Originally posted by bambooi
Should I hug the tank when I go WOT in 1st? I use to hug the tank on dirtbikes so they wouldn't come up, but I guess the wheelies are from me putting my butt to far back?[/quote
You can't keep a streetbike down like on a dirtbike when you lean forward because the rear tire is gonna grip a hell of a lot more than a bike in the dirt. On a dirtbike youre always spinning and losing traction. But on a street bike you are gonna grip and the bike is gonna go up. Unless you use a little clutch action to keep it down or break the tire loose. Leaning forward helps but think about guys that do highchairs or tank wheelies. Their whole body is on the front and it still comes up. Launching hard in first is about clutch and throttle control. Ask any drag racer.