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Can someone who's actually popped a wheelie on a F4, tell this pathetic boy, how it's done!

I've recently tried rolling it on (as someone told me, but I was not able to get it up ;)
I need viagra. Help!!! :)

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Tai,

wassup man? good luck with the wheelie attempts! i guess watching the Las Vegas Extremes video is getting to you, huh? :)

i called you bro a little while ago to tell you about my bike getting stolen!! :mad:
read my post in the Daily Rider forum detailing the theft..... oh boy i was so looking forward to hitting 211 this weekend!

for those of you who dont know, Tai and i ride with a large group of riders in the DC/VA area and Tai can DEFINITELY ride well!!! and i am sure that he must have only gotten better after his Advanced Learners course this weekend!! btw, Tai how was it?
worth the money? do tell us details! :)

now only if someone could help him get it up.... thats the front wheel folks! :eek:

give me a call dude....

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p.s. so you think i could borrow one of your bikes this weekend on 211?????? :eek: :eek:
j/k!!!
 

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Go to the "How do I" forum and look at the second page. See topic: "F4 wheelie" there are tons of good tips. Once you get used to it it's a piece of cake. The F4 is very easy to get vertical with.
Good luck, let us know if you get it.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by arif CBRF4:
Tai,

wassup man? good luck with the wheelie attempts! i guess watching the Las Vegas Extremes video is getting to you, huh? :)

i called you bro a little while ago to tell you about my bike getting stolen!! :mad:
read my post in the Daily Rider forum detailing the theft..... oh boy i was so looking forward to hitting 211 this weekend!

for those of you who dont know, Tai and i ride with a large group of riders in the DC/VA area and Tai can DEFINITELY ride well!!! and i am sure that he must have only gotten better after his Advanced Learners course this weekend!! btw, Tai how was it?
worth the money? do tell us details! :)

now only if someone could help him get it up.... thats the front wheel folks! :eek:

give me a call dude....

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'99 F4

p.s. so you think i could borrow one of your bikes this weekend on 211?????? :eek: :eek:
j/k!!!
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Arif!

What the @#[email protected]#[email protected]#!!! Holy @#$#@!!!
I saw that you called last night; I tried calling, but looks like you weren't there last night and your answering machine didn't pick up. Sorry, to hear that your bike got stolen... :(

Stolen!!! Man, that's the second bike I've personally known the owner of that's been stolen. The other guy had his basically new 99 ZX6R stolen in Springfield, VA. Wasn't garaged, although he had a "Kryptonite" chain lock around it; needless to say, it didn't do any good. Thank God, I keep mine in my (personal) garage, although after reading your thread in Daily rider, that didn't help.

Dude, I'm bummed for you. :( Give the apartment manager, hell! I was just looking forward to 211 this weekend; the weekend looks promising, weather wise. It's not going to be as fun w/o you, dude; you think, you can get a F4 real quick and scrub it in in time for this weekend? :) :) :)

Well, if it's any consolation, you'll have a brand new spanking '00.

Yeah, dude, after watching the Las Vegas Extremes and the Star Boys, I'm more resolute to making a career popping wheelies. The ECR course at NOVA was good. The course material has lot more advanced riding and technical info. on riding. As far as out in the lot, we basically went over the stuff, the novice class covered, but with more of a personal constructive criticism from the two instructors. They had said that from a survey of all crashes, the victims showed that it all came down to breaking, cornering and swerving; that is what we worked on in the lot. It seemed that a lot of people had to be reminded about the importance of keeping the head up and keeping the eye directed towards the exit (including me) when negotiating a curve. The course reaffirms what was covered in the novice class, with emphasis on braking (rear lock, max. braking, in a curve, etc.), cornering, (approach, entry, exit speed), and swerving (braking, swerving, vice versa, etc.). I'd recommend.
As far as riding, Arif is the better rider. I'm usually trailing... :) Arif, if at all possible, please get a bike before this weekend!!!

I'll give you call later tonight, Arif.

--Tai


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Folks,

I just popped a mini-wheelie this evening. As someone posted, I think having minimum fuel weight and sitting back on the seat helped. I think I had the RPMs at 6-7K prior to coming up. The oh-s*#$%#@$ factor kicked in, and I instinctly brought it down. I'm not sure, but I think I could have maintained it a bit longer had I not moved forward. Which leads to my question:

After initially getting it up, what do I need to do to maintain the wheelie? Hold the throttle steady? Give it more? Taking it one step at a time... Don't want to wreck my beautiful F4! :)

Thanks in advance.

--Tai

p.s. Once I get wheelies squared away in first gear, is it as easy and the same process of popping wheelies at higher gears (speeds?) Example, will it be as easy or harder to pop a wheelie at 6th gear and running at 60 MPH?

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by taner261:
You will never get it up in 6th on an F4.

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You mean, I won't be able to pop a wheelie while at HWY speeds? Does that mean I can only pop from first?

Thanks.

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Tai, the F4 will get up in first and second. First gear is pretty easy, you need to get the RPMs up to 4000-6000, close the throttle load up your wrist and snap it back on. This takes some practice but once you get used to it, try to keep applying throttle until you find the balance point, by that time your RPMs should be around 11,000, at which time you can power shift(no clutch) into 2nd gear.
Second gear is a different story, you have to use the clutch method, but it can be done.
My friend that I sold my F4 is getting first gear pretty good, but really hasn't played with the second gear wheelie.
Good luck, I'm sure you'll get it.

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Folks,

Thanks for the info. Looks like I will have to get a bigger bike to be a LVX or Star Boys wannabe. RC51 sounds like an excellent choice; 10K, ouch! I just have to get a higher paying job! :) I've heard the R1 is a wheelie machine. Any other bikes? 900RR, 929? How easy should my ZX7R be able to wheelie and is the technique the same?

Thanks!

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Look bro, I have an FZR600 the 3ed slowest sportbike on the market of that year (sorry Katana 600 and ZX600e) and I can wheelie. I can "keep it up" in 2ed and 3ed, if you can't,screw it, it will come. If you don't feel at ease on one wheel, you shouldnt be on one wheel. If you feel fine on one wheel, cool, just find the balance point and keep at it. Just don't hurt yourself trying, you could end up being the squid that looped it that everyone keeps talking about. :D
careful bro.
If this looks like flame I assure you it's not.

Rock on
Ride on

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Fizzman:
screw it, it will come.
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Poignant. :D

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by neo:
RC51 sounds like an excellent choice; 10K, ouch!

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10K? If you know where I can get an RC51 for $10K, please let me know.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Pete:
10K? If you know where I can get an RC51 for $10K, please let me know.

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Just have to search them out. My friend found one in my hometown for 9999.99. Some dealers aren't interested in the markup I guess. Matter of fact out of the ten to fifteen in this area this year I haven't heard of one person who paid more than sticker.

BTW, JAF Honda in Scotia, NY.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 2000VFR:
Just have to search them out. My friend found one in my hometown for 9999.99. Some dealers aren't interested in the markup I guess. Matter of fact out of the ten to fifteen in this area this year I haven't heard of one person who paid more than sticker.

BTW, JAF Honda in Scotia, NY.

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Ian, all I can say is that to hear that makes me happy. I'm glad to know that there are *some* m/c dealerships that aren't out to rape the consumer, like those here in Houston. Are you saying that JAF Honda has an RC51 left? Not that I would go to NY to buy one, I just wasn't aware that there were any unsold RC51s.




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