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    I rode a friend's 2003 GSXR 1000 today. It was fun, flippin' fast, smooth, light,.... and boring.

    I'm so glad I have my TLR.

    Every once and a while I try a newer i4. They are better machines, no doubt. But I have more fun on the TLR.
    TL1000R: For those who like to drive high speed tanks

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    Re: Thanks but no thanks

    Funny, I've been saying the same thing about my old GS1000E for several decades now. Yep, the new ones are "better", but the GS just works for me.
    "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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    • #3
      Re: Thanks but no thanks

      I've only every ridden/owned i4 machines from 600 and up. My TLS is the "best" for how it feels riding it, and how cool I feel with such a rare machine.
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      • #4
        Re: Thanks but no thanks

        Bah! Humbug.


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

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        • #5
          Re: Thanks but no thanks

          Nothing wrong with the Gixxer thou. You have to own one (or 3) to really appreciate them.
          Last edited by TLR Maori; 08-14-2010, 12:12 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: Thanks but no thanks

            Originally posted by Steve TLS View Post
            Bah! Humbug.




            Doesn't count, you only had the S to compare it to.
            "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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            • #7
              Re: Thanks but no thanks

              Another thing I noticed is that the forks really soaked up the bumps and held the road. Is it possible to put those forks in the TLR triples?

              Yeah I know... search button. and yeah I know... different brake calipers.
              TL1000R: For those who like to drive high speed tanks

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              • #8
                Re: Thanks but no thanks

                When was the last time you changed the fluid in your forks? Change the fluid, put the correct weight springs in, play with the valving if necessary and there's no reason you TL forks wont work properly.

                No need to change the to GSXR ones unless you want the bling factor, or radial brakes or a DLC coating on the lower.
                "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                • #9
                  Re: Thanks but no thanks

                  I love my TLR but my 03 GSXR1000 was the best all around bike I have ever owned, hands down. It was one of those deals where I didn't know what I had till it was gone!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Thanks but no thanks

                    Originally posted by Jeff View Post
                    Doesn't count, you only had the S to compare it to.
                    Just as well too.

                    My GSXR has GSXR wheels, GSXR forks, GSXR gauges, GSXR Brakes, Painted frame, painted swingarm. I'd better stop, it's starting to sound like a typical TLR except I have 160+HP and sub 400lb weight
                    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                    • #11
                      Re: Thanks but no thanks

                      Originally posted by Steve TLS View Post
                      When was the last time you changed the fluid in your forks? Change the fluid, put the correct weight springs in, play with the valving if necessary and there's no reason you TL forks wont work properly.

                      No need to change the to GSXR ones unless you want the bling factor, or radial brakes or a DLC coating on the lower.
                      I changed out the oil last year. I have the right springs to get the sag I need. I have the stock valves. I change out the oil every other year.

                      Thanks Steve.
                      TL1000R: For those who like to drive high speed tanks

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                      • #12
                        Re: Thanks but no thanks

                        They should work ok. I think they even have larger cartridges than the GSXR ones.

                        :edit They're 25mm cartridges versus 20mm in the GSXR according to Sam's chart
                        Last edited by Steve TLS; 08-14-2010, 09:08 AM.
                        "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                        • #13
                          Re: Thanks but no thanks

                          Originally posted by TLR Maori View Post
                          Nothing wrong with the Gixxer thou. You have to own one (or 3) to really appreciate them.



                          .
                          Parting out TL1000R & S. PM me for parts!!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Thanks but no thanks

                            I didn't say anything was wrong with the Gix 1k. I was impressed with how much of a non-event that riding it is.
                            TL1000R: For those who like to drive high speed tanks

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                            • #15
                              Re: Thanks but no thanks

                              The ability to lift the front wheel at 140kmh and one handed power wheelies from the lights was enough to impress me.

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