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    If I sit on the bike its on the left hand side, you will have to remove the front fairings to see it, I was told about the possibility of a cracked frame before I decided to get my hands on one, the rear damper mounts are fine on mine I checked it over and over after finding the one near the head stock, this is a pic of a similar crack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jd91 View Post
    If I sit on the bike its on the left hand side, you will have to remove the front fairings to see it, I was told about the possibility of a cracked frame before I decided to get my hands on one, the rear damper mounts are fine on mine I checked it over and over after finding the one near the head stock, this is a pic of a similar crack 👍

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    Had the same kind of cracks, Suzuki replaced the frame.
    Welding the cast section is tricky and needs heat treatment like Suzuki does. Don't know of any TLzone members who had that section repaired. So it would be a nono for me.

    I'm sure insurance lawyers know how to destroy the welding.

    So it would be a nono for me.
    '97 Racing Green TLS since '99 Bruised and beaten, now black with '98 TLS cases, frame, oilpump, clutch, shift-fork-guides, secondary shaft etc.
    '99 White/blue TLR since '02 now yellow track toy with Sebimoto, Öhlins rear, Mavic Penta's, Complete rear-end hacksaw GXSR mod, Rooske front end upgrade (linear springs), ZX12 six-pots, Goodridge hoses, brembo rear brake & pump.

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    there is no recall notice against the frames - the recall is for the damper only.
    You can make a claim of faulty goods for a frame or a tank but you may not necessarily win that claim. Some do, some don't.
    Perhaps forum members who successfully made such claims could post up and tell us how they succeeded where others have failed...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuckshop Ted View Post
    there is no recall notice against the frames - the recall is for the damper only.
    You can make a claim of faulty goods for a frame or a tank but you may not necessarily win that claim. Some do, some don't.
    Perhaps forum members who successfully made such claims could post up and tell us how they succeeded where others have failed...............
    Well, it's a while ago in 2000 when Suzuki hadn't forgotten about twins yet. Just brought the frame to the dealer who sent it to the importer, and as I've been told it was shipped to Japan for further examination. Got a brand spanking new frame in a plastic bag. That's all. Sorry for the crack picture not being too sharp from the era of filmrolls. Was already happy with a printed date on the picture. As you can see it took about 6 weeks for Suzuki to figure it out and send things forth and back. It took me about two weekends and an unknown quantity of beer to put the bike together again. She's still around.











    '97 Racing Green TLS since '99 Bruised and beaten, now black with '98 TLS cases, frame, oilpump, clutch, shift-fork-guides, secondary shaft etc.
    '99 White/blue TLR since '02 now yellow track toy with Sebimoto, Öhlins rear, Mavic Penta's, Complete rear-end hacksaw GXSR mod, Rooske front end upgrade (linear springs), ZX12 six-pots, Goodridge hoses, brembo rear brake & pump.

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    Wheelie-cracks! Known...

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    Yeap, whellies craks frames and mess up transmissions....especialy 1st n 2nd gear.
    Mine frame is fine except tranny im going to rebuild in winter.
    Welder could fix it but has to be experienced in these kinds of repairs.

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    cheers stu

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