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  1. cwkerr007

    wheelie question

    hello im new to the forum so hello everybody my question is is it normal for a 97 to have to make it do wheelstands i had an 85 a friend let me ride years ago and i could just throttle into it and it would just pull up smoothly my 97 i have to do about 4000 and let off and throttle back into it...
  2. frank5079

    Idiot pops a 100mph wheelie....

    wearing shorts and a t-shirt and loses it!!! :clapping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M9aeE06J7M
  3. C

    How many of you had a Wham-O Wheelie bar?

  4. Kronx

    100mph+ Wheelie... oh yea... on ice.

    Not sure how he gets the front wheel off the ground with so much weight from his balls of steel. And because I'm pretty ignorant of things mechanical... not sure why around the 1:20 mark they're putting beer in or on the motorcycle. Any ideas besides giving the bike some liquid courage to do an...
  5. Fire-medic

    IL USA wheelie fine to be $1K

    Another unusual law taking effect at midnight is Public Act 97-743 in Illinois. This law imposes a fine of $1,000 on anyone who pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding. While this law might upset some motorcyclists, the state is now giving them a free pass to go through red lights...
  6. VMax-Mike

    Your longest Vmax wheelie on vidio

    Lets see the vidio's. I need a bench mark. I watched a vidio of a gen vmax that put me to sham but i cant find it.
  7. VMax-Mike

    Ball busting wheelie

    Ok i found out how and how not to do wheelis's on the vmax today. Got the first one up about 4 feet high and road it about 20 feet. so i said to myself i can do better and got the 2nd wheelie up about 3/4 of the way and went about 10 feet and let it back down because i was just checking the feel...
  8. rusty

    Easter Bunny stand up Wheelie

    http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/261937/ :punk:
  9. D

    how does your bike wheelie with a venture rear end ?

    with or with out full exhaust?
  10. hubeerjw

    1300 Turbo Vmax..... must use wheelie bars!!!!

    O.k. so it was my first night running my new turbo bike at the 1/4 mile. Weather was rainy all day then it cleared up and the sun was shining... it was like a sign from God! We loaded up the bike and headed to Cordova (the closest 1/4 mile track) It was not very busy, we got the bike...
  11. Shuriken

    Wheelie poll: Who has brought the front end up?

    Who has brought the front end up (wheelie) for any reason, intentional or unintentional, on a V-Max?
  12. hubeerjw

    Wheelie bars on the drag bike

    For anyone who has used wheelie bars on a bike, what do I need to do as far as setup, things to check, what to look for, how to launch, etc.... I wasn't going to use them this weekend, but I'm now starting to think about it. I have them mounted to my struts at the bottom and the frame at the...
  13. vmaxride06

    09 Vmax Burnout Wheelie Movie

  14. L

    Wheelie Wobble anyone?

    New to my max here.... Its a 1991 with 53k miles. New tires, front and rear. I have never touched the front forks...yet. They are flush in the triples. At slow speed, high speed, whatever I have no wobbles. The steering stem bearings seem to be in good condition. I do get one slight...
  15. ZRX/V-MAX

    Max wheelie ?

    I was out goofing the other day, and did a few wheelies on the max. It was tough though. I would ususally get the rear tire to spin and then a really small wheelie. I'm guessing the tire is just hard. I'll try dropping a few psi next time. any suggestions? oh yeah, stock bike, with stock dunlops
  16. K


    I can go into 2nd gear and get the front wheel up off the ground when leaning forward. It doesn't go straight up in the air....just a couple inches. I haven't been brave enough to lean back a little, because i worry about flipping the bike all the way up. Can anyone else pop a wheelie or...