I feel in love last week at the local junkyard. Much to the dismay of my girlfriend, i brought this fine jewel home today. She is a 2000 TL1000R that someone carelessly threw away after a minor bump! Their trash is my treasure. Funny note, as we are standing in doorway of my room, she shaking her head and me beaming with pride, the front axle slipped loose and the bike lurched forward and down an inch or two. To quote the gf, "that sums up my opinion." Well, I am not so easily detered. Can anyone recommend any websites or companies that specialize in the TL-R? I have run several web searchs and keep getting the same couple names. Hoping to find some new ones that might offer discount or used parts. Have a feeling this might end up being an Ebay sourced project. Have attached a picture of this fine piece of machinery, hope it is not too large. The budget is about $4k, after buying bike, so i am looking to rebuild better than stock. Any advice or guidance appreciated. Thanks.
My wife has seen me bring home broken souls like that all to often. I just like to tinker. Ill bring home something like that fix it up and then sell it a month or two later, just to finance my next project.
Unfortunately for you I hav no idea where you could find parts for your new toy. But good luck.
Nice Tiller Ricerun...just needs some TLC, right? I don't know of any sites off the top of my head that specialize in that bike, but I would check out gixxer.com if I were you. There are a lot of used parts for sale in the classified section, and a section in the forums dedicated to the Tiller. The peeps over there should be able to help you out as I find that they tend to be very knowledgeable about their bike of choice. Good luck!
I've been saying this alot lately.... try www.ronayers.com for OEM parts. I have yet to find a place with better deals for OEM parts. I generally do My projects over the winter, when I can't be riding all the time, but if you so desire to do it in the summer, so be it. Look forward to seeing it all shiny and new-looking again.