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    hello all imfrom the uk and im looking to buy a tlr 1000 1999 i have read on some sites about handleing on corners can you tell me what you feel about the handling and any mods for this i have owned an sv650 and that was fine manythanks for yor time

    Tony

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    going to need to upgrade the rear suspension, makes a world of difference

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      Re: new to forum please help

      what did you put on please thanks tony

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      • #4
        Re: new to forum please help

        bitubo got it used for $250

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          are they that bad on the corners i need to do that also been told to upgrade steering damper thanks for getting back to me

          tony

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            Re: new to forum please help

            shit man if you stay around here long enough your whole bike will be upgraded. so far i have done stainless brake and clutch lines, grips, levers, brake rotors, headlight mod, got a paint job, new radiator, wheels and tires, undertail, front and rear sprocket and chain and I have so much more to do!!

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            • #7
              Re: new to forum please help

              Originally posted by barney View Post
              hello all imfrom the uk and im looking to buy a tlr 1000 1999 i have read on some sites about handleing on corners can you tell me what you feel about the handling and any mods for this i have owned an sv650 and that was fine manythanks for yor time

              Tony
              buy it - you are going to love it this bike has a charactar and thats what makes it wonderful.

              as for handling - you could change the rear suspension with Bitubo, Ohlins, Penske, WP, EMC etc. also, you could buy some gsxr or hayabusa forks and put them instead of original ones. Sam is selling all the shims and spacers you would need to do that. you can find him here on TLPlanet or TLZone.

              good luck
              MY BIKE: 1998 TLS 107.52 Hp 71 lb-ft.
              MODS: Yoshi rs3, K&N, PC 2, custom sprocket cover,
              custom top triple clamp, shorty levers, clear taillight, undertray, brake lines, "fabbri" windscreen, 17/40 sprockets, fan switch mod, TRE, Ohlins rear, gsxr750 k5 forks, r1 calipers, custom clutch actuator cap, custom frame sliders, steering damper, PVM.
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              My picture thread: http://www.tlzone.net/forums/bike-pi...idouts-10.html
              http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92328

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                Re: new to forum please help

                Or you could buy the bike, set up the stock suspension for you and probably be perfectly happy with it for a long time unless you plan on trying to chase down Rossi on a track.
                "The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."

                Colonel Jeff Cooper, in "The Art of the Rifle"

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                • #9
                  Re: new to forum please help

                  exactly, just get it. it handles fine 80% of the time, the other 20% it handles quite surprisingly well.
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                  "Use the present, create the future" -Pablo.

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                  • #10
                    Re: new to forum please help

                    my bike is stock(suspenion anyway) and seems to handel fine for my needs, mind you i aint the fastest rider
                    Last edited by Ozzietiller; 07-19-2010, 07:54 AM. Reason: what is stock!!
                    Mod's to bike so far: Projector HID lights (blue halo's),Vandriver parts (CCC,red PP,red clutch cup,brake F&B cups, Blue top triple, Blue front sprocket cover), Aprilia Brembo Wheels,520 sprocket & chain conversion( to suite the Aprilia wheels),charging mod, headlight realy mod, bitubo rear shock, custom black with heavy blue pearl paint, fold away billet levers

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                    • #11
                      Re: new to forum please help

                      I've had mine for a little over 6 months, as far as I can tell suspension wise externally its stock, don't know if its had any internal mods. As has been previously said it works fairly well 80% of the time, but it has scared the shite out of me on a couple of occassions and I wasn't even pushing it hard!!!
                      This summer I intend stripping the forks as one seal is starting to weep, before I do this I will look on here to see what fork mods can be done to enhance the handling, there was a ohlins shock here on e-bay australia, brand new in the box a couple of months back, bidding started at $600aud. I thought I may have a go at it. I didn't and now regret it, I think it went for $1100 or so, I know they are around $1500 new so thats the one that got away. Oh well live and learn.....

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                      • #12
                        Re: new to forum please help

                        Hey Tony, welcome! I agree with Jeff. Just buy it and go from there. I love mine the way she is.

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