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    Hi All,

    I just wanted to introduce myself. Iím new to the planet and I purchased a 97 green TLS with 8k miles a few days ago. The only mods doen to the bike were a fender elimination (homemade?) and D&D carbon fiber slip-ons. I love the bike so far. It has sooo much more power than anything Iíve previously owned (like the TLís baby brother the SV650S), and itís really loud! I feel like I got a really good deal at $3600, and the bike seems to be in really good condition. I was hoping to get a black one, but I couldnít turn this one down. If anyone is getting bored and would be interested in trading bodywork, Iíd definitely be agreeable (Iíd even pay some $$$).

    Iím sure Iíll have several questions about my bike as I learn more about it. I hope to gain some knowledge from this board as I go. So here are my first two questions: The guy I bought the bike from said that itís not a good idea to start up the engine and let it run without riding the bike. I hadnít heard this before. Is he right and why? Also, does anyone know the paint codes for the 1997 green model, or where I can get some touch-up paint (for a couple of tiny scratches on the right fairing)? I did a search on the site, but coudn't find this info.

    Thanks in advance for any replies,

    Here are the obligatory pics of my new bike:

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    pic 2
    Last edited by raamses; 07-30-2003, 05:09 PM.


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      pic 3


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        I let mine high idle until it hits at least 160f before I ride it, runs best at 180F + though , about the paint code I got no idea but would suggest the dealer would have the code, sure someone will pop in here let you know for sure though.

        what's you vin number, maybe I can look it up for you.


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          You can check the fiches at for the paint codes.

          And Welcome

          Looks good.. Now you gotta double check the PAIR valve is off, looks like it's still there on the last pic. there are block off plates in the for sale section.

          Find a rear seat cowling too, they look great! I like having the grabrail also, but that's an option you'd have to order for a dealership and it's a matter of personal taste.

          Oh.. And don't forget to get TLR/Hyabusa/ZX-12 6 pots brakes and an M/C with stainless lines..

          Muhahaha.. You have your work cut out for you!
          I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride


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            oops. Pic 2


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              speaking of brakes i have a whole system for sale (shameless plug)

              congrats on the pict whoring, you'll fit in well here

              oh, and by the way consider yourself welcomed



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                I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride


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                  Nice bike!...and welcome!
                  The Weaver bird has little brain, it weaves about from lane to lane... that'd be me then...


                  • #10
                    Ahh.. the elusive green S. My favourite S color
                    PCIIIUSB::CZ wheels::Akra f/s custom cans&hangers::Bitubo shock::GSXR750 K4 legs::R1 calipers::GSXR K2 rear caliper::ExtremeTech damper::Race rearsets::Joe V mod::K&N filter::Van's CCC+PP::Barnett springs::GiPro ATRE::1/5 throttle::C/F mirrors+hugger+fender+tankprotector::LP screen::mod subframe w/ gap tray::undertail::flush indicators::Van's rear cup::Brembo 19x18::Braided lines::Galfer wave rear rotor::Speedking mod OEM rotors::Van's ecc::WC clipons::520 @ 16/40::Van's spr cover::TWM cap::


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                      • #12
                        Nice Bike

                        Welcome to the Planet

                        Lots of information on this board, you will learn lots. How do you like those pipes?
                        Galfer braided lines throughout, ATRE, UFO tailight, ET79 Undertail and Hugger, 520 16/39 Gold Chain combo, Full Yosh C/F exhuast, Corbin seat, Ohlins Steering Damper, Ohlins Rear Suspension, Tinted Double Bubble Windscreen, Sylvania Superwhites, Yosh Box Remapped and all protected by GORILLA Alarm System


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                            Welcome to the wonderful world of TL's.

                            And welcome to the planet.


                            • #15

                              Nice bike!
                              TL1000R -99. Yellow/Black.
                              M4 Full system(Alu), K&N Filter, TRE mod, removed Pair valve. Yoshimura clutch cover, removed Scissor gears, Carbon fibre hugger, carbon fibre rearhugger, HammerIt TLR/R fairings, Gilles Toolings rearset. Pazzo racing levers, shorties, ÷hlins rear, Brembo front brakes, ET79 undertail, blah blah blah...