BTM Wheelie Pimp, Im so glad to see someone else on a 600 doing tricks. Im one of about 3 in Charleston that does wheelies and tricks on a 600. I have people all the time say that you cant do 3rd gear wheelies on a 6. I even do 3rd gear wheelies with a passenger, like you said its just technique.
Alot depends on the weight and the fact most of those tank/high chair wheelies are clutched up anyhow. So for me thinking about a high chair weighing in at 220 I don't think so. Awesome to see others but that has to be one scary wheelie.
I'm no expert but its just going to take time/practice as everyone is different. Remember first time driving a car/motorcycle clutching? Well pulling wheelies and clutching normal is a feel thing. I had the same problem, thinking the same thing until 2 friends of mine power wheelied the thing in first no clutch. 1 guy is my size ~210 and other ~165?. Anyway try leaning your butt as far back in the seat. Also try getting the front end off the ground if you ride on some hilly backroad. Practice going up hills or if steep short hill I like to crack the throttle in 3rd ~90 and it will pop up really fast from rebound. I'm going to go up in the rear sprocket but I'm not trying to make a wheelie machine. If you really want to do wheelies probably just will have to change gearing.
Marine, I am by no means a wheelie master considering my 02 6r is the first bike i've owned in 6 years but my stock 02 has the power to pull the front tire just by power in first gear. Today I got it up to the balance point and held it for a second, got a little scary as thats the first true wheelie I have pulled in over 6 years. maybe your bike has a problem, down on power or the clutch slipping. I'd look into that especially if clutching it wont bring it up
02 ZX6r yellow and black, 100% stock
97 Mitsu EClipse GSX, deffinatly not stock
Marine, if your your trying to clutch a wheelie, look at my video on my knology link on clutching up, it shows the speed and the the tach, so that will give you a idea of what you should be at. But every bike is differnt, on my first clutch, i had to clutch it up below 6,000 rpm and my second clutch you can see in the video is higher. It just depends on how good your clutch is.
Gary thanks for downsizing my video. I dont remeber my password for my account and plus Im swithing cable company's next week so I never messed with it. I have hours of video but my card went out that I connected my camcorder to. I thought about just buying my own web space. What software are you using?
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