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Old 08-10-2005, 01:45 PM   #1
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Balance Point

I hit the balance point ONCE yesterday but could never get it again.* lolz.* Crazy feeling.* Felt like I was floating and keeping a steady speed wheelie.* Slowly but surely learning how to do standups.* :biggthumpup:

I'm still under the "basic" stunts category from the thread that Din posted.*
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
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Re: Balance Point

werd congrats i havent been able to find the bp long eouhg to actually get to feel it on a stand up.
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Are you powering or clutching? I don't really wanna clutch cause I don't want the extra wear and tear but I'm gonna have to start clutchin' sometime...

Anyhow, powering it up to a balance point area is kinda scary cause it comes up kind of quick... But I've gotten it almost there... Its really scary...

And I can't get my 2nd gear standups to come up... I pre-load, puul, and twist and kind of lean back on the pegs... It comes up a little, but doesn't keep coming up... Any tips?
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Are you powering or clutching?* I don't really wanna clutch cause I don't want the extra wear and tear but I'm gonna have to start clutchin' sometime...

Anyhow, powering it up to a balance point area is kinda scary cause it comes up kind of quick... But I've gotten it almost there... Its really scary...

And I can't get my 2nd gear standups to come up... I pre-load, puul, and twist and kind of lean back on the pegs... It comes up a little, but doesn't keep coming up... Any tips?
I'm doing 2nd and 3rd gear clutch ups. I put my left foot on my rear peg and cover the brake with my right. In second, I got about 30-40 mph and blip the clutch and give it gas and it comes right up. It's all in your throttle control. Don't give it too much or you will loop it. Once you figure it out, it's actually pretty easy to get it up. Riding it out just takes practice.
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:09 PM   #5
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Re: Balance Point

...

should i even attempt to try to wheelie with my bike.. after all the money i spent on it...but i want to sooooooo bad to learn...

oh stephen.. thats FAWKIN OSOME!!!!
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Old 08-10-2005, 05:35 PM   #6
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should i even attempt to try to wheelie with my bike.. after all the money i spent on it...but i want to sooooooo bad to learn...

oh stephen.. thats FAWKIN OSOME!!!!

Just take baby steps. Once I actually figured out how to use the clutch to do it, it all came together from there. Just wear gear and be careful and don't get throttle happy. :icon_smile:
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Re: Balance Point

Ive never actually wheelied with my foot on the rear brake. I actually put my right knee on my seat and keep my left foot on the peg. Different things work for different people... This works for me and makes me be Extra careful cuz I obviously only have my throttle to keep me from looping.

I remember the first time I hit my balance point I had never ridden a wheelie that long and I was just like WHOA .. felt like I was up forever. I got a little excited and decided to set it down before I tried something more stupid. lol
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Re: Balance Point

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Are you powering or clutching?* I don't really wanna clutch cause I don't want the extra wear and tear but I'm gonna have to start clutchin' sometime...

Anyhow, powering it up to a balance point area is kinda scary cause it comes up kind of quick... But I've gotten it almost there... Its really scary...

And I can't get my 2nd gear standups to come up... I pre-load, puul, and twist and kind of lean back on the pegs... It comes up a little, but doesn't keep coming up... Any tips?
hey bbw... not tryin to hate or anything man... just be careful dude... keep loggin in the miles on two wheels too mkay (not just up on one)... right:

you got gear, yeah?...* :confused1:
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Re: Balance Point

This is why you should wear your gear people!!!

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Old 08-11-2005, 03:19 AM   #10
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ya think. dog hope you feelin ok.

Now I'm thinking that full armor might be a good idea

Just got done doin rather excessive speeds in a jacket, jeans and a helmet.

thanks for making me think tweece I mean twice.

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Re: Balance Point

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Are you powering or clutching? I don't really wanna clutch cause I don't want the extra wear and tear but I'm gonna have to start clutchin' sometime...

Anyhow, powering it up to a balance point area is kinda scary cause it comes up kind of quick... But I've gotten it almost there... Its really scary...

And I can't get my 2nd gear standups to come up... I pre-load, puul, and twist and kind of lean back on the pegs... It comes up a little, but doesn't keep coming up... Any tips?
I'm doing 2nd and 3rd gear clutch ups. I put my left foot on my rear peg and cover the brake with my right. In second, I got about 30-40 mph and blip the clutch and give it gas and it comes right up. It's all in your throttle control. Don't give it too much or you will loop it. Once you figure it out, it's actually pretty easy to get it up. Riding it out just takes practice.
i can't remember where, but i think porshito posted a gerat article about how to wheelie where it said that standups are easier to learn than sit downs. Somebody else said it has to do with each person's preferences. I have to agree with that also, becuase i have tried wheelies all different ways and they all were totally different. But i acually like the most and felt the mot comfortable when i did just like the article said. Right foot covering brake left fooot on back peg and clutchin it up. It feels really good and easy to come up. And i think i have a better idea of where the bike it because im up a little higher than the bike. Its been a while, i prob. practice this weekend at the usual spot.
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:12 AM   #12
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Re: Balance Point

hope u feel better man...

st3ph3n the article is under how to wheelie in the stunta lounge lol....
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Re: Balance Point

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Are you powering or clutching?* I don't really wanna clutch cause I don't want the extra wear and tear but I'm gonna have to start clutchin' sometime...

Anyhow, powering it up to a balance point area is kinda scary cause it comes up kind of quick... But I've gotten it almost there... Its really scary...

And I can't get my 2nd gear standups to come up... I pre-load, puul, and twist and kind of lean back on the pegs... It comes up a little, but doesn't keep coming up... Any tips?
dont power. clutch it.....
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hope u feel better man...

st3ph3n the article is under how to wheelie in the stunta lounge lol....

I don't care.* This thread was about balance point.* Something you'll never get to.
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Old 08-11-2005, 07:52 PM   #15
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hope u feel better man...

st3ph3n the article is under how to wheelie in the stunta lounge lol....

I don't care.* This thread was about balance point.* Something you'll never get to.
hope u feel better was for prodigy....
i was trying to help u out to find the post... and trust me i have other stuff in life to focus on beside the balance point!!! now ur about to cross the balance point in my brain dipshit in that case u will loose ur balance for a good while.
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Re: Balance Point

BP is a good feeling. I'm usually in and out of the BP. One thing you can do to find it or help you get to it is lean back while you wheelie. More wieght in the back cause the balance point to be lower.
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DAMNIT JOE, u loopin em out again. been there done that, i feel for ya dog. i think everyone should do like i did and just loop it back and then u will truely find ur balance point young skywalker. n4:
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DAMNIT JOE, u loopin em out again. been there done that, i feel for ya dog. i think everyone should do like i did and just loop it back and then u will truely find ur balance point young skywalker. n4:
I've looped before and i don't think that help me at all.... Usually wreck set you back and my most definitly did.
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Old 08-12-2005, 09:02 AM   #19
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I guess I haven't reached BP yet... I don't really understand it... All I know is that its the point in your wheelie where it will stay and ride for a while... I guess..

Someone wanna explain to a noob? :dontknow:

And I learned how to clutch'em up... I can't ride them out very far at all yet, but I learned clutching... right:
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i forgot how to do wheelies.
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