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post #1 of 16 Old 05-07-2009, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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TLR 1000 Thoughts

I have a student I sold my mini bike too. His friend was with him and he was looking at my Supermoto. He wanted to know if it was for sale told my price. Fast forward a few weeks the student says his friend is selling a TLR. I said jokingly I'd trade my supermoto. Looks like hes interested.

Any known problems I have to look for. Haven't many details I'm thinking the worst and hoping for the best. Would have to see ahead of time obviously. How's the suspension stock. These bikes are a little heavy how do they handle.

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Sorry cant help. Id just say take it for a test ride and see how you like it.

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1 - Rotary damper on the rear end - Junk it and replace with a real shock first thing - Thye handle pretty well, kind os RC51ish from what i rember, they just didnt have the grunt of the 51's stock-

2 - Ride the wheels off of it ! Good solid motor, makes cool noises when un-corked with a proper set of Yoshimura cans/ full exhaust. Seems brakes were OK, Id spring for S/S lines and some Vesrah pads first thing . Just looks for the normal issue spots, fork seals, oil changes - they arent really expensive to work on ,seems they share some parts with the GSX-R series -

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I have a student I sold my mini bike too. His friend was with him and he was looking at my Supermoto. He wanted to know if it was for sale told my price. Fast forward a few weeks the student says his friend is selling a TLR. I said jokingly I'd trade my supermoto. Looks like hes interested.

Any known problems I have to look for. Haven't many details I'm thinking the worst and hoping for the best. Would have to see ahead of time obviously. How's the suspension stock. These bikes are a little heavy how do they handle.
Exactly what Ohno said. Good bike with a few changes.

Is your Supermoto streetable?

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For reference, here is one just posted near me on craiglist, a 98 for 3800$
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/1159350766.html

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For reference, here is one just posted near me on craiglist, a 98 for 3800$
http://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/1159350766.html

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A friend of mine had one with Remus cans and a replacement shock, wicked fun to ride, seemed to have plenty of power anywhere you wanted it and would rip the front wheel off the ground almost anytime you wanted.

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Good hear some positive feedback. I should find something out in next couple of weeks. Guess I'll look and see what a shock wil cost. I know forks will probably need a refresh too. I believe it has some cans on it already.
The Supermoto is not street legal I do have all the dirt stuff for it too. Might work as a good deal for both as I have a ton of stuff to go with it.

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a friend of mine has one that he purchased as his first bike and absolutely loves the thing. i have to admit, the first time getting on it is pretty intimidating because it doesn't have the typical scream of a crotch rocket, it's more of a snarl. with a PCIII on it, the bike became a whole different beast.

if you do a search on google, you can find some helpful pages on some things that you need to know that others have had trouble with. i actually tried to find one two years ago but wasn't able to locate one close to where i live but ended up doing a lot of reading about them.

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TLRNate put a bimoto shock on his I think. He was very happy with the change. He got it on a great sale as some retailers are trying to unload old stock on a bike no longer in production.

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Hey Phil: Give Sam a call. He has been riding one for the at least the past 2 years.

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Yeah I was going to talk to one of these weekends. This looks like a no go I heard from the student and he said the bike looks fishy. The frame and motor # don't match and it was leaking oil. No need to start another project.
Already have the never ending FZR project. The thing won't idle so the carbs off again my mechanic is pulling is hair trying to get this thing to run properly

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Sorry it fell through. I love my TLR. With a new shock (I have a Bimoto as f4i stated) it made a HUGE difeerence. Thing is rock solid to ride. People tend to abuse the front shocks due to wheelies so look for that if you do follow up.

It pulls out of the corners great. I am not the fastest rider by far but at track days that is where I make up my time.
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Just saw this one listed locally today...http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/1160542523.html

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Sorry it fell through. I love my TLR. With a new shock (I have a Bimoto as f4i stated) it made a HUGE difeerence. Thing is rock solid to ride. People tend to abuse the front shocks due to wheelies so look for that if you do follow up.

It pulls out of the corners great. I am not the fastest rider by far but at track days that is where I make up my time.
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Just saw this one listed locally today...http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/mcy/1160542523.html

Wow, dont see too may of the non-racing colors !


Oh yeah, forgot this story abotu the TL-R - My former Suzuki DSM told me that he and his wife concived thier first shild in thier garage on his TL-R - true story !

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