yamaha frames breaking!!!!!!


53 replies to this topic
  • MX Racer1153

Posted May 17, 2007 - 12:31 PM

#1



if you riding a yamaha 450 426 or 250 check the frames. i have had mine break down the next and many other peoples frames have been breakin. i just now got yamaha to warranty it. its been about three months now.

  • rjboschjr

Posted May 17, 2007 - 12:40 PM

#2

Are talking about steel frames and where are they braking?

  • MX Racer1153

Posted May 17, 2007 - 12:50 PM

#3

Aluminum. Well Mine Broke Down The Neck And Then The Pressure From That Snapped My Back Bone Under The Tank. My Buddies Broke All The Way Down The Front Frome Neck Down. My Yamaha Rep Came And Told Me That There Are Some Cases Of Others Doing The Same

  • MX Racer1153

Posted May 17, 2007 - 12:53 PM

#4

And They Are The Biggest Pain In The Asses To Get Something Done About It. I Was Just Racing Dessert And All Of A Sudden My Front Wheel Locked Up From The Frame Breakin And Gettin Jammed Against The Frame.

  • 642MX

Posted May 17, 2007 - 01:23 PM

#5

Trolling will get you booted off TT. :)

  • btc20mx

Posted May 17, 2007 - 04:09 PM

#6

unbelievable, some people have nothing better to do.

  • Muddaholic

Posted May 17, 2007 - 04:14 PM

#7

unbelievable, some people have nothing better to do.


so is this guy full of shit.... ?

  • 02YZ426

Posted May 17, 2007 - 04:17 PM

#8

Lets see some pics. Not saying it didn't happen to you but I would like to see. A frame breaking is the last thing I want in my mind before I hit a 100ft jump. This is the first case I've heard of though.

  • Jaycycle

Posted May 17, 2007 - 04:20 PM

#9

Yeah Ik it..... The ONLY time I herd of this is when I saw it in a race on video. I can't remember who it was or when the race was... but was posted here on TT somewhere.

  • AlkalineOne

Posted May 17, 2007 - 04:32 PM

#10

eh! he's full of :)

i say it didnt happen

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  • btc20mx

Posted May 17, 2007 - 04:48 PM

#11

so is this guy full of shit.... ?



No, Not really if he posts pics then we will know that it is true. Lets look at different story:

"I was just racing desert and all of a sudden i snapped the handlebars right in half". Does this statement seem true or would there likely be a lot more detail in order to explain why such a phenomenon would happen? I don't think frames snap spontaneously thats all.

  • robby111

Posted May 17, 2007 - 04:53 PM

#12

The frame needs to be the strongest part of the bike. And I don't see why Yamaha or any other company would put out a product after many house of testing that would have the chance of causing serious injury to somebody.

  • 02YZ426

Posted May 17, 2007 - 05:07 PM

#13

The only Yamaha frames I've heard of cracking was around the 02 generation of the YZ250F. My buddies broke twice on him and it was covered under warrenty. It wasn't a structural crack though.. it had to do with the oil in the frame leaking out.

  • grayracer513

Posted May 17, 2007 - 06:26 PM

#14

I've heard of the occasional high hour serious SX '03 cracking around the steering head.

Kawasaki was the one that was having issues with the AL frames, to the extent that it prevented the release of the bike for a year and a half. I doubt it's impossible for a YZF frame to break, but this would be the first I've seen it.

So, it does sound a bit questionable, eh?

  • YamahaThumper

Posted May 17, 2007 - 06:35 PM

#15

I think its possible, factory quality control could be an issue. Say the welding aluminum used was bad from the factory causing a bad weld? You never know.

  • 642MX

Posted May 17, 2007 - 06:40 PM

#16

so is this guy full of shit.... ?


What do you think? He's new to TT, has 3 posts, and they are all about a frame breaking........


If its true, I want to see pictures.

  • rjboschjr

Posted May 17, 2007 - 07:27 PM

#17

Trolling will get you booted off TT. :)


Yes it sounds like trolling to me too. Like everybody says pictures are in order!

  • YamahaThumper

Posted May 17, 2007 - 07:29 PM

#18

Wanna know how hes full of shit? He said watch out if you have a 450 426, or 250...then when asked if the frames hes talking about are aluminum or steel. He says aluminum. 426 with aluminum frame?

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted May 17, 2007 - 09:00 PM

#19

I actually do know of an 06 that cracked right around the neck. The bike was owned by the owners of our local shop of all people. The bike was his sons and he was doing some extremely long jumps. It was just a crack not a break and the bike was still very ridable. He was not hurt and felt lucky to have noticed the crack before something did give way. Yamaha sent a new frame when they got pics of it. I personally dont have pics myself, as I am pretty sure they didnt really want them floating around. Personally, I love my Yamahas and a few isolated cases wont scare me off.

  • YzGuy79

Posted May 18, 2007 - 06:16 AM

#20

Wanna know how hes full of shit? He said watch out if you have a 450 426, or 250...then when asked if the frames hes talking about are aluminum or steel. He says aluminum. 426 with aluminum frame?


haha. good catch!

I didn't see that the first time through.





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