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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%)
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« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2014, 06:17:22 pm »

I only wheelie on exiting corners all cranked and banked, unnerving sometimes but with my mad skillz and the BMW's superior engineering it's hard not to....
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« Reply #41 on: March 02, 2014, 09:03:52 am »


I only wheelie on exiting corners all cranked and banked, unnerving sometimes but with my mad skillz and the BMW's superior engineering it's hard not to....


I also love wheelies when exiting corners with my c14.  
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« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2014, 01:58:59 pm »

wheelie are awesome, but should be done in the right surroundings i.e. not in built up housing area's or near schools etc
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« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2014, 04:50:18 pm »

I ride a z1000. Even with a -2 rear sprocket, it likes to hang the front wheel.  Bigok
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« Reply #44 on: August 04, 2014, 01:09:12 pm »

My Tuono got excited on Friday night, like a dog that wouldn't stop jumping up on new visitors...  I love that bike.

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« Reply #45 on: August 05, 2014, 11:13:42 am »

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When I moved here two years ago from 5,000 ft elevation I was very interested to ride the bikes at sea level. WOW!! Talk about having to recalibrate throttle control. FJR pulls right up and the ZX14 is a monster! No clutch work necessary here.  Smile
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« Reply #46 on: August 05, 2014, 12:48:07 pm »

I never wheelie.  

(at least not on purposes)  Lol
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« Reply #47 on: August 05, 2014, 01:27:46 pm »


wheelie are awesome, but should be done in the right surroundings i.e. not in built up housing area's or near schools etc


In front of police stations are perfect. We all want attention.
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« Reply #48 on: November 02, 2014, 01:32:53 pm »

I had my V Strom 1000 geared low,  that could get right up to the balance point without the clutch in 1st.
Must of looked funny to have something with 3 bags on it with the front wheel that high.
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« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2014, 11:56:24 pm »

https://autos.yahoo.com/news/thankful-wheelies-thanksgiving-150040219.html
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« Reply #50 on: November 29, 2014, 12:24:13 am »


Lousy Hooligans!

When I moved here two years ago from 5,000 ft elevation I was very interested to ride the bikes at sea level. WOW!! Talk about having to recalibrate throttle control. FJR pulls right up and the ZX14 is a monster! No clutch work necessary here.  Smile



Victorville is at almost 3,000 feet.  It can't have made that much difference.  
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« Reply #51 on: December 02, 2014, 10:01:56 pm »

I have a couple of best friends and relatives down in the LA area. Sea level in other words. The ZX14 is a smile maker when getting on the freeway. At 5,000 feet it would come up in the top of first but at sea level it comes up without getting near the "powerband". On mid range only.

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« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2015, 09:38:06 pm »

You can't own a dual-sport and not do wheelies.  Cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wB4i4aWvCM
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« Reply #53 on: January 13, 2015, 09:50:46 pm »

Thought for sure the guy was going to hit him.
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« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2015, 04:09:29 pm »


Thought for sure the guy was going to hit him.


Ha, that was me. Wife (ladyninja) on the camera. She didn't even flinch.

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