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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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Some Superglue should hook that up..

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/9314629/detail.html
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 04:01 AM
 
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Hi All-

At some point, the obsession with saving weight on motorcycles will lead to strength problems. The same concern applies to shaving a few ounces & grams from wheels...which is why one typically sees modern wheels dented from potholes but older wheels appear to handle them fine. I'll endure a slightly heavier motorcycle to gain an extra degree of safety and durability.

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now see what you get when you buy a suzzy hehehe. ill take my hondas anyday over the rest.

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Bluey: Assuming this guys story is true, this is still not a weight issue. It could be the improperly drilled hole, or irregularities in the alloy, unussual stresses, or a combination of all three.



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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 08:20 AM
 
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I think I remember seeing a story on the news about the same thing happening to a guy in the middle of a professional race.
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Makes me wonder if a experienced rider could keep that on two wheels long enough to slow down.... my bet is yes if enough parts kept working.
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Makes me wonder if a experienced rider could keep that on two wheels long enough to slow down.... my bet is yes if enough parts kept working.
With the frame broken in half? Its not a matter of expirience it a matter of luck and faith.



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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 08:43 AM
 
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Hi All-

It doesn't appear anything slowly bent out-of-place during this incident, so I'm feeling it was a sudden, unexpected, and catastrophic frame failure. Just as Vash stated above...the pivotal factor would be how much "good luck" one is having that day.

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ya, i remember about six months after ppl started having them, there were floods of stories about frame failures. i remember one where a harley and gsxr 1k collided head on (25-35 mph combined spd), the harley had bent forks, the gsxr was in 2 pieces...frame failed.

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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 10:40 AM
 
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Is it just me, or does the picture of the break in the frame look awfully smooth? It looks like it was cut, or a weld or something failed. If it was due to excessive stress or metal fatigue, wouldn't it tear with jagged edges like the Titanic? Thats just my opinion on it though, but man, does that have to suck. Also... it's an 05' GSXR-1000 that snapped... & the report sayed that it was touted as the fastest production bike when it was released... weren't the Busa's already out in '05?!?!

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