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  1. 98 TL weird with common and yet uncommon starting issues

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Hey curious tlnoob here. So I got this 98 TL-r a couple days ago. It's got 35k miles.looks ok with the Chinese plastics I guess but pretty much in a confused and Rough state(of repair), 1050$ cash. Clean title. After looking into the bike and reading a lot on these forums....ugh, well, the Dude...
  2. Confused and a little frustrated

    Central Region
    I have a charging issue. Just had a new rectifier installed and battery. Drove the bike for three days and out of the blue the bike won't start again. It is turnin over slow untill it kills the battery. I noticed that the yellow wires that run towards my rectifier are brown at the plug end...
  3. Really SORRY to ask, a 'chec' issue (first start of bike for several years)

    Help Forum
    Hey guys! Really sorry about asking this, I know it's a subject that's been done to death! So after several years in a bike shop being stored, I'm getting the bike back on the road (because for various reasons I can't afford a new bike right now). During its storage, the odd bit has been...
  4. Starting Issue, Help Wanted

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    So here is the deal. I rode out to my buddies house to start his bike up and let it run. (He is deployed to haiti at the moment so he cant do it himself haha) Everything was great, the ride out there was awesome it was 60 degrees here in kansas which is crazy. Then when i go to start my bike...
  5. Tiller Tail on eBay starting bid $50.00

    eBay Auctions Forum
    Tail is on eBay now http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260547001273&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT
  6. TL poor starting and cutting out.

    Help Forum
    I have carried out a top end overhaul on my TL1000s including the usual airbox mod. It is now difficult to start, runs roughly, wont tick over and after a short while stops and displays the F1 symbol on the dash. I have checked and rechecked the valve timing. The valve clearances are spot on and...
  7. Need some starting help please

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Thanks in advance for any help. This is my situation: I turn the key on. No codes or warning lights at all. Side stand is down, clutch is pulled, ignition switch is clicked on. I hit the start switch and sometimes it turns over and starts, sometimes it just clicks (solonoid or starter?) If...
  8. chargeing and starting problems

    Help Forum
    Wts up guys i hv a 2000 tlr and it has trouble starting in the morning and after i ride for a couple hours it has trouble starting up again i mainly hv to get an jump start again then it fires right up again i thought it was the stator but i took it to the shop they couldnt figure out the...
  9. Starting to feel like i've been had

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    I bought a pair of rotors off a member here last week. Havent recieved them yet. Says he put them out priority and we only 2 states apart. Should have gotten them by now. Im giving the person till tomorrow to give me a tracking or something, after tomorrow im filing something with paypal to get...
  10. Cold Starting Problem

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    HELP Please. I have an 01 TLR and it takes forever to start cold. Once I do get it fired up it runs like a champ and fires right up warm. If it sits for any period of time its really hard to start. I had the dealership check the valves and sync the throttle bodies as well as replace the plugs...
  11. TLR not starting :-( Some advice please

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    So ive nearly got my TLR back on the road after dropping it last year (i know, i know). Got some new pipes, fired it up after letting it sit for a few months. It would crank over but was quite difficult to get it to catch. Once it warmed up a bit it was ok. That was about a week ago. In the...
  12. Starting problems

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Ok I was riding my bike the other day and it was getting hard to shift so i added some of the brake fliud that it takes for the resivoir. i didnt put to much in there but when i went to start it.it started but wouldnt stay running for very long but then it would start up and and do it again i...
  13. bad starting tls

    Performance Enhancement
    hi all,every once in a while my tls decides it does'nt want to start when cold.the only way it can be persuaded to start is to lift the tank,drop the radiator and clean them f*****g plugs.anyone any ideas how to cure this problem. many thanks,neil...
  14. Starting Issues....

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Hey people, I have encountered an issue with my 99TLR, the engine cranks but doesnt start. I have checked: * fuel filter is not blocked. * Engine has spark. * Bike doesnt produce any fault codes (c00). * bike will only start if i pour some fuel down the throttle bodies...
  15. Starting to love this bike.

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    I've got to admit, I was upset at having to sell my Ducati and buy a TLS for financial reasons and I don't think I'll ever be as attached to it as I was with the Duc but today I had a good ride and everything just seemed to click into place. It was one of those rides wher I was just chilled out...
  16. 2 min headlight off when starting mod.

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Just disconnect hi-beam wires and switch to hi-beam when starting. :) I never use hi-beam (sunny sunday rider) and have never been asked to prove hi-beam works by the cops, so i unplugged the 2 hi-beam wires from the bulbs and flick to hi-beam (no power) to start the bike and then low beam...
  17. Wierd Noise When Starting Engine

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    I experienced some wierd loud noise, when i crank to start the engine. It only happens when the engine is cold. The sound is something like a growling cat ... something like that. Does anybody know what is wrong??? Is it because of some spoilt oil filter or something? Kindda scary...but...
  18. Lithium Starting Battery

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    I've received number of questions on my lithium starting battery for my new bike. I wanted to wait to put out the info to the larger forum till I had a bit more experience using it. Its been a month of use and still going strong so.... In summary it weighs about 2lbs, saving 5.5lbs over...
  19. starting trouble

    Help Forum
    So I've had some trouble starting my TLR over the summer and finally this morning I think I killed my batt. I ve put it in dealer mode and the tps is in the middle no codes I ve ordered a new batt but when I jumped it today it makes a clicking noise with fast idle all the way out and dies...
  20. Another non starting TLR....

    Suzuki TL1000R & TL1000S Forum
    Ok, here are the details. 8k miles, original owner 2001 TLR GSXR gauge conversion Ran like a raped ape (good) this afternoon. Stopped for dinner, wouldn't start, no priming from the fuel pump. All fuses seem to be in tact. Battery is pulling strong. Unplugged and re-plugged everything listening...
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