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Old 12-24-2011, 01:27 PM   #1
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2005-2006 GSXR1000 (Voluntary Frame Recall)

Just wondering if anyone out there with a 2005-2006 GSXR 1000 have taken their bike in for the voluntary recall they have on the frame?

I know that there has been an issue with the frame having hairline cracks on them at the welds near the headstock?
05-06 was the year Suzuki lightened the frame up by lessening the aluminum on the frame along with lessening the welds up by the headstock.

Out of curiosity I called Stubbs and spoke to their service manager and they said that they inspect the frame for any cracks, if none are found they'd EPOXY a brace into the frame and you'd have to leave your bike there over night so the expoxy can dry. If there is a crack found, they'd contact Suzuki and replace your frame?

Now I've heard horror stories about people coming down from hard wheelies to dropping the bike via low-side that cause the frame to crack.

I just want to know if has anyone actually taken theirs in and had it done?? And if so do you have pix as to what the recall repair looks like?

I am contemplating getting a 2005-2006 because of this?

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I work at stubbs original and we have done at least 50 of those recalls. It is no cost to you so I say get the recall done for safety purposes. Out of all of the ones we have done I have yet to have a cracked frame, other then one that was already wrecked / totalled.
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cool, thanks for the reply. So what is done and where is the brace placed?
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we spray a die on the frame to see if it is cracked, if not the brace goes on the front of the frame right above the radiator.
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how strong is this epoxied brace?
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how strong is this epoxied brace?
They glue on car and truck doors these days. Epoxy is awesome
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I had my bike done... If you suck at wheelies..buy a honda
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My son took mine in while I was in Iraq. When I got home I noticed a tick tick sound when the radiator fan stopped. I checked it out and found out that when they epoxy on the brace it stretches the power wires to the radiator fan. My wires were slowly being cut by the fan. Had I not caught it and corrected it by ty wrapping the wires away from the fan eventually the power wires would have been cut and no cooling. So be sure to check it out when you get it back.
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My son took mine in while I was in Iraq. When I got home I noticed a tick tick sound when the radiator fan stopped. I checked it out and found out that when they epoxy on the brace it stretches the power wires to the radiator fan. My wires were slowly being cut by the fan. Had I not caught it and corrected it by ty wrapping the wires away from the fan eventually the power wires would have been cut and no cooling. So be sure to check it out when you get it back.

Thanks DannyBoy, very good info!!
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we spray a die on the frame to see if it is cracked, if not the brace goes on the front of the frame right above the radiator.
Ahh, I was wondering what that was.


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My son took mine in while I was in Iraq. When I got home I noticed a tick tick sound when the radiator fan stopped. I checked it out and found out that when they epoxy on the brace it stretches the power wires to the radiator fan. My wires were slowly being cut by the fan. Had I not caught it and corrected it by ty wrapping the wires away from the fan eventually the power wires would have been cut and no cooling. So be sure to check it out when you get it back.

Thanks for the info, I may need to check that out.
I have that weird click noise as well, not sure where it is coming from. It happens when I park the bike after getting back from riding. I thought it was because of bad wheel bearings.

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