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post #1 of 38 Old 05-29-2015, 09:09 PM Thread Starter
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anyone doing wheelies on their 300?

Was doing wheelies today and went past 12 o'clock and had it flip right over. Need all new front and side fairings. Good news is for all the fairings plus the left mirror is only 300$. Attached some images so you could see
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Oh man, I bet you sure feel like an idiot lol. I never felt the need to do wheelies... I've never had the guts to attempt one because of what can happen. sucks about your bike, sounds like it coulda been worse tho
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This is why I have a second bike. When I was doing track days and autocross in my car I had a class prepped car for such.
My 94 gs500e is my dumb dumb bike. If I feel like doing dumb stuff on playing around I take that beater behind the research centers near my house and go to town. Buying a new bike and learning how to do things that are conducive to wrecking it are not on my list.
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10 outta 10 for enthusiasm! I tend to do most of my wheelies on my XR trailie as dirt is a bit more forgiving than the road... Pleased to hear parts are cheap tho.
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I would feel like an idiot if I couldn't afford to fix it. I can,so who cares. It's a Learning experience. I'm not the first nor the last. It will be fixed in a week by my local Honda dealer. Be back wheeling then
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This is why I have a second bike. When I was doing track days and autocross in my car I had a class prepped car for such.
My 94 gs500e is my dumb dumb bike. If I feel like doing dumb stuff on playing around I take that beater behind the research centers near my house and go to town. Buying a new bike and learning how to do things that are conducive to wrecking it are not on my list.
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10 outta 10 for enthusiasm! I tend to do most of my wheelies on my XR trailie as dirt is a bit more forgiving than the road... Pleased to hear parts are cheap tho.

As brannyb & kiwi rider point out, most who do wheelies and other stunts, practice on older bikes that either don't matter if they get dinged up in the process, and don't have a bunch of cowls and fairings that can be expensive to replace when you bin the bike... older dirt bikes are great for wheelies.

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I would feel like an idiot if I couldn't afford to fix it. I can,so who cares. It's a Learning experience. I'm not the first nor the last. It will be fixed in a week by my local Honda dealer. Be back wheeling then
If you're new to bikes, and you're just learning to do wheelies on a new CBR300R (or any new bike for that matter), you're probably going to find that you are the exception... most of us don't have money to just throw down for new body work at the drop of a hat every time the bike goes over... and it will go over, and over, and over... If you do have money to burn, thats great.

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after being run into by an old lady, what was estimated to be
2 weeks turnaround for mainly fairing panel replacements,
took 2 months due to one, fairing panel [main right side]
being 'unavailable in australia'..

dont know about your neck of the woods but
aussies might make sure of availability of fairings
before leaving bike for repairs.. if id known
i could have ridden her for months, until
the new panel to arrived..

never felt the need to do wheelies on any of
6 road hondas.. other than low wheel lift
in rolling acceleration etc..

if i have i pie tho, its for eating,
not balancing it on my head..

but,, there is a skill in it,
and to each their own
of course..
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Yeah man I can walk mine for about 1/2 mile in second gear pretty easy
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I would feel like an idiot if I couldn't afford to fix it. I can,so who cares. It's a Learning experience. I'm not the first nor the last. It will be fixed in a week by my local Honda dealer. Be back wheeling then
Good for you. ride it like you stole it. Don't whether to call you mate or mate'ss?

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