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hoolinganism on an mv

ok, so my bike is out of the break-in period. well, sort of. i saw 666 miles (~1065km) on the odo.

so, i thought it might be fun to try a wheelie with the f4 1k...

holy-monoposto, batman!

that bike lofts the front wheel about as nicely and predictably as any i've every ridden! very impressive.

so, on my second one (there are a few lights on my way to work...), i lofted the front, and clicked her up a gear...damn that's nice.

alright, so now that i've fessed up to my sinful behavior, has anyone else been guilty of this kind of activity with such a beautiful machine?

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ps - do i dare try a stoppie?? LOL>
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guilty.
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Me three. My friends still laugh about the wheelie I did with the motorcycle cop right behind me! Damn useless mirrors! He turned on his lights and pulled up next to me and just said "Keep it down" as I nodded embarassingly.

Where's craw on this one . . .I'm not sure I've ever seen his front wheel actually on the ground

As for a stoppie, not sure my MV has the brakes for that . . .at least not on purpose. All my stoppies seem to be panic induced
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Me three. My friends still laugh about the wheelie I did with the motorcycle cop right behind me! Damn useless mirrors! He turned on his lights and pulled up next to me and just said "Keep it down" as I nodded embarassingly.

Where's craw on this one . . .I'm not sure I've ever seen his front wheel actually on the ground

As for a stoppie, not sure my MV has the brakes for that . . .at least not on purpose. All my stoppies seem to be panic induced

you lucky baster, normally that's 2 points violation "reckless riding"!

No brakes for that?????? if you can stop the bike, you can do it, I think you meant "not as easily"?

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you lucky baster, normally that's 2 points violation "reckless riding"!

No brakes for that?????? if you can stop the bike, you can do it, I think you meant "not as easily"?
Yeh, it's just that I've been riding Triumphs lately. A speed triple will make a stunt rider out of anybody I did a full on stoppie in the middle of rush hour on the 405! Unintentional, of course.

As for luck, I guess I've dodged more than my fair share of bullets lately. I might as well just get ready for them to throw the book at me sooner or later. I think it actually helps that I have out of state plates on my MV!

So I guess I'm not making a good case to get my Senna test drive, huh?
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Me three. My friends still laugh about the wheelie I did with the motorcycle cop right behind me! Damn useless mirrors! He turned on his lights and pulled up next to me and just said "Keep it down" as I nodded embarassingly.

Where's craw on this one . . .I'm not sure I've ever seen his front wheel actually on the ground

As for a stoppie, not sure my MV has the brakes for that . . .at least not on purpose. All my stoppies seem to be panic induced
Wheelie ??? Who ?? What?? Me?? Where??

And why did you do that wheelie in front of the cop? was it some bastids fault for gearing your bike too low hee hee

p.s. I got the stock sprocket sitting by my toolchest!
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Used to do lots of wheelies in the early days, I once got caught going through a radar on my back wheel doing 80kms in a 60km zone (the road is a wide three lane and safer than most of our highways with not a car anywhere near me...accept that I police car I didn't see the parked futher up the road), fortunately for me the officer at the other end was a bike rider and only gave me a ticket for 70kms...no wheelie . I cant see myself doing them on the MV, maybe it's because I've only had the bike a couple of weeks now but IMO she has too much class to be stunting on.
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i had to wheelie the bike the first time i took a spin on it........i agree with the smooth power delivery and the great throttle response......i have to admit though i've never been so nervous to wheelie a bike.......just the thought of dropping her brings tears to my eys..
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I have only lifted my front wheel a few times unintentionally.
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I have only lifted my front wheel a few times unintentionally.
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