high speed wobble
I have 6500 miles on my 2001 R6. I ride almost everyday, and since I commute on a 2 lane road, I reach 100+ almost daily when I inevitably have to pass someone.
Friday, I was riding with a buddy on a rough, paved, highway. (Hwy 101 in WA) The road was straight with a slight downgrade. I wound it up to about 105 and was still accelerating when the handlebars began slapping back and forth violently. Happened for about 1 1/2 seconds. I immediately got off the throttle when it happened and it quit.
I've heard the expression, "high speed wobble"
My questions are:
1. Is that was I experienced?
2. What causes it?
3. Should I worry about it happening more?
4. Steering damper is the cure?
I've got years riding experience, but never experienced this on any of my cruisers. This being my first sportbike, I'm learning new stuff almost daily. This one was a little more exciting than I liked for that brief moment. I just want to know how serious a problem this is and what to do to fix it.
Thanks in advance