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    Trying something new

    I've been working on, building, breaking down motorcycles for 30 years. I have had more than I can keep track off, some I miss, some good riddance. Finally had a chance to pick up a decent 1997 TL1000S project. Since then I have been trying to work out all the bugs. It runs/rides and is addicting. I'm taking my time and enjoying the experience. I have all ready found lots of useful info here and really appreciate it.

    David

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    You're finding something new,
    Some of us have been addicted for more than 20 years.
    Welcome to the site .
    black TL1000Sx, owned from new, 01/08/1998, 86.000 miles.
    Red TL1000sv ,original 97 , bought from my girlfriend when we split owned by us since 2004. 30.000 miles.
    Honda XL500r. 1983. Owned since 1997. 30.000kms.
    r1200gs adventure with 106.000 miles.

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    Welcome to the Zone David!

    Show us some photos of your '97.
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    What Six meant was
    "The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."

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    This should help.
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    I really hate the pipes on the S. They're way too low. Would look so much better with R setup. Anyone know if they can be converted? I'm guessing the mounting brackets are offset on the trellis frame.

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    You mean something like this?

    Like my TL I'm old, overweight and badly maintained but I can still surprise you by how fast I can move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowblind View Post
    You mean something like this?

    Yes, exactly that. See how much better it looks.
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    nah! don't like that double bend effect ------- this is much better................

    Red, the ONLY Colour.....for a 1997 TLS.....
    (1) Sold the old girl now ....... she will be missed...


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    (3) Bog standard BMW R1150RT.

    (4) Boxes of many parts waiting to be made into 2 more TLS's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckshop Ted View Post
    nah! don't like that double bend effect ------- this is much better................

    That setup is still an improvement over the stock offering. More inline with the R setup. Still... I wouldn't mind having that double bend for my R. I'd be willing to eliminate my passenger pegs for it.
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