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Old 09-28-2007, 11:09 AM   #41
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After you had the suspension done, does it ride stiffer? Did they set it up for the track?

Could have been a number off reasons, but usually the front tire is pointed off from the rear and the bike is just trying to straighten itself out.

Another dumb question: were you countersteering or just shifting your weight to turn?
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Old 09-28-2007, 12:31 PM   #42
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Most of the latter advice I have seen on this thread is dead on about slappers and how to prevent them.... Simply saying "slow down" or "don't go on public roads" is total and not worth wasting the time to type....Everyone buys these bikes to go fast, on the track or on the street it makes no difference....if its gonna slap, its gonna slap...YES on the street there is more of a chance of it due to more irregular road surfaces etc but.....
If you honestly think that slowing down won't reduce your risk on the street then you're an idiot...
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:08 PM   #43
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If you honestly think that slowing down won't reduce your risk on the street then you're an idiot...

Well yes, TECHNICALLY speaking, slowing down will reduce slappers but the reality is, these are sportbikes, not harley's, they are bult to be ridden fast and some of them are more prone to slap then others....

People are going to ride them hard, street or track.....if you can't ride em fast, why have them? buy a harley and ride slow, be happy....


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And yes, I'm an idiot.


I dont think so, you did not get that old being an Idiot
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:48 PM   #45
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I have an 04 gixxer 750 and i've had a small tank slapper on I45 switching lanes at full throttle in 3rd gear. It wasn't bad, but enough to scare me cuz it was the first time that it happened. I always heard to just stay on the throttle and it'll fix it. And it did. All the info that ya'll have given will help me too. Except the slow down part. I'm young and stupid.
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:54 PM   #46
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the idea is to get weight off the front end when in a slapper, when you do this, it will NORMALLY straiten itself out...
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Old 09-28-2007, 01:56 PM   #47
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Jason, doesnt your bike already come with a steering damper stock? mine does ... i know that the 06-07 600's have them, im not sure about the 1000's

also ... can someone tell me what "1000 mi in 10 mos STFU" means" :dontknow:
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also ... can someone tell me what "1000 mi in 10 mos STFU" means" :dontknow:
I think RacerX was referring to the amount of riding experience the guy has... 1000 miles accrued in 10 months of riding.

RacerX is an MSF instructor and he's rides pretty much everyday... so odds are, he knows a bit more than the original poster.

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I think RacerX was referring to the amount of riding experience the guy has... 1000 miles accrued in 10 months of riding.

RacerX is an MSF instructor and he's rides pretty much everyday... so odds are, he knows a bit more than the original poster.

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ahhhhh ... got it. thanks! LOL
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:33 PM   #50
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speeding up when tank slapping is what everyone seems to be telling you to do. I dont think you should.. when your put in that oh sh*t moment, your brains not going to say, "oh ya speed up" your reactions gonna be to brake or bail. moving weight to the back AND getting out of the speed your bike wobbling at is what needs to be done. how do you do both in less than a second? apply as much rear brake as you can without locking it up, itll move the weight to the back, slow you down and correct itself
(if you are going to wreck you wont wreck speeding up making it worse.) ; kinda like when your riding a car with a unbalanced tire that only wobbles at a certain speed if you go faster or lower then that speed it stops. I just think speeding up when tank slapping is doubly fking yourself.. also, ive tried both methods and the rear brake is the ONLY one that worked for me each time. just throwing this out there since it has always worked me
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and my avatar pic had nothing to do with a tank slapper haha
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Old 09-28-2007, 06:03 PM   #52
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anyone ever been in a tank slapper situation and knew why it happened? i had my first experience last night and it scared the s#!t out of me. i was takin a right turn from 45 n onto 59 s. i came onto it at 90mph. i pulled my a$$ out of the saddle and accelerated up to 115 comin out of the turn. all my weight was on my right knee and when i straightened out my forks the front tire wobbled for what seemed like a forever 4 or 5 secs. i thought i was about to get tossed off the bike for sure. it smoothed out and i pulled over right away to think about what just happened. i'm curiuos to know why it did that.
Dude quit lying i was right behind your , and i was goin maybe 40 mph. And, your "TANKSLAP" was just the lil plastic things in between lanes to let you know u crossed over to the next lane FOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!:gestu re:
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1000 mi in 10 mos STFU.

whats wrong w/ my statement, the truth hurts huh.

no is just that we cant stand that we cant be as perfect as you

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I agree... but most of those who do those speeds, don't misrepresent themselves and say that they are good safe riders.

I used to ride like that, first time I dragged a knee was on public roads! But after seeing so many get hurt and killed over the past 7+ years I've been riding, I've learned not to do that.


Riding on the street is about surviving, riding on the track is about enjoyment.

yes but accidents also happen on the track, and sometimes bad ones.

i say every rider must excercise responsability anywhere they ride
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Old 09-29-2007, 02:21 PM   #57
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I had a tank slapper once when I was powering out of a 70 mph corner on smooth pavement, just gave it too much gas... checked my tire pressures and front tire was down, put more pressure in and haven't had it occur since.

and LOL at the people that give "advice:"
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:17 PM   #58
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i had two major tank slapper in my life so far, and i do not want another one. my first one was on a 600rr. i took off fast and the front wheel lifted off the ground, came down crooked and walla....it started going crazy on me, but luckily i was lower gear so i clucth it up. started with a wobble wheelie, but i straighten it out. saved my life. second time was when i came down on a wheelie on my f4i. i just had to put i down when the road was slanted. result was bad. but im ok. but no more wheelie for me though
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1000 mi in 10 mos STFU.

whats wrong w/ my statement, the truth hurts huh.
I hope you mean 10,000 in 10 months...cause 1000 in 10 months is lame...that is only 100 miles a month.
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1000 mi in 10 mos STFU.

whats wrong w/ my statement, the truth hurts huh.

Wow, I'm surprised to see more than just "MSF?". It must get old typing that every day.

Tank slappers happen. Best to change the way the bike is weighted when it happens. Scoot forward or back to change the weighting and change the harmonics of the bike / chassis. it rarely happens to me except at the track. Check your steering dampner to see that it is doing it's job. In some cases they leak fluid and don't do much for ya.
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