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Old 07-08-2005, 09:13 AM   #21
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I'm in West Virginia dude.... Traffic? Are ya kiddin?
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Old 07-08-2005, 09:51 AM   #22
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From the looks of the bike, and the fact the rider is still alive, I'd have to say the bike absorbed more than its fair share of of the impact... More so than the best rider in the world could place on it while flogging the hell out of it on a racetrack... Besides, being familiar with that stretch of LSD, any sportbike rider is on a bike that puts his elevation at a level above the guardrail; this is why he flew into the pole on the other side of the guard wall; he most likely cleared the wall entirely which is why he is not dead (torso, head, vital organs, etc. didn't come to a dead stop at 130). The bike however is still in the roadway, and the only reason it is still there is because the guardrail stopped it. I think the frame is fine unless one intends on repeatedly running into things on it. Just my subjective opinion...
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:07 AM   #23
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Is the frame of the '05 GSXR1K model different from the '01 model at all?
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Old 07-08-2005, 10:57 AM   #24
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I know they used different casting techniques in the 2003 chassis but not sure how aggresive the changes were... So yes, the 2005, 2004, and 2003 are different than the 01 frame but I have know idea how much different. By the way, I'm not a "Suzuki guy." I've never owned one nor have I seriously considered buying one but the SV is about the only Suzuki that piques my interest from time to time... I'm just making observations as objectively and as erroneously as I know how.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:12 AM   #25
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The 05 frame is quite different. A cross-sectional view of the new frame shows less internal material, but that region is not where the cracking has occurred that I have heard of. The cracks have been in the section a few inches south of the steering head.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:30 AM   #26
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Isn't that a GSXR? Maybe the frame broke or something.

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Old 07-08-2005, 01:08 PM   #27
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it was a "vintage" ('01) gsxr after all
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:15 PM   #28
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this is a preemptive strike in case you're not kidding.



Yeah that works real good, guess everyone here forgot about prohibition.



I like to drink, a lot, but the only thing i do with my bike once i've cracked the botle is put the rain cover on and maybe oil the chain.
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:15 PM   #29
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I don't know, man. I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would even own a racereplica in that area of the country in the first place.
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Old 07-08-2005, 01:18 PM   #30
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Don't forget that the Interstates were designed for a speed of 75mph in most places.... with 50's technology cars. 90-100 in a modern sedan is not dangerous as far as the ability of well sprung cars to handle the Interstate.



The drivers are another matter.
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