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did think this bike could do a wheelie at all, not that i wanted it to, just wasn't worried about it. my friend wanted to see how fast my bike was from a dig so i decided screw it and launched it. front came up a ft or two and my butt puckered a bit lol.

fwiw i am 6ft1 and weigh 205~ lbs...you 5ft8 140lb dudes watch out cause it could happen to you even easier lol.

won't be trying that again anytime soon...probably going to be afraid to launch it again haha
 

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i pull the front tire up switching to third, but only enough to know i pulled the front tire up. I haven't launched from a dig yet.
 

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I did the same, but not launching. More of a control issue w/me; 40% incline pull out onto a major road in traffic. Almost launched myself over the road into the drain ditch. Yes, this bike will pull the front up.
 

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nice im going to go try some wheelies!!! I did my first burn out yesturday too lol... Maybe I am going down the wrong road here...
 

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Mine is geared up with a 15 tooth sprocket on the front and I accidently lifted the front wheel taking off from a stop sign.
 

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Mine is geared up with a 15 tooth sprocket on the front and I accidently lifted the front wheel taking off from a stop sign.

AHH!!! you know! WHen I had the stock gear I pooped a wheelie by accident! haha I since switched my gear out for a 15 tooth and put the bike away for the winter. Was wondering if it could still do a wheelie lol
 

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i pull the front tire up switching to third, but only enough to know i pulled the front tire up. I haven't launched from a dig yet.
:confused: I'm sorry but I'm very skeptical. I have to really be hammering my R6 for the front to lift going into 3rd, I have strong doubts that the tire on the 300 actually leaves the ground shifting into 3rd regardless of how the person is riding it. Maybe the forks pull up, but I'd put money that the tire is still kissing concrete. :p

bryce, the 300 won't be a very good stunt bike. lol This past year I learned wheelies on the R6, and there becomes a huge difference between a few inches off the ground with a power wheelie, to actually trying to ride one out at the BP.

This was a video from the first few hours when I started practicing on the R6. No new video, I got pretty good at the end of the season when I figured out a better body position, but, I'll probably have to re-learn all over again next season.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91NDQnmEWqc
 
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:confused: I'm sorry but I'm very skeptical. I have to really be hammering my R6 for the front to lift going into 3rd, I have strong doubts that the tire on the 300 actually leaves the ground shifting into 3rd regardless of how the person is riding it. Maybe the forks pull up, but I'd put money that the tire is still kissing concrete. :p

bryce, the 300 won't be a very good stunt bike. lol This past year I learned wheelies on the R6, and there becomes a huge difference between a few inches off the ground with a power wheelie, to actually trying to ride one out at the BP.

This was a video from the first few hours when I started practicing on the R6. No new video, I got pretty good at the end of the season when I figured out a better body position, but, I'll probably have to re-learn all over again next season.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91NDQnmEWqc
I can guarantee you it has pulled the tire off hitting third as I fought the wobbles as it landed once. Not sure why third is the only gear I would pull it up in?


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Nothing personal, just in my experience, I still can't believe it. If the front tire gets light, it can still head shake when the forks compress again - happened to me years ago when I had a liter bike and tried power wheeling. Didn't have the balls to give it too much power, but I tried ripping it in 2nd and the front got soft and then when I backed off the power, massive head shake induced. I was definitely way too tight on the bars too.

On another note, if you guys are accidentally wheeling from a dig on your 300, you need to practice better clutch/throttle control. I know the 300 can wheelie, but if you're getting it up without trying, don't even think about getting a larger bike till you can control this. It could end bad like the videos of people looping bikes.
 

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Control and if it does happen remember to keep on the throttle and don't death grip it. My first bike was gsxr-750 that was bored/cammed/full exhaust and sprocket set up for 1/4 mile acceleration. Great bike for being 19 and not afraid to lift the front at will.


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Yeah, this is not happening without extreme clutch abuse. My KTM 950SMR would power wheelie at will with its -2 CS gearing, and I race "A" level MX/off road open class 4t bikes and street ride a Husaberg 570 with sumoto wheels. Those wheelie. My 300 has popped the front powershifting second once and it was not intentional nor impressive. I had just installed a tune and shifted late at the limiter compressing the forks and catching the shift under WFO throttle.

It was the shortest amount of time a tire has ever left the ground in the history of motorcycling. :rolleyes:

If you are getting headshake wobbles, upgrade the crap ball bearings in the steering head. You probably felt the forks top out, mine will do that under aggressive accelleration at the upshifts all the time.
 

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+1

...and the reason these forks are topping out like that in part is due to the light fork oil in them from the factory for a cushier ride. :p
 
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