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+1 I did that back in the day when I was stupid enough not to wear a jacket two weeks after I had just finished restoring my bike. The cranckcase cover was the last bit to go on, and when she had stopped slidin down the road it had a fat hole in it. Now that hurt. Wish it was 20mph
Ouch. Good to see you still have the ability to type on a computer though. High speed lay downs usually don't end up too well :eek:hno

sounds good....not hitting the pavement, but trying sitting first.
Yea pavement isn't the goal here :lol Just make sure you are wearing your gear. If you have a problem with getting it in the air (better than saying getting it up) try to scoot back on the seat. Just be sure you're covering the rear brake in case you come too far back. On the way back down, you want to give it throttle so that the front end comes down smoothly. If you smash the rear brake or just drop the throttle, it wont be good on your forks nor your jewels. Could also throw you over the bars. Its best to practice in a parking lot or somewhere open with no traffic and just take your time. If you have the common knowledge of how to ride a bike and the simplest understanding of physics, you shouldn't have a problem. Practice getting your throttle control and the feeling of the front wheel lifting, even if its a couple inches. You can worry about your balance point after you get the basics down. Sounds funny, but there are actually a few nice videos on wheelies on youtube. You could use those for visual aid
 

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Yea pavement isn't the goal here :lol Just make sure you are wearing your gear. If you have a problem with getting it in the air (better than saying getting it up) try to scoot back on the seat. Just be sure you're covering the rear brake in case you come too far back. On the way back down, you want to give it throttle so that the front end comes down smoothly. If you smash the rear brake or just drop the throttle, it wont be good on your forks nor your jewels. Could also throw you over the bars. Its best to practice in a parking lot or somewhere open with no traffic and just take your time. If you have the common knowledge of how to ride a bike and the simplest understanding of physics, you shouldn't have a problem. Practice getting your throttle control and the feeling of the front wheel lifting, even if its a couple inches. You can worry about your balance point after you get the basics down. Sounds funny, but there are actually a few nice videos on wheelies on youtube. You could use those for visual aid
thanks for all the info. i have the concept of using the rear break but just haven't tried to do anything on the bike yet. bout to start practicing a little before it get too cold and start up again when it gets warm again.
 

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thanks for all the info. i have the concept of using the rear break but just haven't tried to do anything on the bike yet. bout to start practicing a little before it get too cold and start up again when it gets warm again.
Speaking of cold weather, make sure your tires are warm if you are doing clutch-ups. If not you could end up with a squirly, one wheeled rolling burnout :rotflmao
 

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Ouch. Good to see you still have the ability to type on a computer though. High speed lay downs usually don't end up too well :eek:hno
Yeah the paramedic said I was lucky and stupid. I slid down the road quite a way and was fortunate enough not to cross over to the side with oncomin traffic. Never thought much till I met someone who had a crash at 60mph (slower than me) and he wasn't lucky. Sorta thing where he had his guts removed to put his spine back together. Made me re-evaluate.

Always wear your gear and look out for stupid drivers (usually o.a.p) gettin ready to pull out in front of you.
 

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Ya start with a sit down first. Stand up's are a little harder to start out on after you get good at a sit down it makes stand ups that much E Zer.


Have you'll checked out my other videos on youtube? you can find them on the same link....
 

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Awesome stuff..

Here's what I got =)





My Stunt Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib4-wDLVVsg
Night Riding Video: (Not So Good Quality)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CA5e2FVbJxM
Wheelie Tutorial.. Side shot of Wheelie on ZX6R:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naPcGTH7IcU

My bike: 2007 Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R

ALL STOCK

Rear tire, Michelin Pilot @ 38 P.S.I.
Front tire, Bridgestone (Stock) BALD!! lol..

Been doing wheelies for a while now.. Got the bike back in July of '07.

Anyone in South Florida that wants to ride PM me!

:crazyloco Ride On!!

and...

:nanaDONT HATE!:nana
 

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K.. couple of edits.. I got new brakes, EBC =D

Got a new Pilot Power front tire =D

and I did an oil change.. NOW I DO STOPPIES!! =D
 

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K.. couple of edits.. I got new brakes, EBC =D

Got a new Pilot Power front tire =D

and I did an oil change.. NOW I DO STOPPIES!! =D

:eek:hno
 

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When I was younger I could have filled this section with shit, but pictures where hard to do with a box brownie:rotflmao seriously though when I was younger Evel Kneivel was the shit, well for me he was, I had a XT 500 single yammy enduro, and tried to copy E K stuff, I built a ramp at the edge of a river (this is fucking true too) and I decided to jump the river, I was young and balls of steel, Fearless/stupido:crazyloco, anyway I did a couple of runs at the ramp , and decided I was going too slow,(50-60?)to make the jump so I hauled ass (500cc hauling ass:rotflmao) 75mph ish and hit the ramp, Fuckin plain sailing till I hit the end of the ramp, when it all collapsed, and I did prolly a third of the river 40 foot out of maybe 130 foot wide.



I'm older now and maybe more wiser, and possibly lack confidence to do shit, being honest about it.

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaha, dude you are the man! :rotflmao i had the best mental picture of what happen to you while i was reading your story i wish i could have been there.
 

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down here in orlando we gets down. i got no pics at this time but here some of our talent pool...im so lucky to know these dudes..

youtube videos type in-rockstar ronnie, and scary gary
 

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haha more commen sence then anything but guys when your learning to wheelie.. and you get scared please please please pleeeeaaasssee keep your feet on the footpegs.. stay on the bike!! cover the brake if thats how you learned to wheelie but keep ur feet on unless you wanna run after your bike as it flips down the road shattering into a million and 2 pieces =)... went riding with a newbie and didnt know it.. i started a 2nd gear clutch up and this jackass pulls one up next to me takes his feet off. ( at first it looked as if he ment to do it ) he not only 12'd his bike, it flipped at least 3 times PAST ME as im putting my wheelie down with my asshole puckered up. needless to say he totaled his bike. and come to find out he was trying his first wheelie. didnt have a clue what to do. so please!! if your learning take it somewhere you can fall and not hurt anyone but urself and cover that brake!!! and keep ur feet on.. it may save ur bike.. act like its motogp and never fuckin let go!!! you never know you may ride away instead of walk away.
 

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I guess I'm weird, because I always found stand ups easier than sit downs.
im the same way.. you dont need as much rpm to lift the wheel either..especially if you use the rear pegs or rear seat.. i wanna learn tank wheelies! agghh its killin me.. i sit on the tank and pop the clutch all the time but im scared to actually try a wheelie with it.. while i dont use the rear brake for balancing em out. i do use it if i get too far up on a wheelie.
 

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that was a good vid. man.. is it wierd that when my wifes at work i sit at home all day and watch youtube videos and frequent ZXforums.. lol
 
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