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Old 12-19-2005, 01:12 AM   #1
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Help needed - balancing a wheelie...

Popped my first wheelie today. My friend that was there with me said it was about 3 feet off the ground, now for my problem, I can't hold it up there, how do I control it? is it just something that I have to get more used to riding one or what? popping it up is getting easier, but I can't hold it more than a second or two, jsut comes up and goes straight back down.

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Old 12-19-2005, 01:28 AM   #2
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Get it up about this high and you can ride them out a little longer. Just work on throttle control. Riding them out is a whole different story. Practice, practice, practice.

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first thing you need to do is get that up to balance point.. it seems your not getting it high enough.. Give it more gas and hold it there adn give it more gas if it's too low, let off the gas a little if it's too high. I know that some advice but just practice you'll get the hang of it.
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Old 12-19-2005, 05:56 PM   #6
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Your not gonna get it on your first couple of whoolies. Take your time and learn at your own speed. You have to get it to balance point. Start low, and get the hang of smooth throttle control. Once you get used to the lauch, give it alittle more gas. It only comes with pratice and everyone [including myself] has a different way of getting there. Try different stlyes, till ya find one that you feel works for you. You'll get the hang of it. Just remember that if it doesn't feel good, set it down. You always have another whoolie after the one your on. Alot of people try to ride every whoolie as if it was their last, and in some cases it is. Be safe
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Your not gonna get it on your first couple of whoolies. Take your time and learn at your own speed. You have to get it to balance point. Start low, and get the hang of smooth throttle control. Once you get used to the lauch, give it alittle more gas. It only comes with pratice and everyone [including myself] has a different way of getting there. Try different stlyes, till ya find one that you feel works for you. You'll get the hang of it. Just remember that if it doesn't feel good, set it down. You always have another whoolie after the one your on. Alot of people try to ride every whoolie as if it was their last, and in some cases it is. Be safe
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Old 12-19-2005, 07:17 PM   #8
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Your not gonna get it on your first couple of whoolies. Take your time and learn at your own speed. You have to get it to balance point. Start low, and get the hang of smooth throttle control. Once you get used to the lauch, give it alittle more gas. It only comes with pratice and everyone [including myself] has a different way of getting there. Try different stlyes, till ya find one that you feel works for you. You'll get the hang of it. Just remember that if it doesn't feel good, set it down. You always have another whoolie after the one your on. Alot of people try to ride every whoolie as if it was their last, and in some cases it is. Be safe
listen to the youngster. he is wise beyond his years. Definately take it slow. Balance point is like the holy grail when your 1st starting......it's elusive. One thing to remember, if your gonna do the we do.....prepare to eat like we do. We all crash. Pick a place where you won't get your ranover when it happens. Are you scared yet? You should be. This aint no joke. Most of us have friends who have died from stunting. Most of us are serious about our wheelies and it's taken years to get to the point we are. What I'm saying is try to keep it off the streets or at least in a secluded area. Always bring a friend so he can call 911 when you do eat . Just some friendly advice from an old guy.

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Old 12-19-2005, 09:27 PM   #9
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How can I keep the bike from "tank slapping" when the front wheel comes down?
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thanks, ya, I did it in a closed parking lot, I figured that I'd rather eat it without the chance of a car behind me running my over after I bailed.

thanks again for all the help.

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Old 12-19-2005, 11:06 PM   #11
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How can I keep the bike from "tank slapping" when the front wheel comes down?
by a good stearing damper.
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:58 AM   #12
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hows hyperpro?? i have one but i dont know anything about dampeners
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Old 12-20-2005, 09:54 AM   #13
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hows hyperpro?? i have one but i dont know anything about dampeners
well go faster than 35 and hit a bump see weather you get any tank slappers...

To answer part of this guys answer nobody has said anything yet but you really should learn in 2nd gear..1rst will bite you in the fast and hard....Just come out to a.s.i. and there will be plenty of people to give you a helping hand...
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listen to the youngster. he is wise beyond his years. Definately take it slow. Balance point is like the holy grail when your 1st starting......it's elusive. One thing to remember, if your gonna do the we do.....prepare to eat like we do. We all crash. Pick a place where you won't get your ranover when it happens. Are you scared yet? You should be. This aint no joke. Most of us have friends who have died from stunting. Most of us are serious about our wheelies and it's taken years to get to the point we are. What I'm saying is try to keep it off the streets or at least in a secluded area. Always bring a friend so he can call 911 when you do eat . Just some friendly advice from an old guy.

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How can I keep the bike from "tank slapping" when the front wheel comes down?
put the wheel down straight when you come down and you shouldnt have the prob as much.
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:13 PM   #16
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Old 12-21-2005, 01:57 AM   #17
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Me and B-unit will be out there the second weekend of Jan. Any chance we'll get together and make some whoolies?
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not with matt he will stand u up and not answer his phone all day
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not with matt he will stand u up and not answer his phone all day
yeah, matt is a that stands people up. I remember, one time at band camp........he stuck a twelve bar up his pu$$y! lol

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Haha !!! You fools forget, Matt lives out in the sticks where he hunts his own food for dinner, so the cell phone reception is limited :icon_bigg
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