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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 07-28-2007, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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How to pop a Whellie???

I just bought a new bike gsxr-600... My buddy also bought a new ninja. I watched him pop a whelie and it didnt seem to difficult. He told me to go about 15mph and then pull in the clutch and pop it around 15? I tried poping it sorta around 10 but when its started going back i realized i was also pulling the throttle with me. Thank god I put it down fine! I just want some advice on hot to pop a whelie without pulling the throttle and dumping my bike when it goes up??????
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Hit the rev limiter with the clutch pulled and then dump it... It'll wheelie.

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I just bought a new bike gsxr-600... My buddy also bought a new ninja. I watched him pop a whelie and it didnt seem to difficult. He told me to go about 15mph and then pull in the clutch and pop it around 15? I tried poping it sorta around 10 but when its started going back i realized i was also pulling the throttle with me. Thank god I put it down fine! I just want some advice on hot to pop a whelie without pulling the throttle and dumping my bike when it goes up??????
I have the opposite issue. I want to know how NOT to pop a wheelie. It's all I need is to get on my 1st bike..and have it come up off the ground. I think I'd pee myself, seriously! Im already worried since Im about 115 (wet) that my ass won't stay on the seat. Wait a minute, scratch that. MY ASS would stay on the seat..lol. Good luck though man..sounds awesome if you can pull it off!
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Get some frame sliders and take off your fairings if you cant get an older bike to learn on. A brand new gixxer wouldnt be great to trash when you are learning.

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I have the opposite issue. I want to know how NOT to pop a wheelie. It's all I need is to get on my 1st bike..and have it come up off the ground. I think I'd pee myself, seriously! Im already worried since Im about 115 (wet) that my ass won't stay on the seat. Wait a minute, scratch that. MY ASS would stay on the seat..lol. Good luck though man..sounds awesome if you can pull it off!
You'll be ok... Being wet you'll suction cup yourself to the seat.
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I have the opposite issue. I want to know how NOT to pop a wheelie. It's all I need is to get on my 1st bike..and have it come up off the ground. I think I'd pee myself, seriously! Im already worried since Im about 115 (wet) that my ass won't stay on the seat. Wait a minute, scratch that. MY ASS would stay on the seat..lol. Good luck though man..sounds awesome if you can pull it off!
the best way to avoid wheelies is to keep the RPM's at or below the powerband. every bike is different and you will need to find that sweet spot.

the power on my gsxr starts at around 6k RPM. i putt around town at 4k rpm (gas mileage). wheelie zone is around 10k RPM. avoid popping the clutch. smooth clutching goes a long way... you may install slipper clutches until you gain more experience.

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Ya I have riddin for awhile but just bought a new one. I understand hot to pop a wheelie, I just seem to hold the throttle too hard or something. Cuz once i pop the clutch out around 15mph and around 12rpm's it jerks back and my immediate reaction is my ****in throttle hand pulls back to hard when it jerks back.. it just makes me nervous that I will pull back to much and ill dump it. Thanks for the info!!!!
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have you even ridden any sort of powered 2 wheel vehicle before?? you sound like a total noob. hold onto the bike with your legs squeezing the tank and keep a strong pimp hand on the throttle so it doesn't jerk back when you come up. if you stay balanced you won't have that problem, you are just being too herky jerky.
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If the bike won't power wheelie (which is should), try the bounce technique. Keep it in 1st, accelerate to about 10 -12k, chop the throttle closed so that the front end dives a little, then whack the throttle open again. This technique is a little easier to control than slipping or dumping the clutch.
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Sounds like you need to spend more time working on throttle control and not worry about wheelies yet.

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ive been trying the basic from a roll at 15 mph but cant seem to do it..i think it jumps up about 1/2 an inch..thats it..i try to pull up like im riding a pedal bike...... ill try some more tommorrow im on an sv650 btw.. but dont know why i cant do it...

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Sounds like you need to spend more time working on throttle control and not worry about wheelies yet.
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Wheelies

One should learn how to properly spell the word first(j/k). Once past that stage you should always cover your rear brake.
I think it was stated earlier good throttle control along with braking can save your a$$ if you go to high to fast. Use your lower body to hold the bike your right hand should be just tight enough to twist the throttle so as not to put you on your a$$.
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One should learn how to properly spell the word first
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LOL .... spellcheck FTW
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I dont try to pop/ride wheelies, but I know you dont pull a bike up into a wheelie, its all throttle control n balance point, and the way I see it all will come in due time.
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have you even ridden any sort of powered 2 wheel vehicle before?? you sound like a total noob. hold onto the bike with your legs squeezing the tank and keep a strong pimp hand on the throttle so it doesn't jerk back when you come up. if you stay balanced you won't have that problem, you are just being too herky jerky.

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I dont try to pop/ride wheelies, but I know you dont pull a bike up into a wheelie, its all throttle control n balance point, and the way I see it all will come in due time.
And not chitting yourself when the front end comes up real quick.
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Slide ye azz back on the seat will make it a lot easier and it will feel better too.
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Here is the easiet way without having to clutch it up. Accelerate at a normal pace to 7K rpm in forst gear. Let off the throttle suddenly, when you feel the forks compress, full throttle it. The front end will come up very fast if you have your timing down right. Just be very careful when you do them and dont ever do them with cars or other bikes around you and always wear your gear.
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Here is the easiet way without having to clutch it up. Accelerate at a normal pace to 7K rpm in forst gear. Let off the throttle suddenly, when you feel the forks compress, full throttle it. The front end will come up very fast if you have your timing down right. Just be very careful when you do them and dont ever do them with cars or other bikes around you and always wear your gear.
My bike hits the limiter at 6800rpm or something...
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