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Old 23-May-2006, 01:41 PM
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I do like to pull the odd wheelie but now I have the 999 I'm wondering if I should, I remember horror stories of the 916 series dumping oil in the airbox or starving the engine of oil on long wheelies.
So the question is, is this still a problem on the 999's ?
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Old 23-May-2006, 01:46 PM
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The Testastretta engines have a deeper sump than the earlier bikes so are much more wheelie friendly
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Old 23-May-2006, 01:55 PM
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I do like to pull the odd wheelie but now I have the 999 I'm wondering if I should, I remember horror stories of the 916 series dumping oil in the airbox or starving the engine of oil on long wheelies.
So the question is, is this still a problem on the 999's ?

Will you teach me how to do proper wheelie's couch?



I've always wanted to be able to do them!
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Old 23-May-2006, 03:39 PM
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The Testastretta engines have a deeper sump than the earlier bikes so are much more wheelie friendly

I thought only the S and R model had deep sumps
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Old 23-May-2006, 05:06 PM
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it is , I think, I know the 999 up to 05 were not deep sump,
so 999S and 999R yes plain 999 if you can say that, NO wheels.
you might get oil starvation and as you wont be waching the oil pressure not good.
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Old 23-May-2006, 05:22 PM
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thought the problem was long wheelies.....stunt man style rather than out with the boys up-thru-a-couple of gears-and-down style
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His wheelies are kinda long! I'll hang back a bit then, just in case!
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I do like to pull the odd wheelie but now I have the 999 I'm wondering if I should, I remember horror stories of the 916 series dumping oil in the airbox or starving the engine of oil on long wheelies.
So the question is, is this still a problem on the 999's ?
Sort answer is yes,it still is a problem.I have a Fast Bikes video of someone wheelieing a 996 down a French motorway,...you can see the oil light blinking on and off!
BTW,its only the 999S/R and 749R that get the deep sump motor.
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