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      09-03-2012, 12:08 AM   #474
mike the snake
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True. It's the same with race cars, once you learn to relax, release the death grip on the wheel, you learn that the car/bike will do what it's supposed to do with just the proper, minimal inputs (and good setup).
A good example is that guy in the other thread here that has only his left arm and left leg, but kicks ass on the racetrack on his superbike.




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Originally Posted by CamelBiscuit View Post
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.