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Old 11-06-2012, 05:25 PM
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Hummm... Why not. Lets look at a short list why

Bent fork tubes.
Broken fork tubes.
Blown fork seals.
Stripped handlebar mounts.
Crushed rear fender.
Scraped mufflers.
Bent mufflers.
Bent exhaust mounts.
Broken drive belt.
Burned clutch plates.

But if you really want to do a wheelie just roll along in first gear at about walking speed, pull in the clutch, and rev the engine to about 5,000 rpm's. Now release the clutch without letting go of the throttle and hand on for dear life. Oh and when you feel it going over just a little too far feather the rear brake.
Let us know how it works out.
I have a 1998 EG that I have run with the AHDRA, that would regularly launch with the front wheel up about 8 to 12 inches, never had any of those kinds of things happen. Although my girlfriend did tweek the backrest on a freeway onramp when it stood up and she didn't anticipate me goosing it.

I then bought my RG, and proceeded to run it at my local drag strip, it also will often pull the front wheel up. I have not experienced any of those problems with it either.

Maybe if I had panicked and abruptly let off the gas, the front may have slammed down with the required force to do some of the things you mentioned, but I am 60 years old and have been riding motorcycles for 48 years, lifting the front wheel doesn't have to be scary.
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:33 PM
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Theres a difference between lifting the front wheel and riding a wheelie.
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:25 PM
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I did them often on my FJR but this bike is just too heavy not to mention half the Hp So I won't even try.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:55 PM
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Could be fake, but looks cool!

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Now that looks bad ass! ^^^^^
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Could be fake, but looks cool!

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I vote for: REAL - the shadow matches ... kinda

are his pipes getting a slash from dragging ?
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Old 11-18-2012, 02:48 PM
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Not only does the shadow match look at the rear tire buldging under all that weight.
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This is an awesome video thanks!
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Could be fake, but looks cool!

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I vote real look at the rear tire deforming!
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I agree it real but something that I will be trying any time soon I resided that I will be an watching and cheering
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