Pictures: Broken Sub Frame


15 replies to this topic
  • simon@vic

Posted June 20, 2006 - 11:07 PM

#1

Well it broke! 2nd ride stopping failure to date. :excuseme: :bonk:

Big zip ties to get me home.
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Snap!
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Cut a chunk off an old RM 125 sub frame i had.
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Trimmed the junk off the bottom and lined it all up.
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Welded on. back on the road in 24 hours or so.
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  • sheriffwoody

Posted June 21, 2006 - 06:04 AM

#2

Cool! What was the second ride stopping event? :excuseme:

  • Matt C

Posted June 21, 2006 - 06:39 AM

#3

Did that happen from a crash or just normal riding?

  • simon@vic

Posted June 21, 2006 - 10:39 AM

#4

it wore out!! :excuseme:

first failure was the water pump seal!!

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 21, 2006 - 11:22 AM

#5

That is what I have been saying about aluminum frames all along! I am on my second Sub frame. The first one wore out without crash damage! It actually rubbed the aluminum tube wall metal away to pop can thickness! They can have Aluminum frames! I like the new 2007 KTM with chrome moly oval tubing! I hope Yamaha makes the 2008 real enduro worthy with EFI and 6 speed! :excuseme:

  • simon@vic

Posted June 21, 2006 - 11:41 AM

#6

how about,

2008 wr650f
-6 speed
-chromo frame

  • Indy_WR450

Posted June 21, 2006 - 02:20 PM

#7

how about,

2008 wr650f
-6 speed
-chromo frame


That would keep me from buying another KTM! :excuseme: :bonk: :busted:

  • simon@vic

Posted June 21, 2006 - 03:03 PM

#8

me too!!!

long live the ti 5 valve head..................
that is, unless they keep up with the 5 speed trans and 8.5L tank junk!!!

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  • bluebike1999

Posted June 21, 2006 - 04:16 PM

#9

200 cc more??????
and i suppose you would still, open the airbox, cut the grey wire, and make it go faster.... nutters. you would need to loctite your arms into their sockets.

then again being able to lift it in 4th at over 100kph would be fun.
wr650 motard would be totally evil on some of these roads here in Tasmania
1/2 as much horse power again??? insane
even crazier, why not YZ time it.

then again i can see the possibilties

nice repair job Simon

  • simon@vic

Posted June 21, 2006 - 09:44 PM

#10

ok, 550cc would be ok.

  • Matty05

Posted June 21, 2006 - 10:08 PM

#11

how about,

2008 wr650f
-6 speed
-chromo frame

Sounds like you are describing a Husaberg...........

  • OneToGo

Posted June 22, 2006 - 02:51 AM

#12

550 is E nuff!
Shame Yamaha wont do it - stick with the tried and proven formula.
KTM looks good for 07 - they will get a lot of 2007 sales IMHO.

  • Jamopa

Posted June 22, 2006 - 06:26 AM

#13

I had 2 bad crashes this year, but my bike and sub survived them well. Just my left shoulder dislocated.

  • Matty05

Posted June 22, 2006 - 06:37 AM

#14

KTM looks good for 07 - they will get a lot of 2007 sales IMHO.

Have you seen their '07 line up? Impressive!!!
You won't see a big manufacturer pumping out those sort of bikes!

  • simon@vic

Posted June 22, 2006 - 01:24 PM

#15

Sounds like you are describing a Husaberg...........


i have ridden and love the 650fse....................BUT.........

i have seen 1 too meny of them with problems right out of the box!!

  • Numba68

Posted June 22, 2006 - 04:45 PM

#16

I snaped my subframe on my old 2001 yz250f in the same spot.
And I have a bend in my 2004 yz250f sub frame on the other side.




 
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