Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sierra Foothills
I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more wheelies!
Forgive me Father for I have sinned. I have started doing wheelies on the Weestrom and am finding it is very capable of first gear clutch up wheelies and also a lot of fun. I know it is hard on the clutch, I know it is hard on the fork seals, I know some of you will frown upon me for my unsafe behavior, but dog gone it, I don't care.
I'll make the argument that it is making me a better rider, learning the limits of the bike, improving balance and confidence - but I'm probably just trying to justify my misdeeds. I do use discretion on where I choose to feed my addiction (no traffic, straight road with ample shoulder...)
When I started, I would roll at about 3-5 mph, watch the tach and pop the clutch rather violently at about 7K rpm. I'm now doing more of a slip/release and basing my timing on feel and and sound from the engine and having more success.
Any of you bitten by this bug?
Master of the obvious...
Ol' Bug Brain of the Sons of Practicality MC