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BurnCycle
09-06-2005, 11:41 AM
From the factory the TL sounds dull. Yes, the big twin which had so many times caught my eye and made me drool with envy for a few years sounded so lack luster that it was almost embarrassing.

So the like any TL owner with a budget a set of bolt on cans were picked up (second hand).
http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/TLS27.jpg

Those cans were on for awhile but I, like any other rider, wanted more. A buddy of mine was selling his TLS and put his full system up for sale (Yosh highmount with carbon fiber cans), so I gathered some funds and picked it up from him.
http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/Jun04/TLYosh6.jpg

Less than a month later a track incident left this system a little buggered.
http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/Track4/HS1.jpg

For the rebuild I decided to be a little creative. I knew a TLPlanet member who had a Yosh rear section for a TLR customized from a 2-2 to a 2-1. I knew he wasn’t using anymore so I put out a feeler to see if he was interested in letting it go. I contacted Yoshimura for a new mid pipe and things were starting to come together. Now, when I did this I had no idea if a Yosh TLR rear section header would match to the Yosh TLS front section but I was willing to give it a shot. Normal TLR and TLS Yosh pipes are very different in design to compensate for clearances and mounting points (as are the factory pipes).
http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/02Feb05/Pic10.jpg

You can see in the pic above that, since the right side pipe was destroyed, I used the left side pipe in its place (Yosh tag on inside). You can also see that the condition of the pipes was looking a little ‘old’. In order to refresh them I broke out the wire wheel and a buffing pad.
http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/Exhaust/TLSRearP1.jpg

The last thing on my list of ‘to-do’s’ was to update the can. I knew from my research that Yosh used the same inlet diameter on the majority of their cans. I found an unused TRS pipe for a 01-03 GSXR1k that was being let go for a cheap so I decided to pic it up. It slipped right on with only the need to fabricate an exhaust hanger, but that only took 10 minutes (including the polishing).
http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/02Aug05/TRS3.jpg

I’m now quite happy with the system… Until someone complements me on the work I’ve done to my SV650. :uh:

Kennedy
09-06-2005, 11:57 AM
Thats some great work....now you should help me with my pipe :)

IrocRob
09-06-2005, 12:14 PM
Nice job on the exhaust - Cool clutch cover as well, Who makes that?

BurnCycle
09-06-2005, 12:26 PM
Nice job on the exhaust - Cool clutch cover as well, Who makes that?

Unfortunately, not a clue. They are crafted in Germany with a single contact doing the ordering/selling in the states. I'm not sure if they are available for other models. I'm sure if I mentioned the price you'd loose interest real fast :lol:

IrocRob
09-06-2005, 03:05 PM
I'd have to know what the track day tech inspectors
have to say about it first - But it looks great.

BurnCycle
09-06-2005, 03:34 PM
I'd have to know what the track day tech inspectors
have to say about it first - But it looks great.

Nothing... Think about it... The outer is billit aluminum and the window is Lexan which is stronger and thicker than the plastic cover it replaced. Just because you can see through it does not mean it doesn't work.

Smokes35
09-06-2005, 04:13 PM
Who let burncycle in here>???


(burn, this is kilr tilr)

IrocRob
09-06-2005, 05:18 PM
...the plastic cover it replaced...

I didn't know that your bike came with a plastic cover.
I thought the entire piece was custom, not just the lexan,
but if you replaced just the plastic, why is it so expensive?
I was looking around the web for similar items, but only found them for a Banshee quad.

BurnCycle
09-06-2005, 08:44 PM
Who let burncycle in here>???


(burn, this is kilr tilr)

What, you though there was a place on the net safe from me? :LOL:

BurnCycle
09-06-2005, 08:54 PM
I didn't know that your bike came with a plastic cover.
I thought the entire piece was custom, not just the lexan,
but if you replaced just the plastic, why is it so expensive?
I was looking around the web for similar items, but only found them for a Banshee quad.

The clutch cover is custom. The stock TL1000 (both S&R) have a plastic clutch cover. Nothing special to look at...
http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/TLS28.jpg

Yoshimura made a cast aluminum replacement...
http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/02Feb05/Pic5.jpg

This one is billit with a Lexan insert...
http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/03May05/CC1.jpg

Machining a billit cover for a bike that is no longer in production tends to drive up the price. That and the cost for getting them from the German manufacturer.

BurnCycle
01-14-2006, 09:43 AM
More later when it's finished... :ohmygod:

http://www.mariposaderojo.com/Pics/TLS/14Jan06/Yosh3.jpg

High_Revs_17
01-15-2006, 03:02 AM
Any noticable differences in performance between the 2-into-2 & 2-into-1?

BurnCycle
01-15-2006, 11:58 AM
When I had the initial full system I noticed a slight responsive difference from the bolt on cans. But when I went to the 2-1 I also did a lot of other mods (sprockets, remap, modified airbox) at the same time so determining if the exhaust system hurt performance was impossible to tell due to the other variables.

I do feel that since the 2-1 is a home made job that it will indeed not offer the gains of a 2-2 full system but it would perform better then the stock 2-2.

I am still fabricating some parts for the new 2-2 (hangers) so I do not have a comparison yet between the 2-1 and latest 2-2 set-ups.

BTW... The 2-1 will be going on my track TLR.

PSYCHO1000R
01-15-2006, 09:58 PM
nice work man, but im partial to twin cans