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  • Just wanted to say HEY !

    Hey all ! been trollin for a little while here , right now I don't have a TLR ... but that will soon change ! trying to sell my 02 ZX-12R ... some people are saying I'm crazy to get rid of the 12 for a TLR , mind you I have other bikes also .. but the 12 is my only street mount , always like the TLR ! now its time to pull the trigger on one . I have a few questions ?....

    1. is the TLR motor the same as TLS ?

    2. dose anyone LIKE the rear shock(stock) set-up ?

    3. what was the first year for the TLR ? and has it changed any up to 03 ?


    well thats enough for now I'm sure a few will follow later on !
    Thanks for any help !!!

  • #2
    Alright just two more ...

    how is it (TLR) to travel with a passenger ? shouldn't happen much ... but worth knowing.

    and what about long rides ? say 400 miles + ?


    thanks again !

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    • #3
      Welcome ddub

      I love this bike for long rides. It's more comfy than my old Bandit 1200. The motors are basically the same lump, though tuned a bit different, if I understand correctly.

      I don't like or dislike the rear shock on the TLR. I've heard a bunch about what a pos it is, but it works fine for me.

      The TLR appeared in 1998, and has had very few changes since, besides cosmetics.

      Nice to have you on board.

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      • #4
        Oops, I forgot one question. I don't ride 2-up (no rear pegs) so I don't know.

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        • #5
          Welcome ddub

          Same motor 2 injectors per cylinder - Higher compression - diff pistons

          No I dont like the rear shock. Some people say it works fine:dunno might be a psychological thing.

          In 2003 the TLR got an updated ECU 32 bit compared to 16

          Girls love the back seat of the TLR

          I usually ride 250-300 miles every sat, and sun. no complaints here..maybe a little hand numbness but I can live with that
          TLOTM:
          May 2003
          August 2004

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          • #6
            I run a TLS, but I can run through a few of these. Carring a passenger is fine for the driver, you cant tell their even back there really, however a little changing of the pegs more foreward makes it easier for your passenger for distance.

            Stock suspension bites. It is ok for awhile, but when it comes to get an oil change in the forks and shock (depending on how you ride) its better to just switch it out.

            Long rides are very do-able. Last year I was doing 400-1000 mile days with no problem. A good set of grips and well padded gloves to cut down the viabration helps ALOT.

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            • #7
              Welcome
              Also run a TLS and canīt add more then TLstreak allredy done so
              Originally posted by TLCURT
              Because TL's fucking rock.

              It's a cult thing...to own one is to love one.

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              • #8
                Welcome...
                I run an Ohlins rear with ohlins fork sprins added to my stock forks (and a revalve kit on the way) & one of my TLR friends runs a penske rear with stock forks.

                We both feel that these are much better suited for the twisties than the stock stuff the bikes came with as they are lighter, stronger and easier to adjust!

                My wife rides with me every chance she can (on the TLS) so I added a grab rail for her and she's happy back there...
                Just a few mods:

                Silver, the fastest color!

                On the inside - HID type bulbs, K&N filter, Iridium ix plugs, 16T front sprocket, Coerce billet sprocket cover, Yosh re-map +5, +5, +5 11 o'clock, Scorpio SE-i500 system from my GB and an ATRE.

                On the outside - TLR forks, front carbon fender, 5/8th master brake cylinder, black SS brake lines (frnt & rear), braking waves all around with Ti bolts, Brembo gold front calipers & a busa gold rear caliper, flush mount signals (frnt & rear), ZG DB scr

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                • #9
                  Welcome

                  All of your questions seem to have been answered already. Goodluck getting rid of the 12

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                  • #10
                    Welcome! Riding with a passenger over long distance is no prob. Can get really interesting if you go up and down really steep hills. Make sure to adjust tire pressure and susp for the long ride.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SDTLR
                      Welcome ddub

                      Same motor 2 injectors per cylinder - Higher compression - diff pistons

                      No I dont like the rear shock. Some people say it works fine:dunno might be a psychological thing.

                      In 2003 the TLR got an updated ECU 32 bit compared to 16

                      Girls love the back seat of the TLR

                      I usually ride 250-300 miles every sat, and sun. no complaints here..maybe a little hand numbness but I can live with that
                      It's incredible in europe Suzuki stopped selling the TLR in 2001. .

                      So it's true, in US they still produce it.. i just tought you had a huge stock or something
                      Twins are twice as fun

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                      • #12


                        And Welcome!! (Ahh my first Welcome)
                        Twins are twice as fun

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                        • #13
                          Welcome!

                          I ride with stock suspension set a la Jamies and I think it works really well, I should add that i have raised the rideheight considerably by adding washers at the top springmount in the rear.
                          Makes a huge difference in turn-in and midcorner stability. Also the steeringdamper mod is a MUST on this bike.
                          PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::

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                          • #14
                            im one of the ones thats gonna say the rear shock sucks.
                            like sd said just a little numbness after long periods of time
                            i dont ride any one so cant help u with that question,but it looks comphy.
                            and you aint crazy i sold my busa to get a tiller and i have no regrets.
                            only gripe is that he frame gets hot and the rear suspension and the damper is too stiff other than that the bike got enough power to keep you happy
                            MY MODS:
                            Ackrapovic Evo II full exhaust Head Work,Flowed injectors,Port /Polish exh and intake.cams,subframe,projector headlights,gap mod,Undertray,air/oil breather,pair valve removal,black frame Earth grounding mod . Dynojet PowercommanderII: (Custom Map by Orient Express):Galfer Wave Rotors Front & Rear: Pyramid Hugger:GSXR1k rear brake:A.T.R.E,Galfer Steel braided lines Front & Rear:TLS Cable Clutch Conversion:Woodcraft clipons:Vortex top triple clamp: DID Erv2 gold 520 conversion: Spocket Specialist Titan Tough Sprocket 17/41:GSXR tail: Nocut Frame Sliders:Air Tech Black Chrome Windscreen:LP Carbon Mirrors:Raised Tail 3/4" Ohlins Steering Damper:BRG 1/5 Throttle:GP Tech Fairing Bracket: Clear Alternative tail light:Black rims, ProTeck rearsets.gixxer 1k fender.Bitubo shock,custom projector headlights Race plastics and air tubes by AK composite 3/4 tail rasier custom made by TLDV8
                            Going For 440 wet weight.136 +HP. 72 +TQ

                            TO BE CONTINUED

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for all the welcomes ! looks like this is gonna be a good place to hang out !! just gotta get the thing , some good stuff here on suspension , I'm sure I'll be able to work with it .... just never messed with a rotary shock . Ya the washers to raise ride height .. I've done that to my 12 and my 7R , the 12 has been a real good bike .. plenty fast ! ..but the speed thing isn't all that important to me right now ... at 41 , I have 3 750s (Kawasaki) and the 12 , when the 12 goes (hopefully soon) then a Tlr WILL come in ... just seems I could more enjoy the TLR , and the sound (with pipes) is BAD ASS !!! again thanks for the welcome !!!

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