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F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« on: September 16, 2011, 11:42:03 am »
AAAARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHH Ek kry nie my fiets gelig in 2de rat nie  :'(
Ek wheelie ni honderde meters nie ek hou net da van om hom nou en dan te lig en dan weer neer te sit dis maklik in eerste ek gee gas en maak toe op 4.5k refs en maak weer oop en dan lig hy maar ek kry dit nie in 2de nie

Moet ek die ding double clutch? en as ja op watse refs help biethie uit asb

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 11:56:20 am »
Dunno about the 800, but I got the XT660R up quite easily in 2nd without clutch by accelerating gently to just before the sweet spot in the power and then pushing down on the front and pulling back hard (while sitting back) while whacking the throttle all the way open.

I can imagine the 800 really have enough power to do that (at least more than the 660R)

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 12:28:11 pm »
Yea and Ive seen it done on you tube with the 800 easy so it can do it, I just dont know how or on what refs to wack it I suppose its probably low refs not sure

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 12:30:48 pm »
On my bike (the 1200) it is just under the power curve when I start.

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 12:37:18 pm »
On my bike (the 1200) it is just under the power curve when I start.



 :eek7: ok didnt expect it to be that low but will try it this afternoon  hah maybe try it from 500 up to 5000 it has to do something somewhere between those refs.........

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 12:49:21 pm »
On mine it is around 2500 - 3000 when I start.


I'll be happy to try it on your bike if you sign a disclaimer

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Having said that - the only bikes I have wheelied (by meaning it) was my 1200, a KTM990R and a XT660R.
I know my 1200 well, the 990R just wasn't fair how easy it lifted (even in 3rd) just because of the raw power and the XT660 have a very punchy single with lots of torque and a lekker light front end.

I don't know how the rev happy parallel twin 800 will need to be managed.

You might need to try at different revs and see what happens.

Just be aware - if the bike is anything like mine it will climb relatively slowly up to a point where it will feel like it is 'jumping' for the balance point and beyond.

That is where the 'groot skrik' lies if you're not ready for it.
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 01:12:13 pm »
that groot skrik area is where I shit myself and slam on the break  :biggrin:

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 01:21:45 pm »
some oke did a standing wheelie all the way up the onramp to the n1 at jip de jager next to me, on a roadbike. Only put it down to join the n1, was awesome to see.
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 01:30:27 pm »
some oke did a standing wheelie all the way up the onramp to the n1 at jip de jager next to me, on a roadbike. Only put it down to join the n1, was awesome to see.

Towards the city ?

I love wheelying up that onramp.

I always just wonder what will happen if I get to the top and a spietkop is already on the N1 looking down on this.

;D ;D ;D
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2011, 01:33:31 pm »
I so wish I was able to wheelie
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2011, 02:21:29 pm »
I so wish I was able to wheelie

It feels good putting smiles on peoples faces when you just lift the nose with ease even if it is a small wheelie atleast its a start

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2011, 12:19:17 am »
I wheelie my 800 into the revlimiter in 1st but have never been able to get it up in 2nd and I am too scared to change to 2nd during a wheelie. I hope someone will share the secret >:D
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2011, 08:00:58 am »
I wheelie my 800 into the revlimiter in 1st but have never been able to get it up in 2nd and I am too scared to change to 2nd during a wheelie. I hope someone will share the secret >:D

I am too scared to lift it in first and shift over neutral into 2nd.

If I lift in 1st its just for a quick 'over an intersection' lift.

If I want to do a longer one (for me at least) it have to start in 2nd as the shift from 2nd to 3rd and 4th is way less scary than the shift from 1st to 2nd.

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #13 on: September 17, 2011, 08:43:00 am »
This is not a huge awesome wheelie, but the guy makes it look sooooooo easy. This must be in 2nd gear as his speed looks way to fast for first gear. Nice power wheelies. I wish I could do this.

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2011, 08:58:45 am »
some oke did a standing wheelie all the way up the onramp to the n1 at jip de jager next to me, on a roadbike. Only put it down to join the n1, was awesome to see.

Towards the city ?

I love wheelying up that onramp.

I always just wonder what will happen if I get to the top and a spietkop is already on the N1 looking down on this.

;D ;D ;D

Yip, I pulled away at the same time as him, and couldn't understand why he was not overtaking, and why his engine sound stayed constant, then I looked in my mirror  ;D
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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2011, 09:18:07 am »
Remy - I just thought about it when I saw the guy with the luggage on - when I started out things were easier when I had the topbox on.

If you have one it could ease you into the feeling of lifting the front a little higher.

Not saying you need to put a car battery in it, but if there is some weight in it the front comes up easier and balance point is a little lower.

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2011, 09:19:40 am »
Yip, I pulled away at the same time as him, and couldn't understand why he was not overtaking, and why his engine sound stayed constant, then I looked in my mirror  ;D

I wish I could do that.

I can make it accelerate slower, but I can't do a controlled balance point stay at the same speed one.

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2011, 08:41:54 pm »
This is not a huge awesome wheelie, but the guy makes it look sooooooo easy. This must be in 2nd gear as his speed looks way to fast for first gear. Nice power wheelies. I wish I could do this.

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2011, 10:03:05 pm »
Die ou wheelie soos 'n girl.

Wel, daai girl wheelie beter as ek!!!

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Re: F800GS Wheelie in second gear?
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2011, 09:13:42 am »
wee die naweek probeer en niks nie 1ste baie maklik 2de wil net nie wheelie nie ek kort serious help

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