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leo
23rd October 2005, 01:33
hi,

just wondering if a lot of you guys or gals wheelie the sporty? if so, what techniques do you use?

thanks,

willprevale
23rd October 2005, 01:53
Well first ya gotta lay in a supply of consumable parts like belts or chains, tires and whatever else yer gonna need.:tour

Randum77
23rd October 2005, 01:54
I can tell you what not to do! From personal experience, don't be pissed at someone and floor it, then drop the clutch. It hurts alot and you have to buy a new fender. lol

Jesse_Bolt
23rd October 2005, 02:11
Like this...

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a246/Jesse_Bolt/SC7.jpg

Or like this...

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a246/Jesse_Bolt/S17.jpg

The fine folks at Nawlins Racing, a sponsor of this forum, should be able to help you with the parts. 'steveo' is an excellent resource among others here.

Also, there are several threads that have addressed your question. If click on "search" and enter the word "wheelie", that should dredge up the threads for some interesting reading.

Honestly, "a lot of you guys or gals DO NOT wheelie the sporty" here.

JB

xllent01
23rd October 2005, 03:13
O.K. i'm guilty of pulling the front wheel up on a sporty. Been awhile since i've done one,
but it has alot to do with rider skill and perfect clutch and throttle control. The roll on's
are the best at about 5-15 mph, 1st gear- 2nd gear, roll throttle and ease out clutch both
at the same time, and the front tire should skim the deck from 1'-2' ft if done correctly.
Biggest thing is knowing your balance point, once past it you will be going over backwards.

This wheelie thing is not for the weak minded or a timid rider. It comes from yrs of racing
Moto-x and racing jetski's in my younger days.

BTW- the whole parts thing is only needed if you end up sliding down the pavment.
:doh :roflblack :frownthre

Nowadays i just prefer to sit back and cruise, too much money in my bike to see it slide
down the road on it's side. Let the squids do the stupid shit. :laugh :doh :roflblack

oakies
23rd October 2005, 03:24
Must be getting old..I have no reason to do wheelies anymore.. I just cruise

Uquackmeup
23rd October 2005, 03:28
Last time I wheelied, I fell down go-boom. I'm too old for that stuff but here's a good how-to video. Its not Sportster specific, though.
http://www.madaboutbiking.co.uk/how%202%20wheelie.wmv

gilx
23rd October 2005, 03:29
Must be getting old..I have no reason to do wheelies anymore.. I just cruise

:roflblack :roflblack :roflblack
Same here! I devote a good part of my riding attention to making sure both wheels are firmly planted on the ground!
:laugh :laugh:laugh

Y2K
23rd October 2005, 05:34
I love doing a good wheelie,rolling start and clutch it with a whack of the throttle and up she goes.Just be ready to back off so's ya don't go over backwards.With practice you can do it easy and set it down easy but till then you could seriously damage the bike if you do it wrong so be carefull.
I've been known to wheelie my Eglide a time or two,wish I had a pic but I don't.For the doubters, here's a couple other guys doing it on the big BT.:smoke I've had mine up just as high riding two up:p
http://img468.imageshack.us/img468/1976/paulharlywheelie9me.jpg
http://img468.imageshack.us/img468/3351/cycle19zt.jpg

xllent01
23rd October 2005, 05:52
I love doing a good wheelie,rolling start and clutch it with a whack of the throttle and up she goes.Just be ready to back off so's ya don't go over backwards.With practice you can do it easy and set it down easy but till then you could seriously damage the bike if you do it wrong so be carefull.
I've been known to wheelie my Eglide a time or two,wish I had a pic but I don't.For the doubters, here's a couple other guys doing it on the big BT.:smoke I've had mine up just as high riding two up:p
http://img468.imageshack.us/img468/1976/paulharlywheelie9me.jpg
http://img468.imageshack.us/img468/3351/cycle19zt.jpg

:roflblack :roflblack :roflblack :roflblack :roflblack :roflblack :roflblack :roflblack :roflblack :banana :clap :banana :clap
My buddy Tony the parts manger at the local dealer has a E Glide with the 103 SE kit installed, one day coming home from the beach i looked over and he put one knee up on the seat and did like the pics above and rode a wheelie for a short distance while listening to the radio going down the road at 45 mph. Never laughed so hard, almost pissed myself

sunkenloot
23rd October 2005, 05:58
I have done it a few times and like to practice when Im out in the middle of nowhere. So far the only time I ever really got the front end too hi-was out at the drag strip. That was just a stupid mistake on my part. I will have to re-learn the process once I get some more ponies but for right now with my lil 883 If I dump the clutch, pegged from a roll on, it goes up. I do it from a stop and I get a burn out. On street cement.

Randum, man I read about your mis-hap and am sorry it happened. I could see that very same thing happen to me and have learned from you experiance I have wanted to ask what kind of surface you were on that it didnt break loose before it went up and over. Do you think there were any other facters involved? Im just trying to learn a lil something here. Im not trying to be a jack-ass.

turfpro
23rd October 2005, 06:42
Ive tried getting on it, then off, and nailing it when the front end goes down. A few local guys said it would go up that way, It hasnt worked and just peals out sometimes. I guess Ill have to try poping the clutch. Its not really the funnest thing to try and learn, But I bet its a fun when you can do it. :)

leo
23rd October 2005, 09:42
i've able to get maybe a foot or two high, but not able to ride it the way i used to do it on my gsxr... i just need to practice a little more...

thanks.

LVBOATDOC
23rd October 2005, 15:42
No wheelies for me anymore, wiped my ass with asphalt a few times in my early years and still can feel it. Now I just watch

cantolina
23rd October 2005, 21:50
All I'm gonna say about wheelies is that I finally got to the point that I could do a really good drag-start, and lifted the wheel ever-so-slightly....

From there, I found I could keep a consistent front-wheel-in-the-air from stop, at any height I dared...

Of course, I found this out about 20 seconds before this:

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/544/DSC00060.JPG (http://xlforum.net/vbportal/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8450")

For those of you who don't know about this....click the pic for the story... :)

CntryFun
23rd October 2005, 22:08
I've only lifted mine a few inches, and done it twice. Both times I was jumping out in traffic, was in the lean and hit 2nd gear hard. Wheel came up before I even had the bike up straight, I straightened it out, and the wheel dropped when I hit 3rd. That's allot of fun, but high enough for me.

Desertfox
24th October 2005, 00:24
I did it once by accident. Powering up out of a turn, and went too heavy on the throttle. Up she came in the middle of a massive lean. Scared the bejeezus outta me.

Jesse_Bolt
24th October 2005, 01:18
I did it once by accident. Powering up out of a turn, and went too heavy on the throttle. Up she came in the middle of a massive lean. Scared the bejeezus outta me.

żLike this?

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a246/Jesse_Bolt/c2101f46.jpg

JB