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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-04-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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has anyone wheelie'd ?

just wondering if anyone has lifted the front end of their bike, I figure it has enough torque and with some intake and exhaust mod's it should come up quite easily.

Really Im just kidding around I have no intention of stunt riding my kawi cowboy

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Never lifted one off the ground but have scooted my front wheel by pulling out too hard in a slight curve. Done that on my 1600 Meanie and my V2K. I also have never tried too. My mentality is that if it has 2 wheels I would like to be using both all the time.

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ha nice, on my raider i heard of people skipping the front wheel into 2nd gear.

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I did pull one at my license test at the DMV on my 83 Honda 650 Nighthawk. I was going through this part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp6leeoL--c

I did not get up to speed quick enough and they were nice enough to let me try it again. Well I thought to myself I am not failing it since this was my 3rd (and final) try to get my license, so I wicked up the throttle launched the bike as bast as I could, the front wheel lifted but still low enough to power through it. Then when I stopped It felt like it was about to stand on the front.

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Yes I have, several times. It's not something that just anyone should try. This is a heavy bike and it takes a special balance between throttle/clutch and speed to do it.

What I'm trying to say is I hope no one tries to do it unless they really want to and know what they are doing.


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I can just picture me doing this with my vaquero...lol

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Many times. I do it to tease my Harley riding friends.

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Many times. I do it to tease my Harley riding friends.
SHAME ON YOU!!

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I did pull one at my license test at the DMV on my 83 Honda 650 Nighthawk. I was going through this part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp6leeoL--c

I did not get up to speed quick enough and they were nice enough to let me try it again. Well I thought to myself I am not failing it since this was my 3rd (and final) try to get my license, so I wicked up the throttle launched the bike as bast as I could, the front wheel lifted but still low enough to power through it. Then when I stopped It felt like it was about to stand on the front.
Most importantly, did you pass??
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