yamaha frames breaking!!!!!!

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.

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....

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.

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.

Nuke him Gray. :ride:

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

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 :)

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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.com/news/2567/photo-report-rounds-1-and-2-future-west-canadian-arenacross-championships---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.

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.

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

"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.

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

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!

:)

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?

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.

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!

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....

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.bbrmotorsports.com/Products/products.htm?/Products/320-YTR-1201.htm

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

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

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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