There you go, just make sure you are on a smooth road, clear of debri (like loose gravel and sand) bumps in the road and other shit fuck up stoppiesOriginally posted by Nigel
Start at about 30mph/50kmh (you'll lose a lot of speed before the wheel leaves the ground when you're learning) and pull on the front brake enough to settle the front suspension. After it has settled (about 1-1.5 seconds or so) gradually but quickly pull the front brake on harder, much harder. This will probably get the rear off the ground as you stop. Or maybe you'll stop first and then the rear wheel will leave the ground, not fun.
If that happens, the seat will whack you in the bum and you'll feel it in your kidneys.[xx(]
Then, just practice. Get used to the braking forces involved and as you get better, start them at higher speeds and move into the rolling stoppies. You need to exercise a bit more control over the bike for them but you should be up to it by the time you get to them.
When the rear leaves the groung while the bike is still moving forward, the rear will come up really smoothly and if it's a low stoppie, you may not even realise the wheel is off the ground until it hits the ground again.
Take it easy and practice them lots. As with wheelies, by necessity you have to start stoppies by doing small ones first. Unless you really want to hurt yourself.