holy shit. that guard rail was very close. Rider was lucky!
Nice to see some people stopping to help. Alot less likely that would happen here.
Good to see he was alright and even better to see that the guy in the BMW came out and helped. I had a tank slapper going to Calgary this summer but luckily rode it through, know the scary feeling.
That Duke survived pretty well for a crash. Looks like his finger tips will be sore!
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Yeah i'm surprised the bike came out really good out of this ... considering the crash. His gear though is a complete write off - imagine it being a squid *shudder*
I'm curious though, how would you get out of a tank slapper? Someone told me to accelerate, others to let go of the accelerator and let it settle down. I just want to make sure i'm ready if/when it happens to me - lets hope it doesn't, but you never know.
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One good way to avoid slappers is to not slam the front to ground from a high wheelie at 140 Km. About the only way he was getting out of that was... the way he got out of that...
^^ .. I can't tell you how to get out of one since it happened so fast for me. All I could think of at the time was trying to keep myself on the bike and not have it throw me off. Thinking back, I don't know how one would react given that it happens in a split second. If you have 22" biceps that might help with stopping a slapper.
Man. Right from the first second it comes up he's all over the place. Pretty lucky overall.
I have heard the proper recovery method is to maintain or cut speed a bit (but not chop it, don't upset the suspension) and carefully straighten the bike by hardening your grip on the tank, sides and bars. Thankfully I have no experience with this so would like to read more input here.
will your muscles even fire fast enough to compensate for back and forth direction of the bars?
maybe giving it a lot of gas and bringing the front wheel up again? haha.
ouch at the gear. wouldnt be getting up if he had anything less... maybe i'll reconsider my safe riding jeans speed to something less than 160...
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Wheelies gone wrong can end up this way, fairly common actually.
Didn't look like 140 km to me , buddy should try that NOT Around Other Traffic lol lol Would Be A STUPID Way TO DIE
Due to several comments around some forums about the wheelie while passing the black car; He is the one asking for a wheelie. If you look close you can see him pulling down the window and waving with his hands. And yes, he rides a motorcycle aswell
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Tank slappers /speed wobble
side note: 3rd gear goes to 158km/h and I'm pretty much landing at that speed.
Guy in black car: Are you okay?
Me: Ye it's chill.
Me: It's lucky I use a leather suit.
Guy: ~Something~ I have crashed a few times.
Me: Oh you have?
Me: ye well, what to say..
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I've never had a tank slapper on the road. I've had a few offroad... and slowing down / speeding up is the last thing on your mind. It happens so quick, often the oscillations so violent you are just along for the ride. Once it's in a full on slapper, there is no strength in your arms that can stop it. It will either end up in the weeds, or by some stroke of luck the situation changes and you regain control.
Those bars wag so fast, you have no chance to even compute what is going on.
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I would say pin it and slide back, but a slapper like that starts when you are already weighting the bars a fair bit and holding on too tight. When faced with one that violent, not likely you are going to do anything other than think happy/unhappy thoughts, as above.