I feel exactly what you are saying. After trying wheelies for a couple of days, I am finished with them. I don't think it is worth the risk of tearing up my bike just to "look cool".FastHawk said:Do you think you can repeatedly drop your front end over and over without possible f**king something up. Don't get me wrong wheelies are cool and all. I saw a guy blow his fork seals when he came down once. Wheelies are cool, but if you don't know what you are doing, I have seen everything from ruined chains and sprockets (contstant torque and clutch wheelies) to fried engines. Watch out how you land, get the tire turned slightly and you may get a nasty high-side.
LoveMyR6 said:after I got back home, I noticed that one of my headlights had blown. Does wheelies cause bubls to blow? Also, can I cause damage to the bike by doing wheelies? I don't want to damage anything on my bike, nor do I want to "loosen" anything up by doing constant wheelies.
Doing wheelies is bad for your bike, the oil will run to th eback of the pan and away from the pick up . However, as long as you keep it to less than 1/4 mile and you don't wheelie at every chance you get that wont be a problem. If you don't learn to control your landings, you will start battering your front brackets, and fairing. Just learn to control your wheelies, than you will be able master the long distance.
By the way, my longest wheelie was 1.8 miles, standing on the back pegs in 3rd gear. Gotta love it
You gotta love the guys who feel that they are better riders than people they don't even know. I love to wheelie, and I love to do stoppies, but with the exact same suspension settings, I'll drop my elbow to the ground. I just put an Attack rear-set on my F4i, and let me tell yeah, that shit don't drag no matter how low you go.:twofingerFastHawk said:It has been my experience- and no offense to anyone out there! That most of the riders who do wheelies and stoppies, do so because they either can't, or are not willing to put in the time to learn how to really be a rider. I'll take draggin' my knee thru an apex over a wheelie any day! That's where the skill really is. Any monkey can pop a clutch or squeeze a front brake lever; And believe me, when you are that good, the only wheelies you will be pulling are the true ones- The Power Wheelie! When a suid asks if I can wheelie, I say yeah, but you'll never see it. and when they ask why? Because when it happens, I'll be smokin' your ass!:finger:
MY GAWD DUDE. How do you get the time to put in those kinda miles? Long commute or do you take month long bike vacations every 6 mos?dunhamg said:For all of you that are so worried about fork seals, get an R1. I have a '99 R1 that now has 93,500 miles on it.