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    No wonder My 00TLS wasn't much fun to ride, boinging over everything. If anyone has a SOAS to sell, please let me know. I put over 3000 miles on the bike in this condition, thinking Suzuki didn't design a very good suspension. I finally got motivated to investigate and discovered this. The bike has been sitting since early spring, because it's not a pleasure to ride.

    Maybe I wont have to sell my bike after all.



    I've been riding this instead.

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    i have a stock shock for a TL1000R im not sure if that will work or not but i guess someone will post and let me know.

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    • #3
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      That Katana is PIMP!
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        The spring on a stick (SOAS) of the TLS is a really crappy design. Note there is no damping in there, so I wouldn't call it a shock.
        I had transformed the SOAS of my racebike (and finally the roadbike, too) into a fully serviceable and more importantly well working piece. My suspension technician did this, sorry not for sale.

        Greetings
        Rufer
        TL1000SW, candy jade lime yellow. TL1000cup.de champion 2007, 2008, 2009

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        • #5
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          An R SOAS won't work on the S. Why not just install a Bitubo and enjoy better performance all around. A used SOAS is only going to wind up the same way given a bit of time.
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          • #6
            Re: Snapped Shock w/pics

            I should have said, I snapped the shaft of my stick or it was snapped when I bought it and I got the shaft.

            You're right spring not shock.

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            • #7
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              I bet you're gonna love the next ride when it's fixed!

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              • #8
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                sheesh Rufer, at least tell him where to buy what you've got

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                • #9
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                  I've mulled around the idea of a Bitubo, but I've thrown a bit of money at it already. It puffs smoke after start up, but clears out once underway, so I'm thinking of throwing on a used stick and letting her go. Nobody seems to want her, she's a bit scarred up.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Snapped Shock w/pics

                    Originally posted by rufer View Post
                    The spring on a stick (SOAS) of the TLS is a really crappy design. Note there is no damping in there, so I wouldn't call it a shock.
                    I had transformed the SOAS of my racebike (and finally the roadbike, too) into a fully serviceable and more importantly well working piece. My suspension technician did this, sorry not for sale.

                    Greetings
                    Rufer
                    Exactly.



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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by Patch11 View Post
                      sheesh Rufer, at least tell him where to buy what you've got
                      You can't buy it. It was basically a one-off, well actually three have been made. The shop is too small to do a batch and it finally turned out too expensive compared to a Bitubo.
                      It's much less beautifully made than what TLDV8 posted. But hey it works.

                      In very simple words, the front part of the SOAS has been cut-off and replaced by a longer guide with linear bearings.


                      Greetings
                      Rufer
                      TL1000SW, candy jade lime yellow. TL1000cup.de champion 2007, 2008, 2009

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                      • #12
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                        I'm sure all you folks have seen these, but just in case. A purchase of 4 or more gets a slight discount. I would still need a SOAS though. If I recall there around $680 with group discount.

                        http://65.55.72.135/att/GetAttachmen...ec2&oneredir=1

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                        • #13
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                          That links is from email? doesn't work.. for me at least?

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                          • #14
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                            dude bitubo it
                            Biggest regret - parted with my TL....


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                              Re: Snapped Shock w/pics

                              Originally posted by motofreak87 View Post
                              i have a stock shock for a TL1000R im not sure if that will work or not but i guess someone will post and let me know.
                              won't work, the TLS uses a longer, smaller diameter shock. the R is shorter and bigger around. not interchangable.


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