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Montezuma Nick did one the other day....not sure if he admitted it was by pure accident or not....:eek:
 

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I have been seeing a brand new TW around here for a few weeks. Meant to stop him and tell him about this asylum.
Finally got my chance this morning.
I'm on my way to a customer and I see someone on a bike popping the clutch up ahead in traffic. Looked to me like the guy was having trouble. So I followed him through a neighborhood, where he kept trying to lift the wheel. I stopped and asked him if there was some issue with his bike. He said he was just trying to wheelie.
I gave him my card, told him about this place, and to be safe.
Hope he checks in. He is very local to my house.

I never saw the fun of wheelies. Just me, I guess.
 

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There was a guy named Chad, and I think he was from somewhere in Eastern Washington, and he got hurt very badly doing stunts. So bad he had to be flown to Seattle (?) for surgery. He ran up a huge medical bill. I think this may be him. I think his name was IPChad, or something along that line.
 

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I used to be able to wheelie a 350 honda XL for well over a third of a mile in second gear setting down at about 60 MPH, or run a slalom course with the front wheel in the air.
It took a lot of practice to learn and a lot of crashes to learn what not to do. I some times practiced shifting gears with the wheel in the air and could do the first three gears on a Kawasaki A7SS . If you are going to do this, I recommend atgat wear. I used to do it a lot without helmet and never hit my head in a wheelie crash, but in retrospect it was foolish and I was lucky.
Expect damage to your bike even in the unlikely event that you never crash. At very least, expect stretched and broken spokes and chain. premature clutch wear, and strange tire wear.
If you crash during the learning process, a very nearly 100% event, expect to replace handlebars, brake and clutch controls an anything else on the handlebars. Headlight assembly, rear fender, saddle, foot pegs, gas tank, sidecovers of the engine, etc. Once you have it mastered, it is fun and cool. Until then expect injuries and being laughed at a lot.
 

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I just don't have the problem most of you guys do...

I have to lay on top of my tank and over the bars to keep my TW from coming up...

Wheelies are a daily thing; I just try to keep them down...

O wait... now I realize why...

It's an...

87 :D

says tommy as he drops the mic and it howls madly by itself rolling across the stage as tommy leaves quietly shuffling along and moves quickly out of view...

Then everyone hears his TW crank up...

ROAR!!!....GRRRR!!!!!! Vroom Vroom Vroom...

and away rides the fat man...

again... Wheelie... Vrrrrrrooooooooommmmmmmmmm ahhhh Vrrrrroooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

:p
 

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I used to be able to wheelie a 350 honda XL for well over a third of a mile in second gear setting down at about 60 MPH, or run a slalom course with the front wheel in the air.
It took a lot of practice to learn and a lot of crashes to learn what not to do. I some times practiced shifting gears with the wheel in the air and could do the first three gears on a Kawasaki A7SS . If you are going to do this, I recommend atgat wear. I used to do it a lot without helmet and never hit my head in a wheelie crash, but in retrospect it was foolish and I was lucky.
Expect damage to your bike even in the unlikely event that you never crash. At very least, expect stretched and broken spokes and chain. premature clutch wear, and strange tire wear.
If you crash during the learning process, a very nearly 100% event, expect to replace handlebars, brake and clutch controls an anything else on the handlebars. Headlight assembly, rear fender, saddle, foot pegs, gas tank, sidecovers of the engine, etc. Once you have it mastered, it is fun and cool. Until then expect injuries and being laughed at a lot.
Fun yes; but worth it; no. At least not for me... Get hurt and have to pay for it and pay for parts for your bike too??!! Not me... But I admire the heck out of you bro for doing it!!! I do my little wheelies now and then, but haven't dumped it yet... The Vee Strom on the other hand will stand straight up and salute!!! All Day Long Too!!! :p
 

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I am the undisputed KING of wheelchair wheelies... REALLY.. I am.

If I crashed less when I was young I may not be as good as I am. Anyone wants to challenge me can bring it on. I can do it one handed while doing a slalom. LOL :)

Sad but true.

It's an art like riding a bicycle, once you "get it", you never forget, like riding a bike..
 

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I am the undisputed KING of wheelchair wheelies... REALLY.. I am.

If I crashed less when I was young I may not be as good as I am. Anyone wants to challenge me can bring it on. I can do it one handed while doing a slalom. LOL :)

Sad but true.

It's an art like riding a bicycle, once you "get it", you never forget, like riding a bike..
I always wanted to try that... Not sure breaking a leg or something is worth it though... I have got a short jump out of one a couple times though; but try balancing XXXX lbs. sometime... you need a fulcrum to start with... a... and a... :D
 

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Found this video for newbies like me who want to learn to wheelie:
Want to wheelie a TW? Buy a more powerful bike and paint TW on the gas tank. :p Or plan on rebuilding your TW in a year or two after destroying the clutch and tranny. If this is your goal you obviously bought the wrong bike.
 

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Want to wheelie a TW? Buy a more powerful bike and paint TW on the gas tank. :p Or plan on rebuilding your TW in a year or two after destroying the clutch and tranny. If this is your goal you obviously bought the wrong bike.
I am not sure I agree with this....I think it is an excellent wheelie bike and has a very robust transmission and pretty good clutch....
 

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I have to admit here that the TW is the only bike I've tried it on. Mainly because I have no problem riding it on grass in a field.
I don't like the idea of the frame or front end getting bent up with my 230 pounds on the bike so I most likely will not be practicing on this new TW I have now.

Maybe one day when I buy one to transform into a street fighter type or Cafe'.
 

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The test for being cool is doing a wheelie while smoking a cigarette and flashing a peace sign. There is nothing cooler no matter what anybody tells you.[/QUOTE

Evel Knievel had all of it down to a science, especially the cool part, amigo.
 

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The History channel was playing the life saga of Evel Knievel this past weekend. I was gonna post a note but figured you guys would have known about it. Now there was a guy who lived... Loved his money, women, cars, bikes.. Yea he had it all and knew how to use it. All because he jumped motorcycles.

Today we have X Games and few to none will even know what your talking about as far as what those guys can do on a bike but just mension just Knievel.... They know!
 
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