Rear Flat Tire induced Tank Slapper

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by stefer, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. DSM8

    DSM8 Where fun goes to die....

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    Think of it this way when you adjust the height of the front forks it is measured in MM's.

    A flat tire will cause a sudden change measured in inches.
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  2. lnewqban

    lnewqban Ninjetter

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  3. stefer

    stefer Been here awhile

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    Thanks everyone for your contributions. I think I'll pick up David Houge's book and try to clear up some misconceptions in my head. That book lnewgban posted looks amazing, but there isn't enough time in the day for me to do that book justice. Any of you engineering types interested in motorcycle dynamics give that book a look -- it looks phenomenal.

    Got the new tire on and shes up and running again. Took the wheel over to the dealer as my tire irons are missing and my flat head screwdrivers wern't getting it done -- so I'm not sure what caused the flat.

    As for bearings Bill Harris, the bike has 8k miles on it, mostly street...but I guess it only takes a little bit of contamination to cause rapid wear. I haven't noticed any symptoms but I'll look into getting sealed bearings because I know I can get em pretty cheap and have wanted to do that for quite some time anyways.

    Thanks again everyone. <sup></sup>
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  4. Truckin_Thumper

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    yup, you might get lucky and lean over the bars to help it out, IF you react in time
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  5. joexr

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    If you go fast enough , the tire stands up on it's own from the centrifugal force.
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