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    Best to slow down when front wheel oscillates...which appears to be the situation, no?
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    Saw this on FB earlier in the week. Driver says he entered freeway which was bumpy (poor pavement) and he was accelerating hard in first gear getting up to 70'ish and when he hit second gear hard and he was sitting too far back and that is when the front wheel started to oscillate. He went under and slid back out the other side with only some nasty road rash on his right knee which you can see in the video. Yes he knows just how lucky he was.....could have been so much worse!
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    One very lucky dude (after the initial bad luck).
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    Some bikes are more stable than others. He should consider a different motorcycle, AND he should start wearing more gear, judging from the tore up pants and injured leg. Most people don't think of these things until after something like this happens.
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    Tank slappers can be tricky – you so much as touch the front the front brake and you’re gone – touch the rear brake and it pushes the front of the bike down while it’s unstable (and you’re gone just the same)

    Last time I was in that situation was years ago – close to 100mph on a Suzuki GT550 triple – my friend following behind said my rear wheel was going from side to side at about three feet. (Rubber swinging arm - what can you do)

    I had no choice but to ride it out, “feel it through”- possibly more luck than judgement, but I figure the message here is “no sudden moves” …..
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    I had one at 120 mph on a Suzuki GS1000, didn't dare touch anything, just slowly backed off on the throttle.
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    Tank slappers can be tricky – you so much as touch the front the front brake and you’re gone – touch the rear brake and it pushes the front of the bike down while it’s unstable (and you’re gone just the same)

    Last time I was in that situation was years ago – close to 100mph on a Suzuki GT550 triple – my friend following behind said my rear wheel was going from side to side at about three feet. (Rubber swinging arm - what can you do)

    I had no choice but to ride it out, “feel it through”- possibly more luck than judgement, but I figure the message here is “no sudden moves” …..
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    Never experienced a tank slapper. Is it something that only happens at high speeds? I've only ridden dirt bikes and cruisers.
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    This is one reason I'll never ride a bike on the highway. I know what it's like to think you're going to die and find out you're ok. It is intense. I wonder how his bike is now.

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