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post #1 of 5 Old 06-14-2006, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Suzuki TLR as a Trackbike?

I don't know much about the TLR other than it's a Vtwin and referred to as "heavy". It's not much heavier than my 919 but I have a chance to get an old beat up one for cheap that I could use on my upcoming track day so...

How is the TLR as a track bike?

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Nate TLR has one.

The main complaint I have heard about them in the rear header is too close to the rears shock and will overheat theshock after 4 or 5 laps. If that is true, I can see there being a big handling problem with them.

Otherwise, I jsut see them as different. All my aquaintences that used to ride them have moved to the SV1000 for the most part.

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Nate TLR has one.

The main complaint I have heard about them in the rear header is too close to the rears shock and will overheat theshock after 4 or 5 laps. If that is true, I can see there being a big handling problem with them...
That would suck!

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Also, try TLPlanet.com Nate has mentioned it several times in the past.

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TL Planet is now TLZone. Go there every now and then but thing is everyone there has moved on to different bikes. You can still get a lot of information there though.

Here are my plus, minus and suggestions.

It can feel a tad heavy but once at speed no problems. If you are comparing it to an SV, new 600 or liter bike...yes very heavy.

If you just want a good track bike to have fun on...no problems.

Stock shock can get hot from the rear header. Get an aftermarket shock since the stocker is crap anyway. I have a Bitubo (Mike knows the story..I have a great wife) but Penske makes a good one to. Do "The Gap" mod and it helps in cooling. No problems with it getting squishy since the Bitubo went on.

Good things...It is dead solid in turns. Rock solid chasis that is built tough. Great low end grunt and torque coming off the turns. On a small tight course you only need 2nd and 3rd. Lots of parts can be swapped out with a Busa or older GSXR1K so parts can be found.

Does not eat tires too bad if you go easy. My BT014s have been great in wet and dry.

Anything else let me know. I love mine and will probably keep it for years to come and get a different track bike.

Did I mention the great sound!!!!!!!!!

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