Bougt in October 2001, sold in May 2011.
The TL is a unique bike: The design, the construction, the engine.
Photo: April 2010, with black rims.
The TL is a very universal motorbike. Long bike trips or fighting for the last 10th of a second on the racetrack, the TL is good for all. And it's always fun to drive! The engine has enough power in all rpm, it has got the V2 typical "grunt".
|Engine type||Water cooled 90° V2, DOHC|
|Bore x stroke||98 x 66mm|
|Fuel management||Electronic fuel injection, 52mm|
|Power output||92kW (125hp) at 8500rpm|
|Max torque||104Nm at 7100rpm|
|Transmission||Multi plate wet clutch, 6 gear box, O-ring chain|
|Weight||216kg with fuel|
Some bits were changed over time. The suspension needed some work: Rear rotary damper was replaced against a conventional Wilbers shock, the forks were rebuilt and the steering damper replaced by an adjustable unit. Aftermarket cans save weight and let the typical V2 sound through. On track there was demand for better, more durable brakes. So I replaced the front brakes by the 6 pot calipers and the master cylinder of the sister model.
- Wilbers 641 rear shock
- Rear spring guide rebuilt
- Forks rebuilt: Stiffer springs, damper setup improved. Raised the forks about 8mm
- Adjustable CSC steering damper
- Tokico 6 piston calipers from TL1000R
- 5/8" master cylinder from TL1000R
- Steel braided lines
- BOS cans (street legal)
- Billet clutch cover with clear window
German TL1000 page and forums: www.tl1000.de
TLZone forums: www.tlzone.net
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