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Has anyone had one on the New CB's
Had a little high speed wobble, probably because of new tire and road surface.

Had a proper tank slapper once on my SC77 SP. Was riding through a high speed sweeper, hit the apex and started rolling on the throttle, hit a dip just past the apex which caused front wheel lift while I was still leaned over, when the wheelie control lowered the wheel it was slightly off axis which caused the slapper. Scared the h-e-l-l out of the rider behind me but I managed to ride it out.
 

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My bitch hasn't slapped me yet. I believe it usually happens especially when you have a play in your steering head w/ bad bearings or also bad adjustments of shock dampers & rebounds. Also doing too many un-professional wheelies can screw up your settings over time that can result in a tank slap some day. Steering dampers may help, but I am not sure the extent of its help. :unsure:
 

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I believe it usually happens especially when you have a play in your steering head w/ bad bearings or also bad adjustments of shock dampers & rebounds.
It even happens in MotoGP. It's happened to me on brand new bikes with the suspension professionally set up.
According to racing engineer Jeromy Moore, it鈥檚 an 鈥渦nderdamped torsional oscillation of the front wheel/suspension which can be set off by either a road input or input from the rider鈥檚 weight creating a steering moment or even a gust of wind鈥.

If you get front wheel lift and the tire comes back down off axis, it can easily cause it.
 

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It even happens in MotoGP. It's happened to me on brand new bikes with the suspension professionally set up.

If you get front wheel lift and the tire comes back down off axis, it can easily cause it.
I need to try that :unsure: , coz quite often my front wheel lifts up about 5 to 6 inches on 2nd gear, when I am rushing out from the gate.
 

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I had a small one when the front ws skimming the pavement and hit the edge of a pot hole, just enough to tighten my ass up a bit
It's funny how the ass knows to tighten up faster than your head LOL and in the morning it knows to blow the bugle before the arrival of General Shit 馃槀
 

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I need to try that :unsure: , coz quite often my front wheel lifts up about 5 to 6 inches on 2nd gear, when I am rushing out from the gate.
Does that mean the heavier you are, you would not experience a speed wobble till you cross a certain speed threshold ?

 
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