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Tank slapper? What tank slapper?

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by DJQ, Jan 30, 2005.

  1. DJQ

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    right click save as

    That would suck.. badly.

    Ive seen Blank recover from a tank slapper, but I dont think it was that severe..
     
  2. danny

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    He died as a result of that crash (on the vid). And yes they do suck..
     
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    Sad thing is, pretty much the only thing you can do to try and recover is speed up
     
  4. Cheddar

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    easy there. Its not going faster thats saving you, its accelerating to get the weight off the front tire again, which ironically is what gets you in trouble in the first place.

    Adam, you get those at all on the 125? I've only had one but it was VERY VERY minor, like just the beginnings of one, but I have been riding with someone who didn't recover from it. Ooh good times, good times.
     
  5. Left_E

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    thats true, but damn thats a shitty way to go....

    Damn!! Damn!!
     
  6. miloped

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    I've only ever had very minor ones on the 125, where we've got alot of weight planted on the front end for turn-in. but it's usually because I've forgotten to turn the steering damper back up from rolling it around in the pits.. :D

    The Ducati was very bad for them. I had one at around 160 on the bay rd.. :D and recovered just in time to make the corner. What was strange though, is since I threw on the set of take-off H2's, the headshaking problem was pretty much solved. I had a few little ones on the track this year with the ducati, but for the pro track day I managed to borrow the old man's hyperpro.. :rofl:
     
  7. danny

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    I might try to fit a damper on the gs this summer, last summer I had alot of headshaking and slappers on the bike (most were minor, some I could physicly stop or accelerate out of, and one caused a few scratches.. lol)... i'd rather find out what tires that suits me best first though and then go for a damper if I have any money left lol.
     
  8. DJQ

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    Id really like to get a damper, bu so much $$ :-(
     
  9. Lowvez

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    Acceleration = Speeding Up...
     
  10. yukon

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    that has been around for years, i saw it on nb riders at least 3 years ago.

    welcome to retro :kekeke:
     
  11. Chris

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    WOW yukon......that was quite the first post......what do you plan for your second...?????????
    honestly....who the fuck cares if it has been around for years...every person hasn't been on the net for years.....so.....chances are....lots haven't seen it...now post something worth reading. or begone
     
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    :werd: I'd never seen it before :D
     
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    I've always refered to that as speed wobble, then again im not a rider, but tank slapper fits it alright
     
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    tank slapper is just a really severe speed wobble that results in the bars (and your wrists) actually hitting the gas tank
     
  15. frankster

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    I don't care how many people have dies in that race I would love to run the TT some time before I die. Ok those two might be closely related, but would be awsome.
     
  16. Cheddar

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    Steering Damper :bowdown:
     
  17. frankster

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    A steering dampner is not always the best thing. Can hide some mechanical malfunctions, ie loose head bearings, if cranked up too tight will also transfer the load to the rest of the frame in a fashion the bike was not designed to. The bike was designed to handle the stresses and deal with them but add in changes and the results may not be as you would like.
    Personally I always had mine on 2-3 clicks out of 10 on the track, and 3-4 on the street. LOL And that was an ol Daytona none of this highspeed self adjusting stuff. Yeah getting old I know.
     
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    do iiiiit! :D

    you should watch/buy this... its a canadian who basicly gave up everything for a chance to race the TT. i'll be buying it soon.
    http://www.onemansisland.com/omi_mainframe.htm
     
  19. Dubsta

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    I just checked that out...looks like a good buy....
     
  20. Cheddar

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    I would expect the person to keep on top of the upkeep on their bike. That and I in no way am suggesting that the damper will eliminate all problems, but its nice to have the addeded security. And since my bike comes stock with one, I think its pretty safe to assume it was designed with that in mind.
     

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