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 Broken while riding. Build Date 6/02
Broken while riding. Build Date 6/02
Lower crossmember broken free on bike. Broke while being ridden
Lower crossmember broken free on bike. Broke while being ridden
Side view of busted cross member
Side view of busted cross member
Photo from MSN site of cracked weld in cross member under seat
Photo from MSN site of cracked weld in cross member under seat
Cracked- found on inspection, mileage is 21,000, Build Date 5/02
Cracked- found on inspection, mileage is 21,000, Build Date 5/02
Another look at same crack
Another look at same crack
Inspection locations
Inspection locations
This is a typical weld found on a GL1800. Notice poor quality of weld
This is a typical weld found on a GL1800. Notice poor quality of weld
Build Date 06/02, 9146 miles crack under seat
Build Date 06/02, 9146 miles crack under seat
Another view of crack on upper crossmember
Another view of crack on upper crossmember
2003  6K miles non-ABS Broken while riding near Austin Texas
2003 6K miles non-ABS Broken while riding near Austin Texas
Bike Y in Texas Crossmember broke free while being ridden two up
Bike Y in Texas Crossmember broke free while being ridden two up
Another view of broken crossmember
Another view of broken crossmember
Broken crossmember
Broken crossmember
Broken Crossmember
Broken Crossmember
Broken Crossmember
Broken Crossmember
Weld Temp after bike is heat soaked
Weld Temp after bike is heat soaked
Could the high temps from the catalytic converters, exhaust, & coolant bottle be causing over age-hardening of the frame welds?
Could the high temps from the catalytic converters, exhaust, & coolant bottle be causing over age-hardening of the frame welds?
Another Cracked Frame
Another Cracked Frame
Another Cracked Frame
Another Cracked Frame
Another Cracked Frame
Another Cracked Frame
Another Cracked Frame
Another Cracked Frame
testing left weld with template
testing left weld with template
mark template
mark template
right side failed template inpection
right side failed template inpection
This frame passed the weld gage inspection and later broke and collapsed
This frame passed the weld gage inspection and later broke and collapsed
This frame passed the weld gage inspection and later broke and collapsed
This frame passed the weld gage inspection and later broke and collapsed
This frame passed the weld gage inspection and later broke and collapsed
This frame passed the weld gage inspection and later broke and collapsed
This frame passed the weld gage inspection and later broke and collapsed
This frame passed the weld gage inspection and later broke and collapsed