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Old 06-24-2005, 11:04 AM   #11
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Default Re: More Suzuki K5 Trouble?

Yes.... waiting for reply.
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:05 AM   #12
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for a pencil holder i have one spoke ripped from rear wheel of R1 ridden by curtis adams off turn 8 at willow. frame did not break.
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:37 AM   #13
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Give me a break, the guy slams head on into another bike and his frame breaks. It ain't the GSXR's fault. The reality is as bikes and planes get more high performance they get fragile. Its just the way it is. I wonder if the Harley sustained any damage.



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Old 06-24-2005, 12:19 PM   #14
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It's pretty funny reading those k00ks descriptions of the accident... clearly a bunch of squids who should have spend 5-10 years paying htier dues on dirt bikes before they got their race replicas...



k00k talks about "laying it in" on a 30-40 mph corner, can't change lines & then panics and locks up the brakes?



nope, sorry, the k00k should write Suzuki a letter of appreciation for snapping his bike in half, he's much safer without it
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:46 PM   #15
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Default Re: More Suzuki K5 Trouble?

Amen.
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:11 PM   #16
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To save us all, we must demand that the gov't perform extensive crash tests on these killing machines. With lots and lots of analysis. Only then can we sleep safely.
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Old 06-24-2005, 03:28 PM   #17
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It wasn't really a "slam." Read through the descriptions, the accounts make it seem as if it really was minor, and definitely not enough to break a bike's frame. Then take a look at the Harley pictures, bent fork, but that's about it.
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Old 06-24-2005, 06:36 PM   #18
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Does that give Harley a 5 Star frontal impact rating?
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Old 06-25-2005, 03:18 AM   #19
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I read an article about a ford gt (pantera/ gt 40 remake) recal for the a-arms, it seems they had tried high presure plastic casting (the aluminum is heated to the consistancy of butter and forced into the die) they were having failures due to impurities traped in the aluminum. the process was used to (big suprise) save weight.

triumph daytona frames are welded assembly of cast and forged bits none bigger than your forearm to avoid casting problems involed in making large intricate parts, they may be a little portly but they are near indistructible.
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Old 06-25-2005, 04:59 AM   #20
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Default Funny we aren't hearing about other makes...

It's funny that we aren't hearing about 2005 Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda race rep's frames snapping in half. Or even older Suzuki GSX-R's.



Are there any stories out there?? If not Suzuki may have a problem...
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