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LoL, that is a brace.
It was poor weld penetration causing all the issues.
 

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Seen a weld like that on a K7. A slow trackday lowside into a wooden barrier. The rider looked a bit surprised when he got the bike up..
 

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That's some piss-poor weld penetration.
 

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Is the recall still active. My 05 has the brace and my frame still broke in half what can I do about this
The frame recall should still be active and I think the replacement frames were warranted for several years. Did you get a new frame when the brace was installed or was the brace installed on your original frame?

Try your VIN in the Suzuki recall page and see what it says about your bike.

 

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OK Sid,
I read your title,
and thought that the actual frame brace- had a recall!!
I had a k5 I used and abused wheelied came down hard a few times and crashed twice was still good I did have the recall done as it was free bike felt no different at all there was also a recall for the front brake but that was after I sold mine so dont know what the problem was there but mine was fine. Wicked bike best I've had also the best bike I've ridden. ?
 

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The frame recall should still be active and I think the replacement frames were warranted for several years. Did you get a new frame when the brace was installed or was the brace installed on your original frame?

Try your VIN in the Suzuki recall page and see what it says about your bike.

They never replaced the frames on the recall unless they were cracked which at crescent suzuki here in the uk said none they had done were cracked they just put the brace on all of theres. ? it will be ok u just gotta have faith ?
 

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This is from GS/GSX/GSX-R BULLETIN NO. 206 DATE: 2/26/2010:

Suzuki has agreed to both of the following:
Extend the frame warranty to 10 years from the date the frame was replaced or the frame reinforcement brace was installed pursuant to the voluntary safety recall campaign #2A08
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You ought to be covered but, depending on when your brace was installed, the warranty's expiration date may be growing near.

I've forgotten the details but there were some rights that were given up by not withdrawing from the class action lawsuit and accepting the $40 credit that was offered. I withdrew but suspect that almost no one else did.

P.S. Here's some more.
 

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That pic appears to have the brace installed? I see a few pieces on the outer left side that,from what I recall:)lol) looks like the edge of the bracing?

I'm going off memory,about 4yrs ago I parted out a mint K5 that had the brace installed...maybe @BillV can confirm?
Wasnt it down to weight shaving they took a bit too much material away also that pic the bike could have hit a wall at 100mph any bike would snap in half if you smack it hard enough BOOM!
 

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The K5 in my avatar had the frame replaced, it was a specific spot on the left side just where the horn mounts where the cracking started.
Current K6 is braced, very low kilometres at this stage so I dont think about it too much be as the K's begin to mount I will monitor very closely.
 

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^That's a serious problem. I wouldn't ride it like that. The recall was announced in January 2009. The recall update with notice of an extended warranty for the frame is dated February 26, 2010. The class action lawsuit was settled on April 15, 2010. You might only have twelve days to get the bike to Suzuki. After that you might be on your own. Suzuki's not going to offer the brace forever.
 

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Hi, i bought my gsxr k6 last year in october with 34000km, ive seen a little crack 3weeks later, went on a trip of 800km and the crack was 1cm longer after that(fast riding without wheelies and really hard braking)
Ive called suzuki and left the bike there, after a week when i passed the inspection they approved a new frame (the bike must be in riding order and the fairings must be original).
I waited a month for the frame to arrive from Japan to Croatia and they swapped in 2 days
 

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"the bike must be in riding order and the fairings must be original"
It seems to vary. See this and the nearby posts.
 

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OG has turboed and beaten the living shit out of several of his, wheelie-ing and slamming down hard at 180+ mph as his boring, daily routine. Never had an issue.

Yesterday, a forum noob @LiferSBKRider posted the blurb copied-in below in another thread:

My question is addressed to anyone who has worked in Suzuki dealerships, who has had actual eyes/hands-on experience with this recall. Simply put, has anyone ever actually SEEN a busted or cracked frame that was related to this recall?

If they rode into a brick wall or rear-ended a car, that doesn't count. I'm talking purely from 'regular' riding, rough roads, coming-down hard from wheelies etc.....



@LiferSBKRider , did you ever find any cracks or breaks?
I have a 05 GSXR 1000 that had a new frame installed in around 2007.
The dealer said it was the first one that they had done and the only one they ever seen with 51,000 miles on it. It has over 150,000 on it.
Love my GSXR!!!
 

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"new frame installed in around 2007"
That couldn't have been part of the recall if it really was 2007. It wasn't announced until 2009. Note that the recall thread here didn't begin until then.
 
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