What's the reason for the grinding? different engine case shapes between TLS/TLR? Is it the type of grinding I can do in the garage or would I need a machine shop that could 'plane' a couple of MM off? Thanks for your help.
Thanks for all the feedback. I'll have to dig up some parts over the winter. To answer Chargerdog1966 (you'd get along great with my cousin: he's got 4 challengers from 70-73.... which is another forum anyway...), yes, it would give a softer feel to the launch, which is what I'm looking for. I have a 95 RF900 and just like that clutch feel better, especially in city traffic. I live just outside Boston.
I've done it, worked great. It was quite a while ago, but I know for a fact that I didn't grind the slave cyl at all. I did have to cut up a sprocket cover a bit, but as far as I remember the sprocket cover isn't mounted to the frame. The mounting points on the case were different though (this will differ from early tls to late tls's as well IIRC). Overal its almost a bolt-on ordeal and you get rid of the trouble-prone (in poor weather conditions anyway) cable and worm drive.
I am looking to do a rear shock conversion on my TL1000R and I am trying to see what everyone has used
I all ready have some quotes for replacement shocks
Wilbers 640 - $1270
Wilbers 641 - $1700
I am still waiting on quotes for Ohlins and Maxton
All prices are in...
All so often the front header bolts snap on the TL engines
Lots of ways suggested on how to get the sheared part out, I've tried many times welding washers onto what left, then a nut etc but this rarely works, I've never used easyouts as generally if they snap your looking at a replacement...
A couple of people are looking at doing this mod atm so I decided to do a quick write up on how I installed the TLR velocity stacks in my TLS airbox.
Stu has done some testing and reports that there is a 7% improvement in airflow.
Parts needed: One stock TLS airbox, pair of TLR velocity...
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