|Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 08:23 am: ||
Being relatively new to biking and after reading some account of the event occurring.
I am wondering what kinds of conditions, or events trigger this? What can I do to avoid this?
Is this what steering stabilizers are for? if so, why aren't they on the bike from the factory?
|Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 08:14 pm: ||
Here is a recent thread about tank slappers, it covers all the causes I think:
The bottom line is that they generally occur under hard acceleration.
|Posted on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 08:57 pm: ||
I am relatively new to riding - having recently completed a safety course and purchased a used 2003 Buell Blast. Sometimes, maybe 20% of the time, it is NOT a smooth shift into 1st gear - the previous owner said that is normal - and the owners manual seems to suggest that shifting can be difficult with the engine running and the bike standing still, apparently because the gears are not turning and shifting parts are not lined up to permit engagement. SO, what i am experiencing, is that normal? Thanks!
|Posted on Friday, May 30, 2008 - 12:42 pm: ||
Kcbuell - Yes that is normal. It will be difficult to shift the trans while sitting still. If you just roll the bike back and forth (only has to be a inch or two) it should realign the gears enough to make a shift. But it is best to just down shift as you are slowing down, so when you do stop you are already in 1st gear.