First, the background- I've known his bike for at least 12 years and the previous two owners ( one guy owned it twice ) and had been offered the bike twice when I couldn't make the finances work. I'd rudden it many times, even did a trackday on it. I've always loved liter twins, and to get my hands on a 97TLS was always on the list. Finally, the last owner called me up and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. It had been dropped by an earlier owner, I'm sure, thus the beginnings of the naked conversion. Some of the work was a bit janky, but the basics are solid. 97 TLS with 25k, PC3USB, TLR clutch ( 6 springs and bigger) , TLR rear wheel ( 190 tire instead of a 180, turns just as well with the newer 190/55 profiles) , a nice Pro-taper bar, and a raucous set of Two Brothers exhaust, a Vapor gauge and a pile of spares thrown in. The mapping was all over the place, the clutch cover leaked, and the clutch switch had been jumpered ( part of the mapping problem). But it was just a beast when it was running right. This build ( rebuild? ) will probably take quite a while... we just bought a new home, have our old home to get on the market, and I also have an Audi B5 S4 to tinker with, and a 6 year old son. So, bear with me. I picked it up last spring, so I will catch it up in his first post. I picked the poor neglected thing up in the rain. It hadn't run in a while, leaked from the clutch cover, needed a new rear tire, and fairly well refused to run under 3k. I also re-discovered that the gauges were either bad or had been monkeyed with. The speedo reads about 15mph high , and the tach wont read under 3.5 when the engine is running. The tach also seems to read about 1-1.5 low. I'll eventually wire up the Vapor which should cure both those ails, and clean up the dash a lot. My son picked out a strangely suitable keychain for it.