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post #1 of 11 Old 03-15-2012, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Getting a wheel up

Lots of people have asked, so here it is. A functional guide for lightening the front wheel on or off road.


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post #2 of 11 Old 03-15-2012, 08:57 PM
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OK, I just want to say, I love your videos.

Thanks, and please keep up the good work
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Thank you, I love the mix of riding and doing video and am happy it's enjoyable to others too.

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ok so you get her going like you say about 3 grand which is what like 10mph or so in 1rst. then you drop the throttle, the front end dips down then you crack it open and pull with your arms? let me know if i understood that all correctly. i've been thinking of learning this technique for a while but haven't had a need for it as of yet and also haven't looked how to.

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does anybody else have dreams of doing lonnnnnnnnnnnnng wheelies? i have no problem 'getting it up' but i'de sure like to be able to go a little longer. lol. i remember when i first wore out my stock rear tire i could wheelie with almost no effort. much harder with a new knobbie on pavement. too much flex. good luck everybody. oh, and i only do it to look cool.

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does anybody else have dreams of doing lonnnnnnnnnnnnng wheelies? i have no problem 'getting it up' but i'de sure like to be able to go a little longer. lol. i remember when i first wore out my stock rear tire i could wheelie with almost no effort. much harder with a new knobbie on pavement. too much flex. good luck everybody. oh, and i only do it to look cool.

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does anybody else have dreams of doing lonnnnnnnnnnnnng wheelies? i have no problem 'getting it up' but i'de sure like to be able to go a little longer. lol. i remember when i first wore out my stock rear tire i could wheelie with almost no effort. much harder with a new knobbie on pavement. too much flex. good luck everybody. oh, and i only do it to look cool.
LOL The guy who really taught me could wheelie the KLR for ever. He actually had to put it down because the oil was coming out the breather. He said it was balance, pure and simple. Finding that point and then maintaining it. Well, I have the balance of a drunk elephant so I'll settle for a foot or so up and 20 ft long.

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I feel your pain. I want to wheelie so bad. Comin from having 2 gsxrs, it kinda hurts my feelings to ride the KLR ...


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