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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:03 pm 
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Current ride: S1W XL500 XJ650 K100
Location: Perth WA, occasionally Quorn, UK
AndyBunten wrote:
Steering damper was already fitted when I bought the bike, it was turned up pretty stiff, I've adjusted it down subsequently and it's probably more on there now because that's how it arrived.

The only time I could've done with a steering damper on my XB was when I took a corner wide on the track, rode into the gravel slowing down, then at about 5mph it developed a tank slapper and I fell off :oooops:

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:15 pm 

Joined: Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:06 pm
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Current ride: Lightning XB12S
Had a few slappers but never at 5mph :4roz:

Best or worst one was on a Z600 in my youth around 45mph, hit a hidden gate stop, tank slapper followed.

Threw me off, sliding face first along the road, thought I'd stopped put my hands down for the helmet to hit the road as I cartwheeled.

Eventually got up to pick the bike up to find out the helmet had smashed through my collar bone and the road had been recently gravelled.

Spent 5 days in hospital having gravel picked out of my elbows and knees (yes no leather worn just double denim but luckily gloves) and having salt baths.

So I've no feelings in my elbows, seen both my knee caps which have lovely scrape marks along them.

Back on the back of a bike the day I was let out, the joys of being 19.

Thinking about it I'll keep the damper...

Did I tell you about the time I wiped a marshals hut out at the end of Park straight at Cadwell park?

That's one for another day

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:10 am 
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Current ride: S1W,S2T,1125CR,XB9R
Location: North Bucks
Have a friend who took out that same marshal's post at about 160 mph when he was racing a Kawasaki in BSB. Spent three months in a coma and fortunately his Dad wouldn't agree to switching off the life support :ill:


Back on the road again!

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:21 pm 
Nanny Brown
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Location: Portsmouth, UK
AndyBunten wrote:
Thank you for all of the replies except for 1

Barney: I tried your Slimfast option and eventually managed to attach the slimfast container to the bike as a replacement footrest.

I wasn't too sure of the aesthetic appeal but it was the cheapest option and I was sure there would be no tongue in cheek replies from forum members....

The only issue was when it rained again the container collapsed as it's made of cardboard!


:rotfl: :rotfl: brilliant reply!! You fit in very well!!! Perfick. Thanks for making me laugh out loud. X

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