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  • Squidly question-wheelies

    At the risk of sounding like a squid (Okay, maybe I am a squid...I dunno), how long can you guys keep the front wheel in the air? It seems that my bike comes up quick in first gear at 6,500 RPM's but only stays up about 2-3 seconds, then comes down. Either that, or it comes up way to fast and I have to back off on the throttle to avoid "The Loop"

    Custom Black with Multi-Color Metalflake 2000 TLR with Bitubo Rear Shock, Attack Rear Sets, Galfer Steel Braided Brake and Clutch Lines, BT-014 180 Rear Tire, TRE, PCII, BMC Air Filter, Yosh Stainless Full System, Joe V's Air Box Modification, Fan Switch Modification, Galfer Rear Wave Rotor, Hayabusa Gold Brake Calipers-Front and Rear, GSXR1000 Gauge, Daytona Temperature Gauge, CATS H.I.D. Headlights, No Cut Frame Sliders, Two Sided Fairing Stay, Extreme Graphics Undertail with Integrated Turn Signals, Polished Frame, Swingarm, Forks, Subframe, Steering Damper, Chrome Rims, Clear Clutch Cover, Gold Powdercoat on Triple Clamp, Clipons, Brake and Clutch Levers, Fairing Stay, Steering Damper Mounts, Rearsets, Passenger Pegs, Kick Stand, Calipers and Rotors, Hammerit Double Bubble Smoke Windscreen, Corbin Seat.

    Question most frequently asked, "Can you pop a wheelie?"

    Answer given: I'm a member of T.L.C.! (The Loop Club) 5/23/04

  • #2
    Try second gear, you'll keep it up longer. Once you get to know your throttle control, you'll be able to ride them out better.

    Having some balls helps too!

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    • #3
      try shifting to second when you bring her up hard from first .. then your lower in the power band and its more controllable. It take a bit to get used to , i'm still getting used to it... clutchless shift her right in there. than whack her back open and get the feel for where ya are.. you do need some balls which come with practice... if your an up and downer.. you need to keep practicing gettign her higher and higher... then get teh shift down... then work on balance..
      2000 Race only TLR - Accel. Tech built GSXR1K forks w/triple, calipers/pads - Braking Wave Rotors - Full M4 (carbon) - Ohlins damper - Ohlins rear - pirelli tires - Graves fairing stay - Race tail complete with sub-frame - PCII - BMC filter - full Air box mod - Body Double race bodywork - GSXR1K front fender - Galfer/Goodridge lines - Woodcraft rearsets - complete - Woodcraft 50mm clip-ons - Complete front and rear brake levers w/ pazzo short levers red - Tre-Mod + Mod

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      • #4
        3rd gear stand-ups...........

        No clutch, little bounce.........I can ride them for awhile!!
        2003 TL1000R

        "Aint ever seen it.....but I have heard it." - Neil

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        • #5
          Do you start the Stander, ummm standing? I attempt a stander in second with a bounce or clutch and stand up on the way up. I have tried standing them picking it up, but the lift almost tosses me off the back.
          Don't know how it works? Take it apart and find out!

          Pictures

          Here's how it sounds.

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          • #6
            Yeah, I set up by standing up, bringing the motor into the powerband and add alittle bounce and Im sailing!!

            2nd gear is super easy, and 3rd is perfect for long wheelies. Its so addictive!! SQUID!!
            2003 TL1000R

            "Aint ever seen it.....but I have heard it." - Neil

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            • #7
              My bike doesn't like to come up in third very easily. Second sometimes it comes up. Maybe my fat ass over the front prevents that. Or maybe it's the damn flat spot at 5 to 6 k rpm
              Why yes I am a jackass, thank you.

              <------ Post whore in training

              Http://530riders.com

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              • #8
                There must be something wrong with my bike cause I try to power wheelie it up in second to no avail. I also tried to shift while the wheel is up in the air to second but the gear shift would not budge. I am frustrated only being able to do wheelies in first gear at 35mph for just 2-3 seconds.

                Maybe I should try going two teeth up in the rear sprocket.


                My hat off to you guys with the experience to get it up in second or who knows how to use the clutch and especially those who do stand ups...I don't have the cahones to try that as of yet. I have been told they are not hard. But it looks so scary standing WAY up there...
                Custom Black with Multi-Color Metalflake 2000 TLR with Bitubo Rear Shock, Attack Rear Sets, Galfer Steel Braided Brake and Clutch Lines, BT-014 180 Rear Tire, TRE, PCII, BMC Air Filter, Yosh Stainless Full System, Joe V's Air Box Modification, Fan Switch Modification, Galfer Rear Wave Rotor, Hayabusa Gold Brake Calipers-Front and Rear, GSXR1000 Gauge, Daytona Temperature Gauge, CATS H.I.D. Headlights, No Cut Frame Sliders, Two Sided Fairing Stay, Extreme Graphics Undertail with Integrated Turn Signals, Polished Frame, Swingarm, Forks, Subframe, Steering Damper, Chrome Rims, Clear Clutch Cover, Gold Powdercoat on Triple Clamp, Clipons, Brake and Clutch Levers, Fairing Stay, Steering Damper Mounts, Rearsets, Passenger Pegs, Kick Stand, Calipers and Rotors, Hammerit Double Bubble Smoke Windscreen, Corbin Seat.

