yamaha frames breaking!!!!!!


53 replies to this topic
  • KJ790

Posted May 18, 2007 - 02:10 PM

#21

If my frame was gonna break I would have broke it last night. I came up a little short on a 110ft uphill double and thought of this thread as I was trying to stretch out the last couple feet. My frame is fine, but I'm pretty sore today.

  • Polar_Bus

Posted May 18, 2007 - 03:24 PM

#22

This whole thread is a total crock of $hit. I have NEVER heard of any YZF frames breaking, or even developing stress cracks. I've worked for a Yamaha dealer since '99 . The kid is just a newbie puke striving for some attention..... (and it worked). If YZF did in fact have questionable frames, you would hear about it first from the experts at your local tracks....

  • grayracer513

Posted May 18, 2007 - 04:25 PM

#23

As I say, I've heard of about 3 total credible reports of cracks developing on steel frames here on this forum. No actual failures, even when they cracked enough to leak. And, as I also said, the bikes involved had a lot of hard air time on them. Never on the AL frames.

But as for the user being a newbie, IMO, that's as questionable as the rest of the posts he's put up so far.

  • CaptainKnobby

Posted May 18, 2007 - 04:57 PM

#24

Well I dont beleive it!! because a friend of mine that races in the mega series which is a series that covers VA.,TN.,NC.,GA.,SC.,KY.,and Alabama which is the same series that I run, He rides a yz 250f and 450f in the pro class and if you could see him ride:ride: and how high he jumps:eek: he would have broke everyone of his bikes. He is probally one of the best pro-amature riders on the east coast with just one title short of tieing james stewurts record of the most titles won at loretta lynns nationals:applause: . Check out his results athttp://www.victory-sports.com/ in the 125-250 pro and the 30+expert class. That is why I beleive in the yamahas he has rode them for over 20 years:applause: . His name is kevin Walker really nice person and friend! http://www.victory-sports.com/ click on mega series then click on results and then go to points abouve the results page and click on points.

  • 642MX

Posted May 18, 2007 - 07:25 PM

#25

Nuke him Gray. :ride:


He hasn't defended his post or shown any proof. :)

  • Ga426owner

Posted May 19, 2007 - 03:39 AM

#26

Well I dont beleive it!! because a friend of mine that races in the mega series which is a series that covers VA.,TN.,NC.,GA.,SC.,KY.,and Alabama which is the same series that I run, He rides a yz 250f and 450f in the pro class and if you could see him ride:ride: and how high he jumps:eek: he would have broke everyone of his bikes. He is probally one of the best pro-amature riders on the east coast with just one title short of tieing james stewurts record of the most titles won at loretta lynns nationals:applause: . Check out his results athttp://www.victory-sports.com/ in the 125-250 pro and the 30+expert class. That is why I beleive in the yamahas he has rode them for over 20 years:applause: . His name is kevin Walker really nice person and friend! http://www.victory-sports.com/ click on mega series then click on results and then go to points abouve the results page and click on points.


Kevin is a great rider and what a nice guy/family.
The only frames I have heard of cracking were the steel frames on the 99 - 02...usually at the headstay area..............

this thread is ridiculous :)

  • DPW

Posted May 19, 2007 - 08:19 AM

#27

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"Beaton and Homans were also the talk of the night on Saturday after a horrific crash led to an immediate red flag of the AX Open main. Beaton clipped a lapper landing from a double and bounced into another lane of track right into Homans’ path causing a near head on crash. The force of the impact split the frame of Beaton’s bike in two."

http://racerxcanada....ips---winnipeg/

  • yamaharider324

Posted May 19, 2007 - 08:29 AM

#28

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"Beaton and Homans were also the talk of the night on Saturday after a horrific crash led to an immediate red flag of the AX Open main. Beaton clipped a lapper landing from a double and bounced into another lane of track right into Homans’ path causing a near head on crash. The force of the impact split the frame of Beaton’s bike in two."

http://racerxcanada....ips---winnipeg/


i believe that. bikes don't supposed to crash head on. that is when bikes and bodies break. that is the first time i've EVER seen a yamaha frame broken.

  • DPW

Posted May 19, 2007 - 08:35 AM

#29

i believe that. bikes don't supposed to crash head on. that is when bikes and bodies break. that is the first time i've EVER seen a yamaha frame broken.



agreed...that is why I posted the info behind the picture so folks wouldn't start freaking out.

