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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-22-2003, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
Old bikes RULE! RIDE ONE!
 
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Your First Time

When was the first time you wheelied?

How did you learn to wheelie?

Have you ever had a ticket for doing a wheelie on a public road?

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

The first turn is the worst turn, between the left ear and the right one.

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-22-2003, 10:10 PM
freaking newbies, man there slow, ha ha ha
 
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3 maybe 4 years ago.
Pulled in the clutch, rev'd, and let go of clutch.
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I did my first wheelie when I was 8 on my BMX?

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Stopped at a light on a mild incline on my 1K Gixxer... Light turned green, I gave her some gas and let the clutch out... didn't think I'd done it any differently, but carried the front wheel all the way across the bridge (was crossing over the tollway). Looked cool, but I'm glad nobody saw the look of "WHOA" on my face. Guy in a car next to me gave me a big "thumbs up" as he drove past.

I'm more concerned with keeping the front end DOWN than trying to wheelie. Just isn't my thing.

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Re: Your First Time

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Originally posted by Bill Taborn
When was the first time you wheelied?

How did you learn to wheelie?

Have you ever had a ticket for doing a wheelie on a public road?
A) 1989

B) Roll off roll on.

C) Numerous ove the years.




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2001. I too do it with the roll off roll on method since I am too much of a pussy to try the clutch.

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First Wheelie: 1999 On a 96 RR My buddies bike he told me to be careful cause it "would wheelie" Im like yeah right. Get all over the throtle in first gear at like 30-40 shift in to second and the front end slams down "HOLY SHIT" Hooked from then on.

How did I learn?: Started roll off roll in first on my Gixxer. After bout two weeks of riding out first gear to the limiter started clutching second. Now I pretty much just do stand ups (not as hard IMO) and ride them as long as the road lets me.


Nope ran twice from them but they were headed the opisit way down a divided Highway and I was already doing twice the speed limit and they both just flipped on the lights and waited for the next turn around.

Here is my buddy ryan that "learned me"LOL how to wheelie.
Right click save as

http://www.blownperformance.com/mult...rynowheely.mpg

Some of you might know the road.

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Still cant wheelie.

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Waukegan toll plaza Don't try it there. Always cops there (not when I was there) and all types of car droppings there.

Couple parking lot poser ones (shitty)..

Oh, and that little one at the dragstrip.

They really aren't my thing, mainly because I'm not good at saving them and buying plastic means I'm not buying track time.

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I'm more concerned with keeping the front end DOWN than trying to wheelie. Just isn't my thing.
Me too....my luck as he comes down I'd have the wheel turned different and crash. *shivers* Never wanna go thru that again.


Although if someone gave me their bike to practice on, I wouldn't mind learning.... (just never with my boy).
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I used to pop 'em on my trail 50, 13 years old. About the same time I could ride wheelies for blocks at a time on my Schwinn Stingray. Now I'm to scared to keep it up, I power-up up and chop throttle. I need to focus on stoppies.

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Oh, that first time. Damn, I thought this would get interesting.

On a Honda minibike in my driveway around '70. On the street was on my Kaw 750 H2 in 76.

I really don't wheelie any more although I like stoppies.

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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-23-2003, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
Old bikes RULE! RIDE ONE!
 
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Thanks for the info, especially the years listed with the events, because now I know I'm not the only old man on the board.

Did I mention I have a 1974 Yamaha DT 100 that I still do wheelies with and practice dirttrack on?

Taborn

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

The first turn is the worst turn, between the left ear and the right one.
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Old bikes RULE! RIDE ONE!
 
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Believe it or not I just bought my 1974 DT 100 two years ago.

Just goes to show when the parents say "no" the kids say "go".

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"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

The first turn is the worst turn, between the left ear and the right one.
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First one on on my buddies Honda Sabre 750...80-something bike.

First good one a couple summers ago when pulling away from my friends house they all told me to go as fast as possible on my TL. Went about 1/8th of a mile and pulled the clutch in to shift when I felt the front wheel come back to the ground. Strange, but I couldn't tell I was pulling one.
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-01-2003, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
Old bikes RULE! RIDE ONE!
 
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Those are the good wheelies. The bike is balanced and you're comfortable. You can see where you're going and you don't have to cant your head to one side of the bike.

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"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

The first turn is the worst turn, between the left ear and the right one.
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Damn I thought this was a sex question. It was with a dog named fido.

Start slow and practice. With your 1000 you can probably do it by throtle only. The katana (from what I hear) will probably need a little cluch help. You need nuts of steel to actually ride them for any real length. there is a sweet spot where it will just sit there without alot of throtle input. ofcourse it is on the edge of flipin over.

P.s. If you get good enough where you can ride one as long as you want you will want to fill your crankcase 1 quart overfull. that will give the crankcase enough oil for the pump to still pick up the oil while the front end is in the air. Otherwise you will starve the engine of oil while riding the wheelie.

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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-05-2003, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
Old bikes RULE! RIDE ONE!
 
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The Katana wheelies pretty easily with a 48 tooth rear sprocket. When it's taken down to the original final gearing it gets a little tougher. A good roll off and on will usually do the trick.

The 1000 GSX-R was a surprise. Not because of when it does wheelie but because it usually doesn't. Oddly enough, on really hard acceleration, it doesn't wheelie at all. I usually have to get the bike up to 4000 and then yank on the throttle before it will pull up. But I weigh about 230 lbs.

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"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, 'He has a demon.' The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard..."

The first turn is the worst turn, between the left ear and the right one.
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Re: Your First Time

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When was the first time you wheelied?
When I was about 5 on my bike.

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How did you learn to wheelie?
Self taught - started on regular bikes then dirtbikes, then three wheelers, then street bikes.

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Have you ever had a ticket for doing a wheelie on a public road?
Just last year, first one on the street, right on rt 53 right by the I55 on ramp. 60 bucks supervision - no traffic school

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Did my first one about two years ago. Now I do at least one when ever I get on the bike. I got one ticket last year and had to pay $250 and got one year court supervision. I wish I didnt do them as much as I do though, because I scare some riders away when we hit the back roads. They say "I'm just to crazy for them". I like to do stoppies too, they seem to wow people more. I love the expression I get from people when they ask me to do a wheelie, and I reply " On which wheel, front or back?"

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