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I have heard of the power wheelie and the clutch wheelie. I know how those are also performed but whats with this pulling the bike up technique. Why is it when I watch some videos of people doing wheelie I looks as if the guys are snatching the bike up into the air?
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I have heard of the power wheelie and the clutch wheelie. I know how those are also performed but whats with this pulling the bike up technique. Why is it when I watch some videos of people doing wheelie I looks as if the guys are snatching the bike up into the air?
ITS COMPRESSING THE FORKS, U STAND UP AND THEN BONCE DOWN ON THE BIKE,AS THE BIKE BOUNCES UP HIT THE GAS AND PULL UP, IT WILL BRING THE FRONT OF THE BIKE UP AND JUST ROLL ON THE THROTTLE TILL THE BIKE COMES UP TO THE SWEET SPOT
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what gear would you recommend trying this in. I own an 02 Gixxer 6 with everything is pretty much stock except for a slipon exhaust
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what gear would you recommend trying this in. I own an 02 Gixxer 6 with everything is pretty much stock except for a slipon exhaust
FIRST OR SECOND BUT BE CAREFUL IN FIRST BECOUSE IT WILL ROCKET UP
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do you have a recommended speed for second
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You shouldn't need to bounce it up in first. However, the technique is to get the revs up, get out of the throttle, then immediately back in, hard. But as was said before, be careful as you can loop it.

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speed isn't the concern, it's RPM's. Probably get out of it around 8K, then hit the throttle hard and it will come up.

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omg. dont listen. go read www.stuntlife.com

i guarantee theres a sticky on how to wheelie.

the bouncing is to compress your fork springs, b/c when they unload its supposed to help bounce the bike up.

i guess i've never done wheelies on a 600, but 8k seems pretty high.

i have a 929 and can do power wheelies in first at 4k..just going at about 25 steady throttle, then get off the gas, then back on the gas..as he said power wheelies come up quick.

clutching it is the way to go. go for 2nd. dont clutch first till you learn second. i do em around 4k on my 929 you might have to go a little bit higher. Its like doing a power wheelie except when you get off the gas, hit the clutch, gas it, then let the clutch out.

for an in depth description check out stuntlife, cuz i dont really want to type that much.

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im doing sit downs im not sure if stands up will be so easy for me im 6'4"
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my buddies 6'2" and he has no prob.

sitdowns...just keep your arms strait and lean back..kinda hang off the bars.

standups..put your LEFT foot on the left rear peg, and keep your right on the regular peg, but covering the brake in case your wheelie comes to high.

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with RUI. 8k is way to much rpm's. I own a gixxer1000 and I do basically the same as RUI but going into second I power shift.

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i guess i've never done wheelies on a 600, but 8k seems pretty high.
600's dont have near the low-end torque that liter bikes do. I had to bring my R6 decently into the powerband before it would lift the front tire off using its own power. This is with the quick letoff and back on throttle method of course. The 954, not even close. The 954, of course, is a wheelie monster, but the smaller bikes do need consiberable more revs.

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In my experience, the rebound off the front forks is all you need. In a smaller bike throttle it then trottle it back on when you catch the rebound. Standin up will help even more. Bury the forks then pull up on it.

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The 954, of course, is a wheelie monster, but the smaller bikes do need consiberable more revs.
and coming from somebody that has wheelied many a mile on a Gixxer 6. With stock gearing, Higher reves are needed for the bounce. Clutch wheelie is easy in first and you have to do a little of both in second.

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Just curious, how feasible is a 2nd gear wheelie on a Kawasaki ZX6E? I'd be trying it sitting down and boucing it. Or would it even be possible to bounce?
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Just curious, how feasible is a 2nd gear wheelie on a Kawasaki ZX6E? I'd be trying it sitting down and boucing it. Or would it even be possible to bounce?
That's a heavy bike with not allot of power in comparison. I've never tried it nor have even seen it done. Not saying its imposable but, I think it would be hard. I've been told that first is tricky to get up with out tire spin on a bike like that.

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and coming from somebody that has wheelied many a mile on a Gixxer 6. With stock gearing, Higher reves are needed for the bounce. Clutch wheelie is easy in first and you have to do a little of both in second.
i DONT RECOMMEND that wheelie noobs try clutching first gear.

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i DONT RECOMMEND that wheelie noobs try clutching first gear.
I don't recommend a newbie to do wheelies at all but, we know its inevitable.

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I don't recommend a newbie to do wheelies at all but, we know its inevitable.
That's me... I don't even like telling them anything online... its just not a good idea... its bad enough in person...but online its just too hard to explain and somebody ( bulldog) is going to crash and get hurt!




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That's me... I don't even like telling them anything online... its just not a good idea... its bad enough in person...but online its just too hard to explain and somebody ( bulldog) is going to crash and get hurt!
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