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Old 04-21-2013, 11:09 AM   #6271
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Under what possible circumstances could a wheelie get you out of a bad situation?

I can't even think of one as a joke.

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About to have a head on... wheelie up and ride over the cage! Don't you watch movies?
Loft the tire to get over a curb, dead deer, port-a-pottie in the road.
Avoiding the shame of being told by friends that your bike is too big to wheelie.

The list goes on
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:13 AM   #6272
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Ya only time wheelies work for me is out on a trail trying to dodge something,never seen a advantage on the street.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #6273
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I have 1 of those 17 year olds that lives in my house,all I can say is UUGGHH.I also was a douche at that age and if you ask my son he will tell you I still am,he had a cage pull out in front of him,the R6 got totaled and he walked away not bad,but yes 17 for some boys is a unique age.
To be fair two whoever told him that, wheelies are useful for dirt riders.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:07 PM   #6274
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"What kind of Harley is that?", asked a white bearded hillbilly-lookalike when I was getting gas and an ice cream cone in West Virginia a few days ago.

Not a stupid question at all, because he was pointing at my Kawasaki Versys with a "Hardley Davidson" decal on the tank.
I pointed out the joke to him and he almost smiled.

The very best part came when he started telling stories about when he still rode motorcycles.

He noticed that the Versys is water cooled. Well he had a '73 Suzuki 500 two-stroke that was water cooled too which he had bought new. Man that thing was fast. This one time he had it up to 190 in 4th gear and he would have gone for fifth, but he was running out of road. Just imagine what these modern bikes can do nowadays!

I just gave him a friendly grin, still enjoying the nuclear afterglow of his story, not wanting to neuter it with pesky facts.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:16 PM   #6275
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To be fair two whoever told him that, wheelies are useful for dirt riders.
young bloke came round to show me his brand new 350 ktm

he is a friend of my young bloke

30 min old bike

chucked a beautiful controlled wheelie coming up the road

I was impressed

then he over cooked it

flipped smashed the tail light hanger

bit of skin missing

we picked the bike and pieces up

gave him a high five

fixed the damage so he could ride home

next day found out he broke his elbow

off work 10 weeks

no pay

now I feel like a arsehole for encouraging that type of behaviour

cheers

ps still it was a great wheelie on a 30min old bike

wish I was young again.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #6276
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"You can ride that on the road!?!?!"

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Old 04-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #6277
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Under what possible circumstances could a wheelie get you out of a bad situation?
Riding US 50 through the desert, punctured front tire, no patches or air pump.
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:04 PM   #6278
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Between obnoxiously loud bikes, throttle blipping retards, stunting squids, dick heads tearing shit up on dirt bikes and the asshole responses some of you think are funny it's no wonder there's negative opinion of riders in the general public
Panties wadded....................check!


I bet you wear Hi-Viz don't ya?

This is "Stupid Questions People Ask You When Stopped". Not "Stupid shit people post on the internet after they get sand in their Vag."

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Old 04-21-2013, 10:54 PM   #6279
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Panties wadded....................check!


I bet you wear Hi-Viz don't ya?

This is "Stupid Questions People Ask You When Stopped". Not "Stupid shit people post on the internet after they get sand in their Vag."

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:18 PM   #6280
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Panties wadded....................check!


I bet you wear Hi-Viz don't ya?

This is "Stupid Questions People Ask You When Stopped". Not "Stupid shit people post on the internet after they get sand in their Vag."

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geez u r a crank
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:44 AM   #6281
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cager in a Minnie Cooper at office parking lot 'first day on a bike? you had your turn signal on since passing the school!'

My response: 'nope, I'm an asshole. It is a BMW (referring to bike) just like your Cooper'

Cager: 'I have a BMW and I know how to use my turn signal'

Me: 'Then why did you not ride in this beatiful morning. I'll get a signal minder my next pay raise'. We work for government--no raises ever.

Cager: storms off.

Me: Now removes helmet.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:48 AM   #6282
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Riding US 50 through the desert, punctured front tire, no patches or air pump.
And when you get pulled over by 1 of the only 2 cops on the whole stretch of HWY50 you can tell him you were looking for a wide spot!
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:00 AM   #6283
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young bloke came round to show me his brand new 350 ktm

he is a friend of my young bloke

30 min old bike

chucked a beautiful controlled wheelie coming up the road

I was impressed

then he over cooked it

flipped smashed the tail light hanger

bit of skin missing

we picked the bike and pieces up

gave him a high five

fixed the damage so he could ride home

next day found out he broke his elbow

off work 10 weeks

no pay

now I feel like a arsehole for encouraging that type of behaviour

cheers

ps still it was a great wheelie on a 30min old bike

wish I was young again.

Many things done wrong will damage you. Riding is number one. In your case, I don't see how you could have envisioned that your encouragement would result in his days off of work.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:27 AM   #6284
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Panties wadded....................check!


I bet you wear Hi-Viz don't ya?

This is "Stupid Questions People Ask You When Stopped". Not "Stupid shit people post on the internet after they get sand in their Vag."

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You've got me nailed, brilliant observation douche nozzle. Carry on being a twat with people trying to start a conversation about bikes because they're interested.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:21 AM   #6285
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Between obnoxiously loud bikes, throttle blipping retards, stunting squids, dick heads tearing shit up on dirt bikes and the asshole responses some of you think are funny it's no wonder there's negative opinion of riders in the general public

Well, I hope you let all those general public people know that you aren't one of those 'bad" motorcyclists.
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