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Old January 22nd, 2018, 07:27 PM   #287
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Name: Jay
Location: WI
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Motorcycle(s): '06 SV650n, '00 SV650n project, '00 Derbi GPR, '64 CA77 Dream 305, '70 CL450 Scrambler, numerous dirt bikes

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Originally Posted by Zaph42 View Post
I rented one of those just for giggles a few years back. It was brand new, 4 miles on it. Out on the highway at 60 with a smooth road, while holding the bars lightly with one hand it started a head shake all by itself. Had to grab with both hands to keep it from turning into a full blown tank slapper. When I got home, I read up on it. It was the infamous Harley Death Wobble.
Saw one on the hwy one day oscillating back and forth. The oscillations would speed up when he rolled off the throttle and slow down when he was accelerating.

He didn't seem too worried about it...
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