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First off, I have no interest in learning to wheelie or pull a stoppie or do any stunting. But, I just got a new SV, previously had a '95 600 katana that was too heavy to get off the ground, and brakes that weren't powerful enough to ever feel like i was going to tip over. So, how strong is a stock '08 sv650s?
 

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It will stoppie just fine :-D I do them ocationally. http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=93333&highlight=stoppies

Wheelies, it has the power and weight setup that it is capable of pulling some pretty easy wheelies... But I wouldnt do wheelies because the front cylinder looses oil and thats a good way to blow your engine. Many people have blown there SV engines from doing prolonged wheelies.
http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=80728&highlight=Oil+starvation

So I wouldnt do wheelies, stoppies are ok as long as you dont wreck.
 

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Keep both on the ground, learn to ride faster and spend money on the track not showing off to get your jollies off.

The only stoppies I do now are if I come in to hot and lift the rear or some jack pot in the BMW full of kids swerves in front of me.


Don't waste your time learning, you will regret it, I did. Never wrecked that way just learned a bike turns better than it defies gravity.
 

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So riding faster isnt just as dangerous? ^^
 

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if you couldn't get the can o tuna up, you won't get the SV up either

any bike can wheelie, even a harley
 

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Sounds to me like the OP is more worried about doing these things by accident. Don't stress it man, while the SV can do both these things, I have braked as hard as I can from 80 mph, and gone WOT in first and second gear, and so far both tires have stayed on the ground. If you aren't trying, they are of very low likelyhood. Just learn to use your brakes properly and you will be good.
 

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So riding faster isnt just as dangerous? ^^
No riding smart IE track time, schools, practice is better and yes stunting is far more hazardous to your health. Especially in regards to injury.

I can name numerous more than 3 people that stunted themselves off of motorcycling in the past summer. Myself and the few that I ride with (4) (all racers or racers wrenches) have all been lucky or smart enough to escape any serious injury (my collarbone was a slip of the mind on a cold tire this season and was 1 hour in the hospital and I was ridng the bike 8 days later).

Dave, Dan, Stephanie, and Patrick and the kid that rode the Daytona all spent more than 2 days in a hospital required surgery and were seriously hurt.

Sideways to the pavement at 45 in a 25 or 60 in a 30 is more likely going to let you walk away. ONe wheel over backward at 90 is going to hurt, Or like Dave into the back of a car in Florida on the highway with a 18yr old female on back is going to hurt more.

Just my .02 but stunting will mess you up.
The SV will easily wheelie, stoppie too. But if you can't lift a CANOTUNA you aren't going to lift an SV much easier. I wheelied my buddies tuna better than I have the SV the dozen or so times I have done a legitimate wheelie.
 

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Whats WOT? And is canotuna another way of saying Katana? I'm not that hip to your lingo yet.

Reminder- i'm not looking to do wheelies or stoppies- was just curious what a stock sv650 COULD do. I'll leave the stunting to you guys
 

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SSmart man learn the corner thats the best stunt you will do.
 
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