Originally Posted by CamelBiscuit
Also a tank slapper can happen from death gripping the bars. The vibration will travel through your arms and then down your body to the rear and that's when it gets bad. A steering damper will help when you are leaned over and the front wheel comes off the ground. Ask Lascorz.
a death grip is not a cause of quick oscillation aka tank slappers, but makes it worse. when some force causes the front wheel to travel side to side such as your wheel getting some type of deflection, that causes oscillation. true, a death grip will let that oscillation travel through the body