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Well was riding back to work got stopped at some lights and thought i was in first nope second . so pulled away a bit slower than i normally do . Then the cage was on the phone as i looked back to see just incase i was going to get rear ended well it was close for me . So i dropped it in to first let the clutch out and OH **** front wheel about a foot off the ground for three foot the cage behind me did slow thank god but i was gone asap . The old guy next to me must of had brown stuff some where and good job no LEOs around . But i never thought i pull a wheelie on a dressed 1100 .But like most oh **** moments it was a good ending .

hi im gary and i suffer from MBS [multiply bike syndrome ] once you have one bike you need more than one and i need help getting more
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I had just taken a swallow of water when I started to read this post. I had to clean off my desk, monitor, key board...

I haven't lifted the front wheel yet, but I passed a cage on a two lane road (yes I was in a passing zone) and down shifted and hit the throttle. I was amazed by the power and response from this Goldwing.

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hell yeah i knew it had balls but wasnt ready for it

hi im gary and i suffer from MBS [multiply bike syndrome ] once you have one bike you need more than one and i need help getting more
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Thank GOODNESS that it all ended well.....Bless your soul!





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Proud you got that over with ain't you. Now remember that you can do it when it is needed.

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Oh I love dropping 2 gears and hammer down on a 2-lane country road to pass a slow mover. Gets my blood moving, it do.

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But of course a Wing can pull the front wheel, but It won't stay up there, you start dragging stuff at the rear of the bike before it can get high enough to balance it on the bak wheel.

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I haven't done an accidental (or purposeful) wheelie on my 1500 but sure did on my '86SEI. I was on a freeway on ramp and needed to get moving ASAP to jump into a clear spot.The front wheel came off the ground going into second and I didn't even notice it while looking over my shoulder but I sure felt it come down. I didn't expect if from such a heavy bike. Who says shaft drive bikes can't wheelie?

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Okay - enough bull - you can admit it here!!! Ya wanted to wheelie a Wing.

You can admit it - you're amongst friends.

I had a friend's Buell 1125CR just this past weekend, and woowwwwza, I did an accidental wheelie with that.

(I also did a few INTENTIONAL stoppies.)

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