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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-12-2002, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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How can i ride a tanker....

Dayuummm, i tried the other day to ride a wheelie while sitting on my tank..I always said this was too sick for me....But I never thought i would be able to shift in a wheelie while sitting & ride stand ups...Needless to say i have gotten fairly decent @ both.

Anyway, when i tried, the power of the bike just pushed me back onto the seat, while in 1st gear....Any suggestions/tips on how to ride a tanker & whats the prefered gear...Holla




Btw, im on a 954 if that helps w/ your input
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-14-2002, 11:51 AM
 
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now why would you try to do a tanker on that brand new bike, i would wait a while before trying it, buti have seen people do it and the tend to use the less torquey gears such as 2 or 3, in no way are you going to b e able to control a tanker from first gear just too much power and as you said 9 times out of 10 just puts you right back on the seat

i would have frame sliders, which i know you have and full leathers and BE VERY CAREFUL, and ride where there is no traffic

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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-14-2002, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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DAyuumm everyone is dissin the tankers,,guess there not that good, especially for your tank if it gets dented...Yea well, guess ill just 86 that one....
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good move, 86in it is the way to go

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put a little grip tape on the tank after you do a few the tank will have your ass print indented into it so you won't slid off ass much and try a higher gear


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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-26-2002, 12:17 PM
 
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I have seen a couple of serious stunters bikes and the first thing they do when they get the bike is bash the tank in so they dont slide off,.......
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I've heard a lot of people say the 954's seat is like sitting on a piece of plywood, but I didn't think it was bad enough to necessitate riding on the tank....wow!

Just kiddin' Ruff....Its a badass bike, I love the mods you've done to yours. Keep ridin' hard but ride safe!

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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-12-2002, 06:47 AM
 
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Dude I had the same problem with tankers. Just tosses you right back on the seat. Then I remembered how much wax I have on my tank and how stupid it was to even try. LoL. I did manage to pull it up and stay on there for about 2 seconds though. Unfortunately it would have to be first gear on an R6 I don't think it has the balls to pull me up in second sitting on the tank, even though it's the gear I do my standups and sitdowns in. Bigpapa is right, most serious stunters bash their tank in so they don't slide off. That's a little much for me though. Till I pick up cheap beat up bike somewhere anyway. LoL
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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 10-02-2002, 06:35 AM
 
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Put a dent in your tank and ride around for a while and get use to it. The feel,stop ans starts,the grip tape is a great idea and it helped me. See......
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