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  • looped a wheelie !!!

    OK it wasn't me but it happened less than 5 feet in front of me.

    Here's the story

    Me and 5 friends were going to a good 5 hour trip to day which I mentioned earlier.. we go about 10 minutes out and I was borded so I dropped back for some stunt practice.. My bike was running amazing and i was lifting 2nd into 3rd wheelies all day... then my buddy dropped back with me. he can wheelie usually better and longer than me (on my tlr anyway not on gixxer) He's on a ZX-9. He was really impressed with my new shifting technique and I was really getting in to some distance wheelies with me... I just finished landing a terrible wheelie that was lop sided to the right really bad 3 seconds later he attempts one behind me.... by the time he was right beside me he was 12 oclock and still on the juice.. another 5 feet infront of me and he looped her !... I had to quick dodge a tumbling body.. then pieces of the cartwheeling bike then the bike itself before i could fully stop and check on him. He was fine the full leathers did there job nicely, even though they ripped in the back above the zipper, he was in pretty good shape.. Job 1 get rid of all the witnesses.. told everyone around that we had a cell phone and that we would call the tow truck and that everyone was fine. . Job 2 get outta there before the cops showed up.. so guy with a pickup truck outta nowhere offered to get the wreck off the street and take it to his place. right down the street... saved out butts... anyway that killed the rest of the ride and we doubled him home before calling insurance. He's planning on getting a zx-10 anyway hes says.. What happened was his bike wasn't running 100% and he had the throttle pinned in 2nd gear to try and get it up.. then about half way up.. she finally kicked right in... and loop before he could do anything. He's definately not a newbie to stunting and taught me a few tricks too. I looped it at 142 and we know that cause his speedo was stuck at 142 K still when we looked at the wreck .. GAWD is so fresh in my mind... its crazy to see your best friend rag doll down the street... Anyway.. stunters, keep in the back of your mind that this can happen...
    always where leather ...... and keep your bike tuned.. especially if your stunting... Ok back to getting drunk ane forgetting about this crazy day.. I'm just glad this wasn't a RIP post.

    Cheers all
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  • #2
    Good to hear he is ok.

    No, we don┤t wan no more RIP post.

    I had to many of those this year.
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    • #3
      i recently did the same thing to my bike about 2 weeks ago so i feel his pain glad he was wearing leathers wish i would have
      what do you get when you mix crown and coke? drunk

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      • #4
        Re: looped a wheelie !!!

        Originally posted by dsly1
        OK it wasn't me but it happened less than 5 feet in front of me.

        Here's the story

        Me and 5 friends were going to a good 5 hour trip to day which I mentioned earlier.. we go about 10 minutes out and I was borded so I dropped back for some stunt practice.. My bike was running amazing and i was lifting 2nd into 3rd wheelies all day... then my buddy dropped back with me. he can wheelie usually better and longer than me (on my tlr anyway not on gixxer) He's on a ZX-9. He was really impressed with my new shifting technique and I was really getting in to some distance wheelies with me... I just finished landing a terrible wheelie that was lop sided to the right really bad 3 seconds later he attempts one behind me.... by the time he was right beside me he was 12 oclock and still on the juice.. another 5 feet infront of me and he looped her !... I had to quick dodge a tumbling body.. then pieces of the cartwheeling bike then the bike itself before i could fully stop and check on him. He was fine the full leathers did there job nicely, even though they ripped in the back above the zipper, he was in pretty good shape.. Job 1 get rid of all the witnesses.. told everyone around that we had a cell phone and that we would call the tow truck and that everyone was fine. . Job 2 get outta there before the cops showed up.. so guy with a pickup truck outta nowhere offered to get the wreck off the street and take it to his place. right down the street... saved out butts... anyway that killed the rest of the ride and we doubled him home before calling insurance. He's planning on getting a zx-10 anyway hes says.. What happened was his bike wasn't running 100% and he had the throttle pinned in 2nd gear to try and get it up.. then about half way up.. she finally kicked right in... and loop before he could do anything. He's definately not a newbie to stunting and taught me a few tricks too. I looped it at 142 and we know that cause his speedo was stuck at 142 K still when we looked at the wreck .. GAWD is so fresh in my mind... its crazy to see your best friend rag doll down the street... Anyway.. stunters, keep in the back of your mind that this can happen...
        always where leather ...... and keep your bike tuned.. especially if your stunting... Ok back to getting drunk ane forgetting about this crazy day.. I'm just glad this wasn't a RIP post.

        Cheers all
        yeah you always have to assume the risk of the things that are completly out of you control. My friend looped his zx7r cause his throttle jammed at WOT Didn't know exactly why it did that but while he was reassembling her he found a bolt in one of his carbs. Guess the bolt must have jammed the throttle open on his way up. Stupid previous owner You just can't control things like that.
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        • #5
          Glad yer Bro is ok

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          • #6
            that happens man, i looped my tls about three and ahalf months ago. If you are going to be stunting you are going to bust your ass eventually. I am by no means a "proffessional stunter", and am fact pretty amateur. But i was decent at stand ups and the tls is so easy to do it on. however, as addicting as stunting is after you start i think i will not do much more after i get my cast off......four and a half months later.
            Barry
            So?

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            • #7
              Thats why I only stunt my YZ! Not to say I don't pop the front up on the R/R once in awhile. 5th gear wheelies plenty fun in the dirt!

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              • #8


                Glad he's okay
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                • #9
                  That sucks to hear, but at least your bro is O.K.
                  Stupidity is like chlorine for the gene pool.......

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                  • #10
                    I wonder what the stunting vs. crashing per ridden mile is like compared to scratching vs. crashing per ridden mile?

                    That's not worded well, but I'm sure you know what I mean. Like someone who never hits the twisties but rides around and stunts a lot.
                    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Steve TLS
                      I wonder what the stunting vs. crashing per ridden mile is like compared to scratching vs. crashing per ridden mile?

                      That's not worded well, but I'm sure you know what I mean. Like someone who never hits the twisties but rides around and stunts a lot.

                      break out the spreadsheet
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                      • #12
                        i would guess the scratchers get more miles between crashes. usually higher sustained speeds and stunters often use pretty small areas.

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                        • #13
                          Damn Glad he is ok
                          Originally posted by TLCURT
                          Because TL's fucking rock.

                          It's a cult thing...to own one is to love one.

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                          • #14
                            i feel his pain.......except i met the ground w/ my face.....in a helmet of course, last saturdaynight/sundaymorning. I wish i had a digicam to show you my gerecke jacket and hjc aaron yates helmet.....aaron is dead.

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                            • #15
                              ........ooh yeah, the phrase "you gotta pay to play" comes to mind. I am a stunter and i have to tell ya, i was fully expecting what happened to me last week. Not exactly the night it happened but i pretty much realized that people who have been stunting for a while have crashed at least once. I have been stunting for a little bit and fully expected a wreck sometime or another........but that gave me an excuse to start my top secret project.........dont ask, its top secret.

                              2001 TL1000R

                              Carbon Kevlar gsxr1000 solo tail w/ r6 taillights/hammerit tlr/r kit/ full yosh w/ carbon cans/ attack rearsets/ hermit dragon exhaust hangars/Stainless braided brakelines front and back/ EBC HH pads/ BMC race filter/ PC2/ metzler sporttech tires/ carbon here and there/ racelite fairingstay/ Olhins steering damper/ Polished frame, swingarm, subframe................STILL A PILE OF SHIT


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