I manage to break a lot of things. Dad had originally welded this but the material cracked here, not the weld. SLP uses some very thin material for their pipes to keep weight down. We didn't have a band around it and and the added vibration because of that may have contributed to it cracking. It has been re-welded and I rode it all last weekend no problem. Now it needs to be sand blasted, inspected, ceramic coated again.