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    Default Re: Girl..supermoto... :-S

    Quote Originally Posted by MyLittleStudPony View Post
    Hello!

    You wanna nice little car, you do.

    Seriously though?
    Wheelies: lots of throttle.
    Sliding into corners: go down fast through the box and use the clutch to just keep the wheel turning rather than letting engine braking make it lock.
    Stoppies: loads of front brake.
    Oh and by the way i dont drive yet, lol. Got my motorbike licence first, now working on the car.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlotte View Post
    Anything else you think i should do:


    Tape up your indicators, maybe fit handguards and go for it!

    Cool bike, by the way.

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    Default Re: Girl..supermoto... :-S

    I've got a set of lowering links for a DRZ in the garage, brand new never been used, you can have them for 20 including the postage, PM me if your interested.

    DRZs are easy to wheelie, in first gear accelerate so that it extends the forks, shut the throttle and then crack it open and it should come up.

    I'm surprised you haven't had any declerations of undying lust or requests for photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    DRZs are easy to wheelie
    Mehhhh, everyone says that

    PG, DRZ owner for seven years, can't wheelie.

    Welcome to TRC Charlotte, nice bike. If you want to swap those dull black plastics for some shabby chic battered faded yellow ones drop me a PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by PG View Post
    Mehhhh, everyone says that

    PG, DRZ owner for seven years, can't wheelie.

    Welcome to TRC Charlotte

    Ive just learned to wheelie my SM after years of "you cant wheelie dude??!!!" malarkey

    I can teach you to my standard*

    If I can do it, so can anyone with a reasonable amount of bike control


    *Im still pretty crap, but the front does come up

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    I know how to do it, I just can't stop myself pushing the front back down when it starts to come up. I have deeply ingrained ghey from accidently flipping a C90 as a yoof

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    Default Re: Girl..supermoto... :-S

    Quote Originally Posted by PG View Post
    I know how to do it, I just can't stop myself pushing the front back down when it starts to come up. I have deeply ingrained ghey
    Shuffle your arse back a few inches on the seat, grip the tank with your knees, wiggle your arms a-la Keith Code 'chicken wings' to make the upper body relaxed, then try. If you're all tense it won't work. And give it a reet big handful.

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    Ta, but I'm just too scared of flipping it

    Have practised no end - for a few years I had to use an old airfield to get home so tried loads, the keep the front down 'instinct' is too strong. I'm resigned to never getting over it.

    Anyway, girl wiv DRZ thread......

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    Default Re: Girl..supermoto... :-S

    Quote Originally Posted by PG View Post
    I know how to do it, I just can't stop myself pushing the front back down when it starts to come up. I have deeply ingrained ghey from accidently flipping a C90 as a yoof

    We are very similar then - I cant help but back off when it lifts (although getting a bit better recently with practice) I flipped an NSR250 when a teen and had a nasty one, causing a similar mental block that could be referred to as a gheyness

    Spend some time somewhere you have space and just practice till you are comfortable with the front coming up (edit - see youve done that)

    Whereabouts in the world are you - we could start "my wheelies are a bit ghey club" or summat for people as crap as us

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    Quote Originally Posted by PG View Post
    Mehhhh, everyone says that
    The only bikes that are easy to wheelie are those bikes ridden by people who can wheelie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PG View Post
    Ta, but I'm just too scared of flipping it
    If it's an S or SM you'd have to really try to flip it, and I take your 7 years of DRZ ownership and raise it to nearly 9.

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    Pity you're not further north or you could have come along to Scottish Supermoto at Crail where we now have the "Saltire Suzuki DRZ Cup" class included in our championship.

    A DRZ having fun on track....





    Another DRZ


    2 DRZs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    DRZs are easy to wheelie, in first gear accelerate so that it extends the forks, shut the throttle and then crack it open and it should come up.
    DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!!

    You need somewhere safe and quiet to practice, with someone who is shot hot.
    Or book yourself in to The Wheelie School and have Fishman teach you the art of throttle control so you can learn safely.

    Else you'll be picking up pieces of you and your bike from the floor.

    Wheelies are not about just chopping and smashing the throttle open. Anyone who can wheelie well will tell you that.

    Off the bottom in 2nd ro 3rd with the slightest whiff of throttle and some clutch is the smoothest safest way with a DRZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLM View Post
    Else you'll be picking up pieces of you and your bike from the floor.
    And no one knows this better than our GLM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLM View Post
    DO NOT DO THIS!!!!!!

    You need somewhere safe and quiet to practice, with someone who is shot hot.
    Or book yourself in to The Wheelie School and have Fishman teach you the art of throttle control so you can learn safely.

    Else you'll be picking up pieces of you and your bike from the floor.

    Wheelies are not about just chopping and smashing the throttle open. Anyone who can wheelie well will tell you that.

    Off the bottom in 2nd ro 3rd with the slightest whiff of throttle and some clutch is the smoothest safest way with a DRZ.
    Thats why i dont wanna just jump on my bike, i would rather get some lessons. That sounds good. Have checked out www.supermoto-school.co.uk
    Might look at that too.

    Does anybody live in the west midlands area?

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