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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-05-2005, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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1999 TL1000S (Need a fast reply, please)

Hey experts, I need a pretty quick answer to this question.

Is it possible that by leaving a tube off of the blow-by valve of a 1999 TL1000S, it would cause oil to suddenly leak from somewhere (I'm not that bike savvy) at around 10k rpms and then slowly slack off until it's not leaking at all? There's also some oil on both cylinders, a light sheen, looks like something was spilled.

The owner thinks he overfilled the bike with oil when he was servicing it and that he left a tube off of the valve when he put the bike back together and the combination is causing the bike to leak oil under load.

If none of this sounds kosher, what's a more realistic problem?

I'm looking at buying this bike (at a steal!) if he gets it all back together after replacing a thermostat. All it really needs is a good cleaning and a new rear tire. But I would like to hear some opinions if anyone has the time.

Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-09-2005, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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No replies here, but I thought I would say that I passed on the bike.

Turns out that it had a footpeg broken off and re-welded, several small breaks and misfitted plastic, a tailpiece from a 1997 TL1kS, needed a clutch soonish, had a completely dangerous rear tire from repeated burnouts, and an oil leak I was unable to diagnose, other than to see it was coming from the airbox. I even drained the oil and put in the proper amount after finding out he put over 4 quarts in it without removing the oil filter. Still leaked.

Apparently, the 3k miles came from riding the bike to wherever he was hanging out and doing burnouts over and over. The rear tire had a 2"x4" section where the metal wires were showing in the Metzler.

He asked for $2400, and probably would have went lower, but I gave it a pass all the same.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-12-2005, 06:38 AM
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Next time just go to TL Planet and you'll definitely get an immediate answer...
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