Complete PDF version of the Service Manual for the Suzuki TL1000S. A MUST for every TLS owner.
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OEM Original factory workshop manual.
Models covered by this manual: 1997 to 2001
Number of pages: 688 pages
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We do not offer printed manuals, for the following reasons:
- it is more eco-friendly to use a digital version
- your manual never gets dirty or greasy
- you can always choose to print the specific page(s) you need to work on your bike
- you receive your manual immediately after payment
- it is searchable
Suzuki Motor Corporation developed the Suzuki TL1000S in 1997 and manufactured it until 2001. It is also known as the TLS or Suzuki TLS. The 90° V-twin engine, which is still utilized in Suzuki’s contemporary SV1000 and V-Strom 1000 bikes, is significant.
The TLS motor included hybrid chain/gear driven cams and a 90° V-twin for optimum primary balance. A typical cam chain spun a gear, which rotated the cams. This hybrid design greatly simplified maintenance and added auditory character to the motor due to the gear whining. The same engine was utilized in the Suzuki TL1000R. Many of the TL engines were also sold to Cagiva for use in the Navigator and V-Raptor versions. The engine was also utilized by Bimota in their popular Bimota SB8K.
Suzuki designers had to think outside the box to create the TL1000S a viable sportbike. V-twin engines are longer from front to back than typical sportbike engines, which have inline four cylinders. Engineers detached the rear shock absorber/damper from the spring to keep the wheelbase as low as feasible. The spring was positioned on the right side of the bike, and Suzuki created and used a rotary type rear damper with spinning arms to give damping qualities. A variant of this design was also utilized on the Suzuki TL1000R.
The rear shock was designed to be similar to the suspension dampers used in Formula One race cars. This ‘rotary’ damper was believed to overheat the oil if the motorcycle was worked hard and was a cause of anxiety for many, yet it was relatively safe on the road. Many people have had this damper setup changed with coil over shock units such as ‘Ohlins’ and the like.