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    Default cracked frame Ninja zx6r

    i have a ninja that needs a crack welded an was wonderin if u guys would think it be a easy and safe fix i have a welder who is very good at welding aluminum but just wanted ur guys opinion thanks by the way the crack is right in middle where the factory weld is at and the other which i dont think is a crack is located same side on bottom which is the one that looks like a scratch or knife cut
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    Default ninja

    an by the way i got some heat with the other post in discussion about no pics and wheelies i have never done wheelies just recently bought this bike and actually never attempted a wheelie on none of my sportsbikes ive owned i just like the style, the ride, and the performance these bike produce

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    Default As before

    As before in your other post, and especially after seeing this. You need to get ahold of kawasaki as get the specifics on the frame. I think if you just try to "weld up the cracks" your going to end up with a very questionable repair. I dont think you can go into this blind, you need to know what your working on. And as a side note, If it were mine and I repaired it, I would NEVER sell it nor even allow someone else to ride it. Just something to think about.
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    Default ninja

    i just don't get why it would crack at the factory weld like that wouldn't that be something kawasaki would replace, or be the factory's fault?

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    Dman,
    You just bought this bike? I know for a fact my bike was totaled by the insurance company because my frame had a small dent. Wheelies generally cause cracks by the head tube from being slammed down too hard but that crack is up high on the main frame spur. Second hand or not if this bike has a clean title I'd contact Kawasaki.

    Just my 2 cents = That crack has to be from severe abuse or a wreck.

    I'll make no bad comments about a crotch rocket, because I'm getting the itch for another one myself. Too bad Honda has decided to make their bikes look like GSXR's.
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    what would i say to them

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    Well your going to be more asking than saying The bike is 8 years old right, so the warranty is out. Safetly issue?? I dont think you could hold them accountable for anything as there is no recorded history of the machine, its use, abuse etc. At this point I would ask them:
    A) is this a common failure?
    B) Is there a factory repair method
    C) If not then ask, What is the base material, and what is the heat treatment after welding. Also ask what filler was used, as well as pre-heat temperatures.

    Now for liability reasons they may not tell you what the alloys are. You may get a more friendly response buy saying you want to build the motorcycle for racing and not street use.
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    Default ninja

    i called kawasaki a little bit ago and they said they will replace the frame at no cost to me awsome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dman2010 View Post
    i called kawasaki a little bit ago and they said they will replace the frame at no cost to me awsome

    WOW thats a man after my own heart!!!!

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    that's awesome!
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