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I have a fully stock 95 6R and I cant hoist the front for the life of using the on off throttle technique. I can clutch it up but it seems like i have to rev the shit out of it then it comes up quite violently. I know the 95 is down on power to the later models but I am thinking that the longer wheel base is the main problem. Does any one else with a 95-97 6R have the same problem or maybe mine needs an overhaul?

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My cousin rode a '96 (same basic bike) and I found it was extremely easy to wheelie, much easier than my '98 was. I found the torque sweet spot was at around 7000rpm - 9000rpm, and the preload throttle chop method worded REALLY well in this range. Remember just to preload VERY quickly (a microsecond really) then open it WFO... she'll come up. Roll your hand farther forward on the throttle, get your weight back a bit, and snap it right off right on. It'll come... keep practicing.

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I have a '95 and had the same feeling for a while that it just wouldn't wheelie. My old gixxer pulled up real easy but was all or nothing and unstable. Realize that pulling a wheelie on your bike is not a smooth action until you get good at it. Like dunzie says, get it into the sweet spot at about 8k when it's really making power, and on/off it. It will come up, and will feel nice and stable after a few tries. Just start small, and don't be afraid to shut the throttle if it feels too high. I couldn't hold a wheelie for shit until my 6r, so if I can do it, anyone can[8D]
 

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Thx for the advice guys Ill keep perservering but its not that im scared of giving it gas. I do the milisecond thing and im still planted at 14000rpm. But I will try jerking it more, and if that dont work I'll just stick to my burnouts cus they are ezy.

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One last bit, don't creep up to 8k and expect it to come up. Quick steady acceleration to the sweet spot then on/off works best. Good luck.
 

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I had a 96 blue and red and mine came up easy as well. How is your bike running? Is it pulling strong? It may need serviced, carbs cleaned, synched, fuel filter changes, air filter changed.... all the HP robbing elements. It sounds like your having a hard time, just be sure that the bike is in good health maintenance wise.

 

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That had crossed my mind but having never ridden any other bikes of this size I can only guess. However it does accelerate very hard. I only recently bought the bike from a bike mechanic at one of the local dealers and its in mint condtion so he has looked after it pretty well. Next time I take it for a service I will mention the things you did vratellim, and see if it makes a difference but I'm not too worried at the moment.

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I would assume if a mechanic had it, then it was well taken care of. When you hit 7-8 grand and cut the throttle and back on, do you give a tug on the bars? If not defenitly give a nice tug while cracking the throttle open....... and keep your foot on the brake so you don't loop it.

 

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Give it heck till 8k, slam it closed, and crack it open. I'm guessing your problem is you're not actually getting it fully open because you didn't move your hand far enough. Be sure to give it a good twist. I don't have a problem with my 95.

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He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack !!!

Welcome back Iowa... lotta people wondering about ya... glad we can call off the missing persons search now! [8D]

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