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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-03-2001, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Practiced wheelies today

Was able to do some today, it was about 74 outside so I could control my wheelies. When it's cool out the bike feels like it has twice the pwr and i cant control it. Anyways. Any tips on steering while up. I tried leaning when I was already going off course to no avail. I made fun of someone before when they said you have turn turn the wheel, but do you??? Sorry, I know this is played out.
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Any one else have that problem with cold weather. I also can't do them at night, I can't judge how high Im up. But during the day, it's on like a MF
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Was able to do some today, it was about 74 outside so I could control my wheelies. When it's cool out the bike feels like it has twice the pwr and i cant control it. Anyways. Any tips on steering while up. I tried leaning when I was already going off course to no avail. I made fun of someone before when they said you have turn turn the wheel, but do you??? Sorry, I know this is played out.
if you take a bicycle wheel off the bike, sit on a bar stool,or anything that spins freely.
give the wheel a good spin and hold it at the axle,you will spin in one direction or another depending on how you hold the wheel,
this will give you a idea how turning the bars will turn your wheelie--I've seen people pull the front brake stopping the wheel and losing all control
the gyro action of the spining front wheel has a lot of power
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-03-2001, 09:13 PM
 
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It was me you made fun of ,remember?hehe.have not had problem with bike leaning left or right.took her to75mph in first and set it down.takes getting used to poping them at nite for me also.sorry I cant help in the steering dept.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-04-2001, 01:27 AM
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carbs?

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Any one else have that problem with cold weather. I also can't do them at night, I can't judge how high Im up. But during the day, it's on like a MF
I had same problem, where the colder and the denser the air was, the more power the bike seemed to make. Some mechanic told me on my older bike with carbs, that it was setup wrong, and was running lean. I had a pipe without re-jetting the carbs. If your 2001 Kwak is fuel injected, I guess this does not apply to you -Iam not a mechanic. Maybe someone can confirm this.
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it's not uncommon for bikes to pick up a couple extra ponies in the cold. You figure colder denser air=more oxygen in a tighter package. So you'll definatly notice a change specially if you bike was already running rich, then you'll have the extra oxygen to mix with the extra fuel. THe down side is the loss of traction as it gets colder. My 2000 F4 would pull massive power wheelies on cold days, was like riding a different bike.

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If you want to steer the bike, just lean to one side.
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Did you do them in front of your neighbor?
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Did you do them in front of your neighbor?

Uh no, I do them on the expressway. My street is a block long
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-04-2001, 04:28 AM
 
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Uh no, I do them on the expressway. My street is a block long
Try to go through two cars. I think a little challenge will put the edge on things and make you better faster.
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