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05 Gixxer 1k SPLIT IN HALF!!!

http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showt...962#post634962

Picked this up on R6-forum and thought Id share.. Can U believe it?


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FlyinBrian and myself have seen it all now. Myself and a couple of friends of mine (one on a '05 g1K and one on a '05 636) road up to Hall's on the River and met up with Brian. After hanging out a bit we decided to cruise around a bit....took off out the road just cruisin....maybe 35-40mph. I was leading, Brian, my buddy Jeff on his '05 gixxer, and then a newbie buddy Tim on his '05 636. Well, as I laid into a curve I met 3 other bikes (HD's) coming at me and one was riding the yellow lines and was leaned into my lane......... I just twisted the wrist and dove a bit harder to avoid the HD rider. Brian was riding a bit more inside anyway staying staggered with me in the front. Apparently as Jeff approached the curve, the HD rider came completely over in his lane...Jeff hit his brakes and ending up locking up the rear and slid. Slid probably 15-20 feet before crashing pretty much head on with the HD rider as he swerved back into his lane. Brian described Jeff's flight as a big arial cartwheel as he watched in dismay in his mirror as he was taking the curve. Nothing too bad, Jeff was wearing his gear.....helmet, gloves, jeans, leather coat..etc. Interesting results from the crash though, has really got me conscerned with the '05 gixxer though. First the scene....

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Is that your R1 in the avatar? that ish is nice! i didn't bother opening after I saw GM's post. It's probably the one that was posted up here a while ago when that racer went down.
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Yeah I know,,

Their Bandwitdh on those photos were exceed..

Prolly means everyone and their momma has seen those pics..
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Is that your R1 in the avatar? that ish is nice! i didn't bother opening after I saw GM's post. It's probably the one that was posted up here a while ago when that racer went down.

Not my R1 Yet..

its diff..

These guys are not racers.. Just a canyon carver..

makes me wonder how true the 'weak' frame is..
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Not my R1 Yet..

its diff..

These guys are not racers.. Just a canyon carver..

makes me wonder how true the 'weak' frame is..
ME TOO.
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Thats accident sucks. Glad hes not bad off.
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Yes, that accident is horrible. What a way to ruin a nice ride. Collision with an HD...

Well, good to see that he's alright. Wonder if that is the same place that the crack for the "might be upcoming recall" from Suzuki is? Hmmm....
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The concerned area is the main weld at the midsection of the frame. It appears that is were most of the damages is or started.
Its a well known fact, the lighter you build something the weaker you make it.
That's why most stunters are using the older early 90s bikes. They were heaver but stronger.

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For Gas Man!
I think this might be totaled even to Twisty's standards.


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As a person who upgraded thier s/o's bike to the 05 Gixxer 1000,
this just makes me very worried. to
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Still glad I am on the slow Honda...
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they really got an issue with the frame. im sure everyone on here has seen some messed up crash pics where the bike is still together, but for someone to crash and walk away and the bike look like it to chainsawed in half i say sell the gixxers right now.
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I wonder if Suzuki is looking into this matter.
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That is messed up regardless and I would hope any manufacture would look into that!!




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This is Just INSANE!
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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-27-2005, 03:50 PM
 
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im sorry but that is a straight up break due to very weak metal.
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Suzuki has themselves a huge issue on their hands and some lawsuits coming their way too. That just ain't right.
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here is some advise, DO NOT RIDE ANY WHEELIE with an 05 gixxer 1000
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here is some advise, DO NOT RIDE ANY WHEELIE with an 05 gixxer 1000
No kidding. I'm gonna call the nearby Suz dealer to see if they've heard of this garbage.
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