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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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wheelie a 95 cb 750?

so my first bike is a good one in a beat up old (but with aftermarket parks if that helps) '95 cb 750. now its not a sportbike but it is a sport touring with the fairing taken off, fs aftermarket vance and hines exhaust, more teeth etc. its not in the best shape so im not worried about its condition rather than my own.

the question being, can you learn to wheelie on that thing? also if not, can anyone wheelie that? i would imagine it takes some good clutch work in 1st or 2nd cuz when i twist it all the way from idle the front end BARELY gets up or maybe its an hallucination and it doesnt get up at all. but is this a bike i should try and learn on before getting a bigger bike or am i just waisting my time in frustration because it is such a power lacking and heavy (430+ pounds with less hp than any modern 600) peice that only an experienced stunter could manage to get up. keep in mind id prefer to learn to clutch wheelie as opposed to power it
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-20-2006, 10:12 AM
 
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From what I've red, just about any bike can wheelie. It took me a while to be able to get the front end of my 750 to hop up a bit but it did. Make sure your on a long straight empty peice of road when you practice. I use a phosfate mining road after hours. Start off easy with it. Slide your butt to the back of the bike and take your weight off your hands. Get going a little so the bike is stable, I go about 20mph when I try, hold the clutch in till right before it engages. Get the RPMs up, I go to around 11k, and let the clutch out. Dont worry about keeping the RPMs up until you get use to the feeling of the launch. Make sure that when you launch that the force doesn't cause you to pull the clutch back in inadvertantly, that was a cause for many falures of mine. Our bikes are similar in power and weight, mine is 453 wet and 749cc. It just takes practice. Be careful not to turn the front wheel when it comes up... it makes for an interesting landing Good luck and take it easy. Before you even try wheelieing make sure your comfortable and competant on riding you bike. Also try not to drop the front fast, it can blow out the gaskets on you forks.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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ok so ive tried. i pulled the clutch in in first and gave it all she had. she popped up maybe a foot and then went down. its just to heavy, the engine is to far up on the bike as well. i guess i just have to wait for a new one
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 02:27 PM
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Wheelie monster

Is learning to do wheelies the the only reason you got into motorcycling?

If so, your Nighthawk 750 isn't exactly the best tool for that job.

If not, your bike is a good beginner bike that should help you learn all the basics you need.
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