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Blade is full of surprises

A buddy of mine and I took our bikes out in DE yesterday afteroon. We did around 80 miles, the temp was around 40F.

As I pulled out on to our main road, I did like I always do, and gave it some gas to get going in traffic. The next thing I knew, as I let off the gas, I felt a bump in the front end. It took me a second, then I realized it was the front wheel coming back down! I don't ever wheelie on purpose, and have put 1500 miles on the bike since it was new in July. Needless to say, it was a bit of a surprise. The only thing I can think of is maybe I snapped on the throttle instead of rolling on? I know cold increases HP, but I don't think it should have made that much of a difference
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Been there, done that, accidentally too.
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A buddy of mine and I took our bikes out in DE yesterday afteroon. We did around 80 miles, the temp was around 40F.

As I pulled out on to our main road, I did like I always do, and gave it some gas to get going in traffic. The next thing I knew, as I let off the gas, I felt a bump in the front end. It took me a second, then I realized it was the front wheel coming back down! I don't ever wheelie on purpose, and have put 1500 miles on the bike since it was new in July. Needless to say, it was a bit of a surprise. The only thing I can think of is maybe I snapped on the throttle instead of rolling on? I know cold increases HP, but I don't think it should have made that much of a difference
Oh yeah if I crack it on the 1KRR rather than a roll on it either breaks lose or does the bear dance.

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Dux what do you do on C-5's?
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I could tell you, but you might tell my wife..........

Are you a "17" guy?



Actually, I just fly 'em.

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Yes I am.
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Wouldn't I be a squid if I admitted that I liked it?


I do feel a whole new connection with the incredible riders and actors in "Biker Boyz" now. Maybe I'll have to go buy a copy
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What do you do lucky?
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Yep, that took some getting used to for me as well. Coming from a long line of 600's, you actually had to want them to come up for it to happen. These you have to try to keep down.
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Sounds oddly like my first ride on my 954. That thing would power wheelie very controlably. I miss it.

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Sounds oddly like my first ride on my 954. That thing would power wheelie very controlably. I miss it.

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My RC scared me the first time the front weel came skyward :eek

Then I got used to it. Once I changed the gearing the cycle returned. -1/+2 will do that to a twin I guess
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Yep, that took some getting used to for me as well. Coming from a long line of 600's, you actually had to want them to come up for it to happen. These you have to try to keep down.
the newer 600s have a little of the problem now too.

if you can't convince them, confuse them.
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Oh and I assume you are on the 954, get a steering damper you will be thankful.

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