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    Short answer is yes! Under hard acceleration I have lifted the front wheel off the ground. I've had this happen mostly at the track but have done it trying to get out in front of the line of cars on the freeway on ramp.
     
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    Thanks. That's what I was afraid of...or, at least, glad to be aware of so I can keep the motorcycle operating within my limits.
     
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    No your nor going to power wheelie unintentional. A little pogo or clutch and you will.
     
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    OOTV is wacking it at the track in the power band on a lighter bike. lol
     
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    I did about about 100 power wheelies at the track last month on the CBR 1K last month. lol

    When I was a young teenage squid I use to do wheelies on the street, payed the price a few times. Learned to cover the rear brake well though.
    Splattered my RD 350 in 2nd gear, that one hurt. I did put her back together, bored it out AGAIN. I think the cylinders were at their max bore. and never rode wheelies on her again.
     
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    I've been taken by suprise a couple times, but my '98 has one less tooth on the front sprocket than stock.
     
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    Do a nice power wheelie daily, the light on up Barham has a perfect lip in the middle of the intersection, Fast first then hammer 2nd,and thats how I end each ride to work.



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    Wheelies are $1000.00 fine here in Fl.
     
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    Would unintentional wheelies be considered too ? A cop should be capable of recognising UNintentional wheelies, shouldn't he ? I've also had my 8th gen VFR (unintentionally) doing wheelies every now and then, but there's a difference between shortly lifting the front wheel up, unintentionally, compared to a longer distance wheelie, clearly intentionally lifting the front wheel over several tens, even hundreds of meters, isn't there ?
     
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    1" or a nooner, some will nail you.
     
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    Country side staight roads, no LEO's in sight. First ride of March. After a 10 or so mile warm up, a few hard "holeshot" accelerations, 5 in all. Happily of the 5, the first 2 resulted in first gear power wheelies, no clutch slipping! Then I began trying to do power wheelies (it must be spring), the next two resulted only in fast wheelie free runs. The fifth was sucessful, so I called it a day. Hours later I'm still smiling!
     
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    You’re lucky! Up here in Ontario a wheelie will cost you a week’s license suspension, bike impounded for a week and a mandatory court date. The fine is handed down in court and is a minimum of $2,000 with the maximum being $10,000 and 6 months in jail.


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    Such legislation is pretty close to the definition of "a live jail". Some comparisons aren't politically correct, I know, but that's close to a specific Western Europese country's regime of a small century ago.

    Let there be no misunderstanding, I don't do wheelies (unless unintentionally). But there IS a point where the punishment is (far) beyond the point of being just or fair.
     
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