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    Frame question

    I have a 97 TLS with a cracked frame, do I have to find another TLS frame or will a TLR frame work? I am new to the TL's and don't know all the differences between the years and models.

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    The two are completely different.
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    depending on where the crack is it is easily repaired


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    Can you post a photo of the crack?

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    This could be related to a recall. I seem to remember issues with 1997 TLS frames being replaced here in the states. I had a new tank replaced on my 98 TLS from a recall.. I'm old and my memory is lacking.. Could be too late to do anything about it now..

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    I agree with Ring-In, A good welder can fix about anything..

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    I have just picked up a 97 TLS, the frame has a slight crack near the head stock, I rang Suzuki and it has an outstanding recall but this is for the Steering damper, the kind man at Suzuki told me If I bring it in and leave it with him for a day, he would fit a replacement damper (as it already has one fitted) and he would check the frame and if it looks to be a faulty frame he will file a claim on my behalf for a free frame, just waiting on the log book and I'm gonna get it booked in.

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    If this is the frame I've seen on Facebook then I think it is a bit beyond repair I have access to a number of frames, some with the V5 others without.
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    Mine is a tiny hairline crack, I have been told by a few people if I can't get it repaired/replaced by Suzuki it would be a simple weld, grind out a V to the end of the crack and build it up with weld but obviously I would like a new frame, but on the other hand if Suzuki replace it with the same frame surely if it's happened to a few people it could happen again

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    Getting all paranoid now, jd sitting on the bike which side is the crack on, iv read about them been prone to cracking around the rear shock hangers. Best get my magnifying glass out....

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