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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Is there a wheelie school in Texas?

Howdy, this is my first thread. I did a google search and couldn't find a wheelie school in Dallas or anywhere in Texas. Does anyone know of one?
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Justin, TX, northwest of Dallas. Visit http://www.ononewheel.com/.
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I saw their website unfortunately they don't have any classes scheduled for Texas Motor Speedway the entire year. The schedules on their website run all the way to Dec. 18th with no other Texas classes on there. Anyone else know of a wheelie class?
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Keith code has a wheelie school. Not sure if he visits texas, though.

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Just build yourself your own wheelie-bar and weld it on. Wear lots of protection and hold on.

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Buy an old Kawasaki triple. You'll do lots of wheelies. I had friends that had the 750 and 500. No one would be a passenger twice.
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i heart wheelies i am trien to do them better and better but i am takin it slow
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i heart wheelies i am trien to do them better and better but i am takin it slow

Explain to me how someone your size(from what I have seen in your pic) is getting the front end of a SV up as easily as you say you are??

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This is digressing, but have you seen that guy who has a "wheelie machine" on a trailer. Basically he's got a sport bike that sits on a trailer with what looks like a rolling dyno on the back wheel. But what's neat is it allows you to do wheelies while on the trailer contraption. It has wires hoooked up to the throttle and rear brake to bring the bike down if the computer thinks you are going to loop. I saw this on TV one day but I can't remember his name. Suposedly he takes this to various motorcycle events throughout the country.
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That would be awesome!!! And FUN!!!




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Here ya' go...found this while browsing uponeone.com

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I got a school for ya, Its called come ride with WOS.....
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Its a hell-of-a school.

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Explain to me how someone your size(from what I have seen in your pic) is getting the front end of a SV up as easily as you say you are??
i aint sayin it easy at all and i am not doion anything over maybe a foot off the ground ...they are just fun as hell though
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Yeah Aggie, just get out there and practice on the street. If you go down a few times and f' up your helmet, leathers, and bike, it's no biggie.

j/k There is a wheelie school down there, my buddy has been trying to get me to go. I'll find out and post back up here.

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Hello to all New be here to your site and while browsing the forums I saw this one and would like to put in my two cents worth of info on how to do a wheelie.
The first thing that you should do is to be sure you are comfy with power shifting you may need to up shift in between feathering the throttle. You should work on this technique while the bike is still on the ground and make it fluent and smooth and keeping the bike in its power range throughout the shift. (Not holding it out) just feathering up to speed and shifting along the way. Next work the throttle and the rear brake alternating twist on a little and back off with a tap of the brake also do this practice while the bike is on the ground. This will help you avoid front-end slam downs in a panic. Now that you have worked on finesse you are ready to start to pull up the front end a little at a time. It will take you a while to get used to reaching the fulcrum point of the bike or balancing center. The best way to do this is to use an up hill incline. This lets you find center and your front end isnít that far off the ground. If you bike has the power to snap it up with the twist of the gas you can start off with more control than one that will require you to pop or feather out the clutch to get it up. Either way with practice you will be doing it like a pro in time. Just do yourself and your bike a favor and get the fundamentals down first that were mentioned in the beginning of this post. Your butt will thank you later,

I hope to here from many of you as I venture back into buying another bike myself. The wife and I would like to get a sport-touring bike. I am looking used in the lines of a Bandit 1200s. We won't be riding it that much but I think she will appreciate the upright riding position. Well any way Hello to all and good luck with the wheelies thay are fun to do.

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