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Old 06-01-2005, 03:05 PM   #1
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2005 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Frame Alert!

2005 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Frame Alert!
Apparent frame defect may have contributed to crash
May 21, 2005

While competing in a race for AMA sanctioned Motorcycle Roadracing Club Dan Sallis (MRA #63, AMA Superstock #48) crashed in turn one while Pikes Peak International Raceway. Dan was riding the 2005 Suzuki GSXR when the front simply washed out entering turn one. "I am not sure what happened because I was taking it easy and just cruising. I was comming up on a lapper and setting up to pass him on the outside when the front just went away." said Dan. Dan was in 3rd place when the crash occurred and he had been in running as high as 2nd in the race.

Upon taking a closer look at the damaged Suzuki frame it is clear that the weld was inadequate as indicated by the photographs below. The break in right down the middle of the weld. Futhermore, when one takes a closer look at the weld it is clear that the weld had zero penetration for the majority of the welded area. "This all makes perfect sense now. This thing came apart on me at the top of turn one just as I was counter steering at well over 100 miles an hour entering the turn," commented Dan.

Current owners of the 2005 Suzuki GSXR 1000 may want to have their frame welds inspected for defects. will present the broken frame for inspection to the director of roadracing for the AMA at the event at PPIR later today.
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Re: 2005 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Frame Alert!

Ewww.... I would be if that happened to me.
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Old 06-02-2005, 09:08 AM   #4
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Holy Frame!

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Old 06-03-2005, 06:53 AM   #5
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Re: 2005 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Frame Alert!

ohhhh that sux
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