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  1. #11
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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
    Man....what a world we live in these days.

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    BTW Dman....aren't you glad you posted pics now

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    Quote Originally Posted by FusionKing View Post
    Man....what a world we live in these days.

    I suppose a frame is cheaper than a multimillion dollar liability lawsuit I guess.
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    I'm wondering if this is a chronic problem with that frame. That was too easy. I didn't think anyone had customer service like that anymore.

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    The crack that is next to the weld is the most common place to have it crack.

    That is called the heat affected zone.

    Congrats on getting a new frame.

    A friend of mine use to do aluminum rim repairs, as did I.

    One day we were discussing this and he elaborated that one day he had a couple Ford engineers in his shop and they warned him that the aluminum rims are heat treated.

    Based on that I would also have to guess that the aluminum frame is also heat treated.

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    As I suspected in the previous thread, the crack propagated adjacent to the weld. If you were to re-weld it, it would pretty much to the same, especially if you don't do any heat treatment. The ripples in the weld create stress concentrations. That crack didn't happen all at once. It started small and grew.

    Glad to hear the company is standing behind an eight year old product.

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    yeh i couldnt beleive it i called to see if by chance there had been any recalls on the frames an they said no there hasnt and then i asked if they could tell me what type of aluminum was used for the frame like some of u have mentioned so i could let the guy know who was gona weld it and he said hed check and call me back then he called about an hour later and said dont worry about having it welded cuz were gona warrenty that frame for you and to get ahold of a kawasaki dealer near me explain and give them a log number and it would be taken care of i asked if i had to pay anything and he said nope not one penny ###### ive always owned kawasaki and now for what there doing will always buy a kawasaki#########

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    Dman, I want to add to the CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm not late...
    I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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    Kudos to the manufacturer. This is a really big deal. It really says very good things about Kawasaki. I hadn't consider them for my next bike, but probably need to add them to the list of bikes to consider next time around. (I've got two Suzuki SV1000s bikes now.)

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    why on earth would kawasaki do that?!

    i hope a letter of thanks is on your list of things to do.

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