i've started getting a little crazy with 2nd gear wheelies and it seems like balance point is pretty early on this bike. i have probably only held a wheelie for maybe 3 or 4 seconds on it though. lolI've only seen 105 and that was in 5th just before the rev limiter. 6th doesn't pull very hard but I would have to think the 120 they stated as top speed is doable. I don't have the straight stretches needed for top speed where I live unless I get on the interstate. IMO it's no fun going fast in a straight line on the SMC. One thing I have noticed is that this is the most balanced bike on a wheelie that I've ever ridden. It has to be the gas tank, once you hit that balance point it's like you're on two wheels again.:thumbup:
It will definitely make you a wheelie guy. I've started riding wheelies beginning even in 3rd and 4th gear (with the right finesse.)i've started getting a little crazy with 2nd gear wheelies and it seems like balance point is pretty early on this bike. i have probably only held a wheelie for maybe 3 or 4 seconds on it though. lol
i'm not a huge wheelie guy but this bike might turn me into one. one thing that scares me is that the fuel tank/sub frame is just over a thousand dollars retail and i'd imagine if you looped it then it would be destroyed pretty quickly.
actually slide up on the seat towards the tank and see If that helps....If so, "Increase" your spring preload on the rear, reducing your sag......BTW good advice on the bike manual...you may find you have to go up in spring size to match your weight......"might" eventually have to go up spring size in the front eventually as well....look in the tech section of the site...If you can't find it PM me and I will set you up with a link....:thumbup:I get MASSIVE headshake from 65mph on. Pressure is fine. Pretty sure it's suspension related.
Of course i'm clueless about suspension. 6' 200lbs.
huh?MCJason, you've got to get that straightened out. Go to the manual and see how to firrm up the front just to see. Also, lower the reawr by reducing sag a bit just to see. Shake the rear wheel and swingarm side to side to see if something is loose. Something has to be way amiss. You can't have a $9k bike that weighs 300 pounds and has 60 hp or whatever and be limited to 65 mph. That's taking all the fun out of it! Believe me, the bike is much better than this. I have a lot of bikes and this thing is a blast.