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hey, lately i been learning how to wheelie n got the hang of it pretty good now. Coz im practicing, im gettin the front up about 2 feet or so n its coming back down...just wondering if me doing this continually is doing any damage..and if so what is it?
 

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Other than blowing out the fork seals, you are also causing your steering head bearings to wear out faster as well as putting extra stress on the frame every time you land. There's also the potential for destroying the entire bike if you land crossed up and can't correct the tank slapper in time.
 

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If you clutch them up, then yes, you are causing extra wear on the clutch. The extra chain wear should be negligible as long as you don't over tighten it and keep it clean and lubed. The chain on my 05 GSXR600 had 15,000 miles on it and was still well within the first half of the adjustment range when it got stolen. A properly cared-for chain will last a good, long while.
 

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one thing you can hurt is your nuts... i learned that back when i got my first bike..f4i.. but theres really not "right" way to do it. so many people do it so many different ways. just get a steady pace going, give the throttle a good grab and hold it there, and dump the clutch... that sum bitch should jump right up... wheeling isnt the hard part, finding your balance point and keeping it the first few times doing a wheelie can be however.. just have fun doin it. dont try to do 70mph wheelies your first few times because you almost guaranteed to dump it. start off kind of slow. if you go on youtube, theres a video, "how to wheelie". check it out, theres some pretty good info. good luck.
 

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yer na i no how to get the wheel up in the air..im gettin some nice height...im at the stage of learning to hold it longer now and find the bp. cashmoneyflo just said u wont hurt it much if u do it right...just wondering if there is a special clutching technique u should use?? i thought there is only one way to dump a clutch lol? correct me if im wrong..rev then dump?
 

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Other than blowing out the fork seals, you are also causing your steering head bearings to wear out faster as well as putting extra stress on the frame every time you land. There's also the potential for destroying the entire bike if you land crossed up and can't correct the tank slapper in time.
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Fork seals are the biggest problem
 

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let me try to explain it here: you know when you're riding and you just hold the throttle without moving it and you pull the clutch in and the rpms shoot up...?? well if you notice once you let the clutch go again there seems to be that little "boost" of power..?? thats the technique that you're looking for,... just all at once in a quick motion. if you wait to pull the clutch in until you're around 9-10,000 there will be no excuse why it wont get up quick and easy. I've notice that like around 50-55mph is the sweet spot in 2nd gear to yank it up and just ride it, you have to hold it steady though, if you try to chase your wheel from falling you could get into a nasty tank slap when you come down. work on consistancy rather than distance first. if you feel like you're gonna go back just tap the BACK brake,.... never the front :nocontrol
 

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"What damage can wheelies cause"

Alot if you do it wrong...or land wrong...
 
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