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Wow, he makes it look easy...

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I hate it when then film me without my permission and give credit to another guy
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He forgot the most important thing: the equipment.....

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Phil - THAT was a "wheelie" good video...

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Phil - THAT was a "wheelie" good video...
Round round I get around They wanted some one who was used of the Z and versys engine, the gsx was a bit more tricky but as the vid showed it worked out alright.
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Great video. Seriously presented as well rather than being done by a bunch of spikey-haired idiots. If that were the case it would most likely become another American TV "reality" show. Something like Swamp Loggers do Weelies?

I wonder if I can teach my Versys to do something like that? Maybe I should search for a "Weelies for Seniors" video?

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tried it today, maybe its because im using a 16t front but in 2nd I couldnt get the front to lift more than a few inches, in 1st however it launched right up, once my new rear pads bed in a little ill get some practise in.
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If my bike has two wheels there is a reason

Nobody thinks that something is so easy like who is totally unable to do it.

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What is the purpose of doing a wheelie?

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What is the purpose of doing a wheelie?
Could it be the wheeleing itself...?
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To revive memories when we were young, fearless and stupid.
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I can't help thinking that the V has the best exhaust engine sound of those 3


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Very well explained.

I cannot get 2nd gear to wheelie. I think it might be the altitude (1500m). Anyone else have the same issue?
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Very well explained.

I cannot get 2nd gear to wheelie. I think it might be the altitude (1500m). Anyone else have the same issue?
I doubt it's the altitude, you just ain't revving it enough before popping the clutch, just try progressively
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To those that don't "get it" or ask what is the purpose of doing a wheelie I pose a question. It's a question I've been asked by friends, loved ones and even strangers.

"Why do you ride a motorcycle?"

We all have our answers, but most of us probably share some of the same reasons. Freedom, exhilaration, experiences...

I don't want to sound preachy, but wheelies or trackdays or fast Sunday morning rides are part of motorcycling just as touring or dual-sporting or bike restoration is. To each his own.

(stepping off soapbox)
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What is the purpose of doing a wheelie?
For one thing - IF you ride off-road the ability to wheelie can save you from injury or death. Hitting a "puddle" on your back wheel, IF it turns out to be deep, generally will keep you from crashing. Likewise, you wheelie OVER obstacles such as a downed tree, even BIG ones, as the obstacle contacts your skid-plate, rocking you forward onto your front wheel and over. (As long as you're NOT going TOO fast...!)

I've NEVER wheelied a street bike on purpose, tho' I HAVE wheelied dirt bikes for over 1/2 mile at times.

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