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    The guy I bought this bike from said it has new larger after market carbs. He had no papers showing this "high dollar" expense.

    Heres a picture of one of the carbs. I cant tell you much as far as letters or numbers but, tell me what you think?


  • #2
    Re: Fact or fiction?

    looks like a mikuni tb

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    • #3
      Re: Fact or fiction?

      Originally posted by Brat View Post
      looks like a mikuni tb
      Factory or after market? good, or great?

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      • #4
        Re: Fact or fiction?

        well don;t think the tlr comes with carbs.

        you mean Throttle bodies.

        well i have herd of people putting duc TB on them.

        but other than that. looks like they might be stock. nothing special.
        Suzuki's TL1000 is one of the few bikes that'll make you waltz into your boss' office and spout: "you can fire me, but I'm going riding!"

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        • #5
          Re: Fact or fiction?

          ok let me stand corrected. carbs do come on the tl. somewhere!
          Suzuki's TL1000 is one of the few bikes that'll make you waltz into your boss' office and spout: "you can fire me, but I'm going riding!"

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            Originally posted by supershepp View Post
            ok let me stand corrected. carbs do come on the tl. somewhere!
            I did mean TBs.

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            • #7
              Re: Fact or fiction?

              its vaguely possible that the internal bore has been machined oversize.

              but my bet is he just lied to you.

              I've got a bike here at the moment and according to the owner it should have yosh pipes and a powercommander. It hasn't ! he was lied to by the seller. Its a common behaviour
              www.cycleinnovations.com.au

              It never ceases to amaze why people ask for advice then when I give it they either ignore it or argue against it.
              But then I don't know all that much about TL's

              wwjd.......what would jimmy do.

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              • #8
                Re: Fact or fiction?

                Originally posted by The Ring-In View Post
                its vaguely possible that the internal bore has been machined oversize.

                but my bet is he just lied to you.

                I've got a bike here at the moment and according to the owner it should have yosh pipes and a powercommander. It hasn't ! he was lied to by the seller. Its a common behaviour
                I always buy based on what can be proven, not what is said. Also claimed to have a 02 motor with only 9k on it installed last month. No papers The VIN on the motor is different than the bike. Just need to search the forum on how to read motor VIN #s to verify.

                It has a few cool after market things though.
                Last edited by Skrpnch; 06-30-2010, 07:18 PM.

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                • #9
                  Re: Fact or fiction?

                  At this point forget everything he told you and just enjoy the bike. Its a dandy!
                  TRE, Galfer Brake and Clutch Lines w/Dot 5, Airbox Mod, Yosh Exhaust, +2rear sprocket, Sprung for 240, GoPro

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                  • #10
                    Re: Fact or fiction?

                    I have throttle bodies that are bored oversize, you can barely notice the difference unless you take out the butterflies and lay them on top of stock ones.
                    It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Fact or fiction?

                      Originally posted by supershepp View Post
                      ok let me stand corrected. carbs do come on the tl. somewhere!
                      You were right the first time. No TL left the factory with carbs on the engine. They were all fuel injected.
                      "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                      • #12
                        Re: Fact or fiction?

                        Originally posted by Skrpnch View Post
                        I always buy based on what can be proven, not what is said. Also claimed to have a 02 motor with only 9k on it installed last month. No papers The VIN on the motor is different than the bike. Just need to search the forum on how to read motor VIN #s to verify.

                        It has a few cool after market things though.
                        There is no way to match the engine to the VIN other than via the original title.

                        The engine number means little too. T501 for TLS, T504 (T505) for TLR. You need a list of known numbers and years to work out roughly when the engine might have been assembled.
                        "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Fact or fiction?

                          was there a v-twin that had carbs on it? thought i read that somewhere. may not have been a U.S. tl but mabe an iceland model or something? lol
                          Suzuki's TL1000 is one of the few bikes that'll make you waltz into your boss' office and spout: "you can fire me, but I'm going riding!"

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                          • #14
                            Re: Fact or fiction?

                            Yeah, the Honda equivalent of the TL also came out in '97 for the same price (before the RC51) and was called the VTR here in the US (might have been called a Firestorm in some countries??) and that had carbs.
                            It's about control skill; this is a motorized dance for joy and not Russian roulette.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Fact or fiction?

                              The VTR1000F (I think was the full model designation) had carbs. Firestorm to some SuperHawk for others.
                              "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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