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I got my trx two days ago and decided to try doing stoppies. I got pretty good pretty quick and cocky pretty quick as well. On one of them my little brother (on my friends z400) was closer to me than I thought and he actualy drove under my right rear wheel. Three attempts l8r I had my trx stalled completely on the front wheels for about 5 seconds and over my bike went right on top of me.
 

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This bike has the best brakes in the industry, and when your doing stoppies it can get away from ya real quick.
were you doing it in the dirt or on the road?
 

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Cool, I've never really had the balls to try a stoppie, I'd rather wheelie or jump then face plant. Though when I have tried I usually over-did it and landed flat on my face.
 

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i can do them on my friends kfx, but not very well. You have to be going faster than you would think to do a stoppie. I'm usually in 2nd when i hit the front brakes, it basically just lifts the rear end up when i come to a stop. i haven't worked my way up to doing a rolling stoppie yet.
 

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,
Unless you want to eat some dirt or asphalt. I am really not that good at them but i would suggest starting off slow, 5, 8, 10 mph. start of in a straight line, pull in the clutch, coast a little bit, get a good stance, arms tight, then apply the brake, not super hard at first. gradually apply more brake until your rear end is in the air, from there its up to you.
 

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Originally posted by fast@Mar 29 2004, 04:11 PM
so you do it in 2nd gear and just hammer the front brakes the rear end will come up a little
no go ahead and do it this way....thats the fastest way to learn.....lol



Just kidding, dont try it.
 

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Yeah, someone should make a video on how to do stoppies, lol. <_<
 

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Sorry for the bad explanation before. So let me try this again.

Learning to do stoppies is similar to learning how to do wheelies. You start out small by just getting the front wheels a little bit above the ground, then work your way up. Like wheelies you have to figure out where the balance point is and how the quad feels when it is there. Start out going slow half throttle in first and grab the front brakes until you feel the rear end really lighten up. you prolly won't have enough momentum to go completely over the bars until you are like 3/4 throttle in 2nd or more. I move my butt as far forward as i can w/o interfering with the controls and then pull the clutch in, i grab as much of the front brakes as i feel comfortable with and use a little body english to help out the process. By sitting as far forward as i can it gives me the ability to move back quickly to bring the backend down if i get the back end to high. It is all in the practice and being confortable with your bike. the only problem is that you don't have a grab bar to save you if you go over. Once you figure out the balance point and such you will be surprised at how vertical the bike is when doing a stoppie.

If any of this unclear, ignorant, not right, etc... please let me know, so i can correct or delete this post.

Thanks
Jonesy
 

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Seems about right, I'll have to start trying stoppies this year.
 

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The R's brakes are best in the busisness. Team Duncan Racing put a set of steel braded lines on the TRX and thier riders HATED them and requested that the stock units be put back on. on of my friends is matting the R's system to his hybrid they are that good.
 

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I read about that Duncan steel-braided setup as well, apparently not as effective as the stock setup. My question is, what to run if you get wider a-arms?! I wouldn't want to switch to steel-braided aftermarket as the expense of brake feel. I also doubt Honda will sell and extended line set...

Any ideas? Maybe just different steel-braided lines are the answer.

-RR
 

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nope the stock lines have enough slack in them to fit with acout 2 inches to spare on my long travel jb a arms.
 

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i think i'll just jam on the brakes in 2nd gear when i get my quad i'll let someone video tape it and i'll post it on the site
 

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Originally posted by fast@May 2 2004, 09:47 PM
i think i'll just jam on the brakes in 2nd gear when i get my quad i'll let someone video tape it and i'll post it on the site
Good luck, and make sure you get that on camera!! Haha...please jump off the quad and don't just let the damn thing land on ya, or you may become another statistic for the people that hate quads...
 

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I liek going from a Stoppie And the minute the rear touches down do a wheelie, my friends thot it was crazy kelw, cuz i made it go straight up on the nose almost and same on the rear, the girls liked it to
 

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seems like when i'm just screwing off everything goes good, but the minute i try to show off for someone i always end up dumping it. <_<
 
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