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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 05-29-2006, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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On 1 wheel!!

I finally got enough guts to try to wheelie yesterday. I punched it in first gear while pulling away from a stop sign and the front end came up about a foot. I tried it a few more times and racked my goods on the tank pretty bad so I stoped.
Well....later on that day when I was riding with my buddy, I showed him my new "trick". He told me the front was getting about 2 ot 3 feet up before I puss out and drop it back down. I would't really call what I'm doing a wheelie yet, but its close. I only ride it about 20 feet or so and I'm still too much of a puss to try and find the balance point. I'm trying to get used to controlling a twist throttle and the bike has so much power I know I can easily loop it over. So for now, I'm just going to continue taking baby steps.

Even though I'm not riding them far, it is still a such a rush.
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Feather the throttle...

Plus watch those hard landings... you will blow out your fork seals!




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Yeah, I know that throttle control is very important. I'm actually not going to try it anymore until I get my bike tuned up this week. My throttle actually sticks slightly so that could turn my day into a bad one real quick.
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Yeah stunting or knee dragging isn't for a bike not running right.




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Yeah stunting or knee dragging isn't for a bike not running right.
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What do you ride?
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ive been riduijng 4 years and still dont ride em out over multiple gears. a good one to me is a 2nd gear power wheelie that just lifts slow enough to tach out and come down soft on the rev limiter...100 feet is as long as ill ever ride one till i have a stunt only bike to do em a lot slower.
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I've got a 2000 CBR929rr. I just bought it on Friday. Theres some pics of it in the general disscusion/riding section.
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take it slow man, take it slow. i haven't done a wheelie on my new bike cause i baby it too much but i used to ride a honda that i learned on.

don't even worry about the bp yet just get comfortable with the bike feeling light in the front and comin up on ya.

i was taught like this....just get up to a good rpm in 1st gear, somewhere around 40mph should work and just open the throttle. the bike should pop right up, practice full throttle fast and rolling off slowly so you can learn how to land soft, its not worth learning to go higher if you cant land it right, you will just hurt your bike and your..well lower region.

after you get comfortable with simple up and down 1st gear wheelies learn to pop the clutch at about 25ish mph in 1st gear, start really easy tho less gas at first and just a slight more each time untill you get a couple feet up, then as you get more comfortable go higher and higher but always be safe. after you get 1st gear down w/ clutch try 2nd gear but be extra careful..your going faster and thats more dangerous.

one last thing and remember this over anything else...always cover the brake incase you get to high and learn how to ease into the brake to help bring the front end down a little and dont slam on it, thats not good news. for your 1st gear wheelies u should have plenty of engine brake to bring you back down but practice covering the rear brake anyway.

good luck and be safe.
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I've been doing the 1st gear 40mph wheelie a lot here lately and I'm getting pretty comfortable with it, prolly riden them a couple hundred feet before redline. I was just ready to move onto clutching it up, but I got new tires and now it feels a little different. I've come down pretty hard on the last couple that I've tried so I'm not going to move to the next step quite yet. With my new Pilot powers I have a lot more grip and it also seems to pick up speed a little quicker.
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I've been doing the 1st gear 40mph wheelie a lot here lately and I'm getting pretty comfortable with it, prolly riden them a couple hundred feet before redline. I was just ready to move onto clutching it up, but I got new tires and now it feels a little different. I've come down pretty hard on the last couple that I've tried so I'm not going to move to the next step quite yet. With my new Pilot powers I have a lot more grip and it also seems to pick up speed a little quicker.
ya gotta watch those 1st gear wheelies man! They come up so quick, and slam down so hard!
I do them occationally just messing around, but with the 1 litre bike it just really dangerous.
I tend to pop them up in 2nd about 65 mph and ride them out until I tap 110 mph.
I shifted gears on the SV 1st-3rd, however I haven't gotten good enough with the R1 to shift thru all those gears yet. One thing is the SV I popped the front up about 35 mph and would ride it out till about 80 mph, where the R1 I'm dealing with popping the front up at 65 and so far riding till 110...therefore I've got A LOT more wind resistance I'm fighting.

keep practicing and you'll get better.
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post #12 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-23-2006, 09:10 PM
 
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F wheelies. That head shake during the landing kills me.
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F wheelies. That head shake during the landing kills me.
it doesn't always happen!
and thats what they make dampers for!
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it doesn't always happen!
and thats what they make dampers for!
Stock dampers suck. I'll be geting one though. it doesn't mean i'll be doing wheelies though.
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Stock dampers suck. I'll be geting one though. it doesn't mean i'll be doing wheelies though.
your's comes with one right?

if so, which I think it does...then you're lucky since it will be soooo cheap for you to upgrade to an aftermarket damper.
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your's comes with one right?

if so, which I think it does...then you're lucky since it will be soooo cheap for you to upgrade to an aftermarket damper.
I don't have a stock one. Not like it matters. The stock ones suck.
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I don't have a stock one. Not like it matters. The stock ones suck.
yeah true, but the bikes that have a stock damper can be replaced with an aftermarked for 1/2 the price of a bike that does not have one.
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ya gotta watch those 1st gear wheelies man! They come up so quick, and slam down so hard!
I do them occationally just messing around, but with the 1 litre bike it just really dangerous.
I tend to pop them up in 2nd about 65 mph and ride them out until I tap 110 mph.
I shifted gears on the SV 1st-3rd, however I haven't gotten good enough with the R1 to shift thru all those gears yet. One thing is the SV I popped the front up about 35 mph and would ride it out till about 80 mph, where the R1 I'm dealing with popping the front up at 65 and so far riding till 110...therefore I've got A LOT more wind resistance I'm fighting.

keep practicing and you'll get better.
Yeah, I've heard bad things about 1st gear wheelies but right now that's what I'm most comfortable with. I haven't tried second gear yet, though I've heard it's a little easier to control the throttle. I need a damn steering damper soon so I can really start riding the way I want.
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Wear your gear!
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