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Old 02-24-2006, 07:26 AM   #21
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Old 02-24-2006, 08:33 AM   #22
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:29 AM   #23
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Red Bluff is known for tank slappers. I had a guy go down right in front of me on Red Bluff from a tank slapper with a damper on. The road tends to unload the front wheel due to its subtle dips and when you are cranking on the throttle, you tend to push the bars to the left by nature. One, because you are accellerating and your body pulls on the left hand bar and two, you are pushing on the right side of the bars when you twist your wrist in a downward motion. Tank slappers result when you put too much input into the bars. If you relax more, you will have less of a chance of having a tank slapper. We tend to grip the bike way too hard as beginners. This will become less as the more experience you gain. Once you ride on the track for long periods of time in a racing senerio, you either relax or you have to come in and rest again. It tends to wear your out quick. You end up fighting your body the whole time. It is a hard thing to overcome but once you do, you will see your lap times drop. Take a good hard look at how tired you are after running a sessionon a track day. If you are thinking, ", when is this session going to be over", before the session is over, it should tell you that you are too tense. Work on getting comfortable and relaxing.
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:06 AM   #24
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I would never ride a bike with out a sterring dampner! But I have been in trouble a few times on and off rode. Always gas it!! The rotation will keep you up and strait. It has always worked for me.

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Old 02-24-2006, 11:39 AM   #25
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glad ur ok ! scary! i havent got one but scared to t of them!!
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:22 PM   #26
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wat bdmpastx said!
but problem is, with the way sportbikes r designed, u have weight off the bars completely only when u r in a crouched position. for ususal slow speed riding, u r sitting kinda straight up, and there s just no way not to have ur arms weighing/pushing down on the bars somewat.
kinda theoretical to say, but ur arms here should work like counterpart of ur front forks. elbows should be relaxed enought to bend backwards when the front loads up(lets the weight come off)..and straighten up(thereby push down) when front lightens up.
but on higher speeds, this is of lil help. either dampner can help there, or skills, or :-)
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guys im close to 146 on red bluff, space center and fairmont arnt far, lets ride when the weather clears up.. i put the slime in my tire cause of a slow leak. turns out my rim has a bend in it somewhere which is causing it.. possible to to get the rim fixed or will i have to buy a new one?
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guys im close to 146 on red bluff, space center and fairmont arnt far, lets ride when the weather clears up.. i put the slime in my tire cause of a slow leak. turns out my rim has a bend in it somewhere which is causing it.. possible to to get the rim fixed or will i have to buy a new one?
out of balance rim and slow leaking tire and ya wanna race on the street.
keep it on the track you glove stealing weak minded imbecile.
and I mean that in the nicest way possible, ....only so's I won't get banned
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:35 PM   #29
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I had that happen once! I thought I was gunna eat the ground!!!!!!!!!!!
what I did to recover was stay on the throttle and NOT try to control the slap. what the bike did was touch down for a brief second,(woble hard) weight came off the front wheel again and I rode it out!!!!! WHOOOOO! IT WAS CLOSE!
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, I just paid attention to the thread title "omfg" ?
man o man, this dude is asking for bad karma all kinds of ways and in all kinds of threads, thats called battin' a 1,000 I think.

I think he should be thanking his f@*king for not killing him during the tank slapper
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i have had my share fo tank slappers too.. i caught one on 59 once after a wheelie. the worst tank slapper i have ever got. It would have sucked majorly if i would have went down with cars behind me.
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Old 02-25-2006, 03:53 PM   #32
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i tank slapped after hitting a road gator... all i had to do was let off the throttle and she straightened right up..
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:21 PM   #33
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guys im close to 146 on red bluff, space center and fairmont arnt far, lets ride when the weather clears up.. i put the slime in my tire cause of a slow leak. turns out my rim has a bend in it somewhere which is causing it.. possible to to get the rim fixed or will i have to buy a new one?

get a new rim your life is worth it!
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Old 02-25-2006, 06:51 PM   #34
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yea my worst tank slapper was on the feeder on 225 i thought for sure i was going down george and i had a chase car recording us i was wheeling down the ramp for a light bike went side ways and i was doing everything i could to straiten it up but couldnt ended up up some more and hitting the gas to tr and ride it out bike came down sideways with the bars crucked i wobbled 4 ever and ever and was about to bail off becouase i thought for sure it was better then what was about to happen...but thank the bike fixed its self and everything worked out....scared the living right out of me...But i still wheelied the rest of the day lol...

I used to get tank slappers all the time not big ones but i would get them becouase i would put my bike down sideways or the wheel would be cocked to the left or right...So i have learned how to deal witht hem to a extent lol...

Note for anybody doing freeway stuff if the bike comes up side ways put it back down fast dont try and save it theres always more time to bring her back up...
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If the rim isn't too badly damaged it can be repaired.
If you want you can bring it by the shop and I'll look at it and you can settle up with Steve while you're here.

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Old 02-25-2006, 09:49 PM   #36
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BTW side note, back when I didnt have a bike and was pretty dumb to everything, I kept hearing about tank slappers this and that and didnt know what they were...I figured it was when you hit a pothole or a bump and you slapped your head on the tank.....ROFL
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