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954 Power Wheelies

Just so everyone here knows, I'm not trying to learn how to wheelie. I just want to know where you guys experience power wheelies on your bikes. Which gear, rpm's, any mods done?

I've only been riding my bike for a couple weeks now and I've been getting a little more throttle happy, so to avoid scaring my shorts brown , I'm just trying to get a rough idea of where this might happen.

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1st and 2nd gear corner exits going WFO

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1st and 2nd gear corner exits going WFO
More likely on that bike with front sprocket change, from what I've heard.
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Re: 954 Power Wheelies

Mangina, just take it slow and easy, and get the "feel" of your new steed. If you rush into it too fast, yes, you can get into trouble before you know what hit you.

bwhip, did the -1 up front and yes, it definitely adds to the excitement!

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Re: 954 Power Wheelies

7K and above from 1 to 3 gear. Be careful, not sure what kind of bikes your use to, but a 954 will loft that front wheel up there with a slip of throttle.

Personally I have a 929, but I've ridden my friends 954 countless times, and it has a real light frontend. It likes to wheelie, and if you don't have a steering damper, watch out for that head shake.

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Re: 954 Power Wheelies

I would tend to agree to take it slow and get the feel for it. The front will pull at different places for everyone based on weight, ride style and MANY other factors. No bike is exactly like yours and even if it were, there are MANY factors that enter in (even altitude). As you get more experienced you'll learn how just changing your lean will affect it and you can learn to control it. When they power starts to come on, be aware that it could happen any time!
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7K and above in 1st and 2nd. Be especially careful when running on a low tank. I believe gas weighs around 8lbs a gallon, which means being about 8% lighter then usual conditions. (bike weight ~370lbs / 4.08 gallons x 8lbs/gallon = ~8% ... I'm ball parking it here).

I ride like a scared school girl though so I'm not sure I'm the best source.

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Re: 954 Power Wheelies

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Just so everyone here knows, I'm not trying to learn how to wheelie. I just want to know where you guys experience power wheelies on your bikes. Which gear, rpm's, any mods done?

I've only been riding my bike for a couple weeks now and I've been getting a little more throttle happy, so to avoid scaring my shorts brown , I'm just trying to get a rough idea of where this might happen.
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Re: 954 Power Wheelies

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1st and 2nd gear corner exits going WFO
WATS WFO???????????????
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7K and above in 1st and 2nd. Be especially careful when running on a low tank. I believe gas weighs around 8lbs a gallon, which means being about 8% lighter then usual conditions. (bike weight ~370lbs / 4.08 gallons x 8lbs/gallon = ~8% ... I'm ball parking it here).

I ride like a scared school girl though so I'm not sure I'm the best source.
A gallon of water weighs just over 8lbs. I believe a gallon of gas is more like 6lbs.
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Re: 954 Power Wheelies

I never had any problem with the front wheel coming up on the 954 unless you are on throttle and shift your weight back. The bike is very well balanced--one of its many virtues.

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Re: 954 Power Wheelies

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WATS WFO???????????????

WFO = Wide Fu(ken Open (full throttle)

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Re: 954 Power Wheelies

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WATS WFO???????????????
Wide F..cking open
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Wide F..cking open
beat ya by 3 minutes

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Re: 954 Power Wheelies

This has got to be the longest a stunna thread has ever lived on Fireblades.
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