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I consider myself to be a fairly skilled rider and have put my fair share of miles on superbikes. I have owned my 04 R1 for 3 years now and I punish the bike like a red headed stepchild every time I ride it.:fingr: Extra hard on track days. The bike now has 16,000 miles on it and recently had its first real mechanical problem. If you dont count replacing the clutch 5 times and countless brakes, tires, chains, and sprockets. I brought it to the dealer and after further investigation they found the flywheel exploded into about 100 peices. I explained to the dealer that I abuse the bike heavily but he said he has never seen anything like this in his entire career. At first I didn't believe him so I physically went down to the shop to see for myself. Sure enough that thing was f%#ked up! Has anybody else experienced this problem before? Could it be from intense amounts of heat? Any ideas?
 

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^I didnt think to bring my camera when I went to look at the bike although I can understand your dis belief. I didnt believe it myself until I saw it in person. Like I said even the mechanics at the dealer said they have never seen this happen in their entire careers?
 
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