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post #1 of 4 Old 07-12-2009, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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I thought it would never happen to me.......

Today on the way home from a buddy's house I hit a big bump on an exit ramp.
When I was getting tossed side to side violently, I knew immediately what it was.

Death Wobble has been beaten to death, but geez! it is a scary thing. It has only happened to me one time. Is this something I should expect to happen every time I hit the same bump on that exit ramp? If there are ways or methods of speeds or angles to hit these problem spots, does anyone have any tips???

Thanks for the feedback!


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post #2 of 4 Old 07-12-2009, 09:19 PM
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It wont happen if you do the right thing, fix it
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-12-2009, 09:24 PM
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Something is worn or something is loose. Do an inspection after every wheeling and at oil change time.

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