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FZ8 Rear Suspension Arm - Possible safety issue?
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FZ8 Rear Suspension Arm - Possible safety issue? - September 19, 2013, 07:32 AM

I saw the thread below about potential failure of the rear suspension arm.

*Rear Suspension Arm Failures* PLEASE READ - Yamaha FZ8 Forums - International FZ8 Motorcycle Community Forum

Is this a likely manufacturer defect or a symptom of riding habits? Any ideas what causes this?


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September 19, 2013, 09:10 AM

I highly doubt a result of riding habits. These bikes are designed to take a beating and with the low mileage those owners are reporting, I'm gonna say that it's a manufacturing defect.


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September 19, 2013, 09:14 AM

Not sure why you wouldn't "X" out that design... seems like poor materials or just general design flaw


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September 19, 2013, 09:21 AM

Must of been a batch of poorly manufactured pieces. I've never seen or heard of that ever happening before. Either way, pretty scary, so get yours checked/replaced ASAP.
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September 19, 2013, 07:10 PM

Thanks for looking out. Will be inspecting and tracking this.


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