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Old 04-19-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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what do u think of a tl1000r????

ok i am looking at a 2000 r6 and a tl1000r. i am leaning towards the r6 alot, but i just wanted to know what you all thought about the tl. is it just a piece of or is it a decent bike
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The TLR is a very nice bike.

Is this your first bike?
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:34 AM   #5
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Buy the TLR. Sweet bike. Nothing like a twin.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:26 AM   #7
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I think it goes "potato-potato-potato" heheheh. I also think it's too darn heavy for me to get off the kick-stand
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:32 AM   #8
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im starting to think the same way. the TLR is a great biek. just not if its your first
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ok thanks for the welcome.

no its not my first bike. i have riden dirt bikes for years and owned a zx6r for a year or so. i know it is a step up to the 1000 vs the 600cc bike, but it only as fast as u hammer the throttle. how hard is the tlr to work on???
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:37 PM   #14
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oh and i am going to do all street riding and a lil 1/4 mile stuff. i will get around town and to and from work.
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My $.02 is that Tillers are cool and I've always liked them. However, I might recommend a Rc51 instead. It is lighter (funny, can't say that too often about an RC), handles better, and has better power delivery. Also, Suzuki put some weird rear suspension on that bike. Why they did that I'll never know. Suzuki was never really dedicated to making the TLR a serious race bike. But if you want to go with one, I don't think you'll be disappointed as long as you're not looking to be lightest fastest bike around.
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:33 PM   #17
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My $.02 is that Tillers are cool and I've always liked them. However, I might recommend a Rc51 instead. It is lighter (funny, can't say that too often about an RC), handles better, and has better power delivery. Also, Suzuki put some weird rear suspension on that bike. Why they did that I'll never know. Suzuki was never really dedicated to making the TLR a serious race bike. But if you want to go with one, I don't think you'll be disappointed as long as you're not looking to be lightest fastest bike around.
I thought TL became the Hayabusa.... i did not think they ever were thinking of making the bike a race bike.... If I am wrong, then i will just shut up and sit in the corner.....
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The TL has a real funcky rear shock so your sunk if you want a good aftermarket unit. I don't think Suzuki will support the TL with parts availablability as it is a discontinued model. If between the two this is your only choice I would go with the R6. If you kile the V twin grunt, as I do, I strongly suggest an SV over eather the TL or R6..
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Old 04-19-2007, 02:33 PM   #19
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The TL has a real funcky rear shock so your sunk if you want a good aftermarket unit. I don't think Suzuki will support the TL with parts availablability as it is a discontinued model. If between the two this is your only choice I would go with the R6. If you kile the V twin grunt, as I do, I strongly suggest an SV over eather the TL or R6..
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since when do parts cease to be available on discontinued models????

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Old 04-19-2007, 03:05 PM   #20
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True, the RC51 is without peer in the big twins comparison. The "Tiller" is a great bike. As for working on them...it's a twin...you don't have to.
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