RE: Wheelie Question in 5'th
Posted October 19, 2006 - 04:38 PM
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Posted October 22, 2006 - 04:11 PM
By the way, I had a blast doing 5th gear wheelies on my Yamaha IT490 (very modified engine) until one fateful day 20 years ago. The bike was geared with 16/42 sprockets and would top 100 quite easily.
What happened is the front tire was up in the air so long, it stopped spinning. And I carried the wheelie about as far as I could in 5th gear. When it dropped, the tire ripped right off the rim. I went right off the road instantly at a very high speed. The only good thing about that experience is that I lived.
Posted October 22, 2006 - 07:02 PM
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Posted October 23, 2006 - 02:06 PM
Wow, you have any video clips of that Dan? would love to see how it's done since i can't do it......
I've got some helmet cam stuff layin around with some long ones, if I get some spare time I'll cut something together.. Wheelies on the WR are all about 3rd and 4th, 4th being the easiest for standing and 3rd is best for sit down wheelies. I always look for an uphill whoop to get a standing wheelie started, you've got to get the front end up all the way as quick as you can, lean back with your legs and arms straight and stay on the gas, you'll get it..
Posted October 23, 2006 - 05:12 PM
Beware of the high speed wheelies. I used to have my patented side saddle one hand wheelie. One day I went over on a friends 250R three wheeler running about 60 or 70. That was around 1989 and I haven't regained complete use of my right shoulder since. It cost me about $1500 to fix his wheeler also. I thought it would never happen.
I don't ride fast wheelies anymore. I can relive it now just thinking about it. Almost 20 years and I can still feel it when I raise my arm above my head. It wasn't worth it. Take care of the of the body because you can't trade it in for a new one.