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Old 07-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #31
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I don't understand what it is you're trying to say here.

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How to say that ... ?

What do you think about ppls doing donuts and drifting cars, for instance ?

Funny at first ... but not too much useful, inneficient in term of perf, costly in tires and such, and maybe risky and looking dumb for many.

I feel the same with street wheelies, but that 's just me, here and now ... also had my share before
Older now but still going strong on my supermoto, eh !

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Old 07-12-2013, 01:48 PM   #32
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we are doing a bit of training for some dirt noobs this weekend on lifting the front wheel up to clear ruts etc on the trail. some guys asked for a visual demo so slapped this vid together. there are obviously lots of different techniques around, this is standing up and using the front forks, not the clutch, to pop it up.

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Old 07-13-2013, 11:59 AM   #33
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Keep in mind how much fuel you have in the tank. My 625 comes up WAY quicker than expected if i'm near empty and don't have a tank bag.
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Old 07-14-2013, 03:21 PM   #34
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yep. and around 60mph the aerodynamics kick in, you need to lower the nose a bit as the air starts pushing the bike up higher, even heavy lumps of steel like the DR650. pretty freaky the first few times it happens....
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Old 07-15-2013, 12:26 AM   #35
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How to say that ... ?

What do you think about ppls doing donuts and drifting cars, for instance ?

Funny at first ... but not too much useful, inneficient in term of perf, costly in tires and such, and maybe risky and looking dumb for many.

I feel the same with street wheelies, but that 's just me, here and now ... also had my share before
Older now but still going strong on my supermoto, eh !

:-)
Your advice in a "how to do a wheelie thread" is don't do it... on an XR600?


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Old 07-15-2013, 05:15 AM   #36
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Your advice in a "how to do a wheelie thread" is don't do it... on an XR600?


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Just to say it also have some downsides, beside the fun and "watch this" factor

... just in case one didnt know


ok ok ...
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:22 AM   #37
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Just to say it also have some downsides, beside the fun and "watch this" factor

... just in case one didnt know


ok ok ...
I didn't realize we were discussing strictly street wheelies, hence my suggestion that he get a KX500- Although I dream of it, I have yet to see one street legal. But it would be a great supermoto
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:39 AM   #38
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I didn't realize we were discussing strictly street wheelies, hence my suggestion that he get a KX500- Although I dream of it, I have yet to see one street legal. But it would be a great supermoto
That'll teach him wheelies alright,
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #39
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Wheelies are a lot more fun when your bike has the right hp/weight ratio to do them by simply twisting the throttle. No clutch or pulling on the bars or shifting your weight, etc.... just gas it. Of course, these are the bikes you are most likely to loop.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:26 AM   #40
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I didn't realize we were discussing strictly street wheelies, hence my suggestion that he get a KX500- Although I dream of it, I have yet to see one street legal. But it would be a great supermoto
There's an inmate here that lives in Cali that dual-sported a KX500. I've seen the pics, & it's freakin' awesome!
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:57 AM   #41
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There's an inmate here that lives in Cali that dual-sported a KX500. I've seen the pics, & it's freakin' awesome!
I need a smilie of Homer Simpson drooling, I would love to do that with my KX.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:27 AM   #42
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You just need a little help from some friends.

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Old 07-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #43
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You just need a little help from some friends.

I forgot how easy the Bandit wheelies with a passenger once and "rolled it on" with my wife on the back, she was hitting me on the shoulder, we get to the next stop and she's like "WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT FOR???" LOL I couldnt stop laughing we had gone about 100 yards or oon the back wheel and I hardly noticed until she started hitting me.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:24 PM   #44
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There is a one lane bridge with really steep entries/exits near me.

I had my ex on the back of my Daytona and decided to mess with her a bit, just a little throttle, no leaning, nothing drastic.....

9 o'clock without so much as pulling on the bar

Thank doG for armor by the time we got to the light I had to buy her a lot of drinks to sweet talk my way out of that one.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:40 PM   #45
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Met stunt rider Teach McNiel at our local BMW dealer recently, I even got to ride his F800GS. Great fun. Someone asked him why he doesn't pick an audience member to ride 2-up wheelies with him, like some stunt riders do.

Teach told the story of a semi-pro stunter that did that, had a female audience member climb on his bike, and he wheelied various stunts, including dragging the tail rail. Except,.....he didn't know that the gal had the one hand NOT around his middle,....was holding onto the tail rail.

She lost all four fingers of the hand during a show.
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