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post #1 of 7 Old Jan 19th, 2009, 8:28 pm Thread Starter
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Burnout was good, but what about wheelies?

So now the burnout video has been released, why stop here.
What about wheelies.
Not a professional, but an average everyday idiot.

Is a wheelie dependent upon the weight ( full figured ) of the pillion rider?
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Re: Burnout was good, but what about wheelies?

This will undoutebly lead to a post of "how much weight can you safely put on the top case?" or "can one use the infamous BMW topcase fridge as a molten lead container?"
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This will undoutebly lead to a post of "how much weight can you safely put on the top case?"
Actually, the top case should be removed during all wheelies done without wheelie bars in place. Look at the shape of the LT and you will see that the "coffin box" face of the top case will undoubtedly touch down very soon after launch. P.S. Take the mirrors off too!!!
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Darn, there goes a failed attempt at humour.
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Darn, there goes a failed attempt at humour.
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Nah I think the humor is still in the thread. I have never done a wheelie on an LT. I think that the idea is somewhat destructive given the LT's weak driveline. However, I have seen (stuntman) Jean-Pierre Goy launch the beast to almost vertical. That is how I know the trunk should come off before take off.
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Yes, it can be done by a skilled rider on a stock LT. But like the burnout, why bother?

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Re: Burnout was good, but what about wheelies?

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Yes, it can be done by a skilled rider on a stock LT. But like the burnout, why bother?
+1 Indeed, why?

Hasn't anyone seen the multitude of rookie stunt riders gone bad videos?

Man after the naps she has taken on me, she would flat out have a hissy coming down with that front wheel anything but center, and even then she would do it for spite

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