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Well, yesterday finally reached my 500+ engine break-in, and I've been itching to do some wheelies on good ol' Speedy. I know there has been some discussion on whether or not to run speedy hard during engine break-in, and since I usually baby my bikes during this period I said to myself, " Man, the sun is shining, it's a beautiful day out riding with my buddies, FUCK IT, I'm going for it".

So I just decided to power up some wheelies in 1st and 2nd gear, and GOD DAMN speedy comes right up without even trying. I cant wait to get my first sevice over with and put my exhaust on, so I can really get down on Speedy. Man I love this bike!!!!!! :smitty:
 

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Im at 600 miles on mine... already changed the oil at 500. This past saturday i was the "hardest" on the bike... revving to a mere 7000 and hitting 100 something once or twice... cant wait to unleash the beast.
 

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I've never even owned a bike that was so easy to wheelie with just the throttle. I'm getting used to the 1st gear version, but last Thursday finally nutted up and clutched up a tiny 2nd gear power wheelie - it was too fun to not try again and again!

..I can feel myself adopting a whole 'nother personality when I throw a leg over Speedy!
 

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Right on! Always good to hear a fellow hooligan's not having any problems getting it up.... I've gotten a lot better with mine, but I need to get the balance point down. I'm sure it's not real healthy to have th erev limiter bringin' em down all the time. And I'm not comy with mid wheelie shifts either.

I'm working on the mother of all wheelie pics......... To be continued.
 
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I'm still nervous to pull wheelies. When I harmer it in first gear I always croutch down and lean forward. I can feel the front end hover off the ground, but I still haven't tried to pull one yet. I know I'll either f' something up or get way too addicted. Congrats!
 

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mnrider said:
I'm still nervous to pull wheelies. When I harmer it in first gear I always croutch down and lean forward. I can feel the front end hover off the ground, but I still haven't tried to pull one yet. I know I'll either f' something up or get way too addicted. Congrats!
Addicted is exactly the right word. Almost every stop sign the front end gets to at least hover a couple of inches.
 

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I am liking this bike more the more I ride it. The motor seems to be loosening up too. I found that banging the throttle open in [email protected] brings the front up almost as fast as clutchng it. Then I can shift into 2nd and carry it for a ways. Still no dice clutching it in 2nd though, all I get is clutch slip. I don't have huge hands, so maybe I'm not getting a really good release of the lever. :horse:
 

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I am liking this bike more the more I ride it. The motor seems to be loosening up too. I found that banging the throttle open in [email protected] brings the front up almost as fast as clutchng it. Then I can shift into 2nd and carry it for a ways. Still no dice clutching it in 2nd though, all I get is clutch slip. I don't have huge hands, so maybe I'm not getting a really good release of the lever. :horse:
More power. ;D :wrench: ;D
 

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kcjones said:
I am liking this bike more the more I ride it. The motor seems to be loosening up too. I found that banging the throttle open in [email protected] brings the front up almost as fast as clutchng it. Then I can shift into 2nd and carry it for a ways. Still no dice clutching it in 2nd though, all I get is clutch slip. I don't have huge hands, so maybe I'm not getting a really good release of the lever. :horse:
Bring her down to me, I'll bet I can do it!!! ;) ;D
 

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Had the opportunity to ride a friends Ninja 650 twin this weekend. He wanted to hear his new loud exhaust (blech) and I decided to wheelie it past him to show him it could be done. It was awful. Dove the throttle, firewalled, and hoiked the bar in the "sweet spot" and it was still work! Speed makes you wheelie lazy.
 

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mnrider said:
I'm still nervous to pull wheelies. When I harmer it in first gear I always croutch down and lean forward. I can feel the front end hover off the ground, but I still haven't tried to pull one yet. I know I'll either f' something up or get way too addicted. Congrats!
Keep practicing, you'll get it up before you know it. Once you get used to doing small ones it just gets easier as you become more comfortable powering it up.
 
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