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Offline Lommies

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #80 on: June 02, 2014, 10:31:55 am »
maak jy my gevoelentes nou seer  :'(
Vertel my, hoe laat kry die Stormers op hulle moer teen die Chiefs vandag?
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #81 on: November 22, 2014, 08:06:19 am »
Any progress anybody. Getting better in first when slipping the clutch. I can get it to balance point quite easy now, but to keep it there, thats the problem :).

Does anybody have some new tips for second gear?

When I first rode one, I tried and sort of thought, nah.. Gonna hurt this bike. But I spotted some guy on one on the M5, pulled away from a light and as he put it in 2nd, hoisted it up high. I didn't see him put it down, changed at least three gears before I lost sight. High up in the air, low revs, steady throttle, relaxed, controlled wheelie. Next time I rode one, I started to feel my way around first gear. took a few tries and I was picking it up in second as well.. But as  personal choice, I like to gently lift it in first and go to second in the hoist. Balance it and gently go through the gears. Depends on the road, what gear I stay in. About 110km/h max, and they will go through to sixth...

Your skill and experience will allow for different approaches. Confidence also helps. The lower the gear, the easier it is to lift. But the more snappy the response is. I learned back in the day, to lift a small XR200, in third. But that was a small light bike. As the skill improved, I was able to balance wheelie it it 1st, up reasonably steep hills...
But beware.. The higher the gear, the higher the speed, the more work involved in lifting the bike. Keep your wits about you.. Throttle control is of massive importance. Practice that while riding normally.. Make sure that you are able to make tiny changes in throttle position. It is what you require to control a bike on it's back wheel...

And yes, these bikes have clutch issues. I don't know the intricacies of them but they have issues. I am not convinced that wheelies will make them any worse though..

Correctly used, a clutch doesn't take strain with wheelies. It loads it no more than a normal fast, hard pullaway...
 

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #82 on: November 24, 2014, 09:43:51 am »
It's easier than you think by lookign at this vid  :biggrin:    

I'm not sure if those panniers were loaded but one thing I did notice... how balanced is that bike!!?? it continues without him until it runs out of steam

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?---update
« Reply #83 on: August 25, 2016, 03:34:26 pm »
Ok here is how

1st gear. Speed up quick to 4k-5k revs dip the throttle and wack it open again

2nd gear. Around 4k-5k revs pull clutch in, wack the throttle, tap the rear break with your boot quickly and release clutch .

This should be done without losing to much speed in other words practice to do it quick 1 motion. It also works on 3rd

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #84 on: August 25, 2016, 03:43:16 pm »
Nou weet ons hoekom hy stukkend is.
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #85 on: August 25, 2016, 03:46:44 pm »
Electrical issues van wheeli??? Sou dink doe grond pad het meer invloed as ek na my ry styl kyk

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #86 on: October 25, 2016, 08:19:55 pm »
All this talk of clutching and pulling. You're all doing it wrong.  I have a KTM 1290 Super Duke R, all you do is twist the throttle and viola, done.  O0
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #87 on: October 27, 2016, 12:17:17 pm »
It is easier to learn on a bike that is not yours  :peepwall: I have worked for a year on a medical response bike and started by accelerating hard, clos throttle and open all the way and sitting back. The 650 VStrom lifted and son soon I leaned to shift to second. Do not use the clutch, just tip it up and you find that you immideatlely need to give more throttle or she goes down. I got a few fingers from the public on the highway sometimes, the old tannies did not like the tricks but probably because they through I was a traffic cop  :imaposer:
 

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #88 on: December 08, 2016, 07:12:41 am »
Wel ek het gedink die 800 GSA is die most underpowered bleddie ding wat ek kon koop.
Moet werk om hom te wheelie.
Toe sien ek nee, ek kan net nie f@king bike ry nie


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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #89 on: December 08, 2016, 08:36:33 am »
julle ouens maak my net jaloers. ek sal maar net verder volg en droom
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #90 on: December 08, 2016, 12:31:05 pm »
Wel ek het gedink die 800 GSA is die most underpowered bleddie ding wat ek kon koop.
Moet werk om hom te wheelie.
Toe sien ek nee, ek kan net nie f@king bike ry nie



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