Hello to all New be here to your site and while browsing the forums I saw this one and would like to put in my two cents worth of info on how to do a wheelie.
The first thing that you should do is to be sure you are comfy with power shifting you may need to up shift in between feathering the throttle. You should work on this technique while the bike is still on the ground and make it fluent and smooth and keeping the bike in its power range throughout the shift. (Not holding it out) just feathering up to speed and shifting along the way. Next work the throttle and the rear brake alternating twist on a little and back off with a tap of the brake also do this practice while the bike is on the ground. This will help you avoid front-end slam downs in a panic. Now that you have worked on finesse you are ready to start to pull up the front end a little at a time. It will take you a while to get used to reaching the fulcrum point of the bike or balancing center. The best way to do this is to use an up hill incline. This lets you find center and your front end isnít that far off the ground. If you bike has the power to snap it up with the twist of the gas you can start off with more control than one that will require you to pop or feather out the clutch to get it up. Either way with practice you will be doing it like a pro in time. Just do yourself and your bike a favor and get the fundamentals down first that were mentioned in the beginning of this post. Your butt will thank you later,
I hope to here from many of you as I venture back into buying another bike myself. The wife and I would like to get a sport-touring bike. I am looking used in the lines of a Bandit 1200s. We won't be riding it that much but I think she will appreciate the upright riding position. Well any way Hello to all and good luck with the wheelies thay are fun to do.