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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Escaping the death wobble?!

So i had a close call yesterday. Was out with some friends who were all on liter bikes. Came to an empty stretch and everyone started hauling so i started chasing them to see if i could keep up.

I think i was in second gear going flat out when all of a sudden the steering wheel went into a crazy wobble, yanked left & right really hard. It was all over in a few seconds but really scary, i thought i was a goner for sure.

I don't know what happened, maybe i hit a pothole? Or maybe the front wheel came up for a second and i didn't put it down straight. What's the best way to handle the bike in this situation?

Fortunately i had gripped the handlebars tight and didn't get thrown off, i let go of the throttle right away obviously.
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Re: Escaping the death wobble?!

welcome to the world of tank slappers. uh, normally, tap the rear brake and loosen your grip on the handlebars, or apply throttle if you can, whatever you can to unload weight off the front end, the bike will normally right itself, when you tighten your grip and put pressure on the front end, it doesnt allow the bike to work itself out as easily because you're input isn't fast enough to do what needs to be done to fix it. thats what i've always been taught and done and its worked so far
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you need to put weight on your legs not your arms
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Are you on the balls off your feet?

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you need to put weight on your legs not your arms
This..... and get a steering damper


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give it more gas next time.

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Re: Escaping the death wobble?!

use handle bars not a steering wheel, thats why you had the wobble
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holding the bars too tight will certainly make it worse as well as letting the throttle go, infact, you need to do quite the opposite, hold it a bit loose and go wide open throttle to unload the front.

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This..... and get a steering damper
you got up early, how are you feeling?
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Re: Escaping the death wobble?!

Steering damper, less weight on the bars, grip the bars more loosely.


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