View Poll Results: Do you wheelie
Yes, any chance I get 21 12.88%
Yes, on back roads 14 8.59%
Yes, every once in a while 59 36.20%
No, Do not know how to wheelie 52 31.90%
No, too risky 17 10.43%
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:42 AM   #41
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wow...


scooterrash and gixxerpete arguing about wheelies in a wheelie thread. weird.



pete, I need to borrow your fifty to learn wheelies ok? sonofnun was supposed to teach me but I haven't been taught anything yet.

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Old 09-22-2007, 11:32 AM   #42
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wow...


scooterrash and gixxerpete arguing about wheelies in a wheelie thread. weird.



pete, I need to borrow your fifty to learn wheelies ok? sonofnun was supposed to teach me but I haven't been taught anything yet.
Oh no Eric, no argument here, Pete is way to smart for me to challenge him, he told me so!

I want to learn to be smart before I learn to wheelie like Pete. I wonder if he'd give classes on how to be "SMART"?

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Old 09-22-2007, 11:47 AM   #43
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I used to do that when I was younger. After losing my license three times, big negative on the wheelies. Maybe some accidental power wheelies during track days, thats about it.

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Old 09-22-2007, 04:47 PM   #44
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Oh wise one, thank you for reminding us how brilliant you are as for we peons certainly can't see the brilliance in your simple posts. Please, tell us one more time of your intelligence. We all bow to your word Master. You must be the master of the universe!

A little more chest pounding wouldn't hurt either
How's this?

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You should try attending a wheelie school some time? If you din't get your arse kicked to the curb for trying to tell the instructor how to do his job, you may actually learn something!
Why would attend a school? I already know everything there is to know about wheelies and them some, you even said so yourself.

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Old 09-22-2007, 05:50 PM   #45
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How's this?

Cool! Just as I thought!

Size 46 chest!
Size 2 hat!

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Old 09-22-2007, 06:15 PM   #46
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Cool! Just as I thought!

Size 46 chest!
Size 2 hat!
That makes no sense. Naka's head is as big as his chest, hardly a size 2.

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Old 09-22-2007, 07:01 PM   #47
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pete you should post that vid i took of you doing the sit down on 99 and looking over at omar.

regarding the statement that the rear brake won't save you. if you watch superbikes... jason britton always talks about the importance of using the rear brake to keep you from looping.

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Old 09-22-2007, 07:36 PM   #48
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pete you should post that vid i took of you doing the sit down on 99 and looking over at omar.

regarding the statement that the rear brake won't save you. if you watch superbikes... jason britton always talks about the importance of using the rear brake to keep you from looping.
Ya I think I have that one on my other puter, I'll find it and post it up.


Hey do you still have the vid of the standups ups on 599? I can't seem to find that one anywhere.

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Old 09-24-2007, 07:59 AM   #49
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Hell ya, wheelies FTMFW! if your not leaning forward you can cover the brake no problem. My front tire leaves the ground every time I ride it

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Old 09-24-2007, 08:40 AM   #50
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I learned to slip the clutch in 2nd before trying a power over wheelie (bad practice, I know...). I'm getting the hang of power wheelies but slipping the clutch takes minimal effort, especially in 1st.

Going up on one wheel has me wanting to go up on the other, so I've been working on stoppies as well.

...and I still haven't wrecked my bike



...that could also mean I'm not practicing that hard... shit.



... or it could even mean that I'm just safe.



I'll choose my thinking later.

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Old 09-24-2007, 09:41 AM   #51
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Nice now this thread would be even better if you guys could some pics up. I will try to get some today to post up asap. Have you ever seen an sv650 power up second standing for a quater mile he is nuts. will get some pics today.

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Old 09-24-2007, 03:49 PM   #52
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So this one time, I was riding a wheelie through an intersection, when all of a sudden..........Oh well, shit happens right?

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Old 09-24-2007, 04:02 PM   #53
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wheelies are dangerous!!!!








couple lame vids..

My daughter was the camera girl!


old school

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Old 09-24-2007, 04:10 PM   #54
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I'm just pissed that my Busa won't do third gear power wheelies.....


I must have bought a weak one...

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Old 09-24-2007, 04:12 PM   #55
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Pete, at some point you gotta show me the ropes. I just kind of flounder around with the throttle until she comes up (ok not really but you get my point).

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Old 09-24-2007, 04:44 PM   #56
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Just alittle lofting off a roller

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Old 09-24-2007, 06:29 PM   #57
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pete you should post that vid i took of you doing the sit down on 99 and looking over at omar.

regarding the statement that the rear brake won't save you. if you watch superbikes... jason britton always talks about the importance of using the rear brake to keep you from looping.
I think you are referring to my post? If you go back and read the post I think you'll find it was referring to Fat Berries (Whom it appears is in the early stages of the learning curve) post, mentioning the use of the rear brake.

I agree that well schooled wheelie guys have a real use for the rear brake. However, the guy who is just learning IMO should not waste brain space trying to remember to use the rear brake in case of a loop. If it happens on lift off as most of them do, it will happen so quit the poor lad won't have time to piss his pants much less think to use the brake. Most guys learn to wheelie quite well without the use of the rear brake. But, if you want to advance in the wheelie world, learning how to use the rear brake properly is a must.

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Old 09-24-2007, 06:44 PM   #58
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Nope not me, never.










hey pete, why you stuffin pillows under your jacket and pants

j/k

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Old 09-24-2007, 10:52 PM   #59
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On most modern 600s, the place to start is to smoothly roll it up in first so the front is about 18" off the ground. Dont make the mistake of running it all the way to the limiter, instead make a clutchless shift at your bikes horsepower peak (consult dyno chart, you can find one for your bike in just about any motorcycle magazine) This will put you right into the meat of your torque curve. On an 05 R6 that means about 12,500 RPM unmodified, Suzus and Kawis a little lower, around 11,800 or so. If you do this right your bike will stand straight up, and if you get really good at this, you may be able to ride a power wheelie all the way into 4th gear! Be careful though, I am not kidding when I say that the bike will stand up quick, cover your rear brake, and keep your throttle inputs smooth and consistent and you will be fine! Literbikes need not apply, those bloody things will stand up anywhere! (unless you still have your stock exhaust on with one of those stupid valves in it which limits your power in the first two gears! To hell with the beancounters!!!) Have fun and keep the dirty side pointed down....mostly!!

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Old 09-24-2007, 10:59 PM   #60
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someone teach me how to wheelieI know a good place with Big empty parking lot

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