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Struggling with wheelies

Howzit everyone,

First off..great site. Laughing my as$$ of for some of the comments.

Anyways, why I am posting is to ask the wheelie experts for some tips.

Ive got my 750 K6 for about 7 months now and the wheelie bug only bit me a few weeks back.
I try to practice alot and I have figured out the slip of the clutch method works pretty well to get the bike up very easily in 1st althoug it is very violent...ive gotten used to it now and ride it in first until the revs runout, but I cant seem to get in 2nd without the bike going down. I think I am not lifting the bike high enough, but heheheh...anything higher then my instinct tells me to backoff....maybe I should fight against my instinct....but anyways...thats what I want to know....how the hell do I pop it into 2nd without it going down...some people say lift it in 2nd, but for the life of me I cant get it up in 2nd....

I have also seen the Superbike vid and the 1000 fazer lifts easily in 2nd...Im struggling with my 750...am I doing something wrong?!

Any inputs would be appreciated..

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Howzit everyone,

First off..great site. Laughing my as$$ of for some of the comments.

Anyways, why I am posting is to ask the wheelie experts for some tips.

Ive got my 750 K6 for about 7 months now and the wheelie bug only bit me a few weeks back.
I try to practice alot and I have figured out the slip of the clutch method works pretty well to get the bike up very easily in 1st althoug it is very violent...ive gotten used to it now and ride it in first until the revs runout, but I cant seem to get in 2nd without the bike going down. I think I am not lifting the bike high enough, but heheheh...anything higher then my instinct tells me to backoff....maybe I should fight against my instinct....but anyways...thats what I want to know....how the hell do I pop it into 2nd without it going down...some people say lift it in 2nd, but for the life of me I cant get it up in 2nd....

I have also seen the Superbike vid and the 1000 fazer lifts easily in 2nd...Im struggling with my 750...am I doing something wrong?!

Any inputs would be appreciated..

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Nevermind guys I actually got it right this afternoon ....time difference here in SA...if you are wondering. I found that the biggest trick in popping a wheelie is throttle control....I popped 2 in first and didnt jerk while balancing...then I actually got it in 2nd easily and just cruised at 9000rpm....WHAT A FEELING....

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not many of us do wheelies around here. we are more into corner-carving and using the bike as it was intended (not that there is anything wrong with wheelies).

oh yeah.... to the site. stick around. we can help you with anything you want to know...apparently except wheelies.

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not many of us do wheelies around here. we are more into corner-carving and using the bike as it was intended (not that there is anything wrong with wheelies).

oh yeah.... to the site. stick around. we can help you with anything you want to know...apparently except wheelies.
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You can master the knee drag and still enjoy a wheelie or two. Just ask jeeps.

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oh, dont get me wrong, I would love to learn to stunt...just not till I have a spare bike!!!
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we are more into corner-carving and using the bike as it was intended
Actually it's intended purpose is to sell, if it can do wheelies can help sell a bike so that is part of it's intended purpose.

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good luck on your wheelies man it sounds like you have the recipe right which is practice practice it sounds like you can easily out wheelie me. I am sure some of the resident stuntas should chime in at some point. here is a thread with a instructional video about wheelies there are also some other threads in the stunt section about wheelies. sorry I can't be of more help ride safe...


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oh, dont get me wrong, I would love to learn to stunt...just not till I have a spare bike!!!
not to but you wanna buy a stunt bike?

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Actually it's intended purpose is to sell, if it can do wheelies can help sell a bike so that is part of it's intended purpose.
i guess it depends on the person what the intended purpose of the bike is, huh? but let's be real...if our bikes were designed for stunting they'd come equipped for it, right?

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i guess it depends on the person what the intended purpose of the bike is, huh? but let's be real...if our bikes were designed for stunting they'd come equipped for it, right?
not really. they are designed for aftermarket mods. my gsxr is designed for track but it sucks at the track with OEM hardware. it needs new chain/sprocket, new pipe, new fuel mapping, new rearsets, steel braided lines, and new rear shock. for stunting, all it needs is experience and spare parts.

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not really. they are designed for aftermarket mods. my gsxr is designed for track but it sucks at the track with OEM hardware. it needs new chain/sprocket, new pipe, new fuel mapping, new rearsets, steel braided lines, and new rear shock. for stunting, all it needs is experience and spare parts.

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grrrrrrrrrr. i just can't please you fellas, can i? on one hand you all say wheelies and extended swingarms ruin these bikes and on the other hand you praise it saying these bikes were designed for that stuff. talk about your mixed signals...

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grrrrrrrrrr. i just can't please you fellas, can i? on one hand you all say wheelies and extended swingarms ruin these bikes and on the other hand you praise it saying these bikes were designed for that stuff. talk about your mixed signals...
My guess is point made above is that what ever people buy the bikes for is what
they are made for. Dirt bikes are truly the best for stuntin but how are you going to show off your skills to the ladies jumping burms in your back yard...

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Bottomline is wheelies do speed up the wear and tear of your bike there is no two ways about it.

BUT...the guy that can wheelie usually gets the hot chick!!??

But other than that...for me personally its all about honing your skills. It's fun and a rush and so what if the clutch goes....safe up and buy a new one...thats life and you only live once.....

Have to say my 750 k6 already had a clutch replacement, and I paid schoolfees -> I learnt not to drag too much...otherwise bye bye clutch.
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if you wanna do wheelies...thats it's intended purpose.
if you want to knee drag...thats it's inteded purpose.
if you want to goto the track and get on the podium...thats it's inteded purpose. everyone buys bikes for different reasons, and the bikes intended purpose, is for you to enjoy, whether thats corner carving or riding on one wheel, no matter what you do, as long as it's safe, it has served it's purpose.

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Bottomline is wheelies do speed up the wear and tear of your bike there is no two ways about it.

BUT...the guy that can wheelie usually gets the hot chick!!??

But other than that...for me personally its all about honing your skills. It's fun and a rush and so what if the clutch goes....safe up and buy a new one...thats life and you only live once.....

Have to say my 750 k6 already had a clutch replacement, and I paid schoolfees -> I learnt not to drag too much...otherwise bye bye clutch.
Waita minute. You say that yuve had this bike for 7 months and you already replaced the clutch? Dude, you must be doing something wrong. My boy has a 2005 750 with over 17000 miles and all e does is wheelie the bike and has never had to replac the clutch.

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Waita minute. You say that yuve had this bike for 7 months and you already replaced the clutch? Dude, you must be doing something wrong. My boy has a 2005 750 with over 17000 miles and all e does is wheelie the bike and has never had to replac the clutch.
this is kinda true....i have a 2005
katana with almost 9k on it, and it HAS to be clutched up in first stock, and my clutch is still great...

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not really. they are designed for aftermarket mods. my gsxr is designed for track but it sucks at the track with OEM hardware. it needs new chain/sprocket, new pipe, new fuel mapping, new rearsets, steel braided lines, and new rear shock. for stunting, all it needs is experience and spare parts.

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This is true. But for an average track day lover, an OEM GSXR will make them happy, no? But for a racer, they'd have to mod it out. The only performance mods I have on my R6 are SS lines and a slip-on. I've only been to two track days and my 3rd is a week from Saturday. I have more than a blast on my bike on the track and it's pretty much stock. But maybe my bike just fits me better, or my skill level doesn't require those mods yet, just better tires. I'm trying some Pilot Races on the 10th.
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