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Old 04-29-2009, 03:03 PM   #1
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Fiddy's Appeal?

I've never ridden one. At 6ft 3 they are a bit small for a daily commute

Point is, what is their appeal. Are they really that much fun as people seem to indicate (even for tall people), and they really are fun to stunt as bigger bikes? Most people seem to indicate that before I go wheeling the 500 it would be best to start practice with a 50 so I develop control, but does that really translate straight over to big bike.
I mean could I even fit my toe under the shifter (is there one)?

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yes it's pretty much exactly the same but in a different way .
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yes they are that fun to ride and you can learn so much on them. body postitioning is very crucial in the handling of a 50 in the corners. i like to race friends around an elementary school parking lot by my house and it makes a huge difference. your brain doesn't know the difference between a 40 degree lean angle on a little bike or a big bike, so it help to build confidence in the big bike. the same goes for balance point. if i have just 1 hour to kill, I'd much rather go play for an hour on the little bike than the big bike.
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everything on a fiddy is a learning tool that can be applied to the big bikes....either track riding or stunt riding...ask some local stunters on the board like clayton and kevin,....kevin's been stunt riding for less then six months and transfered over to the f4i with NO PROBLEMS, just like CLAYTON did.i just got rid of my f4i to get back on a fiddy, to me it's just so much fun for me.
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yes they are that fun to ride and you can learn so much on them. body postitioning is very crucial in the handling of a 50 in the corners. i like to race friends around an elementary school parking lot by my house and it makes a huge difference. your brain doesn't know the difference between a 40 degree lean angle on a little bike or a big bike, so it help to build confidence in the big bike. the same goes for balance point. if i have just 1 hour to kill, I'd much rather go play for an hour on the little bike than the big bike.
for sure. the little thing is fun as . plenty of other members on here to ride 50's with. from 50 runs, stunting them, and racing around in parking lots or golf courses. no shortage of hooliganism if you're on a 50. i don't even wanna try to wheelie or stoppie the big bike, i can do all those things on the 50 and not wreck/kill myself.
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yes they are that fun to ride and you can learn so much on them. body postitioning is very crucial in the handling of a 50 in the corners. i like to race friends around an elementary school parking lot by my house and it makes a huge difference. your brain doesn't know the difference between a 40 degree lean angle on a little bike or a big bike, so it help to build confidence in the big bike. the same goes for balance point. if i have just 1 hour to kill, I'd much rather go play for an hour on the little bike than the big bike.

Ha I heard you took Paul on the 50 race course. And OP if he will fit at 6'5 you should be ok.
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I think mekrew is right around me on size as well... of course I've got about 40 pounds on him probably...


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Ha I heard you took Paul on the 50 race course. And OP if he will fit at 6'5 you should be ok.
and after 10 minutes of playing on it he wants one!! i showed him some stuff about body position and then he went out on the big bike and said what a difference that few minutes learning on the 50 made.
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i can get low on the 50, but too low and pegs start dragging. lol almost got taken out by a tee marker on the golf course by the house yesterday.
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i can get low on the 50, but too low and pegs start dragging. lol almost got taken out by a tee marker on the golf course by the house yesterday.
yep, it'll drag the rear stunt pegs... but only after it drags my foot pegs, so that is my limit and tells me to hang off even more!
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i've heard you get in less trouble, ie go to a parking lot and stunt on 600's police issues (geez! what's the big deal with parking lot and some fun!), but the fiddy's they don't throw you in jail for...

that's a plus
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ride one for like an hour .... enough said

im 6'4 and ride one so your good to go

i make that bike look small
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lol i was about to say. sweet 50 mekrew, those rims are sick. so who wants to help adjust my front brake?
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