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  • TLS Engine Knock

    First off, this is not the TL 'tick' that everyone has. This is a knock.
    I haven't owned the bike for too long but when I picked it up it was having a problem where the antifreze and oil were mixing, don't how long the bike had the problem. But , I had the issue fixed about two weeks ago.


    Today while riding, I noticed a 'noise'. Over the course of the day the noise got more noticeably till it became a very bad 'table knock'. Bike was losing power and when I came to a stop it died. Pulled over for a while, and couldn't get it started. After it cooled down a bit it started turning over and got it to run but the knock was still there. I honestly don't know enough to say whether or not it's a low or top end knock, I'm guessing low end. Trailered the bike back to my house where it sits. I'm guessing I'll just pull the motor and have someone rebuild it

  • #2
    That sucks man sorry.
    Depending how long it was ridden with coolant in the oil, it's possible the oil was thined out enough to do some big end bearing damage.

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    • #3
      Sonds like a rod knock problem.....sucks man....you will prob have to rebuild the bottom end.
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      • #4


        and

        "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve TLS


          and


          that makes alot of stupid people. j/k

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          • #6
            sounds like a good winter project. there are also lots of used engines floating around . might want to check in that direction too if down time is a problem. good luck either way.
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            • #7
              The good news, you can shave the heads and throw in some TLR pistons and rings. Also get a good valve job done and your all set.
              Spank that Twin !!!

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              • #8
                don;t feel bad,man.......mine knocks like a million Jehova's witnesses....................seriously bad.........but the question is,buy another risk,or rebuild what You got......mine needs crank work,so I'm seriously screwed.I can get a crank at dealer cost but it's still over 400 bucks(luckily I work parts at a bike shop),but factor in labor,and parts,it's gonna cost Ya....so maybe buying a used engine would be more optimal.hopefully You're crank isn't trashed,but only tearing it down will tell You for sure..........Jason
                tlpower!

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                • #9
                  Thanks for the reply fellas. I've had one problem after another with this bike but I'm dertimined not to let it beat me. I'm already half way to having the motor pulled

                  Anyone have an ballpark figure on what a compete rebuild should run? I've never had work like this done and want to look around locally and was just wondering what I should expect.

                  Thanks,

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                  • #10
                    will it sounds like a bad rod bearing i have 5 tls motors with bad rod bearings(all this summer) it will cost about $800-$1000 if you have a shop do it

                    i fell your pain

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                    • #11
                      i have a TLR motor for sale if you're feeling a little upgrade

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by crashtd
                        i have a TLR motor for sale if you're feeling a little upgrade

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                        That would be a good way to go.
                        You'd get a solid motor from someone you can trust and a few extra HP to boot

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Steve TLS


                          and


                          I'm sure you already know this, but
                          Be good, and if you can't be good...be really, REALLY bad!!

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                          • #14
                            hmmmmm...I'm interested in hearing about swaping it out with the TLR motor.......

                            Any mods that would have to take place to get the TLR to mount up.....or would it be as simple as just throwing another TLS motor in it?

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                            • #15
                              there's another thread about this going on...i haven't done it personally, but a few guys on this board have. From what i can gather its a pretty straight swap, the radiator is the only tricky part, and i think they had a pretty solid solution to it. Hopefully mitch, josh, or lance will chirp in and give yah the lowdown.

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