Retirement projects started today.
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By Pat Man TLR

Thread: Retirement projects started today.

  1. #1
    One Liter Duc Eater Pat Man TLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    762

    Retirement projects started today.

    Take my bikes off the road for the winter after a few snow flurries last night, so going to do a complete overall on all 3 of my TLR including sorting out the wiring and making it look like factory wiring with OEM colour code wire and plastic looms, having just retired in July I will have ample time over the winter to do this, to keep me sane occupying my time during the days while the girlfriend is away at work and school.

  2. #2
    Evil Twin
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Boise, ID
    Posts
    490
    Sounds like a pretty ambitious project. Good luck and take lots of pictures!

  3. #3
    One Liter Duc Eater Spyrious's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Ioannina,Greece
    Posts
    877
    Retired?How old are you?
    Its nice to have some time to work on the bike!
    00' TL1000R..Full Yoshi RS3..Airbox Mod..BMC Air Filter..No PAIR System..Dodge Pump..All Electrical Mods done..MattTheHat TRE..CBR1000 Injectors..Light Smoked Headlight with dual HID projectors..Buell Hayabusa pegs..Hugger..Carbon Fender..Gap Mod Full Pan..Undertail..Gauges with blue leds..Light smoked Double Bubble Screen..No Cut Frame Sliders..Carbon Frame Covers..Carbon Tear Mirrors..Bitubo Shock..08 R1 Forks..08 R1 Wheels..08 R1 Brakes..Brembo RCS19 MC..Custom Steel Brake Lines..Van's Swinger Eccentrics Black..Van's Rear Brake Res Black..Shindengen FH014AA R/R..Driven Grips & Bar Ends..Driven 520 Chain 16/43 Sprockets..PC3..Scorpio i600 Alarm..Dunlop D211 GP 120/70/17 Soft,190/55/17 Medium..Uff,this is a long list

  4. Remove Advertisements
    TLZone.net
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    One Liter Duc Eater Pat Man TLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    762
    I don't have any major issues with any of the bikes I just wanted to make them efficient and tidy, plus clean some of the grime from over the years.

    Yes. I am 52. I was contemplating it for the past 2 years so decided to do it this past summer, both my kids are fully grown and living on their own with successful careers and I am financial secure. If I kept working I would only be working for the government to take tax from me, so I might as well retire and use my time to enjoy the rest of my life.
    geofftl1000r and Troy like this.

  6. #5
    AMA Pit Boss Big Red's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ipswich,Aus
    Posts
    2,920
    All power to you Pat . It's be great to be in that position ,sadly it aint gonna happen any time soon here .
    The bike that is .

    1050 Speed Triple
    Wilbers rear shock ,Racetech Gold valves + Wilbers springs in the front end ,MIVV pipe ,Triumph bar end mirrors ,Triumph hugger ,Tidy tail ,FP Racing levers ,D'Ecosse Rec/Reg mod ,Crazymofo rad guard ,Oggy knobbs ,Triumph bug screen ,Ventura headlight protectors ,Upgraded alternator + more to come .


    The bike that was .

    TLS
    FP levers ,Leo Vince cans ,Bitubo ,Suspension Tech valves ,Eibach springs ,Ohlins steering damper ,Barnett clutch springs ,K&N air filter ,flapper valve and associated shite removed ,Irridium plugs ,PC11 ,Loweys TRE ,Charging mod ,Jarkkos plus mod , DavCruz fan switch mod ,Six pots ,Braided lines ,Riflemans ccc ,The Ring Ins modded pressure plate ,dropped one tooth on the front sprocket ,Van drivers sprocket cover + front and rear resovoirs ,TLR engine breather/separator .

  7. #6
    One Liter Duc Eater Pat Man TLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    762
    Today was a very productive day, I finish the rewiring of the 2nd TLR and the replacement swap out of the front forks and brakes from a 2006 GSXR1000. So tomorrow going to attempt to clear a path to the shed to get my 3rd TLR so I can start the rewiring of that one. Can't wait for the winter to be over so I can test out the suspensions and brakes.


  8. #7
    AMA Pit Boss Loki-TLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    2,665
    Usually 1000 k5/6 forks have bronze legs and black coating instead of chrome? But these look more OEM, looks nice!
    JMCA 00139160

  9. #8
    AMA Pit Boss Troy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    FINLAND
    Posts
    2,006
    Quote Originally Posted by Loki-TLR View Post
    Usually 1000 k5/6 forks have bronze legs and black coating instead of chrome? But these look more OEM, looks nice!
    even the top adjusters look TLR,could this be TLR forks with radial bottoms?
    and that wouldnt be bad thing!
    TLOTM Aug 08 TLOTM Aug 09 TLOTY 2009 TLOTM Sept 10 TLOTM July 12
    SAMs 1080cc(143,7rwHP),AKRAPOVIC EVO1,PC3+custom map,ÖHLINS,ISR-Brakes,carbon....more carbon,UNO #12


  10. #9
    One Liter Duc Eater Pat Man TLR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    762
    I purchase them from a good friend, the forks was label as a 06 GSXR1000 forks, I have also seen the same fork on a friend GSXR1000 race bike last summer, So I don't know if they are different here in Canada to Europe, I didn't take them off the bike myself so only can tell what was written on them. The front fender are OEM TLR fender that I mock up to fit the forks, didn't want to purchase a GSXR faring when I could make my fender fit.

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •