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ed apriliaforum com
07-11-2001, 09:52 PM
http://www.frenzy.com/apriliaforum/discussionimages/rs50stunts/rs50wheelie1.jpg

http://www.frenzy.com/apriliaforum/discussionimages/rs50stunts/rs50wheelie2.jpg

http://www.frenzy.com/apriliaforum/discussionimages/rs50stunts/rs50wheelie.jpg

He didn't wreck on the last pic.....but be careful crack kills

armourbl
07-12-2001, 09:50 AM
Very cool, but do tell how he managed this....

I'm thinking, dead stop, dump the clutch very hard in first, LOL

ben

liveinxs2001
07-12-2001, 11:19 AM
I'm thinking he hired George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks studios, after all they made dinosaurs come to life in the movies, I'm sure even they can make a rs50 appear to do a wheelie.

have a nice day
Eric

P.S. only kidding Micah

liveinxs2001
07-12-2001, 11:30 AM
upon closer inspection, I believe I know how it was done , if you look closely at the pictures, you will note that the window, in the back ground is in a horizontal plane as the road is in a inclined position. that is how this great mystical feat was performed. Micah simply repositioned his weight towards the rear of the machine , pulled the clutch in , raised the rpms to a very high position and let the clutch out, of course a little pulling up and backwards of the clip-ons didn't hurt. It is much easier to wheelie going up an incline than it is on a flat surface. this trick I have done many times in the past when a was a small boy on my 10 speed bike.

have a nice day
Eric

armourbl
07-12-2001, 11:46 AM
The hill most certainly helped.

Give us the scoop Ed, Micah, how can we amaze our friends and family with this most awesome stunt.

Right now I'm a one trick wonder on the RS50, stoppies are all I can do to show off to the neighbor kids.

ben

H S Topp
07-13-2001, 08:06 AM
Hi folks ! With a big bore kit it ain`t hard to do wheelies - even on an RS 50 ! On the stock machine it is almost impossible.

Regards

ed apriliaforum com
07-13-2001, 09:15 AM
big-bore, uphill, high RPM clutch drop, and a hard tug on the bars, he can even click 2nd gar and ride that out a little bit.

Rob Watton
07-13-2001, 10:24 AM
believe it or not, I've done wheelies on my stock rs. not ones that good, but the front tire does get of the ground a couple of feet. if you peg the throttle from nearly a dead stop, put your weight as far back as possible(you could even sit on the passenger seat), then dump the clutch, it will do it. (I've never stalled it either :-)

liveinxs2001
07-16-2001, 06:42 AM
you want to impress me Ed, find a FLAT road and recreate that 2 gear wheelie, then post the pictures. As to getting the bike off the ground for two or three feet, that is not a wheelie. look forward to seeing those pictures (soon ??? ).

have a nice day
Eric

armourbl
07-16-2001, 09:04 AM
I guess some people are hard to please...I was impressed.

Ben

micah apriliaforum com
07-18-2001, 08:51 PM
Here is the final answer, look at my hands in both pictures, I am in the process of shifting from 1st to 2nd(no clutch), where I continued the wheelie...remember my bike is geared and timed for 90 mph, I can get it up in 2nd or 3rd but the bounce required makes me nervous. I NEVER CLUTCH UP WHEELIES!!!! If it won't power or bounce up then I just don't do it. I can wheelie almost anything (I learned on an FZ-750 Yamaha and then moved to a far more challenging bike, a Honda Z-50), do you want to see pics standing up? or with one leg off? standing on the seat?. The hill does help, but only because I have to carry less speed to get it up (hence no helment). flat ground in second, next time I get the chance OK...how bout some pics on a scooter (stock or modified) or some on the highway with traffic in the background (I have a Mille in the garage right now I can bounce up in 4th and 5th) or on a flat-track XR or a YSR/XR100 hybrid in 4th on the track or a Ninja 250 in 2nd, give me anything with 2 wheels and I will find a way to get it up, I have a natural wheelie Viagra in my system. The wheelie was the single item that got me into bikes a decade ago and every night I dream on one wheel, wait till the video comes out. Do you want to see passengers? I have girl friends that would be happy to do a photo shoot (lower balance point) on the back wheel, my best wheelie ended by choice at 135 mph in 5th gear on my old Yamaha (470 lbs 59 inch wheelbase and 85 horsepower on a dynojet). I can steer around mild corners by shifting my body-weight to the left or right, I can look off to either side, no Las Vegas extremes stuff here but I can remember to turn on the turn signals when changing lanes on the back tire...the first time I wheelied a 916 I got three gears and saw the oil light come on, every time I have wheelied an R6 or F4i I have heard the tire chirp as I landed it, on a street bike I have never looped a wheelie (on the z-50 I looped at least 50 times as fast as 45 mph, mine was far from stock) I live for the 10-60 seconds that the front tire is off the ground, in these seconds I live a true zen life, nothing else matters but the second I am living in, I know one day the rear brake won't bring me back and I'll over-rotate on the street, but untill then there are actually people that bring me their bikes and leathers with their helments to do wheelies for the camera so they can tell their friends it's them on the bike. Horn Monos are life at it's best, I only hope I live to fight another day.

micah apriliaforum com
07-18-2001, 09:13 PM
I'm not bitter, but you can see wheelies are my greatest passion...as sad as that may be...

Chuck Sanford NC
07-19-2001, 05:39 AM
Micah....I understand exactly where you are coming from. For me it's not wheelies but the execution of a difficult curve and feeling I did it exactly right. Sometimes after many practices and working on different lines till I find the one that is just right or a run through Deals Gap and other places that I know was done well. Just makes me feel good.

Rob Watton
07-19-2001, 08:17 AM
I'm like chuck, I live for corners. Its hard to describe the feeling you get, when you take the perfect line, carry your momentum through, pass the apex, roll on the throttle, slide the rear, and come out of a corner sideways. I guess it's kinda like hitting a home run, but on a motorcycle.

(now there's a pic I bet you cant do on a Rs-50! how about some power slides while exiting corners!)
P.S. those crazy brake slide pics don't count ;)