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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2002, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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how to wheelie a sv650s

Can anybody help me with any tips on getting the front end up on a sv650s. I'm having trouble with clutchin' it up.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-16-2002, 01:25 PM
 
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SV650S Wheelies

Well, for one thing, sit back in the seat as far as you can. That'll shift your weight to the rear. The S doesn't wheelie as easily as the naked model but it can be done.

A word of caution. I belong to an SV650 list and the two guys who are the most habitual wheelie artists have both blown their engines. So that little twin is relatively bomb-proof but apparently it may not withstand too much time on one wheel.

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I think this has to do with the oil shifting back away from the pick-up tube. The longer you ride the wheelie the longer the engine starves of oil.
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ya shouldn't even have to clutch wheelie it. that can be hard on some parts. what gear are you trying to do it in too? 1st would prolly be easiest. get it up around 7k-9k rpm's, let off the throttle and back on the throttle REALLY fast. that'll make the front end bounce up. just be careful!!

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Damaged parts

Hello,

I have heard that many different parts may become damaged if you wheelie often or incorrectly. For instance the shifter forks... fork seals, engine oil starvation... etc.

How are the shifter forks damaged? What is the actual act that would damage them? My RC goes up pretty easy but I do use the clutch lightly to get it up without alot of drama. Does this hurt the shifter forks?

Are all motors subject to oil starvation?

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Re: Damaged parts

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Hello,

I have heard that many different parts may become damaged if you wheelie often or incorrectly. For instance the shifter forks... fork seals, engine oil starvation... etc.

How are the shifter forks damaged? What is the actual act that would damage them? My RC goes up pretty easy but I do use the clutch lightly to get it up without alot of drama. Does this hurt the shifter forks?

Are all motors subject to oil starvation?

Miguel
The shift forks in the tranny can be bent if you power shift without chopping the thottle to unload the tranny. If you are accelerating and do a clutchless upshift it can be very very bad.
Clucthing to wheelie shouldn't hurt the tranny, its just a little harder on the clutch. Fork seals can be blown if you set it down too hard, you can also break motor mounts, damage the steering head and front wheel.
I've heard that wheelies can cause the oil to run to the back of the oil sump so the pickup sucks air instead of oil, but I've never ridden a wheelie on a street bike long enough to find out. I guess an oil pressure gauge would be needed to be sure.
Two stroke engines and dry sump four stroke engines aren't affected by wheelies.

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