I down shift coming to a stoplight. I'm planning on entering the freeway and exiting at the next off ramp, about a mile. Maximum speed limit is 70mph and all trucks with trailers is 55mph. The TW is legal on the freeway, just barely. I enter the freeway and I'm going 60 mph. I can't go 55 mph. Believe me when I say I've tried, just can't do 55. No one else can either, honestly can you? I take the bike up to sixty mph, everything is cool. I twist the throttle some more, one of my most favorite things to do in the whole wide world. Then it happened! For a split second, I thought I was never going to tease Joemama again. The front wheel started VIOLENTLY SHAKING BACK AND FORTH, BACK AND FORTH!!!! I immediately released the throttle thinking at what speed would a motorcyclist stop rolling and start sliding. Luckily, the bike immediately started behaving itself and I exited the freeway at 55mph. Seems I can go 55mph after all. My heart is beating, no doubt about that. Oh ya, breath Dan. That's what your forgetting to do. Breath in, breath out. I thought I was a goner. Thank you LittleTommy for praying for us. The bike is performing fine now. I pull into my garage and check the air pressure and it reads, 6 psi. Perfect for slick rock! Dirts a Flyen SanDue
Oops! Just saw the 6psi! EEEK!!!
2009 Yamaha TW200
2005 Suzuki DR650
2003 Honda CBR600RR - Race/Track bike
1985 Honda 250ES Big Red
I want to know what the hell you're doin' gettin' on the freeway without your wing-woman to advise it's all clear! Isn't that your blind side you're pullin' out into. Hee, hee.
Guess your new nick-name is WEEBLES. Because weebles wobble, but they don't fall down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by old w/??; 08-03-2018 at 10:15 PM.
You'll never see a motorcycle parked in front of a psychiatrist office!
Theirs a ass for every seat!
Glad you made the highway mile OK Dan. I've never felt comfortable lower that 16psi....on any surface! That pressure (6psi) at highway speeds you would have major "ballooning". Impressed it did as well as it did...Keep the prayers coming LT!
There’s a few things one should do before ya ride. But if I was to only do one. It’s Thump the tires . Kickm, slapm, push onm, pickup a rock and wackm. It’s the One thing if the only thing to to before take off. Or you can get Bucked Off. Most the time first though is gas. Ever try and push a bike full of gas with a flat tire? It’s the One thing. THUMP THE TIRES.
Join the club Dan - the "we don't need no steenking air in our tires" club that is
Glad you made it OK - tank slappers can be a bitch ........