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Question: What is your opinion, wheelie? (multiple votes allowed)
Wheelies are bad for "motorcylists public image" - 52 (12.6%)
Wheelies are bad ass. - 50 (12.1%)
Wheelies are justifiably illegal and bad form. - 26 (6.3%)
My bike wheelies on its own, regularly. - 35 (8.5%)
My bike is incapable of wheelies (or maybe its me). - 29 (7%)
I did it once and still have stains in my shorts. - 16 (3.9%)
I wheelie most days. - 14 (3.4%)
I throttle over road humps/drops to loft the wheel (gravity assist). - 38 (9.2%)
I wish I knew how... - 39 (9.4%)
I have been ticketed for wheelies. - 9 (2.2%)
I wheelie at speed on the highway.  I'm also a squid. - 2 (0.5%)
I can perform wheelies but choose not to do it. - 34 (8.2%)
Wheelies are for idiots. - 22 (5.3%)
I have wrecked as a result of a wheelie. - 8 (1.9%)
I only wheelie dirt bikes. - 25 (6.1%)
I like to perform wheelies when riding with my buddies. - 13 (3.1%)
I will post a picture of my wheelie prowess. - 1 (0.2%)
Total Voters: 177

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« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2013, 07:34:45 pm »

I thought my power wheelie in third somewhere near or over triple digits was pretty impressive.  Well, for me anyways.  I'm old and slow.  
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« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2013, 11:57:20 pm »

When I first got the FZ-1 it took a while to learn to keep the front down.  Bigsmile
I only wheelie on dirt, and not often.
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« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2013, 03:49:14 pm »

I did manage to loft the front wheel on the Wee once - only once & never again - it wasn't a true wheelie, just a fast launch.  Most unfortunately, it was right of an unmarked car traveling in the opposite direction.  As I told the officer when he pulled me over, "This is a Wee-Strom.  You know why they call it a Wee, don't you.  It might be hard to convince a judge that you saw me pull a wheelie on a 650 twin."  I swear this is a true story, And he let me go.  No ticket, no warning, just a lecture about the inherent wisdom in showing some respect for traffic safety laws.

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Properly done Wheelies are an exemplary expression of a mans connection with and control of the motorcycle.



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« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2013, 12:33:56 pm »

I wish I knew how... on purpose that is!
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« Reply #24 on: August 06, 2013, 11:00:59 am »

The 9 power wheelies on it's own quite easily although I don't care for it unless I'm exiting a corner, then it's fun. Full throttle in first would loop it but rolling it on will lift it and carry the front tire through 2nd and well into 3rd.

The V65 will lift it easily but I don't, too hard to control something that big and it can't be replaced.
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2013, 08:38:35 am »

I only wheelie when Ed is around or not round or every time I pull out the drive way, or out of corners or when the wife is on the back or on days ending in y.  Hell I hate riding a bike that will not do a wheelie.
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2013, 08:47:39 pm »

1st gear is impossible to keep the front down @ anything past 1/2 throttle on the Superhawk, even if I lay up on the tank. 2nd is almost as spirited, which makes for long, frequent power wheelies.  Bigok Ya only live once right!!
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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2013, 10:06:08 pm »

My z1 loves them, drift the back tire leaving my street 10' later she's airborne.then I have a lot of hills you can wheelie over too. Not a fan of letting cars see me though I wait for them too pass before I do, unless I'm going over a hill then it's kinda late to worry besides I'm doing 90 plus anyway.
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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2013, 10:35:37 pm »


My past bikes all wheelied at will. I had the Strom neutered. Lol
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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2013, 01:41:51 pm »

Very rarely by choice.  My Futura wheelied often at unexpected moments.  I miss that ride.
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« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2013, 05:01:54 pm »


A wheelie on the FJR would set off seismographs all up and down the West Coast, resulting in mass evacuations from the major cities.


True. But it's more than capable.

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« Reply #31 on: October 19, 2013, 05:18:17 pm »

My confession is I suck at wheelies.

I pull a small power wheelie now and then but never get to the balance point.  And yes I have landed on my butt a couple of times pulling bigger wheelies on dirt bikes. Embarassment
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« Reply #32 on: October 19, 2013, 05:26:23 pm »


My confession is I suck at wheelies.

I pull a small power wheelie now and then but never get to the balance point.  And yes I have landed on my butt a couple of times pulling bigger wheelies on dirt bikes. Embarassment


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« Reply #33 on: October 25, 2013, 11:40:17 pm »


Very rarely by choice.  My Futura wheelied often at unexpected moments.  I miss that ride.



You know who has one for sale.  
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« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2013, 06:31:43 am »





You know who has one for sale.  


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« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2013, 01:15:40 pm »

I think wheelies are irresponsible and dangerous.

That said......

My bike makes wheelies way too tempting. They are never huge stand ups and I don't ride them for miles but it is so fun to rip the front wheel up a bit under hard acceleration out of a corner.
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« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2014, 10:17:16 pm »

Power wheeling on my Kawasaki C14 and shifting into 2nd with front wheel high in the air put's a ear to ear grin on my face Smile Bigok
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« Reply #37 on: February 17, 2014, 12:37:05 pm »


Power wheeling on my Kawasaki C14 and shifting into 2nd with front wheel high in the air put's a ear to ear grin on my face Smile Bigok


This is my favorite thing to do with my c14.
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« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2014, 01:59:46 pm »

I wheelie dirt bikes all the time. No big deal.
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« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2014, 06:55:44 pm »

Having ridden a Speed Triple for 4 years and now a Tuono, well, let's just say it's just part of the experience if ya ride even a wee bit aggresive........ like it or not. ( kinda liked it , though)

However, I ain't never been a particularly good at whoolies Sad...... even as a kid on my beloved gold Schwinn Stingray
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