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blackbullet76


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posted May 19, 2008 05:30 AM        
gettin air

I rode with some guys yesterday and we ended the day with some stunts at the local dam. I attempted some wheelies and got a couple feet off the ground in second gear and ran out of room. Wondering if that's a good way to start or do I need to practice in first gear?
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davej


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posted May 19, 2008 06:21 AM        
If you want to wheelie get a 600. Watched one flip at the drags last Friday. I like the 14 because it really doesn't like to wheelie, at least in an uncontrolled manner. Was this a sponsored event or where you just raising my insurance?
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blackbullet76


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posted May 19, 2008 11:55 AM        
Was just watchin friends on their 600's and 1000's and I thought I'd give it a try. I'm not lookin to stunt my 14, just wonderin how people on here do it? I might want to do a few every now and again, it was pretty fun to get the wheel up a little bit.
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budwardo


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posted May 19, 2008 12:34 PM        
14's will wheelie easy, either in first gear throttle or I like to clutch them up in 2nd. I can ride better wheelies on my 14 than i could on my 1000s. I know its not supposed to be that way but the 14 is nice and smooth. You should see my buddy riding wheelies on his councours.
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Hawkman


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posted May 19, 2008 03:56 PM        
Guilty as charged. I do first, second or first to second gear wheelies. I never clutch it. All power.
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eklipse636


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posted May 19, 2008 04:24 PM        
u do powerwheelies in 3rd?. i hear ya, i can get it to come up a tad in 3rd but not for any amount of time. i can ride it in 2nd for at least 1/4 mile, but im not a big fan of wheelies...
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BlackMagic14


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posted May 19, 2008 04:52 PM        
Clutching it up is the way to go!! power wheelies are to slow and look RETARDED!!!! like the kids on the weenie bikes that have to bounce it to get it up... get going about 45 or 50 in second gear and pull in and let out the clutch in one quick motion and while pulling it in rev it to about 8 or 9000 RPM and have fun and be carefull
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Tool man


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posted May 19, 2008 05:34 PM        
Learn to cover the rear brake...learn on a smaller bike.
Four stroke dirt bikes are the best.

the 14 has so much power, when you get close to balance at the top, it is TOOO easy to loop it. Your throttle hand needs to learn to do slow and controlled movements. If it starts to go over stab the rear and it will come back...have fun
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blackbullet76


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posted May 20, 2008 04:32 AM        
Any chance of bottoming out and hitting the oilpan? I would hate to snap off the drain plug
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BlackMagic14


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posted May 20, 2008 07:46 PM        
Yes that will happen if you wheelie the 14 and you weigh more then 150 pounds
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blackbullet76


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posted May 21, 2008 04:40 AM        
Well, I weigh 200 lbs. Now what?
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TATER


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posted May 21, 2008 06:46 AM        
Put stiffer springs in your forks
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blackbullet76


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posted May 21, 2008 10:49 AM        
Not worth it to me just to do wheelies. Oh well, guess i'll keep both wheels on the ground
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