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My very first bike was a 2000 Kawasaki ZR-7...some of you might be familar with those....

Anyway...I always thought that those bikes were about impossible to do wheelies on. I saw a dude that had the exact same year and model as my ZR7...and he was wheelie'ing on it like a mad man...I was so impressed. He said it just took alot of practice....and he has a YOSH full exhaust system on it too.

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I used to do wheelies on a zx7 for this guy all the time because he wanted to see his bike being wheelied. I can pull my 6r up in 3rd at 100+ all day long, but getting that 7r up in 2nd was hard as hell. The only good thing was that once you got the zx7 up was easy real stable to ride in a wheelie. I would take a 6r over the zx7 any day.

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Originally posted by minytrker

I used to do wheelies on a zx7 for this guy all the time because he wanted to see his bike being wheelied. I can pull my 6r up in 3rd at 100+ all day long, but getting that 7r up in 2nd was hard as hell. The only good thing was that once you got the zx7 up was easy real stable to ride in a wheelie. I would take a 6r over the zx7 any day.

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I was talking about the ZR7...not ZX. [:I] The ZR7 is not even a sport bike...its considered by Kawasaki to be a "Naked" bike.

That's interesting about the ZX7 not being that easy to wheelie. I would figure the almost 150cc would give a little more horse power to help wheelie'ing easier. Guess not.

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minytrker, do you have aftermarket sprockets? i have a bone stock 02 and it is possible to wheelie in 3rd 100+mph, but usually only on a bump. there is this certain bump i go over every time i ride and ive noticed something. it is much easier to ride a really long wheelie and balance it at speeds. whats your take on it, do you like 1st 2nd or 3rd gears better?
 

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I have done 3rd gear wheelies on bone stock;R6,6R,and GSXR600. On my bike I like it best with stock gearing, pulling it up in 3rd. I ride all my long wheelies in either 3rd or 4th. In 2nd I can only go about a mile, but in 3rd I can go a little over 3 miles and them Im tired and set it down. The only time I use 2nd is for doing wheelies where I go from the pegs up to the seat and tricks like that, or if Im gonna do wheelies around 50mph or so. Everyone that I work with on wheelies I try to teach them my method of 3rd gear wheelies, seems to work best for distance. Just remember that everyone has there own method that works best for them, and the only way to get better is practice and ride all the time getting to know your bike better. I ride all the time and practice doing my tricks, which equals about 15,000 miles a year on my bike. Hope this helps.

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I have a pic of a guy doing a wheelie on a BMW K1200LT (the goldwing like tourer). I personally think the guy is out of his skull, but this is proof that just about anything can be wheelied. I'll try to post this pic soon. I've been tryin to get some webspace to post it on.

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COME TO OKLAHOMA IF YOU WANT 3 or 4 or 10 MILES OF STRAIT ROADS FOR WHEELIES....WE GOT 'EM!

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I like first gear wheelies, because they are easier to pull. You don't even need to use body shifting to get a wheelie on the new sixxer. The only bad thing is, that it is very jerky when it comes up. I am working on second gear wheelies, but there are so many cops around here, that it is kind of hard to find a deacent stretch of road to pull them without getting caught. I don't think they should be much harder to pull. I don't know about third gear wheelies though, I would love to pull them, but I don't think I can on a stock 636. I could be wrong, but I haven't tried to either. I am sure it is possible. Just not by me right now! LOL

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I think "wheeliepimp" would disagree with you. I've heard 3rd gear wheelies on stock 636s are very do'able.

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we are talkng about clutching the bike right and then bouching the front end and doing a stand up?


just want to make sure we are all on the same page...

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