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Old 12-03-2011, 08:29 PM   #81
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the gixxer tailsection makes that bike look a lot better.
see, I really liked the TL tail - with the hump and the lip - but then again, I like the busa tail, too.

someone - don't recall who - had a TL with the solo tail that had a skull and crossbones painted on the hump. it looked really wicked.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:01 PM   #82
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see, I really liked the TL tail - with the hump and the lip - but then again, I like the busa tail, too.

someone - don't recall who - had a TL with the solo tail that had a skull and crossbones painted on the hump. it looked really wicked.
The stock tail makes the bike look lowered for some reason. The gixxer tail to me looks more "race rep."
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+mod, SV coils and the Shorai seemed to help it crank better.. still a big twin tho.. I also have a switch to turn the headlights off so they don't sap power while cranking.

Headlights are HID projectors with evil eyes.. used a standard headlight cover for a new lens.
+mod? I've added additional grounds and have added extra + and - 12awg from regulator into harness and directly to battery. My headlights are also switched and I have a healthy yuasa.

More details on your headlight setup if u don't mind. Link for projectors?? I've got the dual ddm 55watt hid in 5k.bright, but its more of a flood then a focused beam. It doesn't have as much reach as I'd like.
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+mod, you add a relay, and direct power from the battery to the coils. Then use the orange wire that was on the coils to trigger the relay. Gives a true 12V to the coils and has shown up to 5 hp gain on the dyno....

Let me dig around on the projectors.. basically they are H4 bulb replacements that go in the stock reflectors and have their own ballasts.
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Here are the HID's I got:

http://www.ktautopart.com/product/sh...lang=en&id=215

You can search around the web and find many similar kits.

Basically on the TLR, you have to cut the factory lens off the housing, swap out the bulbs, and glue on a new clear lens.

I painted the reflectors with hi-temp flat black, and used a headllight cover/protector for the lens. Even with the smoked lens, they put out much more light than the standard setup ever did.
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I spoke with them, and this is the "new and improved" version..

http://eshop.ktautopart.com/motorcyc...t-mt5-211.html

A little larger but will still fit, and a much better "Evil Eye"...

May get a set for my ZX12R...
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The SVs are, essentially, a continoation of the TL lineage.
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I know. That's why I like the TL's -- honestly If I ever decide to trade up to a liter(doubt I ever will) I might try to track down an old TL1000R
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I know. That's why I like the TL's -- honestly If I ever decide to trade up to a liter(doubt I ever will) I might try to track down an old TL1000R
My 2001 TLS was a hoot to ride, but had a few "quirks" ...

1: The rotary damper that Suzuki deemed a good idea for the rear suspension flat out sucks. The TLR had the same thing. I ditched mine for a conventional spring over shock setup and it made a world of difference.

2: This was Suzuki's first attempt (I think) at a fuel injected sportbike, and the throttle had a very on-or-off feel, not nearly as smooth as more modern injected bikes.

3: The 1997 model did not have a steering damper, thus the nickname "widowmaker". Suzuki overreacted on year models after that by fitting a very stiff steering damper. Drain the fluid from it and replace it with a lighter oil.
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2: This was Suzuki's first attempt (I think) at a fuel injected sportbike
GSXR750 was injected from '98.
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I thought TLS/R was carbed till '01.
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I thought TLS/R was carbed till '01.
Nope, FI from the beginning
TLR has dual injectors per cylinder, higher compression, and higher lift cams compared to the S.
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Here are the HID's I got:

http://www.ktautopart.com/product/sh...lang=en&id=215

You can search around the web and find many similar kits.

Basically on the TLR, you have to cut the factory lens off the housing, swap out the bulbs, and glue on a new clear lens.

I painted the reflectors with hi-temp flat black, and used a headllight cover/protector for the lens. Even with the smoked lens, they put out much more light than the standard setup ever did.
Thanks for the links! This is just what I'm looking for. Motos and autos alike. So other than lens removal, there is no cutting/glueing/fabrication? It just mounts onto where bulb would go? Like a basic R&R? Does it retain a highbeam function like some of the late model vehicles? The pics say yes but nothing in the description.

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Thanks for the links! This is just what I'm looking for. Motos and autos alike. So other than lens removal, there is no cutting/glueing/fabrication? It just mounts onto where bulb would go? Like a basic R&R? Does it retain a highbeam function like some of the late model vehicles? The pics say yes but nothing in the description.
Has high/low beam, halo and evil eye. 4 seperate leads so you can run any combo. I also added an on/off switch on the low beams so they don't come on when you crank, but I can still flash the high beams whenever needed.

The HID lamps themselves are replaceable from the rear, so if you loose a high or low they can be changed without removing the lense.

It mounts in the same hole as the regular bulb, so you retain the adjustments as stock. All the ballast and igniters fit between the bottom of the headlight and the fairing filler piece.
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