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Old 09-29-2007, 04:50 PM   #61
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One thing to check is that your rebound is set close to the same, front and back. Sometimes it is just a function of the bikes steep steering angles.
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:55 PM   #62
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Hey buddy, thats a great way to get a ticket and to get dead too... PoPoRiderRR cant always be around.... huh???
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Old 09-29-2007, 04:58 PM   #63
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Hey buddy, thats a great way to get a ticket and to get dead too... PoPoRiderRR cant always be around.... huh???

Speaking of that, I think we all should have cards with your name and number...


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Not that I would ever need it or anything.....



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Old 09-29-2007, 05:33 PM   #64
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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.
didnt read all the pages but get a good damper bar gpr ohlins, and keep the front end in mind when riding also try 2 pick up on a early small shake as a warning.... but what do i know
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Old 09-29-2007, 05:52 PM   #65
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One more thing to look at is your riding position.. too much weight on the bars and you will aggravate it with your arms. Same thing just riding around.. keep those elbows bent and the bike won't seem so twitchy.
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Old 10-01-2007, 01:35 PM   #66
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Old 10-01-2007, 03:51 PM   #67
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hey there not to play down what you experienced, but
were the bars actually moving lock to lock?

tank slapper and head shake are sometimes used interchangeably..
Tank slapper is head shake from lock to lock..while head shake may or
may not be a tank slapper. Lets hope that what you experienced was some
minor head shake, and note "minor" is left to interpretation as it feels like the
thing is gonna throw you for a toss when it is happening. Anyway minor
headshake is a prelude to full blown bike side/side oscillations and then into full headshake...and if you experience that.. well you are on you way to being
fooked..

An 06 1K GSXR does have a stock steering damper, and i would venture
to say it is still in pretty good condition. I would agree that moving to
a (enter brand name of choice here) would be a good investment, but
it is not the fix. Understanding what your bike is doing, what you are doing, and what you are doing to your bike is the answer.

There have been alot of good answers to your original question..
1) bike set up
2) road condition
3) speed
4) rider position
5) rider input

or a combination of all. Get some track time. Take it easy.. read books.. and have fun..
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Old 10-01-2007, 04:01 PM   #68
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Stock GSX-R dampers suck!
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:20 PM   #69
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oh wow that sounds scary! I would of pulled over to!
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Stock GSX-R dampers suck!
yeah but believe it or not theyre ALOT better than nothing. after riding my bike for a while ive ridden a couple of others with no dampers at all and it kinda freaked me out a little. the steering didnt feel "right" at all.
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