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how to stop a death wobble

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Old 04-04-2010, 11:54 PM
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how to stop a death wobble after landing a wheelie to hard i have heard
slow down or speed up of stand up on the pegs push down on the front gas it and hit the rear brakes this doesn't happen much but what are you guys
take on the subject its not important im just curious?
 
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Old 04-05-2010, 12:02 AM
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We're already discussing it: Tank slapper discussion
 
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:57 AM
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Have found the safest way (short of fitting a steering damper) is to back off slowly and not do anything sharp or savage with any of the controls and she should come out of it. Accelerating or braking can in some instances make it worse!
 
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Old 06-04-2010, 06:30 PM
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when in doubt, flat out. Everytime I get the death wobble on my dirtbike, i go wide open, it takes weight off the front so you can more easily stabilize it
 
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:20 AM
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Fit a steering damper.
Slow down, slowly. Don't fight the bars.............
 
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Old 06-30-2010, 10:40 AM
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pray
 
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Originally Posted by munch View Post
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I'll second that haha!
 
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Old 06-30-2010, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
Fit a steering damper.
Slow down, slowly. Don't fight the bars.............
+1 ...Don't fight the bars.
 
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:52 PM
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Hmmm... not to take this OT, but I've had a wobble on my bike that wasn't exactly "tank slap". I was slightly leaned over and ran over a crack that ran along the road and all of a sudden my bike got all upright and it felt more like the rear wobbled for a bit. Is this in the same category as "tank slap" even if my handlebars weren't slapping? Also, what should I do in the case this happens again?
 
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Old 07-01-2010, 11:25 AM
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Ray, just keep in your mind that - the bike *wants* to go straight. The way the bike got upright for you, is its way of stabilizing itself. Yep, it can be unnerving, but recognize it for what it is & you'll be ok as long as you don't overreact. You want to be in control but don't make jerky movements that add to the problem instead of helping correct it & help you regain control. Try to maneuver out of the crack(s) as best as you can while staying on your line. Think smooth control, not sudden correct.

Hope this helped.
 

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