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I have a question for anyone who might be able to answer me. Does doing a wheelie on a bike cause any damage to the chain, motor, anything??
 

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Jared said:
I have a question for anyone who might be able to answer me. Does doing a wheelie on a bike cause any damage to the chain, motor, anything??
Simple answer: Yes it does. The steering head bearings take a beating from the landings, as do the fork seals. The chain will wear and stretch faster than if you didn't do them, and for longer wheelies the engine can become starved of oil while in the air. Having said that, a lot of guys feel these are acceptable risks for the payoff of "pawing the air with the front wheel." I don't.:rider
 

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Simple answer: Yes it does. The steering head bearings take a beating from the landings, as do the fork seals. The chain will wear and stretch faster than if you didn't do them, and for longer wheelies the engine can become starved of oil while in the air. Having said that, a lot of guys feel these are acceptable risks for the payoff of "pawing the air with the front wheel." I don't.:rider
And don't forget the envitable crash, which depending on the situation will cause some damage, but as stated before these are all acceptable risk.

As a side note, I can now get the front end of my R1 off the ground, just have to find the balance point to keep it up, of corse this is only done on side streets with no traffic
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Sure doing a wheelie can damage your bike, but so can riding it everday on the street :) But yeah, you are taking risks when doing a wheelie, you mess up, and it's your fault.... Thats why i'm buying a street-fighter to turn into a wheelie machine :) Sure I wont stop doing wheelies on my gixxer, but I just wont be doin them all the time on it :) I think the perfect wheelie is beening able to get it up, hold it, and bring it back down smoothly which wont put any heavy stress on the front forks....
 
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Hehe. I still love hearing Cad Gixxer talking about his wheelies.....
man my chain was really loose yesterday! I guess it was from attempting all those wheelies, eh?

Yeah, your bike is going to get some damage from the wheelies but you can lessen the damage by smoothing out your landings and taking extra care of your chain and everything else...b
but then you need to learn HOW to smooth your landings......:rider

I LOVE this smiley!!!!!
 

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So do I, but why does he have to be riding a Yam?:mad
Because Yamaha is best. :rider :rider :rider :rider :rider :D
 

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it's cause the owner of this site owns a yammie :) look at the logo at the top left corner of the site, another yamaha r6 or r1 for ya :)
 

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Ya, I flipped mine so it definetly did some damage. Clutch wheelies do damage to the internal machanisms inside the bike... just think of all the instant stress applied to the motor. Throttle wheelies do less engine stress but make sure you put them back down as soft as possible to go prevent fork/steering head damage, etc.
If you ever get to the 1-mile + wheelies then oil starvation becomes a big problem.... I'll probably never know, hahaha:rider

and i like that biker happyface!
 

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I heard the SRAD series of gixxers were the best for wheelies, especially the mile long ones cause the engine can still get oil fed to it... hence the reason you see lots of gixxers in just about every stunt video.... i'm not sure if this applies to the newer gixxers or other brands, though the 929 seems to be popular for wheelies as well....
 
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