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Old 10-31-2014, 05:24 PM   #1
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was it precursor to wheelie?

and what's the purpose of it? Why do you do it?
To show off? same like Zorro did. Nothing wrong with that though
because looks cool. I think I'm gonna practice this on my bikes,
never tried yet.

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Old 10-31-2014, 06:36 PM   #2
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I remember coming out of work one morning, walking to the parking lot. Bikes parked along the sidewalks. Buddy came out, got on his bike, was going pretty fast as he passed us and waved. At that time his throttle handgrip came off. Multiple broken bones resulted.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:19 PM   #3
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On a motorcycle: To get over an obsticle like a large rock, or a log.

On a horse: To kill the footmen of the opposing army by trampling them with the horse's hooves.
Mixing metaphors is like killing two birds with a dog that won't hunt.
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Old 11-02-2014, 11:22 PM   #4
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You can't ride trials without being able to lift the front wheel in a controlled manner, it's a handy thing to do off road, and it's just part of what happens naturally. But on the road, never...there is no need to do so, so I don't.
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Old 11-03-2014, 02:03 AM   #5
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:00 AM   #6
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You're gonna get voted off the island for being an obnoxious knob.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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brain fart!
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:32 PM   #8
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Because it is FUN.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:46 AM   #9
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I'm sitting at a light one day on my CBR929, several cars back from the front, and a guy on a bike up front takes off when it turns green, wheelies in first, second AND third as he leaves the pack completely behind.

I go "Dang! I really gotta learn how to ride!"

Truth is I'm too old to take the hurts that come along with LEARNING how to do wheelies, stoppies, and dragging knees. Old bones take a LONG time to heal.
The only possible explanation is that God Himself loves road trips, and those who take them.
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:59 AM   #10
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Did them on bicycles for years before getting my first motorcycle. Have done them so much on motorcycles over the years I feel almost as comfortable on the back wheel as I do both wheels.

Always recommend learning on a small dirt/dual purpose bike, preferably off road where landings are softer. Cover the rear brake when the front wheel is off the ground whenever possible though.

Of course there is showing off involved, even when there is no one to see them, but the more control a rider has over the bike the better I would think. Not saying I would have started trying to wheelie in my forties though, not saying I wouldn't have either, will just never really know for sure thankfully.
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