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Old 03-09-2015, 03:54 AM   #21
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Options for rear are Biturbo, Ohlins or Penske if you can find one
Front, Busa forks bolt in, 08+ have radial brakes and better internals, upgrade to Racetech even better
Later model wheels save significant weight, and you need for radials on the front anyhow
Eccentrics for the swingarm help on the squat
The R is a little heavy on the steering, so changing geometry helps, but you need a good steering damper "just in case" it decides to shake its head.. the S was more twitchy in that respect
debaffle the airbox, CBR injectors, TRE to remove the lower gear , +mod on the coils, drop the gearing down a couple teeth.. and a good exhaust system (pipe is pinched severly on left side by the chain
If you can find an exhaust for a decent price. exhaust wakes it up quite a bit.
+1 on the steering damper. or if the stock one is still in decent condition. swap out the fluid. 10w fork oil or something.

If it starts and runs, can shift thru the gears and not majorly up (from what you can tell) I'd get it... if it was the right price.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:10 PM   #22
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Custom 2 into 1 M4.. they do sound good...

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=239988
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:41 PM   #23
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Custom 2 into 1 M4.. they do sound good...

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=239988
Just watched the vid you linked.
I thought part of it looked like Trail Ridge Rd, then I read down the thread and saw it was.
A couple years ago I had a mission, to go and ride TRR on a bike. It was real nice. Plus I spent a week camping in the mountains alone, also real nice, lol.

Go buy the dang TL, you won't be sorry. It aint perfect but there are few sportbikes that sound like that, a real head turner.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:43 PM   #24
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Well if I don't get it for some odd reason... I'll let u guys know where it's at so yall can check it out! I am not trying to turn this thing into a beast...just trying to get a bike to enjoy n cruise every now and then. But all very good info on it.....
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:41 PM   #25
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Save your money and find something with better aftermarket and oem support. Even a 600 would be a better option.
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Old 03-09-2015, 04:47 PM   #26
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:05 PM   #27
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*******WELL BAD NEWS *******
So to my understanding it was running. Just needed a battery.
Reality ...
Front brakes bad...felt weird
Rear brake froze and won't release
Brake pedal broke
Leaking fuel...of which is old n smells horrible
Dead battery ...Had to use charger to show life
Needs front n rear tires
both clutch n front brake levers were sloppy
been laid over cracked fairing
Chain dried up n rusty
Tank inside had corrosion and some rust

Good...
It did turn over which means it's not seized
Had Yoshi pipes
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:48 PM   #28
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None of those things individually are that bad. How much was the asking price?
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Old 03-09-2015, 10:43 PM   #29
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Going price was 1g.... which still may be a good price to someone who tinker w them everyday..which I dont.
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:25 AM   #30
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Forgot that othe common problem..... leaking fuel pump seal
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Going price was 1g.... which still may be a good price to someone who tinker w them everyday..which I dont.
That's about as good as it gets for something made in the last 15 years for $1000.
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Old 03-10-2015, 08:57 AM   #32
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The bad gad stinch is still on my hand! Would Def need a serious cleaning on the inside of not just to replace the whole thing and be done with it.
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So were all the fairings there? Might be worth picking up for less than a grand if he is willing to deal

Wonder if had a full Yosh exhaust or just slip ons?

What color is the bike?

hmmmmm my project looked like this when I got it...
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*******WELL BAD NEWS *******
So to my understanding it was running. Just needed a battery.
Reality ...
Front brakes bad...felt weird
-refer to previous post, they sucked to begin with
Rear brake froze and won't release
-caliper rebuild
Brake pedal broke
-not a bid deal
Leaking fuel...of which is old n smells horrible
-fuel pump seal cheap/easy fix. I ran copper silicone around the ring and let it fully cure for 2 days.
Dead battery ...Had to use charger to show life
-new battery...
Needs front n rear tires
- and then...
both clutch n front brake levers were sloppy
- bleed and see how it goes. I have a BNIB front M/C rebuild kit if you need it
been laid over cracked fairing
-street fighter!
Chain dried up n rusty
-520 conversion and +2 in rear
Tank inside had corrosion and some rust
tank wash with one of the rust remover products
Good...

It did turn over which means it's not seized
Had Yoshi pipes
cans or pipes? cans is common. pipes? check the exhaust right under the chain. if the pipe looks pinched its stock. if hot... holler at me, i'll come get it!
I wouldnt pay 1k though. IMHO 500-700
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All that sounds pretty standard for a neglected fifteen-year-old bike in the $1K price range.
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Stock pipes...Yoshi cans.

Yea I understand it is because it's been sitting for so long. But I kinda guestimated it would take about 1 grand to get her the way I would be happy with. Plus I've got a boat and a kayak that take up the majority of my free time if not family things. When I take on a project I normally have a bad habit of upgrading rather than settling for "good enough"... with the little amount of free time I have already, it may take me over a month t get it back goin
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I thought the 'S' was the "widow maker."
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Yup...the 1997 TL1000S is the widow maker due to no steering dampner and the pos rotary dampner rear suspension....
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I've had mind since 2007. They hold up pretty well in crashes, I'm at five. I have had zero electrical problems. As mentioned above the rear shock set up must go and upgrading will take about 7+ pounds off the bike. The bike is heavy but not as bad others would lead you but there are areas where weight can be taken off. Just compare it to the weight of some of the newer bikes like 2009 up R1. Power, its late 90's so what do you expect. It is rated @135, my RC51 is 133 so if want something real fast, this is not your bike. It is a great road bike and before I took it to the track I did many long road rides and it has room to carry a few things. If you want a V twin cheap this could be a good way to go. I miss it as a street/road bike and I don't like my RC51 as much for the street. It's almost like I need to switch bike duties between those two. A better damper is a must. Never had a complant about on the brakes, just vesrah pads and steel braided lines. I have a Penske rear and AK20's. Clutch, the real issue is with Suzuki's poor attempt to built a cheap slipper clutch. It can be deleted and without that mod it will not do a drag race launch smoothly. It is not the fault of the hydraulic part of the clutch. The cable upgrade will help with control but it is a band aid if you ask me. Even for what it is, I still like bike and I love the fact it pulls so nice in the lower revs.
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