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post #61 of 122 Old 04-06-2016, 08:28 PM
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The balance point on a sport bike is way up there. I see my friends tr y to wheelie and they are only power wheeling. That is why I suggested using a dirtbike . The balance point is lower or at least it feels that way. Use caution. Remember throttle control is parimount. If you are standing you can throw your head and chest forward I n the event you get too far back. But again, the throttle is the thing that you have to master.
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So do yall think stand ups are any easier than sit downs?

I think stand ups look more comfortable but all I have tried is sit downs.

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Personally... I hate wheelies that aren't caused by simply getting on the gas out of a turn. I have some kind of control over them. Maybe I'm just bad at doing wheelies on purpose But my train of thought is "There is no good outcome to a poorly done wheelie." And by that I mean... if something goes wrong you're gonna have a bad time. Maybe it'll just be something as simple as coming down too hard on the front end and blowing out some forks seals. But it could also end up with a sliding bike and a bruised ass (or worse).

So when I do them (Which isn't often) it's usually a first gear pop up or something... just grabbing throttle at about 9k rpm and letting the bike to the rest.

Get me on a dual sport of a dirt bike though and all I wanna do is wheelie.
But to be fair to the OP that could be the outcome of all kinds of riding.
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But to be fair to the OP that could be the outcome of all kinds of riding.
I am totally going out this weekend and beating the crap out of my TTR125 (and probably myself) until I can nail a decent clutch-up.
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I am totally going out this weekend and beating the crap out of my TTR125 (and probably myself) until I can nail a decent clutch-up.
Vids, or it didn't happen!
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Vids, or it didn't happen!
Likely to be the best motorcycle blooper reel in the past 10 years. I wonder if I can get royalties if it goes viral? :-p
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Yes you can! Be sure to monetize your video! Wish I had done that with last weekend's crash video.

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Likely to be the best motorcycle blooper reel in the past 10 years. I wonder if I can get royalties if it goes viral? :-p
No video here, but I was able to clutch WAY up 2 weekends ago. I was showing off (or at least my 8yr old son was impressed) and clutched myself and the bike upside down! Bike did a gainer and I landed on my back. This "little" 150 gives me confidence I haven't earned. If this had been on pavement at speed I'd be typing this from the hospital. Fortunately my antics only resulted in some horribly bent bars, a shortened day of riding, and my son laughing at me.
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Sorry for the shitty picture, it's a screen shot from a video that was downsized in order to text it to me.


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It kinda reminds me of the time i went to the titty bar and saw my favorite dancer come in with a black eye...
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I feel comfortable at that height but they don't last long. when it starts to come up from there I get scared again.

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Just want to say thanks for being one of the beginner dumbasses that causes our insurance rates to be sky high and the reason non-motorcycle riding folk hate us!
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Thank you for proving my point. And thanks for the other intelligent person for assuming because I have a hayabusa I ride the piss out of it. I do NOT ride my shit like I stole it nor have I ever been pulled over on one of my bikes. I'm not saying I have never sped on them, I just don't put everyone around me at the time's life at risk as well. Keep the assumptions coming, I always love a good laugh. If the OP is learning wheelies in a safe controlled environment then more power to him, but I will also be the first to call the police on a fellow biker I see riding a wheelie down the busy interstate at 90 mph and not lose a seconds sleep because you never know, the ticket he gets may save his life when another angry cager tries some vigilante shit like in Texas!
Troll. If you're going to hate on people looking for advice on how to wheelie, I suggest avoiding the "Stunting" sub-forum, whose description literally reads: "Motorcycle Stunting Forum - wheelies, stoppies, burnouts, tricks"
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Yeah, I find the sub interesting, even thought I haven't had a wheel off the ground in 25 years, and I don't think I'll start anytime soon. But yeah.. if the sub is HERE, that's the PURPOSE. We should assume that people are discussing these activities in legal environments until proven otherwise. And THEN they should be berated for their location choice, not the activity.
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Sorry for the shitty picture, it's a screen shot from a video that was downsized in order to text it to me.

If it makes you feel any better, this is the extent of my progress

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Looks good, keep it up....

I need to find somebody to pace me in my truck and I'll put the gopro on the bed and try to get some video.

What speeds are you trying to bring it up at? I was trying at about 35, I have found that 45-55 is much easier. But I would like to work on the slower ones.

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I'd say around 45-50. I hate how fast you need to be going to do it in second. I'd feel much more comfortable at lower speeds

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