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    Scotti158 If I could do what you are doing in your video I would be like " Hey check me out, I'm a professional wheelie guy" ...... and most of my friends would agree.

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    Are you clutching the front end up or just using a pull/throttle technique? Either way some nice sustained wheelies.



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    Just don't hit your shed. Years ago a friend of mine was doing wheelies in his back yard and took out his above ground pool! I had to change my shorts after watching that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    Are you clutching the front end up or just using a pull/throttle technique? Either way some nice sustained wheelies.



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    Clutching, 1st & 2nd gear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xracer View Post
    Just don't hit your shed. Years ago a friend of mine was doing wheelies in his back yard and took out his above ground pool! I had to change my shorts after watching that one.
    It is a little tight in the backyard. I do most of my practicing in the side yard/field but wife wanted me closer to the back deck for the video. She didn't want to put her shoes on.
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    Well done Scotti, you could be giving lessons.
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    You sure make it look easy.

    I guess I am so scared of going over backwards I give up to early.

    Any secrets you care to share?
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    1/ - If you’re afraid of consequences, then don’t attempt it

    2/ - Being “Bat shit crazy” helps (a lot)

    3/ - Don’t try this two up unless you discuss it first (I’ve been on the back, in-between two rows of moving traffic, and it ‘aint funny~)

    4/ - When practising, make sure your intended path is clear. Then make sure your unintended path is clear – in fact, open fields are probably best ….

    5/ - “Unintended” wheelies can be life changing – (Kawasaki GT550, while pointing at a shop window) – the trick here is to make it look like you meant it all along (and carry a towel)

    6/ - Search “Youtube” – this is what you look like. If you’re still determined to continue, search “Psychiatrists” in your local area.

    7/ - Never try to emulate the actions of others – chances are they were following rule 5, or rule 2 applied

    8/ - You are in enough trouble being on only two wheels – do you really want to try it on just one ? - (see rules two and six)

    9/ - When crossing a stream – disregard the previous rules – “way to go” ….. (don’t forget the Cigar)

    10/ - Still want to try it ? – take lots of pics – gives you something to show the nurses ……..
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    Good job. What gearing are you running?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaman View Post
    Good job. What gearing are you running?
    That's my '96 with stock gearing.
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