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What the hell does it mean?! I think I have an idea, but when people talk about it, it doesn't make sense. Someone please set me straight. Thanks
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Do you know what a tankslapper is? If so, then headshake can be the start of a tank slapper. Have you ever watched a motorcycle race? Ever see them come out of a turn hard and see the front wheel shake back and forth? That's headshake.

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The simple desciption head shake is when the clip-on wobble in your hands.

It can come from actual suspension difficulties at speed with a given rough surface. It can come from just holding the clip-on too tight as the front gets light during hard exceleration. You may also notice it when pulling a little wheely.
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That pretty well covers it.
Any movement from the bars other than what you make them do is Head Shake.
If it gets violent than its a Tank Slapper.
I see allot from bikes touching down after a high speed wheelie.

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That's what I thought it was. It should be called bar shake or something. In the Valley of Fire there is a long straight away with a lot of little hills. It feels like a roller coaster. I got a bunch of head shakes. My rear wheel even came up one time cuz I was leaning forward so the front won't come off. A dmrner would have came in handy then. One guy said he had his scott's maxed out and it was still shaking. I know all you guys would like this place. Oh yeah, thanks for clarifying.
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Get a camcorder and get some video to share so we can !

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Get a camcorder and get some video to share so we can !
I'll have to use a buddies camera and their bike cuz my screen is tinted. I'll make some calls about getting one. Got any suggetions for a makeshift mount?
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I'll have to use a buddies camera and their bike cuz my screen is tinted. I'll make some calls about getting one. Got any suggetions for a makeshift mount?
E Bay has a mount for any bike. Even my Duc!

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Could I use my VISA debit to get an account on Ebay? I'm not too familiar with it.
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Could I use my VISA debit to get an account on Ebay? I'm not too familiar with it.
Yep!

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Could I use my VISA debit to get an account on Ebay? I'm not too familiar with it.
yup yup

go to www.paypal.com and set up an account and then go to ebay and set up an account. takes about 5 min total and ur up and running

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Are most of you using steering dampeners?
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I have an Ohlins. It is on the lowest setting. I find that it mostly shakes when my grip is too tight. If I relax going through the same section it seems to go away.

Not recommended to put them on the highest setting. The energy that would normally cause it to shake is going to go somewhere. If it has nowhere to flex like at the head it will shake the whole bike, turn into a tank slapper and eventually work like an ejector seat.
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i jsut got my hyperpro rsc. and i was gonna get the ohlins but ohlins is basically for racing the hyperpro is more of a street damper, it has active dampning which means at slow speeds liek at stop signs and stuff you can turn the wheel with ease and still ahve it on a higher settign.

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i jsut got my hyperpro rsc. and i was gonna get the ohlins but ohlins is basically for racing the hyperpro is more of a street damper, it has active dampning which means at slow speeds liek at stop signs and stuff you can turn the wheel with ease and still ahve it on a higher settign.
That's what my squidly self needs.

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o and im gonna post a pic again casue it looks sooo good.
FYI this is like the 4th time i posted a pic in a thread on TWF
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Are most of you using steering dampeners?
My r1 came with one...so far no head shake....
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I have an Ohlins. Stock on my Aprilia.

If you want to see what a tank slapper looks like, just follow a pack of Suzukis for a while.

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