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post #31 of 50 Old 05-02-2016, 09:41 AM
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I definitely want to learn but after my friend crashing my bike and spending about 2k to get it back up and running, I don't want to risk going through that again. I'd rather pick up an older bike or learn on a dirt bike.

Keep at it man. you'll get better with practice but just watching you wheelie with a t shirt makes me cringe haha pick up a jacket
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I don't do wheelies because they are really hard on the bike. Doesn't take long to blow out your forks.
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if you set them down properly its not that bad.. i always set mine down very easily. sometimes when you get in an O-s*** moment that not the case. i cant speak for older than 09 but i know 09+ zx6r 41mm big piston forks are perfectly capable of taking the abuse.

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Major falicy. Fork seals don't blow because you set the front end down hard a few times. Most times they blow due to age, and nicks in the fork tubes. I bottom my dirtbike forks often and know from much experience. People will say all kinds of crazy shit that has no merit.
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Well, they can blow due to hard landings. Not all of the time, but it happens. Are you in the camp that says trailering your bike with forks compressed is not bad for the bike?

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I bottom mine out all the time don't really give a fuck didn't buy the bike to look at. Ride the cock off that fucker and do you.

I recently realized I can bunny hop mine about a foot in the air you should hear the forks clap when I do that.

Anyone wanna buy an 11 zx6r, never rode hard...:
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Hey tHUG, any updates brotha? How's are the wheelies coming along?

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Cool bro!! I have about 8k miles on my '13 636. Last week I decided to start learning how to do wheelies on it. I'm still trying to learn the perfect rpm to get the bike to pop up where I want. I only do sit downs because I took the rear pegs off my bike to give it more of a race look. I try to sit back on the seat as far as possible to get as much weight off the front as possible. I also always have my right foot covering the rear brake just in case I'm about to loop it. I keep my tire psi at 30. You want a bigger contact patch for wheelies so running the psi at stock numbers isn't recommended. Just be careful of the landings. Try to come down as soft as possible with the front wheel in line with the rear. Keep it up bro!! I'll post a video once mine aren't so embarrassingly weak lol
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Cool bro!! I have about 8k miles on my '13 636. Last week I decided to start learning how to do wheelies on it. I'm still trying to learn the perfect rpm to get the bike to pop up where I want. I only do sit downs because I took the rear pegs off my bike to give it more of a race look. I try to sit back on the seat as far as possible to get as much weight off the front as possible. I also always have my right foot covering the rear brake just in case I'm about to loop it. I keep my tire psi at 30. You want a bigger contact patch for wheelies so running the psi at stock numbers isn't recommended. Just be careful of the landings. Try to come down as soft as possible with the front wheel in line with the rear. Keep it up bro!! I'll post a video once mine aren't so embarrassingly weak lol
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Hey tHUG, any updates brotha? How's are the wheelies coming along?
i DONT GET TO PRACTICE VERY OFTEN BUT MADE PROGRESS FROM LAST SUMMER STILL NEED TO FILM A VIDEO AND POST THOUGH

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Well, they can blow due to hard landings. Not all of the time, but it happens. Are you in the camp that says trailering your bike with forks compressed is not bad for the bike?

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I've been riding and racing dirtbikes for the last 20 yrs non stop and I have never had a fork seal blow from tying the bike down in the back of the truck. I don't know if that makes sense to you but simply compressing the forks will not make them leak unless they have problems already. Now using one of those fork sticks under the front fender against the tire is not a bad idea while transporting the bike. Anything that keeps the suspension from going up and down all the way to and from the track ( in the back of the truck ) saves the seals and the oil. I'm sure you can relate. You see being in the back of a truck to and from the track , making the bikes suspension work non stop wears shit out. That's the long and short of it in my eyes. Again, I do my own maintenance on my suspension so I know why the forks or shock leaked. I do not have to take a mechanics word for it.

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The seals are only holding pressure when the forks move due to dampening. They do not hold back pressure when the fork is stationary, no matter where at in the travel. So yeah slamming the forks after a wheelie will put a tremendous amount of pressure on the seal but strapping it down will not
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Slamming the forks down after a wheelie does produce great amounts of pressure and it could puke a bit of oil out due to the slammage. Although it does not blow the seals out. I have never seen that. Many, many MX jumps have made forks and shock bottom out lap after lap, but dirt, excessive wear and nicks in shock shaft and fork tubes destroy seals. End of story.
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