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Offline Berber

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Popped a wheelie today!
« on: September 22, 2013, 08:20:06 PM »
Left a T junction turning right onto a main road with Sarah on the back and the front wheel lifted just as I was straightening up. I had given it a bit of welly to be fair but was amazed when it happened. What was interesting was that I never felt un safe when it happened.
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Re: Popped a wheelie today!
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 08:52:26 PM »
 :062: even though you weren't trying ....... :008: :745:
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Re: Popped a wheelie today!
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 10:03:12 PM »
I wasn't honest! I was amazed that the front wheel actually left the ground.
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Re: Popped a wheelie today!
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 10:42:48 PM »
 

And the traction control didn't react or it was off? :084:

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Re: Popped a wheelie today!
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 10:45:25 PM »
Not surprised the bike could do it, but am surprised you didn't feel a bit uneasy, or at least your pillion
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Re: Popped a wheelie today!
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 09:35:43 AM »
Thats a good point. My Traction Control was on.......

I am not sure how far off the ground the wheel went (probably a few inches) but it did. I know what because when I was a kid my 200cc two stoke Yamaha used to wheel hop in the first couple of gears if throttled hard and it was exactly the same sensation. Perhaps the traction control light flashed on and I did'nt notice it.

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Re: Popped a wheelie today!
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 10:31:09 AM »
Did it go this high?

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Re: Popped a wheelie today!
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 11:52:33 AM »
I think if the wheel had gone that high both Mr & Mrs Berber would have felt a darn sight more uneasy than it sounds! LOL :745:
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