                Question most frequently asked, "Can you pop a wheelie?"

                Answer given: I'm a member of T.L.C.! (The Loop Club) 5/23/04

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                • #9
                  It just takes practice man. With my zx9 I could nail standups in 2nd easy,but those first few weeks of practice were scary! I have yet to get them down on the TL though,feels like I have to twist the throttle too much on the bounce and that makes me nervous. I got a 42 rear coming,so I'm just gonna wait until then and start working on them again. I would say regear and then try again

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                  • #10
                    Just dont go too high
                    <img src="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/TJLeviste/sig2resized.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

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                    • #11
                      Gee-golly!
                      I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride

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                      • #12
                        Well guess what?
                        I went down to the local "Dollar Store" and picked up a set of "Cahones" today. They were not completely round but for a dollar, I figured I could handle the small blems that came with them.
                        I shifted to second gear and got the RPM's up to about 6 or 7k, let off for a second, bounced the front end a little, pulled back and gave it as much throttle as I could and whoa & behold...the front tire came up.
                        It didn't come up too high, but it DID come up.
                        I tried it again later and the front came up again for about 2-3 seconds until I let go of the gas.

                        I guess I will have to practice to keep it up longer now but my question still is how long can a TLR stay up on one wheel?
                        Custom Black with Multi-Color Metalflake 2000 TLR with Bitubo Rear Shock, Attack Rear Sets, Galfer Steel Braided Brake and Clutch Lines, BT-014 180 Rear Tire, TRE, PCII, BMC Air Filter, Yosh Stainless Full System, Joe V's Air Box Modification, Fan Switch Modification, Galfer Rear Wave Rotor, Hayabusa Gold Brake Calipers-Front and Rear, GSXR1000 Gauge, Daytona Temperature Gauge, CATS H.I.D. Headlights, No Cut Frame Sliders, Two Sided Fairing Stay, Extreme Graphics Undertail with Integrated Turn Signals, Polished Frame, Swingarm, Forks, Subframe, Steering Damper, Chrome Rims, Clear Clutch Cover, Gold Powdercoat on Triple Clamp, Clipons, Brake and Clutch Levers, Fairing Stay, Steering Damper Mounts, Rearsets, Passenger Pegs, Kick Stand, Calipers and Rotors, Hammerit Double Bubble Smoke Windscreen, Corbin Seat.

                        Question most frequently asked, "Can you pop a wheelie?"

                        Answer given: I'm a member of T.L.C.! (The Loop Club) 5/23/04

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kwikryder
                          Just dont go too high
                          Kwik...You should change your handle to 12 O'Clock and put that picture as your avatar.
                          Custom Black with Multi-Color Metalflake 2000 TLR with Bitubo Rear Shock, Attack Rear Sets, Galfer Steel Braided Brake and Clutch Lines, BT-014 180 Rear Tire, TRE, PCII, BMC Air Filter, Yosh Stainless Full System, Joe V's Air Box Modification, Fan Switch Modification, Galfer Rear Wave Rotor, Hayabusa Gold Brake Calipers-Front and Rear, GSXR1000 Gauge, Daytona Temperature Gauge, CATS H.I.D. Headlights, No Cut Frame Sliders, Two Sided Fairing Stay, Extreme Graphics Undertail with Integrated Turn Signals, Polished Frame, Swingarm, Forks, Subframe, Steering Damper, Chrome Rims, Clear Clutch Cover, Gold Powdercoat on Triple Clamp, Clipons, Brake and Clutch Levers, Fairing Stay, Steering Damper Mounts, Rearsets, Passenger Pegs, Kick Stand, Calipers and Rotors, Hammerit Double Bubble Smoke Windscreen, Corbin Seat.

                          Question most frequently asked, "Can you pop a wheelie?"

                          Answer given: I'm a member of T.L.C.! (The Loop Club) 5/23/04

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                          • #14
                            <img src="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a203/TJLeviste/sig2resized.jpg" alt="Image hosted by Photobucket.com">

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                            • #15
                              Did you loop it or just 12:00:dunno
                              TLOTM:
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                              August 2004

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