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Old 09-05-2012, 05:18 AM   #2311
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too bad there aren´t that many of us out there, it could make the thread a little more alive.
Makes me also a little bit afraid of spare-part availability so I´m trying not to crash it
Actually the best time to crash one is NOW when there are still spares for the bike
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:18 AM   #2312
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too bad there aren´t that many of us out there, it could make the thread a little more alive.
Makes me also a little bit afraid of spare-part availability so I´m trying not to crash it

Bought a gopro hero2 the other day and have been filming two rides but they are not very exciting when I look at it on the computer screen. During one ride I did manage to ´wheely´ out of a corner but when looked back on-screen it is hardly noticeable also because the view of the gopro was to high up. Probably has something to do with perception from the handlebars when I think the bike rises alot it is just maybe one feet in real life. So the other day I put the gopro on a stand and made some attempts, again it shows these are just some sorry attempts of a wheely, never going higher than one feet, guess I´m to scared to let it rise higher

I´ll try to make something out of it, maybe add some fake explosions or do that trick that was shown in the movie Fight Club to make it worth viewing for you guys.
I've never wheelied my MegaMoto. That's what my YZ 250 is for...
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #2313
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here is the promised explosion

here are my sorry attempts


disclaimer: filmed on a open road, 'stunts' performed by a non-professional rider, do attempt this at home/local road

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Old 09-06-2012, 04:29 PM   #2314
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Chris Pfeiffer better watch out!
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:09 PM   #2315
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I've never wheelied my MegaMoto. That's what my YZ 250 is for...
The extra 5 inches in the swingarm really tames the wheelies but the rev limiter often comes in at just the wrong time too, causing a very heavy landing.

Everything happens a bit quick in first: second and third give better control. It also helps if you're a fat/large/heavy bastard so the turning moment of accelerating your weight causes the bike to rotate around the back axle.

Also, beware of oil starvation, blown seals and throwing oil onto your air filter and into the inlet tract -- apart from gravel rash -- with prolonged wheelies.

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:41 PM   #2316
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Chris Pfeiffer better watch out!
I'll never obtain that level of skills
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #2317
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The extra 5 inches in the swingarm really tames the wheelies but the rev limiter often comes in at just the wrong time too, causing a very heavy landing.

Everything happens a bit quick in first: second and third give better control. It also helps if you're a fat/large/heavy bastard so the turning moment of accelerating your weight causes the bike to rotate around the back axle.

Also, beware of oil starvation, blown seals and throwing oil onto your air filter and into the inlet tract -- apart from gravel rash -- with prolonged wheelies.
Good points, I didn't know there were that many issues with wheelying a boxer. Did BMW just take that for granted with the bike Chris abused or did they change the engine when they sold as "like new"
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:53 PM   #2318
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Good points, I didn't know there were that many issues with wheelying a boxer. Did BMW just take that for granted with the bike Chris abused or did they change the engine when they sold as "like new"
Haven't heard that they did but the short duration, slow speed twirls probably don't give rise to as many problems as high rev, same position, straight line monos for more than 20 or 30 seconds.

My remarks weren't restricted to Megamotos or even boxers but apply generally to wet sump four-strokes, but especially to big bore four stroke trail bikes that are dead easy to wheelie. But even oil-in-frame models such as Honda XRs and Yamaha TTs can have the problems if you hold them up for long enough.

It sure looks spectacular after a ridiculously long wheelie when the bike disappears in a huge cloud of smoke though.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:36 PM   #2319
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Hi guys!
I´m almost through the whole thread! But just could´nt resist to post something now! Why should they change Chriss´s engine? The engine was not cold, hardly ever touched the rev-limiter and that´s what the MM is for! Not?!
I have mine now for three years and no problems at all! I´m sorry I´m to old to know how to post a picture or video (Maybe the server in Germany does´nt allow it?! Help would be great!) So after your video of your attempts (Just continue! You´ll get there!) here´s a little video I just took to show you the view from the handle bar... Nothing special and still a lot more (and better) to come, once I found out how to post them...
Take care!
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Finally know how to load them!

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Old 09-14-2012, 11:13 AM   #2320
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Hi guys!
I´m almost through the whole thread! But just could´nt resist to post something now! Why should they change Chriss´s engine? The engine was not cold, hardly ever touched the rev-limiter and that´s what the MM is for! Not?!
I have mine now for three years and no problems at all! I´m sorry I´m to old to know how to post a picture or video (Maybe the server in Germany does´nt allow it?! Help would be great!) So after your video of your attempts (Just continue! You´ll get there!) here´s a little video I just took to show you the view from the handle bar... Nothing special and still a lot more (and better) to come, once I found out how to post them...
Take care!
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Please just tell me if the link works!
The link works fine

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:08 PM   #2321
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Thanx!
But if someone could be so kind and tell me how to upload pics/videos directly?!
Does´nt work with the insert image icon...
Take care!
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:02 PM   #2322
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you have to use the embed link for videos and paste it directly into your post.
for photos you have to select the copy image location command and paste that address into the insert image box.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:21 AM   #2323
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Thank you Sooterspirit!
So let´s try, if it works!


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Old 09-17-2012, 07:19 AM   #2324
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Great vids! Which also means I am not worthy...

Please elaborate more on your technique. [edit] I think I hear a clutch technique [/edit]

Cheers
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Old 09-29-2012, 08:42 PM   #2325
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Late in the season I know, but I'd just been running in some miles on the MM after a difficult summer. Unfortunately I had the fuel pump fail on me (covered under warranty), as well as radial cracks in the pump cover where the quick disconnect lines screw in. The new cover is made by Continental and has steel threads (similar to screw inserts or bosses).

After baselining the suspension and adapting Macfly's settings linked here.

Let's just say that it's firm, but not as bone-shaking stiff as the standard settings. Had a great afternoon warping the edges of the tires but the front still feels less than planted so I may raise the forks through the triples for a bit more front end feel.

Still feels great every time I get a chance to throw a leg over, and came home feeling like a superhero. Fantastic bike. . . even superior in many aspects compared to the 2012 GS in the garage. Yes, even including the engine, and especially the transmission.
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