good advice, but no one on this site is going to believe one bit of it.
I took a year long apprentice welding course (DPW 1) back in the early 80's. in Kamloops B.C It was 2 hours of written/theory in the morning and 6 hours of welding, learning torch brazing / welding first, then torch cutting (used all the way through the course to cut thicker plates for stick welding). We dabbled in…
I mean, aside from the fact that none of the septuagenarians who buy this are going to go to the Rubicon... You got me, I can’t.
I love old cars too, especially Studebakers!
Please. That’s easy:
I’m in the same boat. I can get my little Monster on one wheel... but I’m too chicken to even approach the balance point for fear of looping my beautiful red bike onto its back. Wheelie the mountain bike? Sure, long lurid ones using the back brake to keep it pointed skyward. Do it with a motor using a hand throttle?…
My first wheelie was on accident. My hands were sweaty and I accidently dumped the clutch on my Sv650 which already had a larger rear sprocket. My girlfriend saw me from the driveway and was royally pissed when I got home as she thought I was just being a douchebag ripping a sweat wheelie through the neighborhood.
This is where I’m at also, finally actively working on it ever since I bought my DR-Z.
Its funny you post this I can also, not wheelie. I’ve never learned the skill even though a few of the guys I used to ride with were VERY talented with balancing their motorcycles. It’s something I need to learn as well.So good luck!
yea, thats pretty much the same with me. since that, the only wheelies i’ve done have been at the point where you chick out too lol. But not that I have that DR, I might start learning with a little more gusto.
Good write up. I wants to wheelies/:
The increase in A/C effectiveness is the most impressive bit.
You suck at driving. Well, I mean, not you specifically. You are great at driving. And me, I’m also great at driving. But everyone else? Everyone else sucks at driving. This is especially disconcerting for those of us who travel on two wheels, because while automotive safety has been steadily improving for vehicle…
Slight left after the gulf.
hope it’s water tight, or he is in for a lot of heart break
Oh wow, thanks for the kind words (specifically lucid and concise). I think you can learn a lot in a class. I also think that you can learn a little from Youtube and a lot by trial and error. It really depends on your learning style. I’d say jump in with both feet. If that doesn’t work out take a class.
Woohoo!, get to show of my rig:
So you want to go fast and you want to swap a V8 into your ride but your budget is short. You can get that 500HP V8 and keep the wife happy. All it takes is some ingenuity and a little manual labor but the end is result is nothing short of awesome.