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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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zx12r a1h frame snapped!

Help, my a1h's frame has snapped horizontally either side of the gearbox. Is this a known problem? I haven't crashed or hit anything ever. Can anybody help?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 07:24 AM
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Never heard of that happening. Are you the original and only owner? In any case, you will need a salvage frame for the transplant. I doubt if yours is repairable.

There was an issue with ZX-14 frame breakage due to over-torqued engine mounting bolts. Considering that the ZX12R frame is very similar, maybe someone over-torqued yours? Since the 14 bolts were over-torqued by the factory, broken frames were replaced under warranty and there was a recall of certain VIN #s for checking of unbroken frames. To my knowledge, this never happened with 12Rs.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 10:39 AM
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Can you post pics of this carnage? Maybe if we get a few sets of eyes on it we can determine a cause.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 05:13 PM
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This has happened. Likely due to excessive torque swingarm pivot bolt.
Can be welded as strong or stronger than OEM with no concerns.
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