Have you done it yet?

Torquex2

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I've spun my tire a few times as well. I'm not convinced you can wheelie it without popping the clutch to a degree. Do we have the rear traction to bring the front off the ground vice spinning the tire? Hmm...
I’ve only cracked the throttle in first gear half a handful of times...slightly, for a split second. It’s so powerfully responsive, that I know it would take very little effort to full on wheelie it, and probably completely lose control. ....So I just don’t tempt fate.
 

vsteel

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I have not and never will intentionally.

It is one thing to wheelie a dirt bike where it weighs a lot less and has really beefy front suspension designed for jumps and hitting large obstacles, on the Rocket it would take a lot of abuse on the front end when landing.

Smoking the tire I just see money going up in smoke.
 

Torquex2

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Broke loose the rear on occasion but out in the back streets so no harm no foul. I have no desire to wheelie on this bike as when you come down forks, fluids and plastic will go flying in every direction. I never mastered easy landings on wheelies so I'll leave that to someone with that talent. Besides, since it's all on the backroads no one will see me other than a few squirrels and an occasional rattlesnake. 🐿️🪱
Exactly....What’s the point unless ppl are watching you pull one? And being watched has only two outcomes...You either look like a boss, or a fool. I find most ppl already so you asa boss for just sitting on these things. Why risk the alternative.
 

Torquex2

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I have not and never will intentionally.

It is one thing to wheelie a dirt bike where it weighs a lot less and has really beefy front suspension designed for jumps and hitting large obstacles, on the Rocket it would take a lot of abuse on the front end when landing.

Smoking the tire I just see money going up in smoke.
Some seem to have a lot of $. I’ve always wondered how guys get RED BULL good on what ever it is they’re riding. Seems to me that they’d have to do a whole lot of wiping out before they finally start sticking the stunts.
 

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ALL of my six bikes, have had their front wheel dangling in the air, at one time, or another. And not poppin the clutch either. Nice power pulls in first gear. It's a blast.:cool:
Cray cray man lol😏
 

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I started out on dirt small dirt bikes. My favorite was my 250 Yamaha. I popped wheelies once in a while but was never confident with it and never went more than 100 ' at best. I keep the front down and concentrate on my slow work now a days. My skills have been eluding me. I found that out before I sold my 14 Rocket. I went into a turn much too hot and came out in the opposing lane. No one around but I got off my Rocket and sat in the dirt shoulder a few minutes pissed at myself for riding like an idiot. It won't happen again. I realized I can't ride like I did in the past so I enjoy the views more now. I have nothing to prove to myself anymore as my crazy days are long gone. :thumbsup:
 

Torquex2

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I started out on dirt small dirt bikes. My favorite was my 250 Yamaha. I popped wheelies once in a while but was never confident with it and never went more than 100 ' at best. I keep the front down and concentrate on my slow work now a days. My skills have been eluding me. I found that out before I sold my 14 Rocket. I went into a turn much too hot and came out in the opposing lane. No one around but I got off my Rocket and sat in the dirt shoulder a few minutes pissed at myself for riding like an idiot. It won't happen again. I realized I can't ride like I did in the past so I enjoy the views more now. I have nothing to prove to myself anymore as my crazy days are long gone. :thumbsup:
Congratulations on surviving your bulletproof years. Not everyone does 🍺
 

Dr.D

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My 2014 Roaster will wheelie easily in first with a crack of the throttle but the new one just does not want to come up and I’ve tried. I think some safety nannies are cutting the power to prevent the front end from coming up.
 

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My 2014 Roaster will wheelie easily in first with a crack of the throttle but the new one just does not want to come up and I’ve tried. I think some safety nannies are cutting the power to prevent the front end from coming up.
Do you have traction control on?
 
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