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hey, just wondering if anyone actually wheelie's their tw, id love to learn how in a safe place, if i could get some pointers it would be appreciated
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Pactice, practice, practice. Expect a few broken parts. Have on ALL of your protective gear. Good Luck. It can be done.
 

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1) Take of your mirrors and signals to save $ when it doesn't go well.

2) If you are going to loop it backwards, quickly stab the rear brake and it will come forward. If its too late, just jump off and get ready to run while watching your bike catapult into the weeds.

3) Real dirtbikes are much better at this than TW's are.

4) After time, jumping and wheeling bikes with a weak frames (TW's, small XR's and the like)which don't fully cradle the engine will end up with longer wheel bases and revised rake/trail dynamics. You will notice a bike used for this will look funny from the profile. I have never seen one break, but you can definately tell it has been off the ground a lot.
 

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I did wheelie and/or barrel roll once at Carnagie OHV park, climbing something too steep w/o enough weight forward. So yes for a very short time I was doing a wheelie, with many explectives following starting with Oh S%&t.

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I was recently doing some Urban dualsporting in Salem, Oregon (something my cousin & I enjoy doing!)... While riding up an old footpath with mis-aligned stairs made from old railroad ties, I had to goose it in 1st gear to keep the momentum. This became the 1st wheelie I've done on my TW. The front end came up about half-way up the path and I held it (the path is only ~18ft long with a ~12ft elevation gain). I did manage to enter the Winco parking lot slightly airborne, still in wheelie formation! It was about midnight, so we got the heck outta there!
 

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Wow, that video rocks...

Might need some natural courage in the riders and many practices..



Thanks for the sharing it.
 

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Holy wow, that video was incredible - I hope it doesn't make anyone feel less masculine when I say it was like they were doing ballet with their bikes! And I can't even wheelie my bicycle, so there's no wheelie action happening with my TW either
 

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you can wheelie on any bike...50cc scooter, or moped, automatic, semi automatic, or manual bike/scooter. manual and semi automatic are the easiest to get the front wheel up
 

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yea, I know its possible, I was more hoping for tips tricks from those skilled at it on this specific bike
anyone who has experience I can draw upon would be greatly appreciated.
 

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yea, I know its possible, I was more hoping for tips tricks from those skilled at it on this specific bike
anyone who has experience I can draw upon would be greatly appreciated.


Well it takes some balls and guts to do it
. cuz you will at least drop your bike once or twice or maybe more it depends on how often you do it (practice), but as I say it takes some balls. My suggestion try it on dirt or grass (but not when you have street tires on it-it's harder) cuz when you fall on dirt and grass which is softer than asphalt or concrete it will help absorb the impact meaning less damage to the bike and yourself. According to my experience when I learned how to wheelie (when I was a teenager - never went to stunt school) I started with both feet on the ground to help me balance the bike and then started to rev the bike a little high while holding the clutch then let go, but you wanna keep your left hand on the clutch to control the power (you dont wanna over rev it). try it until you get your front tire above ground like 1 ft, then try 2 ft, then try it higher and higher (play with the rev while the bike is moving so you dont fall backward).



Once you able to do it with feet dragging on the ground now try it with feet on the pegs which is harder cuz you need to balance the bike with your arms and body. GOOD LUCK!



I'm just sharing my experience. I'm not a pro stunt rider or something, but hey it worked to me! :)maybe someone else here has better methods or technique? Please help sakogu...

cheers
 

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you can wheelie on any bike...50cc scooter, or moped, automatic, semi automatic, or manual bike/scooter. manual and semi automatic are the easiest to get the front wheel up
hey im in tampa right down the street from you haven't seen another tw but i'v seen a xt250 i'v only recently aquired mine it's cool to be close to someone on the forum
 
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