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post #1 of 13 Old 10-04-2015, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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First time getting speed wobbles? 100mph+

Hey guys so on my 6 today on the way to work I turned on to the road right before it, a place way out in the counrty.I gun it and take off, I've done it before but won't ever do it again, I was going about 115 and hit what felt like a little bump and my entire bars just cocked all the way to the left then snapped back forward and I got the wobbles. I was able to slow it down and not die. Any ever have the wobbles before? Next purchase will definitely be a steering stabilizer.
In my defense there is no posted speed limits on back counrty roads
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post #2 of 13 Old 10-05-2015, 12:31 AM
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Give yourself some credit. A lot of people crash in that situation just because they panic
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Tank slapper..... Has happened to many of us. A steering dampener will definitely help if you are concerned about it happening again
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post #5 of 13 Old 10-05-2015, 04:35 AM
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Check your state laws, just because there isnt a posted speed i promise there is still a speed limit.
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I had my first one about a month ago goin about 85. Been thinking about a steering dampener since that shit.

Id hate to go down cause of a tankslapper. If I eat shit its gonna be at my fault!
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I had a small one, front wheel came up on me at the top of second gear. When it sat down it shook a little. It stood up a little at the top of third but when that one came down it shook real good. It is rather bothersome when it happens at high speeds. I had a little bit of peep come out. lol
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I am about ready to install an ohlins damper... I've gotten mild head shake a few times if I crank out full throttle on the street in first gear... going from 0-75 in the same gear sure is a thrill though
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I am about ready to install an ohlins damper... I've gotten mild head shake a few times if I crank out full throttle on the street in first gear... going from 0-75 in the same gear sure is a thrill though
There is no "mild" headshake.

You are feeling the bars move under hard acceleration because there is hardly any contact between the tire and the ground. I would also guess that you are probably trying to "hang on" instead of using your core/legs to keep your body in proper position.
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Its kinda hard to hold on with ur legs once it hits about 10K rpms.
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Hey guys so on my 6 today on the way to work I turned on to the road right before it, a place way out in the counrty.I gun it and take off, I've done it before but won't ever do it again, I was going about 115 and hit what felt like a little bump and my entire bars just cocked all the way to the left then snapped back forward and I got the wobbles. I was able to slow it down and not die. Any ever have the wobbles before? Next purchase will definitely be a steering stabilizer.
In my defense there is no posted speed limits on back counrty roads
Glad you are ok. Oh yeah, I have had the wobbles before. Not fun.
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Its kinda hard to hold on with ur legs once it hits about 10K rpms.
Youre doing it wrong.
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I don't have dampers on either of my '08 ZX6Rs and used to get wobbles often when racing. I learned to ride in a way that they didn't happen nearly as often, and I also got a little used to them so when they happened they didn't bother me. Now I have a new ZX10 with an electronic damper, and I upgraded the SCU to the race version so it actually works very well. I get back on my ZX6R and it's scary as hell going back to a bike without a damper. I can do things on my 10 that I could never do on my 6, and do it with confidence that I'll have no wobble at all. I can pop the front wheel up in a corner, bring it down sideways and the bars will just track like they are on a rail when they come down. Crazy the confidence that inspires.

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