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Old 09-11-2012, 09:07 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Tl1000s questions

Okay so I'm looking to buy a tl1000s but I want to know is it a good bike before I buy it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:10 AM   #2
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Yeah but I use to ride my friends 600
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #4
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:01 AM   #5
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Define, "Good bike".
Commuter?
long distance tourer?
Track bike?
Aggressive street bike?
Or do you mean reliable with low maintenance costs?
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Great choice. 97 is the one to have as the later ones were detuned slightly as not to out perform the R.

If it's your first bike....bad choice.
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poor choice
Why not be helpful and explain WHY it's a poor choice?
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SV1000 would be a better choice.
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TL =
junk rear shock, no real cheap alternatives
a little heavy
fun power
quick steering
archaic electrical system

Not the best choice for first bike or non-mechanically inclined
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Wasn't one of the TLS 1000's called the Widow Maker?
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Wasn't one of the TLS 1000's called the Widow Maker?
Yeah it was the 1000s but never proven.

My brother owned one, and I can say from a riders perspective, dont do it!

Better alternatives for cheap. (2001-2005 Yamaha FZ1; handles better, better power, and comfortable)
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