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View Poll Results: Do you do wheelies??
CONSERVATIVE RIDER: Never do wheelies (NOTE: natural power wheelies don't count) 30 35.29%
MODERATE RIDER: Once in a while when traffic conditions permit. 45 52.94%
CIRCUS STUNT RIDER: Whenever possible, and for as long as I can hold her up. 10 11.76%
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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exclamation The wheelie poll

I've ridden several thousand miles on sportbikes and have never really had any ambition to do wheelies. I feel as if I am the only person on a GSXR that does NOT do wheelies.

So I've started a poll to see if I'm the only one who doesn't participate in any mono-wheeled extracuricular activities.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 03:16 PM
 
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I have watched to many beautiful bikes get trashed by idiots trying to impress, I personally dont wheelie, I'm not skilled enough, and I payed way too much to wreck it. Those that can and have the skill, good luck, I hope you keep the shiny side up.
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post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 07:39 PM
 
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I put in a maze of yrs doing wheelies---

----& stunt riding in the dirt or sometimes at small car oval races where I would be paid to go through burning wooden walls, up a ramp, through a burning wooden wall & onto another ramp, & such. A lot of yrs as an Observed Trials competitor & that requires a lot of co-ordination, timing, balance, skill & chance to clean the sections but ALWAYS on crown or private land & none on public roads/hwys.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 08:08 PM
 
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Squid stunts

To those who can wheelie, stoppie, and all of that, more power to you. I'm not out to dis anyone. Me personally, Ive heard of too many innocent bystanders getting hurt by bikes that looped over. There are a lot of bikes out there that will lift a wheel without much effort, and by all means enjoy them. Just remember, people might not get hurt by a stunt once in a while, but that bike on its side grinding to a halt means higher insurance rates for all of us. Me, I'll keep both tires on the ground.
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 05:55 AM
 
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Talking

I just jump school buses.
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 07:01 AM
 
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I used to try to wheelie on purpose. On my GPz550's and VF700F, this took some effort and planning.

Now that I'm all old and mature and don't wheelie on purpose, I have a bike that just wheelies by accident on the throttle every now and again.

(Riding twisty road behind couple two-up on a Nighthawk S. Keeping it tached up waiting for straight. Passing opportunity arises, swing out to the left, and they watch a bike go by on one wheel with the embarrassed rider yelling "Sorry!" )
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 07:05 AM
 
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I love it when traffic and circumstances permit.

I'm an older rider so I hope I'm doing it carefully enough.

I can't ride them forever like some but a 50 yard wheelie every now and again is a lot of fun!
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post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 10:53 AM
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20 years riding....never had the interest. I'd rather have two wheels carving through some twisties than any amount of one wheel on a straight.
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 11:08 AM
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20 years riding....never had the interest. I'd rather have two wheels carving through some twisties than any amount of one wheel on a straight.
I love cornering like the next guy, been riding for 12 years but when warranted I'll loft a wheelie as far as I possibly can. Usually that depends on how long the road is straight.

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post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 12:35 PM
 
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I love to ride wheelies its just that I am not that good at them. I can pull it up but only ride it for a few feet.
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