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Keep in mind, the slower you're going the more likely you are to loop it. 90% of the wheelie accidents I've seen have been from doing a wheelie from a dead stop. Going slow gives you less screw up time. I think I start my wheelies about 25 or 30, so this seems about right.

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I am using a renthal 14 tooth front and stock rear. The rest of the bike is bone stock too.[xx(]

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Yea the damn thing makes me think Im going so much more faster then I actually am. I just stay with the flow of traffic or hoever else I am riding with. The Total throw off isnt to bad My buddy was going about 45 and I thought I was going 50 It gets just gets worse at higher speeds.

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I haven't even hooked up my speedo since I got my sprockets. It would be so far off it would be funny!

I'll try and get a pic of my sprocket sometime. It looks so bling bling when the light shines off it [:p]
 

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I know that this is a newbie question PimP, but when you say one down, 10 up, do you mean your front sprocket is a tooth smaller, and your back sprocket is 10 bigger?

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Damn man, your bike is definitely not set up for high speed highway getaways then, huh?:D

The guy I bought my bike from told me that he put a one tooth smaller sprocket on the front, and the back is a 42 tooth (of course, I can see the back one, not the front). I have topped my bike out at redline in sixth gear at about 142mph indicated. Also, when we go on rides through fast twisties, I can leave my bike in fifth gear, and still power out of corners hard enough to keep up. To me, this seems weird. I am always looking for seventh gear on my bike.:D

I'm considering going back to stock sprockets since my chain is almost at the end of its life. On the other hand, I don't want to not be able to do wheelies anymore. What do you think PimP?

Right now, 1st gear is good for about 30-35mph, and that's it, so when I wheelie, it is usuall at incredibly slow speed. A friend of mine has a CBR600 and he claims that his first gear is good for about 60mph! Don't know what size his front sprocket is, but the back one is 46 tooth. How can this be? I want to wheelie at 60mph too!:D

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tommyv, with your sprocket set up you can wheelie in 4th now. 3rd gears at near 100 should be no problem at all. i would start practicing faster, longer wheelies instead of worrying about who can go the fastest in 1st. youll have alot more fun going faster and not to mention it is safer(less chance of looping).
 

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I've tried to wheelie on the highway in fourth. Even tried clutching it, and still no luck, and yes, I was standing up and pulling on the bars. Believe me, if I could figure out a way to get the front end up in third without destroying my clutch, I wouldn't be on here bitching:D

What's the best/easiest way in your opinion to get a wheelie, with my set up, in third? If I figure it out with your help, you just won yourself a case of Budweiser!:D:D:D
 

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With my gearing I top out at 125. I try not to have to run but if I have to I will. Just have to find traffic and there is plenty of that around here. With your gearing 1 down 2 up 3rd gear should be perfect for you. Definitely will be able to pull it up on the freeway. If your having problems bouncing our clutching it up in 3rd you could always pull it up in 2nd and shift to 3rd real quick.
 

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I think the problem is that there really isn't anywhere to practice doing wheelies, and even if I ride all day long, I might only wheelie three or four times. If more people around here rode sportbikes and were into doing stunts, I would definitely be a happier person:D

I want to get good at stoppies, but don't really want to practice doing them at stoplights and such. I could always find a parking lot, but that would heighten the chances of me getting a ticket. (sigh)
Oh well, if all goes well over the next few years, I'll be making enough money to keep my ninja and buy a 'busa to do wheelies on!
Hahaha. That was a good one.

By the way BTB, I don't have an '03, I ride a '96.

 
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