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wheelies anyone?

just curious if anyone has had the front end off the ground while riding?....i.e.. Wheelie?...front wheel stand?....whatever you call it.

not that I want to, but I seen a picture of one that was popping a wheelie. when I was much younger I did those silly things a lot. even busted my behind more than once too!

my other (sport touring) bike will raise the front end by simply hard throttling in first gear after taking off or rolling on the throttle hard from 20-30 mph. which at over 700 lbs and 125 hp that isn't bad. kinda surprised me the first time it happened.

again, I haven't even tried on this bike but was just wondering if you have to throttle and pop the clutch, to get it to do a wheel stand, or hard throttling like I mentioned above.

I also would like to find out if there is a place where like a stage 4 kit is available for these bikes. I would guess the dirt track racers have these motors hopped up big time. even though this bike is plenty powerful as it is, I would still like the motor to have the high performance cam sound to it, that would be awesome.
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GoIfo1P1vf0

Check that video out
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I wish I knew how to do wheelies! I've never done one in my life, not even as a kid on my bicycle.
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I wish I knew how to do wheelies! I've never done one in my life, not even as a kid on my bicycle.
Lol. Same here bud
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Lol. Same here bud
Now I'm driving a new motorcycle and I'm almost 40. No way I want to wreck and get hurt or damage my machine.

Oh well, I'll have to live vicariously through these videos.
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wow, that dude (or lady) can drive that lil vrod....dang!

but there was a time!......well there was a time I could do a lot of things I cant or wont do anymore....and others I can only remember, well not really, heck I forgot those too....what was I talking about.
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I hear you guys. I wish I would've started riding a long time ago maybe I would've developed the skills This is my first motorcycle ever and at 26 I really don't see myself trying to learn to do wheelies lol
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Now I'm driving a new motorcycle and I'm almost 40. No way I want to wreck and get hurt or damage my machine.

Oh well, I'll have to live vicariously through these videos.
yeah me too....at 57, I don't heal like I used to and am a lot more brittle.
plus I don't wanna damage my bike either even trying crazy things.

(go to youtube and search for "turbo hyabusa" and you will see extreme wheelies bringing the front tire back down at 140 mph then topping out at 220 mph.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNjIS2ReEqo

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yeah me too....at 57, I don't heal like I used to and am a lot more brittle.
plus I don't wanna damage my bike either even trying crazy things.

(go to youtube and search for "turbo hyabusa" and you will see extreme wheelies bringing the front tire back down at 140 mph then topping out at 220 mph.)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNjIS2ReEqo


I don't have the nerve for that! I'm way to much of a thinker so I'm thinking of all the things that could go wrong while doing a wheelie at 140mph!
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Just takes a bit of practice. When you roll away from a stop regularly, think about the point of your throttle roll on where you are feeling the most torque, and the point where the clutch engages. For the proactice, from a stop get the RPMs to that sweet spot, and let the clutch out faster than normal. The bike will take off much quicker than you're used to so be prepared for that, and have enough gas in the tank so that you don't stall out. You should definitely notice the front end suspension lift as the weight transfers back. Do this a few times with more throttle and quicker clutch drops and you'll get the wheel off the ground in no time.

I hope I don't need to say that you don't practice this on a road with homes, children, or cars. Find a completely (COMPLETELY) empty, flat, and relatively clean piece of blacktop.
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