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post #16 of 20 Old 12-28-2017, 02:06 PM
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The only point I have to add is I used to be really good at doing wheelies. A lot of people could not understand how I would wheelie so well and never use my rear brakes. The engine brake was always enough to stop the bike from going passed 12 o'clock once the throttle was closed abruptly and quickly opened to keep balance (throttle control baby). After almost 20 years of doing wheelies, I learned this concept you all speak of about needing a rear brake when I first rode a two stroke the year before last. I purchased it so I could learn to drift for track purposes and decided to try the drifting on dirt first. The video below is the first 12 seconds of my life ever getting on a dirt bike. Once I gassed, I abruptly close the throttle and nothing happened beside still going backward... Why the hell did no one tell me two strokes do not have engine brake. The whole thing was caught on my house CCTV. I have not done any wheelies since and have no desire to fall on my ass again. Only time will tell if I will have a desire to wheelie again but as of right now my hips would rather not relive the painful walk of shame you see on the video after getting up from the fall


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The only point I have to add is I used to be really good at doing wheelies. A lot of people could not understand how I would wheelie so well and never use my rear brakes. The engine brake was always enough to stop the bike from going passed 12 o'clock once the throttle was closed abruptly and quickly opened to keep balance (throttle control baby). After almost 20 years of doing wheelies, I learned this concept you all speak of about needing a rear brake when I first rode a two stroke the year before last. I purchased it so I could learn to drift for track purposes and decided to try the drifting on dirt first. The video below is the first 12 seconds of my life ever getting on a dirt bike. Once I gassed, I abruptly close the throttle and nothing happened beside still going backward... Why the hell did no one tell me two strokes do not have engine brake. The whole thing was caught on my house CCTV. I have not done any wheelies since and have no desire to fall on my ass again. Only time will tell if I will have a desire to wheelie again but as of right now my hips would rather not relive the painful walk of shame you see on the video after getting up from the fall
There is such a thing as too much brake. This was years ago on my old torque monster 929
Just started learning circles and used too much brake. I bruised the shit out of my taint' coming down on the tank lol

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There is such a thing as too much brake. This was years ago on my old torque monster 929
Just started learning circles and used too much brake. I bruised the shit out of my taint' coming down on the tank lol

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I said I was good at wheelies, not nice... You on another level man...
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Sorry about the late reply but Thanks guys! I appreciate your advice and I'll just hold off on making donuts until I fix my rear break
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