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Old 07-20-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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Wheelie good BMW

So today I was riding along PCH on my R100R, and at a light I guy on a Ducat in full race leathers pulled up next to me and Revved his bike a few times. I'm used to running my R75 around town, and my R100R with it's high compression pistons is no slouch. When the light changed I hit the throttle hard and much to my surprise the front wheel came up a full foot off the ground for maybe 50 feet. Surprised the hell out of me. I didn't feel out of control, just not something I was expecting. After that I played around and popped the front wheel off the ground several times accelerating from a stop in first gear. Not that much, just a few inches to get the feel of it. I'll admit it... it was a lot of fun

Later I was talking to someone at Neptunes Net and I overheard someone else say: "That's the guy who does wheelies on his BMW"
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:48 PM   #2
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We need pics or it didn't happen.
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Old 07-20-2014, 10:52 PM   #3
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Shaft bikes can't wheelie...
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Old 07-20-2014, 11:47 PM   #4
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Can damage the input shaft of the transmission. Twists the front of the input. Never happened to me but that is how they got twisted is what I was told.
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Old 07-21-2014, 01:06 AM   #5
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No input shafts were damaged during the making of this movie...

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Old 07-21-2014, 02:24 AM   #6
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Shaft bikes can't wheelie...
Too right.
Here's proof.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgXy...yer_detailpage

Pathetic really
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:41 AM   #7
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We need pics or it didn't happen.
+1 hundered.....


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Oh, did the guy on the Duc shit his pants? jenna-speak....was he surprised.?
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:56 AM   #8
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ME109, she sure sounds good!
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:26 AM   #9
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Oh, did the guy on the Duc shit his pants? jenna-speak....was he surprised.?
I didn't see.... he was behind me
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:33 AM   #10
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No input shafts were damaged during the making of this movie...
I hope it looked that good
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:05 AM   #11
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Sometimes my R100/7 will do a little wheelie when I am on it and I shift to 2nd.
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:23 AM   #12
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No input shafts were damaged during the making of this movie...

My R100GS had a dream last night that it was an HPN like this one, or doth my sight deceive me? Is that not an R1100 FD with a rear disc? My ears tell me there are some differences between that engine and mine as well.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:14 AM   #13
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My R100GS had a dream last night that it was an HPN like this one, or doth my sight deceive me? Is that not an R1100 FD with a rear disc? My ears tell me there are some differences between that engine and mine as well.
Its a crazy ivan build... and ride methinks.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:39 AM   #14
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Its a crazy ivan build... and ride methinks.
The burnout on dirt whilst wearing a flanel shirt is on the cutting room floor, so this wheelie wil have to do...

Engine is a stock '78 RS by the way.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:15 PM   #15
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The r80G/S with low comp pistons has always popped the front end right up in first. I can't get it skip in 2nd even with the r100 pistons though. I ride wheelies at ever 3rd stop sign and have never had any problems with clutch, transmission, or drivetrain.

As Jenna mentioned, if I keep the front end up for too long the oil light comes on. I burned up some rod bearings but I think that mighta been the donuts.



The scraping you hear is the water bottles mounted on the backs of the boxes bottoming out. I eventually tore off one of the water bottles.
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