Originally posted by ochoa0042
They do? are your sure of that?
thats probably the reason why I cant pull a endo on my dirt bike or motorcycle.
Realy. . . all the way ?
Yes. The easiest way to do a stoppie, is to brake lightly untill the front tire is loaded, than brake progressivly harder untill one feels the front bottom out, then brake a touch more. As long as the forks are not bottomed out, they can absorb the weight transfer by compressing, leaving no force to lift your rear tire.
Learn to deal with your front tire locking up, its a skill that will pay devidents. As long as the bike is carrying some speed, nothing happens instantly, and that includes falling. Most situations leave about half a second for you to do something about them, which is a fair bit of time as long as you dont panic and use it wisely. Of course, speed ensures you will get hurt more when you do fall. Double edged sword there.
I have heard that locking up your front tire in the middle of a stoppie, when the rear is high in the air, can be absolutely disastarous, but havent personally done it myself. I suspect, that as long as the front tire doesnt turn from the direction of travel, everythig will be fine, but if it does, it will throw you over once it regains traction.