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Looks like the front wheel will come up

 

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Yes. Mine popped a power wheelie in 1st gear by just rolling on-off-on the throttle. Did this 2x in a row. The front wheel only lifted aboot 3-6" (if I had to guess), but it DID lift. That kinda torque really brings a smile to my face...
 

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No doubt, Blueballs, you're right. Let's go practice dumping our clutch in shorts and sneakers and with no helmet. Lol. SQUID
 

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I can imagine in 1st gear, and without slipper clutch, that the dark side of the force of engine braking, is quite strong on this bike!
Sure, it has tons of engine braking, but the first reaction to someone looping out a bike is to apply more throttle. It happens automatically as you get thrown back. And a small bike can and will loop out. There are tons of "fail" videos on YouTube illustrating all sorts of interesting ways to crash motorcycles. It's never happened to me on a small bike in my backyard with everyone watching. Nope, never happened. (LOL)
 

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You can wheelie any bike with the right gearing. Big question is why? I bought my R3 for the low cost, light weight, and ok power for it's size.


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I was able to clutch up and get it around 2-2.5 feet off the ground. Not something I'd do everyday, but it was a lot of fun to experiment with.
 

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It cluches up in second and will run 3rd as long as you have road as long as you keep the speed In the midrange as 4th is impossible (for me anyway)





but if you cant wheelie a bicycle, its no use trying a motorcycle,
power wheelies are not wheelies.
 
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