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Old 05-23-2005, 06:41 PM   #1
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Duct tape and bailing wire, DUH..





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Old 05-23-2005, 07:03 PM   #2
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2nd post woo hoo



Oops looks like a recall is in order

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Old 05-23-2005, 09:35 PM   #3
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I hope its not's a congenital problem, in every GIXXER. Though if it is, I wouldn't be too surprised. Year after year the manufacturers create lighter and faster bikes, leaving less margin of error everytime a bike comes down the assembly-line. From that it's easy to extrapolate, at some point an inherent flaw is going to eventually occur. If catastrophic frame failures begin happening on a regular basis and as a result riders are injured or killed, there's going to be Hell to pay - or at least, some hefty legal fees. We'll just have to wait-and-see if the class-action vultures jump on this one.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:09 PM   #4
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Hmmmmmmm



More information please....



Did the damage occur before OR because of the crash?

He says he was going over 100mph - but not if the bike hit something or perhaps tumbled end over end once it went down.



Sorry but too little information to be putting out an internet-wide warning. My 2 cents worth.
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Old 05-24-2005, 01:53 AM   #5
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Well, the thing did break, didn't it. That much seems perfically clear. Why would MO want to play that aspect of it down? Hmmm...
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:29 AM   #6
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Suzuki bought overstock gold wing frames from Honda to pay for that new fancy muffler...
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:41 AM   #7
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You know that the big four have pulled out all of the stops in the quest to make their bikes .0000001% faster when that start shaving off weight by scrimping on the welding rod that holds their frames together. VWW
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:41 AM   #8
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Yup, it did break, but if you actually read the story, the bike was involved in a 100 mph crash. Now the question would be did the frame break before, or after the crash? I don't think it would be a defect if the frame broke after the crash, nor would it be unusual. M0 wasn't "playing down" anything. They were just trying examine the whole scenario.
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Old 05-24-2005, 03:53 AM   #9
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At least part of the reason that I bought a 1000RR last year was that it looked slightly (slightly) more crash-worthy than the other offerings. The frame looks massive compared to the others in class. I don't have any science to back up my religion there, but some of those bikes are getting a bit flimsy it seems.



And of course, I dropped it like an idiot when I was putting air in the tires (don't ask, please) and nothing was damaged other than a foot peg and the clutch lever.



The Kwakasaki in particular looks like it might not fare so well in a crash or even a drop. That frame is skinny!



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Old 05-24-2005, 04:26 AM   #10
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