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BT's Bike Thread

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by BrokenTusk, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Apr 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    krap22

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    :gossip:Marcel drives an x-runner, he's afraid of the dirt
     
  2. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    So its more powerful just heavier so the extra power means sweet f*ck all?
    Budget permitting, I will own all the toys, but street toys come first as thats where I spend the majority of my time. :D
    If you only knew how much dirt and shit I'm covered in from work right now..
     
  3. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:32 PM
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    so, whats everyone riding out there?
     
  4. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    Most of my friends and local crowds own street bikes, its a lot younger crowd out here. The older guys have the touring cruisers and such
     
  5. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    I would like a dual sport DR or KLR
     
  6. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    I like the look of your picture there in your sig^^ pics of the whole bike?
     
  7. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Dammit! I don't know what those are either... :anonymous:
     
  8. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    yeah i hear the young / old thing. Im 28 and have had sport bike for the last 9 years, definitely ready to get something a bit more easy going, not cruiser style but more standard. A buddy of mine owns a chopper shop so most all my friends ride chopped bikes and im the odd man out on a neon sportbike.

    the jap bikes are just so reliable though..... i guess its like comparing a toyota to a ford
     
  9. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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    pics in a sec. DR-Z is a suzuki supermotard and KLR is an on / offroad kawasaki workhorse. both single cylinders. The KLR is no speed demon, but it will run thru everything and for a long time.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2012 at 1:46 PM
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    heres one, 2001 gsxr 1000. owned this since 05. Full Ti exhaust, power comander, brakes off of a honda 929 with braided cables (because the 6 pot ones, also found on the TLR suck the dick), rev limiter and speed restriction bypassed, computer tricked into thinking its always in 3rd to bypass the 1st gear power limiter, NRC engine covers, full safety wiring, and i just put on a new EK 520 chain with -1 / +2 driven sprockets (thats what the sig picture is from).

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    The TL engine is still alive and kicking in the v-strom dual sport

    http://www.suzukicycles.com/Product Lines/Cycles/Products/V-Strom 1000/2012/DL1000.aspx


    Suzuki has been trying to limit people for a long time. My TL has the TRE mod. It is a resistor that goes between the gear sensor and ground that tricks the bike into thinking it's in 6th gear all the time. Gives it the true timing and fuel maps. The power difference from that mod alone in 1st - 3rd gear is amazing.

    I've been thinking of swapping out the whole front end for a newer GSXR that has the radial brakes and springs and valves for my size (6'5 250lbs) It's hard to just drop $1k+ for something that i don't ride all the time.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    After thinking about the TL this morning i read up on it. I didnt even think about the fact that the SV1000 is basically the redesigned TLS. kind of blew my mind. And suzuki sold the motors to Cagiva and Bimota for use (with more tuning) in their machines.

    I hear you about not wanting to dump $$ into it when its not necessary. I barley have time to ride anymore either which is a huge factor preventing me from getting any other kind of bike right now, or doing anything else to this one. Shit, i just appreciate getting out when i can find the time. Cant wait till its consistently warmer out so i can use it to commute instead of just blasting back roads every now and then
     
  13. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    That just means your still unique, fuck conforming, switch out the body plates to more current colours and your golden
    See I've heard though that besides the GSXR's, the Suziki's & Kawasaki's don't have a big aftermarket following, thats another reason I'm thinking the Yami R-1.
    I know what everything is there besides the "safety wiring", whats the purpose of that??
     
  14. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    The TL motor was pretty bullet proof. There is a guy who put a SC on the TL and is pulling nearly 200 hp at the rear wheels. The worst part of the TL was the rear suspension. I need to upgrade mine. The SV motor is pretty tame compared to the TL. They claim 120 hp for the SV, but the people i've talked to say it just isn't the same as riding the TL.

    I think the TL1000s has the best nickname ever for a bike. In 1997 the magazines that tested it called it the "widow maker". The bike had a horrible fuel map, crazy power curve and no steering damper. There are pictures of some of the pros going over the handle bars during the tests. They detuned the engine the following year because of all the issues.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    safety wiring is to ensure you don't have issues on the track. You put a hole through the oil drain plug so you can wire it to something else. It ensures that the plug can't back its way out. For the basic wiring you do any of the places that fluids enter and exit the bike.


    also, there is a HUGE after market for any of the 4 major sport bike manufacturers.
     
  16. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    :eek: That sounds like the perfect mod.. I want that.
    See thats my plan too, I'd use mine to commute to work all the time if I lived in Calgary. Soo much warmer down there. thats the only reason i'm thinking of doing a build on a 750 instead, simply for gas savings, but I thinks 1000's get about 42mpg's right? and 750's get about 50ish??
     
  17. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    Thats hilarious and horrifying at the same time.

    I want it.
    Aahh k, so just drill little holes and feed wire through it. Doesn't sound too hard.

    Thats just what one of the guys I work with told me this morning :notsure: He owns a Yamaha
     
  18. Apr 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    That mod was only for a few years of Suzuki. I'm sure there are similar mods for other bikes. The theory was to keep the bike from getting out of control in the lower gears. After the mod, rolling on the throttle at about 7k rpm the front wheel just starts to lift. It's sooo much fun :D

    The suzuki 750s are a Badass bike. Bullet proof. Every other bike manufacturer quit making 750's when super bike let them go to 1000cc inline 4's. Suzuki kept their 750 because it is such a good bike.
     
  19. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Before you just go buy the R1, see if there are some guys that will let you ride their bikes and try them out. The TL isn't the best/fastest bike out there, but my grin factor is through the roof every time i ride it. Plus, i can show up at bike nights and other bike get togethers and no one has one. :D
     
  20. Apr 14, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    Aren't the Suzuki 750's still the GSXR models?

    This is still a want purchase at this point, we'll see how everything pans out, might be seriously looking by June
     
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