Rearsets, BMC Air Filter, Ivanís TRE, EBC Prolite Rotors, EBC HH+ Pads, Goodridge SS lines, SPA Tach w/ Speedo, Daytona Water Temp Gauge, Graves Fairing Stay, Vortex Gas Cap/Base, DID ERV2 520 Conversion, Sprocket Specialists 17 Front & 42 Titan Tough Rear, Woodcraft Clipons, Sharkskinz Bodywork & Air Ducts, ZG Double Bubble, Manual Fan Switch, Pirelli Supercorsa, Chicken Hawk Racing Pole Position Warmers.

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      • #4
        Ah, you should have bought a Kawasaki, huh?
        It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

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        • #5
          damn that sucks! PM me if you need some help working on it tomorrow. i've got some free time from about 8:30am-4pm
          2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

          Gear: Arai Quantum f. Joe Rocket GPX 1pc suit. Alpinestars Super Tech boots. Alpinestars GP-1 gloves----always wear it all

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          • #6
            ouch that does suck. like the others have said. do you schoolwork first. you wont be able to afford the new mille factory if ya dont gradjamacate!

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            • #7
              Dont do anything rash Kwik,


              She will be fine
              TLOTM:
              May 2003
              August 2004

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              • #8
                A guy I know was having a similar sputter and die problem, it was a TLS however and one of his ram air tubes wasn't fully attached so the air box was making it act f#$%ed up...
                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

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                • #9
                  I have concluded that the problem is internal . From the sounds of it the problem may lie within. I am guessing the timing chain is slapping around (the TLR does have a timing chain right? just checking) Whatever it is it sounds BAD. This problem could not have come at a worse time. This time of the semester midterms and papers are due left and right. Just got a new job so cant take off from work. Thus no time to work on it. Maybe its a sign. First the accident and then this. Maybe its time for the Tiller to hibernate (sp?) for the winter. What sucks is that my TLRR kit is on the way and i was wanting to flaunt it around .
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                  • #10
                    well at least you got her home........put that biotch in the cave for a while and finish all your school stuff. doesn't sound like she'll be going anywhere . talk to you later.
                    2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

                    Gear: Arai Quantum f. Joe Rocket GPX 1pc suit. Alpinestars Super Tech boots. Alpinestars GP-1 gloves----always wear it all

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                    • #11
                      Thanks Dbro and everyone else. I guess shes gonna have to wait till Christmas vacation
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                      • #12
                        Engine for sale:
                        http://forums.13x.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=35652
                        It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a bad example.

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                        • #13
                          Sorry to hear about your bad luck man.
                          Keep your head up

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                          • #14
                            Sounds like the Cam sproket issue im having with my bike. What year is your bike? If its 2000 or below your cam sprokets are not slotted and some wear may have taken place and you will need new cams.

                            Oh yea and bend over cause its gonna cost a grip!
                            03 Honda RC51
                            99 Suzuki TL1000R Track Bike
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                            • #15
                              I hope thats not the problem. I have a 02.
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