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2005 GSXR Crapola....

You'll love this story: Apparently Suzuki having some frame issues....This is just one of the posts on their forums!

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* Video: Man Claims Motorcycle Broke In Half

Man Claims Motorcycle Broke In Half

POSTED: 5:29 pm EDT June 2, 2006
UPDATED: 6:27 pm EDT June 2, 2006

ATLANTA -- Nick Jerard claims his motorcycle broke in half while he was riding it – sending him to intensive care. He also says that several other riders report similar ordeals – but the manufacturer won’t do anything about it. Channel 2 found a number of complaints on the internet about frames on that 2005 model Suzuki breaking in half under seemingly normal conditions.

Suzuki officials did not return our calls.

Jerard, who bought the model during its first year of production, says his snapped while he drove it at about 25 miles per hour.

It takes two people to wrestle what remains of his prized motorcycle out of the garage.

This time last year, the 21-year-old and his dad bought a Suzuki GSXR 1000 – touted then as the fastest production bike on the road.

The aluminum alloy frames made it light, and the Jerard’s say, more susceptible to frame problems.

Two months into ownership – Nick landed in intensive care.

“I was moving my brother’s stuff, I pulled out of the driveway, it fell apart on me from there,” Nick says.

Less than 100 yards from his house, you can see the trenches carved, Nick says by the muffler after the frame below him snapped in two, and sent him flying.

After several weeks of recovery, and $7,000 in medical bills, Nick says he and his dad started inspecting the bike. They spotted a hole drilled into the frame for his horn.

When they tried to get the bike repaired, they say initially, Suzuki seemed cooperative. Jerard says after he raised that question, Suzuki officials refused to repair his bike.

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post #2 of 23 Old 06-05-2006, 11:37 AM
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yeh right....

That's like telling the cops you only had 2 drinks. No way did that frame break like this guy is decribing.

I guess Mat and Ben and the rest of the thousands of racers are easier on their bikes...

Don't believe it.
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I call bullshit!!!

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well there is that one pic of one being raced and broken in two. but i do agree, just putzing around at 25mph is nothing, but if you pop a wheelie and slam it down, well, that may do more harm

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i thought suzuki was the best bike all around...yeah right!!! all you gixxer owners you have been warned.
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going 25mph the frame breaks in half and he has to go to the ICU....
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Oh dear.

Gettin' jiggy wit it!
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Ok, maaaaaaaybe it did happen that way. But I'm sure if it did go down as such, there were many, many wheelies on it's clock. People sometimes forget that these bikes aren't made for stuntin'.

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I think the guy went to far after the supposed break of the frame to say he was puttering around at 25mph......
He was slamming wheelies and put it down too hard.....prolly hit the rear brake at about 50 with a 12 o'clocker..not the first time...maybe not in the first few hundreds.

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I didn't think so...

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