Kawasaki Motorcycle Forums banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
223 Posts
I'd bet the farm against pulling a wheelie like that on a 6, but no doubt stoppies and rolling burnouts are doable.



Edited by - Weezy on 11/23/2002 02:20:33
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
86 Posts
6 has all the power you need to do anything a litre bike does. Just takes a little more control. The post below has a vid of me doing a highchair on the freeway on my 6R. Here's a pic.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
112 Posts
not a good pic but still gets the point across. 6r has plenty of power. Mines all stock gearing with 180lbs on the seat. I can do just about anything I want to try
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,691 Posts
Anybody that watched BTB's video KNOWS how talented he is on one wheel, one of the best I've seen I'd say...

HOWEVER, I really need to ask what ya weigh in at BTB... I'm 6'1" 215 and I think my size would pose a few probs for ya... although judging by yer video, you'd still figure a way... (weigh?)...

- DJ
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
695 Posts
wheelie pimp,

My 6R is stock (as of right now) and I can't ever begin to get my wheel up. It just feels like there is not near enough power.

What I'm doing is: 2nd gear, rpms to about 6-7k, then pulling in the clutch letting it rev to about 8-9k and letting it go....and nothing happens. Does body positioning help? Where should my butt be?

02 ZX6R (Yellow)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
262 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
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 :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
999 Posts
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.

2001 ZX-6R
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/minytrker/bike.htm
http://www.knology.net/~minytrker/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,295 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
heard the new 03 zx6r 636 comes up easily...as a matter of fact heard that, like the gixxer 750, you have to pray for it to stay down.
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top