Titanium subframe worthwhile?

9 replies to this topic
  • Joko

Posted June 23, 2002 - 02:51 AM


Has anyone bought a Ti subframe from Yamaha?
What is the actual weight savings? Does the titanium framework absorb any vibration? How's the fit & quality? Are there any other sources to buy from than Yamaha? Thanks.

  • 426guy

Posted June 23, 2002 - 05:09 AM


the stock aluminum sub-frame is lighter then a Ti.
but the Ti. is a bunch stronger..
so if you crash alot and bend the stock one.. i would by ti..

  • Joko

Posted June 23, 2002 - 05:47 AM


Yamaha of Troy sells them for $390, claims the weight savings is over 1 lb?

  • d5hystat

Posted June 23, 2002 - 01:43 PM


I have one for sale if you want one. the weight savings I am not sure about, but it is way cool. the fit is good , the welds are very nice. the only bad thing is to much of it gets covered. I payed over $400 for it and thought that was a deal. I'd sell it for $300, not bent, never been bent.


  • Joko

Posted June 23, 2002 - 03:22 PM


I'm not sure what you mean by "the only bad thing is too much of it gets covered"?

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  • DPW

Posted June 24, 2002 - 02:10 AM


Originally posted by Joko:
I'm not sure what you mean by "the only bad thing is too much of it gets covered"?

I think what he meant is that once you put the seat back on and the side panels the frame is pretty much covered up.

  • Joko

Posted June 24, 2002 - 03:57 PM


I guess not too many Titanium subframes have been bought?

  • DaveJ

Posted June 25, 2002 - 06:53 AM


About two months ago there was a ti-sub frame business for sale on E-Bay. Mostly Yamaha. Included all the fixtures, measuring tools and many componets.


As for the on-going arguement over weight and speed and the alternatives....I support anything that keeps the brain functioning.

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  • Joko

Posted June 25, 2002 - 11:07 AM


Any way to retrieve that Ebay info?

  • DaveJ

Posted June 25, 2002 - 02:19 PM


Joko - I don't think so. Even my own auctions are erased after about 30 days.

If you were really interested, perhaps you could write or call EBay and see what they could do.

I think the guy was asking about $12k for it, and I think he was in So. Cal somewhere.


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