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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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So I was at Road America on Sunday for the AMA Suzuki Duoble Header and ran into a pretty long line for the wheelie machine (has anyone else ever seen this thing?) For $20 you can hop up on this R6 mounted to some kind of wheelie contraption (I thought they were dyno testing when I first saw it). Squid after squid shelled out $20 to get on this thing and ride a "wheelie" without fear of tipping over. Part of me was glad that they were learning to do it on this contraption rather than in front of my house, until I realized that after successfully conquering the machine, that they would be out in force practicing their new found skill. Well, at least there was umbrella girls and kick ass racing to entertain the rest of us.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 11:47 AM
 
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Hi Jmccoy23-

It also sounds like it would be lots of fun for someone like me who would never risk damaging my motorcycle to perform wheelies. I might consider something like that as simply a goofy diversion while spending a weekend at the races.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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That is a possibility, and I could really care less what people spend their $$ on, but we all know that some clown went home after this and tried to do the same thing on a new bike with t-shirt and flip flops on. Not that I am against the process of natural selection thinning out the herd, I just really hate skyrocketing insurance rates.
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Hi Jmccoy23-

We're in 100% agreement on the insurance rates component. I would think that even after "mastering" the wheelie machine there are variables for which can't be accounted on the street. Stunting in public is an absurd practice.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 01:20 PM
 
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I wouldn't mind giving it a shot, but like Blue Jays, I don't want to hurt my bike trying it myself... I seem to do that well enough just riding But I also agree, that plenty of go home and think "this is easy!" and rip one off and probably loop their bikes or just launch them into their neighbors cars... People lack common sense...
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I wonder if the guy who owns that machine also owns a bike repair shop???




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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 06:51 PM
 
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I wonder if the guy who owns that machine also owns a bike repair shop???

Haha, thats good, think outside the box


I don't want to sound like a complete squid but I know I would jump on that thing and ride a wheelie just to get the feeling for once. I'll probably turn up roadkill.
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Haha, thats good, think outside the box


I don't want to sound like a complete squid but I know I would jump on that thing and ride a wheelie just to get the feeling for once. I'll probably turn up roadkill.

Your not sounding like a complete squid Oreo. I too have thought stunting I wouldn't want to f up a bike doing it. It sounds like fun though. I can imagine the huge grins of those riders on that thing.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-05-2006, 08:31 PM
 
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20 bucks to sit on a motorcycle on one wheel? Shit, just put a 12 bar on your bike and tell ppl to pay 10 bucks to see how you'd feel about 12'in a bike.
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