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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    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.
    nice video. your wife may not want to put her shoes on..but.. make sure she has them close by
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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    nice video. your wife may not want to put her shoes on..but.. make sure she has them close by
    Why? To pick up the pieces of man and machine scattered about the yard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple View Post

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

    5/ - “Unintended” wheelies can be life changing - the trick here is to make it look like you meant it all along (and carry a towel)

    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 ……..

    I never considered myself "Bat shit crazy" but to be honest, I don't know what people say behind my back!

    As far as 5, 9, & 10 go, there are words in them sentences I can relate too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    Wheelies! Been wanting to do this for awhile now. Been watching trials riders riding slow wheelies forever on Youtube and I was decent on my KLR a few years back but never learned the slow, controlled wheelie, just acceleration wheelies. This video was a few of my practice wheelies. Lots of room for improvement.

    That's pretty darn good. I strive for that but unfortunately, my practice time is limited and I have to try them on the fly (see purples rule 5).

    You keep this up and your gonna give us TW riders a good name and we can't have that now, can we!
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    Pretty much anything can be wheelied. I'm not that good. I need a bike like a XR600 to ride wheelies. I find the TW hard to wheelie
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    I think that is pretty good. I've popped it up but not really rode a good wheelie. If you want some good pointers on TW wheelies, contact Motomax on YouTube. I think he must be the TW wheelie king.
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    I like both wheels on or off the ground at the same time myself. Nice job though!
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    i find it challenging enough to ride the Tdub and keep only the wheels on the ground
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    In my experience with TWs I think it would need a shot of Nitrous and I would need a double dose of Testosterone. Reminds me of that old saying, "Hold my beer and watch this".

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotti158 View Post
    That's my '96 with stock gearing.
    Good call using the 96! The 2013 is much too fast and powerful for "learning" to wheelie.



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