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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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wheelies or speed??

Which is more fun...wheelies or speed. I prefer speed. I think wheelies are cooler to watch other riders do than to do them myself. (granted i am not good at them..YET )
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 02:04 PM
 
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I like wheelies. Everyone can speed but not everyone can wheelie.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 03:12 PM
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Try cornering

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Which is more fun...wheelies or speed?
Learn to corner. It's way more fun than either straight-line speed or dopey stunts. Throwing a motorcycle into a turn hard, railing through at a high lean angle, and accelerating out at the limit of traction is the reason I ride.
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Dan, you might as well be showing card tricks to dogs.
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I have to go along with Dan. Wheelies are fun and they look cool, speed is also fun under the right conditions. But, you need to learn how to RIDE the motorcycle first. There's a lot more to it than wheelies and going fast in a straight line.

It really scares me to think of someone doing those two without learning the rest of it. Even more than others that don't know how to ride yet. That's because people going fast and riding wheelies (or trying to) are MUCH more likely to get themselves into a situation where they need good riding skills to get themselves out of it. Mistake + lack of skills = crash.....simple formula.

Forget the high speed stuff and wheelies for the time being and really learn to ride. The rest of it will come naturally. DO NOT let friends influence you to do things you aren't ready for, and keep the testoserone in check. If it seems like it's too dangerous or could be, it most likely is. Don't be a squid.
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 06:48 PM
 
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WHERE THE HELL DO U GET ALL THE MONEY for all those C ARS TRU CKS AND BIKES *GABANDIT?
thats insane
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 08:03 PM
 
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i love the speed can't get enough of it . but i've been practicing the wheelies .
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Cool

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Dan, you might as well be showing card tricks to dogs.
ROFLMAO...

DataDan, I have to agree...I used to pull wheelies, but you're right, the real rush comes when you're pushin' the tires to their edge and using the footpegs to make sparks (just call me Troy)!
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-02-2002, 01:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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I understand where you guys are coming from. The truth is that I do already know how to ride w/skill. I didn't mean to make you all think I was all about the squidly shit because I definetely am NOT. I have a family to look after and plenty of bills to pay and don't feel like kicking out a $500 deductible because I pulled a wheelie in the wrong place at the wrong time!!
I just wanted to hear other peoples opinions on the the subject.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-02-2002, 02:59 AM
 
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Brad,
I don't have the GSF1200 (Bandit) anymore....
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