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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-07-2005, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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how to start practicing wheelies

how do i go about starting to learn how to pop wheelies? i want to learn but dont want to flip the bike. any opionions?
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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old 12-08-2005, 12:28 AM
 
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how do i go about starting to learn how to pop wheelies? i want to learn but dont want to flip the bike. any opionions?
KNow that it's illegal but if you insist, the best thing is to have a few friends who knows how to do it to show you. Since you are in Sacramento, you may want to check out BARF for tips and local fellow riders.
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If you don't want to flip the bike. Don't try them.
Do a search of this forum and you can find several threads on this.

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If you don't want to flip the bike. Don't try them.
Do a search of this forum and you can find several threads on this.


Also, how many years and miles do you have under your belt in riding?




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under the belt in riding = 1yr back in 1996. i used to ride a 1996 honda cbr 600. but i havent rode in 10yrs, so i guess you can erase what i used to know since the bikes now adays are 100 times faster and more powerfull then they used to be.
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I alway tell peeps, First practice a twist on and off with tap of rear break over and over and learn to speed shift, do this on flat ground. This will train the brain to stop a flipover and keep your wheelie up.
Then practice wheelies up hill like over passes and such.
This allows you to reach your fulcrum (sp) point without the front end feeling as high as on flat graound. It provides comfort. Be safe and good luck.
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I would seriously consider putting several miles on 2 wheels before you think about going skyward with that front end. Your current situation is a sure fire recipe for disaster. The easiest way NOT to flip the bike is to NOT do wheelies.



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Well, i started doing some wheelies but in first couldnt realy get the front up to much with out reving the motor up to 8-12 grand so I am going to wait to do wheelies untill the bike is broke in.
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Not even broke in and your already trying to break it.





Been there done that. Just try to be safe, start small and don't over do it.

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Been there done that. Just try to be safe, start small and don't over do it.
now... THATS FUNNY

WELL, I want to start early, its hard not to want to do trix when the people around you are all doing them. all the guys i ride with do wheelies and trix while were riding and im the only guy who cant do them.
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now... THATS FUNNY

WELL, I want to start early, its hard not to want to do trix when the people around you are all doing them. all the guys i ride with do wheelies and trix while were riding and im the only guy who cant do them.
Don't worry about what they can do and you cant. That's what gets people hurt and makes my insurance rates go up.

If you try to ride above your ability. You will be watching the tricks from your cage or standing in a lot some where because you and your bike will be busted up.

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Her is a recent thread Click about riding over your ability. Its directed towards cornering but applies to any ridding. I'm not trying to be your mother or any thing. I just hate to see new riders hurt over stupid things. Its dangerous enough out there as it is.

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I have to agree with Jeeps. I think you're a newbie to the sportbike riding if not riding in general. I know we have been talking about stoppies in the other thread but you really need to get more comfortable with the bike and your ability before you start trying all of this crazy stuff!




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now... THATS FUNNY

WELL, I want to start early, its hard not to want to do trix when the people around you are all doing them. all the guys i ride with do wheelies and trix while were riding and im the only guy who cant do them.


I nkow exactly how you feel. I am beginnier also, and ride with more experienced people. Whats even harder is that they taunt me to put it up on one all the time. I just tell them im not comfortable enough yet and dont feel like wadding up the bike yet. Personally, I dont think I know the physics and my riding abililty well enough to start doing wheelies, and was going to wait until I get out and ride more. I figure the one time I try it out when Im pressured into it, is the one time the bike goes crash and I play superman for a few seconds.


Im close, but not there yet. Id wait until you break the bike in at least. but to each his own, do what you want.
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I hate to sound mean but good call...

That origianlly get to me about waiting till I know Im more experienced
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Said but true. He is a good kid and only wants to enjoy life. Who can blame him?

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Try pinning it then dump the clutch in 1st.
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