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My bud at work has one of the new Vrods. Great looking bike but always seems to have problems. In our county the motorgrader operators are not always pros so when they blade our roads----------no bikes traffic for a while. Anyway my bud lays his down at about 5 mph in the mud. When his foot peg hit. IT CRACKED the frame. Six month old bike and just barly laid down.I told him old buddy, I think you need to look at the Metric side. Mine is 12 years old 30,000 plus, and the ony thing the frame needs is a little paint. I told him think about that the next time he is running it thur it's paces.
 

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austinopa,
I've seen cracked frames on metrics too! Same thing can happen to any bike, at any speed depending on how you come down on the peg.........

I doubt it's a VRod thing. That's right; even your 12 year old 30,000 plus mile Honda can get a crack in its frame if you come down on the peg just right.
I wouldn't get too ****y there; might be you some day with a cracked frame and a Harely guy tellin' you to look at the American side next time intead of the metrics!
Phil
 

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my father-in-law tipped his bike (now mine) in his driveway which cracked the frame. Then he parked it in his backyard for 2 years ...Now its mine and it has a brand new frame.
 

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Could a good welder fix that? If it is just a stress crack and not bent I would think a good body shop could fix that right up. I also agree, any frame could crack with the right amount of pressure in the right place. I'd be checking out options of getting it welded up.
 
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