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Gearing up my ZX10

I can wheelie fairly good at low gears with just the throttle, what I want to know is how the [email protected] do you guyz get the front wheel off the ground (Safely) at 50,60,70 and keep it up....then land it. I was riding in the smokey mtns this last weekend and three guys on bikes came around me on the interstate and just as they came around they all three picked them up.... [email protected]'it itz my turn...
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I can wheelie fairly good at low gears with just the throttle, what I want to know is how the [email protected] do you guyz get the front wheel off the ground (Safely) at 50,60,70 and keep it up....then land it. I was riding in the smokey mtns this last weekend and three guys on bikes came around me on the interstate and just as they came around they all three picked them up.... [email protected]'it itz my turn...
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In fist gear, get that bike up to about 8K rpm. For a split second liet off the throttle and then hammer back on it. If your timingis right the front end will lift right off the ground.
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Clutch.
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Iv been told 10R's can power up in second and you can clutch 3rd. So pull clutch, rev and hold at high R's, and start slippin the clutch slowly to pick it up.

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I can wheelie fairly good at low gears with just the throttle, what I want to know is how the [email protected] do you guyz get the front wheel off the ground (Safely) at 50,60,70 and keep it up....then land it. I was riding in the smokey mtns this last weekend and three guys on bikes came around me on the interstate and just as they came around they all three picked them up.... [email protected]'it itz my turn...
I dont :

and they were prolly scraping said riders off the road some where on up the road too. That is just stoopid n dunno wtf ya want to be like those stoopid tards for

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PlayfulGod????? You are in a stunting forum..... I thought this is where we ask questions like this? I have seen alot of pros do wheeeeeeelies at 60,70,80 on the hwy.... I just wanted to know the safe way to try it.
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PlayfulGod????? You are in a stunting forum..... I thought this is where we ask questions like this? I have seen alot of pros do wheeeeeeelies at 60,70,80 on the hwy.... I just wanted to know the safe way to try it.
You will learn that most members (myself included) don't always pay attention to what forum the thread is in. Just go to new posts and read whatever is new. Hence the slams in the stunting forum.
It is the correct place to ask about it.
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Doing it with clutch instead of power wheelieing is safer and can be done at lower speeds. Practice doing it with the clutch from a standstill and just slowly work your way up. Don't try to do it the first time or you'll loop the bike.




Or just don't wheelie cuz it's kinda lame...
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PlayfulGod????? You are in a stunting forum..... I thought this is where we ask questions like this? I have seen alot of pros do wheeeeeeelies at 60,70,80 on the hwy.... I just wanted to know the safe way to try it.
My bad you right n as stated I didnt pay attention to which forum this was. Again my bad and


My previous post still goes tho pro's or not
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first gear on a 10 revs out at around 90 to 100 (if i can remember right)... all it is is clutch... around 60 mph, 2nd gear (third once u get the hang of it) pull clutch, rev a lil... work ur way up on how high ur revs are when popping the clutch tho (a zx10 can easily 12 itself at 60 if u rev to high on a pop) ... put ur left foot on ur rear peg, and keep the right foot on the front ( so u can tap the brake)... now just pull in the clutch rev to about 8, and pop the clutch... keep reving a lil higher each time until u get the feel for it...


once u get the bike up, use rear brake to control how high the front wheel goes... i.e. if it feels like its goin to 12, tap the rear brake, and the front wheel will go back down....

once u get the hang of popping the clutch, and u find a good balance point on the bike, try it in third gear... third is a lil trickier when popping the clutch, but once u get the hang of it, u can ride a wheelie alot longer in 3rd then u can in 2nd...

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practice with power wheelies... Get the bike to 5 6k rpms let off a little bit and just jerk the throttle open... When it comes off toggle the throttle accordingly to control it or utilize the rear brake if it comes up too high. Practice with power wheelies and when you comfy with it start clutching.... Clutching will cause the bike to come up smoothly and more controllable. What I do when I clutch it up is I bring the bike to mid range rpms in 2nd grab the clutch with 2 fingers pull it back to where it disengages rev it up close to redline and let it out... If you scoot back on your seat it should come up easier and if you stand on your rear pegs it comes up easier too... but dont stand untill you have mastered sitting down and wheelieing.

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what I want to know is how the [email protected] do you guyz get the front wheel off the ground (Safely) at 50,60,70 and keep it up...

They might have a 45 tooth or bigger rear sprocket.

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I can wheelie fairly good at low gears with just the throttle, what I want to know is how the [email protected] do you guyz get the front wheel off the ground (Safely) at 50,60,70 and keep it up....then land it. I was riding in the smokey mtns this last weekend and three guys on bikes came around me on the interstate and just as they came around they all three picked them up.... [email protected]'it itz my turn...
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Smoky not Smokey and where were you at?
prolly balled it up trying to do a 'safe' (oxymoron) high speed wheelie.
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im not a ihs, but i know on my bike a second or third gear power wheelie is easy,

your problem is simple, you have too many cylinders, that the problem, if i were you i would take ur 10r to the dealer and have the mechanics do a cylinder reduction, and reconfigure the remaining two into a vtwin postion, double the displacement to compensate for the loss of the 2 cylinders



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im not a ihs, but i know on my bike a second or third gear power wheelie is easy,

your problem is simple, you have too many cylinders, that the problem, if i were you i would take ur 10r to the dealer and have the mechanics do a cylinder reduction, and reconfigure the remaining two into a vtwin postion, double the displacement to compensate for the loss of the 2 cylinders
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saw part three last night.



and Wheelies on open roads in traffic = stupid.

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The ZX 10 I rode Came up in 3rd @ 100mph without even trying of course that bike isnt stock

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