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Kc_zombie
Posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Another Twin for my stable...





10K Original miles, bone stock with the exception of the dealer installed Yosh cans.

I'm still crazy for my beloved S1W and S2T, I just like to spread the love a little, like my good friend "Jolly"...

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone.
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34nineteen
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Check the rear shock and the mounting points for cracks. Iíve always thought tillers were neat bikes!
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The Widow-Maker! Beautiful bikes, I've always loved them. Suzuki was killing it back around 2000 with the gorgeous bikes. Make sure you give us an update after you get some time on it how it feels compared to the Buells, and how it makes them feel after you've gotten used to this one.
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Kc_zombie
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 10:54 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Will do, going through it now, fluids, wheel bearings, clutch, brake pads, tires, etc. I will be sure to put a little more scrutiny when inspecting the rear shock mounting points. I understand the progressive linkage design was considered controversial back then, but they kept it for the entire production.

I also have an 03 RC51, which I ride pretty regularly. I get plenty of seat time between it and the S1W. Two different animals, I always feel "satisfied" when I get back from a ride on the Buell, much more visceral feel than the Honda which has more of a intuitive feel to it.

I will keep you posted, btw the S2 restore should be a "roller" after the holiday and possibly completed by spring 2021.

Thanks Gents.

(Message edited by kc_zombie on November 24, 2020)
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 12:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I was thinking about the RC51 when I was responding before. If I had to pick a normal sportbike that I wanted, an RC51 would be up near the top of the list. I've always loved the TLRs, but I think for me I'd probably for a TLS with some normal handlebars on it. I'd even love one of the original SV650S's to use as a regular daily commuter.

I believe the rear suspension was what gave the TLR it's widowmaker nickname. I don't remember if it was an issue with parts breaking, or just something to do with the overall handling.
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34nineteen
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 01:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

They used an unusual rotary shock that had very little oil in it. As the oil would heat up the damping would go away.

Check this out: https://www.ebay.com/itm/98-03-Suzuki-Tlr-1000-R-T lr1000-Rear-Back-Shock-Absorber-Rotary-Damper-Tl10 00R-/112239160699

https://www.tlplanet.com/forum/main-forums/tls-tlr-main-forum/52961-stock-rotary-damper

Very cool bike, but the RC51 outclassed it. Fix the rear and you will have a very fun daily. I think there are kits to get a regular shock in it place.

(Message edited by 34nineteen on November 24, 2020)
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Jolly
Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 08:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

COOL BIKES!!

Thatís in beautiful condition!!!

Iíve ridden a few of those.. lots of fun!!!!!

Yeah the shock is a straaange story!
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Falloutnl
Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 07:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thought you were joking until I saw it was a TL. They never sold it in those colors over here (Europe) as far as I know. Looks absolutely excellent, you're right to be pleased.
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