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Non-biased post.
I belong to to www.1000rr.net because, well, I own a Honda 1000RR and they just went through a huge back and forth on this.
Only 3 wheels worldwide have failed. Its a manufacturing mistake, not a design error. They are recalling it to cover their own asses.
I still dislike the 10R and feel its the new hooligan bike (been proved right more times than I'd like to have been) but theres really nothing horrible about it.
 

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I make aluminum wheels for a living for the automotive OEMs...it sounds like they had some bad castings get out. By the fact that they said it's a "non visible" defect it tells me it can probably be seen in X-Ray. X-Ray is used to determine the quality of the casting and it sounds like someone's operator fell asleep....:2cents:

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I make aluminum wheels for a living for the automotive OEMs...it sounds like they had some bad castings get out. By the fact that they said it's a "non visible" defect it tells me it can probably be seen in X-Ray. X-Ray is used to determine the quality of the casting and it sounds like someone's operator fell asleep....:2cents:

Justin
too bad the machine shop that finished them didn't catch that... alot of times it seems like the place where I use to work would find bad castings for one reason or another in every bin of raw parts .. mostly porosity... something the castings company should have never sent over .. reckon their QC figured we catch it when we'd mill, drill, bore, or push inserts and didn't bother... :rolleyes: some got welded and others got sent back to be remelted...

Hopefully they found where the error was caused and were able to insure it wouldn't happen again.. (something their ISO should be able to track down easily) that's gonna be one hell of an expensive recall.. especially if someone gets' hurt and decides to sue :(

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I doubt they xray every rim...so if it was only a few per batch...getting through QC is easier than you think....guess their casting supplier will now be under a microscope....
 

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I doubt they xray every rim...so if it was only a few per batch...getting through QC is easier than you think....guess their casting supplier will now be under a microscope....
Agreed. If their QC is like like every mfg. I know of then they probably only grab a few random ones to examine and serve as representative of a whole bunch. Not hard at all to slip bad ones through, especially if there is a lot of variance in your process.
 

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Hey that's good to know.

I'm still buying the ZX-10R this winter but now I guess I have to add a set of OZ aluminum racing rims with a set of Akrapovic Evo2 Ti race system to my X-Mass list:D :)
 

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I doubt they xray every rim...so if it was only a few per batch...getting through QC is easier than you think....guess their casting supplier will now be under a microscope....
At least for OEM automotive wheels, every piece is x-rayed...some levels of defects are acceptable, some aren't, it depends on the OEM for the accept/reject criteria. :2cents:
 

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At least for OEM automotive wheels, every piece is x-rayed...some levels of defects are acceptable, some aren't, it depends on the OEM for the accept/reject criteria. :2cents:
Depends on how strict the manufacturer of the rim was and also what type of defect it is. Alot of defects dont come to light until they're out in the real world. With only 3 incidents it seems like it was something that was deemed below the toss out threshold. They also dont mention what the 3 failures were. May have been the rim imploded, maybe bent and rode wrong...
 
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