Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Perth Amboy, NJ USA 08861
I just got my '93 about 2 months ago. My first bike. I have been trying to do wheelies and stoppies the entire time.
For wheelies, I've only done about 1 good one. I got onto a long straight with almost no traffic. Accelerated to about 25mph in first gear. Then i held the clutch in just enought to let the engine rev freely. Revved to about 9000, and then dropped the clutch REAL QUICk. The bitch still didn't wheelie. So i just opened the throttle all the way and at about 12,500rpm, i finally got the wheel to come up about a foot. But then i bitched out and let the front end drop, cause i was doing about 70mph by then. I wish I had the balls to kick it into 2nd...
Stoppies are even harder, and scarier. The best one i did so far was about 6 inches off the ground. the problem is that the front wheel keeps locking up. Also, its a little scary, and that messes you up too.
Maybe my bike wasn't broke in properly, and the engine is running weak. But i'm really happy with it, and its made to race, not do stunts, so don't be too disappointed if you can't do all the showy stuff like other bikes. And it is REALLY heavy. With a full tank of gas, and about 4 quarts of oil, probably around 530-550lbs.