This build is a family affair and a tribute to my brother-in-law, Dan, who was killed nine years ago on the wrecked TL you see in these pictures. My wife and I will be working on the bikes with Bee Johnson, our dear friend, trusted technician and Dan’s motorcycling mentor. The idea is to get a running Suzuki TL1000R together and registered by summer/early fall of 2020, and then pick trick parts off the wrecked bike to make it into something truly special. It’s going to be a long road from here to there. At present, we have a rolling engine and chassis, the destroyed hulk of Dan’s TL, and enough spare parts to keep us moving for decades. Both engines have compression, so the next step is to begin assembling the rolling chassis. We bought an ECU, but we still need an exhaust and a complete airbox. The complete chassis is a 1999 Suzuki TL1000R that Dan bought as a parts bike or track rat not long before he passed away. The wreck is his beloved 2002 Suzuki TL1000R that he bought from Army of Darkness Racing when they were done making contingency money with it. Shockingly, the engine appears to have been spared severe damage, but will need a thorough cleaning and going over before it runs. The rear of the bike is almost unscathed, with the Penske reservoir shock and custom linkage fully intact. The rear wheel turns as if it was parked yesterday, and the brake still works. Once the rolling chassis is a complete bike, we’ll turn our attention to getting the balanced and blueprinted Army of Darkness mill ready to go. We’ll also send the shock out for a once over and a service, so we can toss the stock rotary damper. That’s a long first post, but there’s a lot to cover. The pictures should give you the best idea of where we are. I’ll update here with progress, problems and frustrations. Thanks for following along!