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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2001, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a buddy who rode a RZ 350 and his wife's RD 350 back in the eighties and could wheelie either one of them indefinitly and turn modest corners at the same. He made the odd buck or two from bets that helped support his road racing back then but never bragged about and he no longer rides on the street.

P.S. My first bike was an EX 500 and I had a hell of a time trying to wheelie it (controlably). Is a smaller bike like this much harder to wheelie because of lack of torque, power, etc or was it just my lack of skill?
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Lack of skill.
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Lack of skill.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-22-2001, 12:02 PM
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Woo Hoo, rough company.

I learned how to wheelie on a Ninja 250. (Choke)! It's harder to wheelie a small bike especially the twin inlines b/c they really don't make much torque at all. Even when you do get them to stand up it's rarely long or beyond 2nd gear.

Big bore bikes are easier to work with but more likely to loop.

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