In a message dated 3/23/08 11:01:58 AM, email@example.com writes:
> The company did change ownership a number of times and the "death fork" ha d
> at least two versions until the recall happened under Yamaha (the Japanese
> motorcycle co.) a few years ago Ken Toda and I took apart a death fork at the
> crown juncture and it was indeed scary. What could they have been thinking ?
Hi Dale and all members!
Yes, I and another CR member (forgot who it was, but seeing this disscussion?) exchanged close up photos and studied the design-stuctures etc. It was intersting to see HOW the Lambert AL fork engineers/designer spinning their brain!
Anywy, it would be more intersitng to know, how many were sold and what percentile,, how they FAILED.. One member Joe Z-B. told me that when he was young (lighter weight of course) going 3m.p.h. speed to bump into a parked car's bumber, he wa on ground and saw all loose ball bearing flying all over the gond..., but he is alive today!
Is there any satistical info, now many death or injury-law suits, and etc... ?
They should be TEST the products much much more carefuly, this topic would b e a typical example of MISSED-communications between DESINGER AND STRUCTUAL EINGEENEER!
KEN TODA, High Point, NC. cold Spring Day in 40's
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