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Old 11-02-2012, 10:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Wheelie on America?

I don't have the skills for this, but I was just wondering out of curiosity, if it is possible to wheelie a Triumph America or Speedmaster, or is it just too heavy/not enough torque?

Anyone tried?
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Old 11-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yep, I've tried, even with high rise bars, there's just too much weight up front, its too long and too low.
The back end can spin up nicely, surprisingly stable when slightly sideways!
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Old 11-02-2012, 06:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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my buddy *claims* to have had the front wheel come off the ground, but i'm skeptical. like mentioned above, the wheelbase and weight distribution prevents it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It was this video that inspired my curiosity:
. If a Rocket III can do it, then maybe...
Hell of a lot more torque on that thing though.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:35 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It was this video that inspired my curiosity: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rla9KU0m808 . If a Rocket III can do it, then maybe...
Hell of a lot more torque on that thing though.
I've seen that one before - total insanity. I wonder how fast he was going on the first wheelie - looks like he was going pretty darn fast. I can't even begin to imagine having that much control on a bike and even more so on an R3 !
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The right guy can wheelie just about anything as seen in the above video and others of guys doing stunts on goldwings or Harley baggers. The average rider though...probably not going to get the front end up on any cruiser.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Personally I have no clue as to why people do wheelies, or burnouts, or other "hey look at me, I'm super cool" stunts on a motorcycle. Maybe its just my age, or the fact that I have been a rider for 35+ years, but to me the essence of riding is being out in 80 degree weather, doing about 55 or 60 down a winding country road just enjoying the experience and the harmony with my bike and with the natural world.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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So you're saying you can't do wheelies.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:59 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Not on my America, but I will admit to doing some years ago on lighter bikes, but even then wondered what the big deal was.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Slip the clutch to get front end up and then have FUN !

Wheelies are fun thats why we do them !

Just like lane splitting and burn outs !

Ya should see what I can do with me HP 396 powered 66 C 10 !
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