FLY BY TACO Stage 2 Riding Wheelies

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by 210061741, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. 210061741

    210061741 Guest

  2. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    I'm going to pre-empt the crybabies with my post (please note sarcasm).

    OMG, I can't believe how irresponsible you are by showing a video of a MB rider riding their bike in a dangerous manner which doesn't reflect upon us in a favorable light.
    That dangerous behavior is unwarranted :)

    AWESOME VID, I'm excited and can't wait to get one. I hope it can pull wheelies in Colorado's high altitude. Please put me on a waiting list for one!!!!!
  3. chefdouglas

    chefdouglas Member

    What mods and gears do you have going. Nice ride. I like my front wheel on the ground but the torque looks good.
  4. 210061741

    210061741 Guest

    That is FLYBYTACO.

    Not sure exactlly what he's running.

    Have to ask him.
  5. Gh0stRider

    Gh0stRider Banned

    I get your sarcasm, and appreciate it. A little fun will not be the ruin of "the movement". LOL


    Watch the following video:

    (Staton rack mount?)

    Looks like the only thing that was hurt was his pride, but he could've gotten squashed by traffic.
  6. Gh0stRider

    Gh0stRider Banned

  7. Skyliner70cc

    Skyliner70cc Active Member

    I'm all for natural selection whether it be by nature or innate stupidity but I also value freedom above all.

    My brother feels just riding a motorized bike is dangerous and doesn't condone it regardless if I ride 15 mph on trails where I never run into cagers. According to him, any MB use is dangerous.

    Safety and risk are a matter of perspective and exercising personal liberty. Instead of focusing on the individual's actions whether you agree with them or not, we should focus on the motorized bike and the accomplishment behind it.

    I celebrate the power of Taco's ride. I am envious of it and wish to have a similarly powered bike one day. Will I ever do a wheelie? No, although I've got 20+ years of riding a motorcycle, I never had the itch to do a wheelie. However, if you want to do one, go ahead and I won't judge you for it. Its your life, its your ride, and its your choice. I guess I'm pro-choice.... :)
  8. Gh0stRider

    Gh0stRider Banned


    Every activity has a different risk factor. Knitting would be pretty low risk, but boring. I'm sure your brother does something that someone else would consider "dangerous". Everyone has their own risk tolerance and you're right - we should be free to choose. No helmet? No problem. No seatbelt? No problem. As long as everyone is willing to personally face the consequences of the risk, I am AOK.

    Now, back to the wheelies.

    I can pull wheelies on my beach cruiser with a 50cc engine. It isn't really the power of the engine. You simultaneously pull up on the handlebars and give it throttle - the wheel WILL pop up. Then you use your balance and throttle control to ride the wheelie. Make sure the front wheel is straight when it comes back down!

    Now a real impressive show of power would be a "pure power" wheelie - with no pulling up on the bars to raise the front wheel. Just twist the throttle, maybe lean back a little (but not jerk the bars up) and watch the front end lift. Maybe thats what we're looking at with stage 4.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  9. tacoshell4

    tacoshell4 Member

    people ask for some kind of proof as to what our engines can do and poop all over me when i show the proof weird all i can say before i built that engine it absolutely was not pulling no wheelies
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2010
  10. 210061741

    210061741 Guest

    Well Taco

    I think once we have the motors out in the world other people will verify our claims.

    Till then ....Keep building.
  11. Gh0stRider

    Gh0stRider Banned

    If your comment was directed at me, I apologize. I didn't mean to "poop" all over you. I was just discussing motorized bicycle wheelies. I doubt that a 50cc or even a 80cc bicycle engine can pull a power wheelie. Even small motorcycles need the clutch popped and a healthy tug on the handlebars to bring the front wheel up. It will take a (relatively) powerful engine to lift the front up on engine power alone without resorting to clutch popping or tugging on the handlebars. The kids that ride bikes in my neighborhood pull wheelies all the time on regular bicycles by pulling back on the bars while pedalling.
  12. tacoshell4

    tacoshell4 Member

    ya no offense taken not usin the clutch just giving it a slight tug on the bars i have a gripshift style clutch no lever. that particular bike has a weird geometry to it it's got a long wheelbase and with the stock motor it didnt come up withouut man handlein the bars and it just wasnt stayin up now its effortless.
  13. tacoshell4

    tacoshell4 Member

    i also have about 2 months of tuning to get my pipe to run like it does
  14. Gh0stRider

    Gh0stRider Banned

    Motor does sound great through the RPM range. No signs of being overly rich or lean. It is tuned perfectly! It does take some work to get these generic china engines just right.
  15. tacoshell4

    tacoshell4 Member

    by trade i'm a motorcycle tech 14 yrs but got out of it tuning to me is in the blood i guess
  16. tacoshell4

    tacoshell4 Member

    that is my test bike i plan on making some gearing changes to test the revs in the lower range I have swapped out the previous jug for my own ported jug i have a egt guage now and a tiny tach more to come also have a dowled case matched bottom end with a solid un weighted crank balanced coming my way so the involentary bowl movement shakes should be a thing of the past