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Old 10-14-2007, 11:06 AM   #1
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I Crashed Last Night

sucks but yeah i crashed... hard... im alrighy just broken shoulder and a rash mainy on my knee since i wore jeans.

what happened: my bikr went into a tank slapper at about 65 to 70 mph and couldnt control it, so i ditched the bike and slid/rolled a long way.

this is my third tank slapper in 2 weeks, it seemed to do in only in those speeds since i got my new tire put on. don't know why i kept having them... but i did have on gear... jacket, helmet short gloves that didnt cover the wrist....
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:13 AM   #2
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dang...sorry to hear that...good to know your alright. My friend not too long ago wreck another friends bike too...but he's good now. hope you feel better!
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this is my third tank slapper in 2 weeks, it seemed to do in only in those speeds since i got my new tire put on. don't know why i kept having them...

Worn rear?
Mismatched front and rear tires?
Rear ride height set to high?
Front forks slid up in triple clamps (lowering the front)?
Front and rear tires not aligned properly?

You should NOT be getting tank slappers like that. Certainly not so violent that you crash!

Glad you're ok...
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
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Worn rear?
Mismatched front and rear tires?
Rear ride height set to high?
Front forks slid up in triple clamps (lowering the front)?
Front and rear tires not aligned properly?

You should NOT be getting tank slappers like that. Certainly not so violent that you crash!

Glad you're ok...

new rear not even 1000miles, never touched ride height, not sure about forks, and i told a buddy of mines the other day, that my rear tire looks like its not on right, but he said it looks good and on right, but i dont think it was balanced although i was told it was...
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:48 AM   #5
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man, im glad your alright (well besides the shoulder)

heal up man
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:06 PM   #6
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sucks but yeah i crashed... hard... im alrighy just broken shoulder and a rash mainy on my knee since i wore jeans.

what happened: my bikr went into a tank slapper at about 65 to 70 mph and couldnt control it, so i ditched the bike and slid/rolled a long way.

this is my third tank slapper in 2 weeks, it seemed to do in only in those speeds since i got my new tire put on. don't know why i kept having them... but i did have on gear... jacket, helmet short gloves that didnt cover the wrist....
ill balance ur wheel for free and take a look at it if its shaking at those speeds something is not correct !! sorry bout ur fall glad ur ok...
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:21 PM   #8
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Old 10-14-2007, 12:37 PM   #9
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He is ridin an '02 CBR F4i so he shoudn't need a steering damper for street riding.
Something aint right and you should take Javi up on his offer, or go to Motorcycles Unlimited.
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He is ridin an '02 CBR F4i so he shoudn't need a steering damper for street riding.
Something aint right and you should take Javi up on his offer, or go to Motorcycles Unlimited.
I was thinkingthe same thing. The f4I was never known for instablility, especially not at those speeds.

Couple more questions:

Was the pavement smooth and flat?
Were you accelerating, braking, or steady throttle?
Tire PSI?
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I was thinkingthe same thing. The f4I was never known for instablility, especially not at those speeds.

Couple more questions:

Was the pavement smooth and flat?
Were you accelerating, braking, or steady throttle?
Tire PSI?
pavement was smooth, and i was on steady throttly... and dampner... the bike is going to be fixxed and sold and javi when i get well i'll bring it you...
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heal up quick....sucks being broken!
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both the f4 and the f4 need a steering damper. the rc 929 954 also
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What kind of tire is it?
Is your rim straight?
What tire pressure is in it?
How many miles are on your bike / what condition are the wheel bearings in?
How are your steering head bearings?
Are your fork seals good / not leaking?
Although it's rare, it's possible you may have a defective tire.
I doubt it's out of balance as a tire out of balance typically won't cause a tank slapper, mainly it'll cause a hop at higher speeds.

I see you're on Javis end of town so I'd take him up on his offer to check your bike out.
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What kind of tire is it?
Is your rim straight?
What tire pressure is in it?
How many miles are on your bike / what condition are the wheel bearings in?
How are your steering head bearings?
Are your fork seals good / not leaking?
Although it's rare, it's possible you may have a defective tire.
I doubt it's out of balance as a tire out of balance typically won't cause a tank slapper, mainly it'll cause a hop at higher speeds.

I see you're on Javis end of town so I'd take him up on his offer to check your bike out.
the rear is a shenko or something like that not sure.... the front is a dunlop, tire pressure is that the tire stated, 38psi rear and i have 10300miles on teh bike, and was told all the fork seals were good... they are not leaking, my dad says he think the bearing are bad since that wasnt the first time that happen
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Sorry to hear man. Hope u get better soon.
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Old 10-14-2007, 04:10 PM   #17
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Sorry to hear man. Hope u get better soon.
yeah i will... not the first time i broke my shoulder so... i already know what it feels like...
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michelin is having a recall for sometime now from some particular tires built in spain...

but yes, do the tire brands match? there had been rare but known problems of mismatched tires(soft/medium) compounds causing front to drag a little, preloading the front struts towards rear more so then normal
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Sorry to hear; reoccuring injuries will take a toll on the body in the future... take care and we'll see you out there soon enough
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michelin is having a recall for sometime now from some particular tires built in spain...

but yes, do the tire brands match? there had been rare but known problems of mismatched tires(soft/medium) compounds causing front to drag a little, preloading the front struts towards rear more so then normal
different compounds have nothing to do with the problem. my front is usually a softer compound than my rear.

maybe your frame is tweaked or something....something is seriously wrong if it causes you to have a tank slapper at that kind of speed. (and tank slap for no reason at that)

have a quick recovery, glad you are still here with us.
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