Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Coldwater, Ontario, Canada
There were some very late year 04's that were supposed to have gotten the new frame.There were also some built just before that,that were not included in the recall(mine).They just had a modified welding process and still retained the too thin tubes behind the passenger footrests.I checked my VIN and it wasn't included in the recall,so I thought I was OK.I've done a bit of research since and there are still 01-04's showing up with cracks so for peace of mind I wouldn't at this point buy anything older than an 05 with the new frame.
BTW Just because these frames were inspected and were OK at the time of doesn't mean they won't crack at some point in the future.
Gone Double Dark with a BT45
If I\'d have known it would last this long I would have taken better care of it.