Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Bulls, Rangatikie, New Zealand
Forced restoration of 900SS after finding crack in frame.
After finding a serious crack in the frame of my 900ss I have decided to bring my plans to strip and rebuild the 900ss forward some what. The crack was in the frame when I bought the bike but on a ride into town yesterday the bike started acting strange when going around corners at speed and under braking. A quick look at the crack and it appeared that it had grown a couple of millimetres. It wasn't until I looked at the under side of the frame after spraying some dye penetrant around the suspected crack and shone a black light on it that I found that the crack had spiralled around the frame and only a quarter of the diameter of the pipe was actually holding the frame together on the left hand side. Tonight after 4 hrs of carefully removing everything off the frame I have found a couple of other issues that I need to address so it was a pretty timely decision to pull it all apart when I did. The plan to make more exhaust pipes is going to have to wait for a bit. Decision time as to how far I am going to go with this. Colour change, blue frame with silver body work, Carbon wheels, Vee two high torque cams, cast iron brakes, 944 kit, upgraded suspension all round, the list goes on - let the "fun" begin ...........
Last edited by Combi245; Mar 19th, 2015 at 2:50 am.