yesterday i had a good look at the TLR1000 that was involved in the fatal
crash at mission raceway last summer. the accident was caused by a
violent tankslapper the caused the rider to loose control and crash into
the concrete barrier. from what i saw on the bike it looks like the heim joint
that connects the damper to the receiver stem on the frame failed. the heim
joint pulled right off the pivot ball.
so for all you riders that have dampers on your bikes, give those damper
heim joints a good tug when you do your preride check. could very well
save your life.