Gl1200 hands-off tankslapper

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Gl1200 hands-off tankslapper

Postby biggestbrian01 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:26 am

my 1200 Goldwing sei rides great but if I take my hand off handle bar it starts the tank slap. any ideas what this is??

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Re: Gl1200 hands-off tankslapper

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:53 am

A large number of Goldwings will do exactly this, especially if you are decelerating through a certain speed at the time (around 35 mph seems to be a common one).

On some bikes you can mitigate it somewhat by tightening things up - primarily steering head bearings. Worn wheel bearings, worn tires, loose swingarm pivot bearings, all can contribute to this.

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Re: Gl1200 hands-off tankslapper

Postby twocams » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:42 am

i have a cure for that....keep your hands on the bars. :shock: I guess I dont understand, why does everyone want to take their hands off. Its not a BMX bicycle. Its a 700 lb. chunk of metal on 2 rubber donuts. With baggage/ big ole windshield. JMHO


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