  • grayracer513

Posted May 19, 2007 - 08:43 AM

#30

Yeah. That's not quite the same thing, is it?

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  • BergArabia

Posted May 19, 2007 - 08:58 AM

#31

"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.

I snapped the handlebar on my Banshee desert riding. Did a little endo jump.. Very lame, ended up with a two piece handlebar. I was glad it was the bar and not me.. ( I am still a learner I guess)

But the Banshee is kind of heavy.. New bar was like 30 bucks and had it fitted the same day.. :). Just making the point that handlebars do break. Never heard of the frame thing. Oooh actually not true. I had a frame break on a Suzuki 185 (2 smoker) 20 years ago. Was really strange... Broke at the weld, so I had it repaired with a stronger weld.

  • kawirider6080

Posted May 19, 2007 - 09:14 AM

#32

this guy could be telling the truth...ive heard of a case where a kid had a ttr 125 and the frame cracked...much smaller frame and stuff but it shows some yamahas frames will break...now im not saying this guy actually cracked/broke his frame but it can happen

  • moochie

Posted May 19, 2007 - 01:21 PM

#33

this guy could be telling the truth...ive heard of a case where a kid had a ttr 125 and the frame cracked...much smaller frame and stuff but it shows some yamahas frames will break...now im not saying this guy actually cracked/broke his frame but it can happen



I broke the frame on my huffy bicycle jumping some hills behind my house when I was a kid. Anythings possible!

:)

  • beanmop

Posted May 19, 2007 - 03:17 PM

#34

Even with the handle bar story and the head on collision break, we can pretty much assume that the original poster is a trolling :) hole... There is no validity to the story and he hasn't even reposted.

I know i just contributed, but can this thread please cease and desist?

  • btc20mx

Posted May 19, 2007 - 09:21 PM

#35

I snapped the handlebar on my Banshee desert riding. Did a little endo jump.. Very lame, ended up with a two piece handlebar. I was glad it was the bar and not me.. ( I am still a learner I guess)

But the Banshee is kind of heavy.. New bar was like 30 bucks and had it fitted the same day.. :). Just making the point that handlebars do break. Never heard of the frame thing. Oooh actually not true. I had a frame break on a Suzuki 185 (2 smoker) 20 years ago. Was really strange... Broke at the weld, so I had it repaired with a stronger weld.


I don't know what to say to this response. It was just a scenario and it had a point that major components of mx bikes don't fail under normal riding conditions.

  • greentyler

Posted May 19, 2007 - 09:24 PM

#36

i was racing at that arenacross in a different class and was watching from the stands when that happened! it was about the scariest crash i've ever seen!

  • Polar_Bus

Posted May 21, 2007 - 06:59 AM

#37

this guy could be telling the truth...ive heard of a case where a kid had a ttr 125 and the frame cracked...much smaller frame and stuff but it shows some yamahas frames will break...now im not saying this guy actually cracked/broke his frame but it can happen


You need to be comparing apples to apples. A TTR 125 frame's design is an entry level sport trail bike. A YZ frame is designed for all out competition. I can certainly see a TTR frame failing from a heavy 150 lb real agressive rider hammering a TTR through whoops, and long jumps....

  • Yamahafan

Posted May 21, 2007 - 07:49 AM

#38

You need to be comparing apples to apples. A TTR 125 frame's design is an entry level sport trail bike. A YZ frame is designed for all out competition. I can certainly see a TTR frame failing from a heavy 150 lb real agressive rider hammering a TTR through whoops, and long jumps....


TTRs are known for having spaghetti frames, which is why BBR make a frame cradle to prevent stretching.

http://www.bbrmotors...20-YTR-1201.htm

P.S. I can't believe their are 4 pages to this bogus thread.

  • dirtrider04

Posted May 21, 2007 - 12:37 PM

#39

ok so it broke, well what so hard about taking a picture?

  • AZcrRider

Posted February 22, 2009 - 04:57 PM

#40

Here is a pic..

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Ridden once a week, by a vet rider. I do tend to run into the square edges and come up short sometimes, but always rode it out.

THis happened after I hit a pot hole on an 80 ft. step up landing area, as well as 3 cracks in the front wheel nipple holes.

So after 2+ years will Yamaha do anything or should I even contact?

THanks for any input.





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