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Old 11-11-2012, 11:44 PM   #1
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So, I was on the freeway today and went WOT in 3rd at around 60mph and experienced my first speed wobbles. Scared the hell out of me! Now what confuses me is that on the on-ramp I went WOT in 2nd around 40mph and had no headshake whatsoever. What could have caused this? I recently had new tires mounted and they were aligned and balanced, and I also have balance beads..
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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You could have had too tight of a grip on the bars the first time you smacked it.

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:07 AM   #3
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Front end got light then either you held on to tight or you rolled off the throttle
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:19 AM   #4
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Re: Speed Wobbles

Yea maybe I was gripping a little tight and didn't know it, I never realized that hold on to the bars to tight can cause that?
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:20 PM   #5
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Too tight of a grip on the bars is the number one cause.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:26 PM   #6
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Pavement quality is another possible cause. If the front is light and you hit a bump that causes the wheel to deflect, and you roll off, it may set off a tankslapper.
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Old 11-12-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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So, I was on the freeway today and went WOT in 3rd at around 60mph and experienced my first speed wobbles. Scared the hell out of me! Now what confuses me is that on the on-ramp I went WOT in 2nd around 40mph and had no headshake whatsoever. What could have caused this? I recently had new tires mounted and they were aligned and balanced, and I also have balance beads..
YOU caused it. too much input on the bars. most likely in an attempt to hold on tight while you went WOT on a public road. if you relax your arms and have no upper body weight on the bars, you won't have any more head shake...


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Old 11-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #8
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I think i had the same problem but when i am coasting an my hands will be off the bars right at 60 the bars will shake an shake bad
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:10 AM   #9
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Front end got light then either you held on to tight or you rolled off the throttle
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:33 AM   #10
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