Okay...I told myself I'd never trick my bike but as of a week ago I've been trying to slowly and safely try wheelies and stopies...
My stopies....as of yesterday I was getting real good and gaining some confidence in my stopies. I was getting my back wheel up about 12 inches or so...I think. Anyway today I tried to do a stoppie and my front wheel is skidding instead of sticking to the road...and I almost had to ditch my bike. My bike is doing this consistantly now and i dont have ANY confidence in doing stoppies at all now because my front wheele is skidding. Anyone know why this is happening?
My wheelies....I'm starting of with 1st gear wheelies...I'm starting at about 15 mph and pulling the clutch in and reving to about 7500-8000 rpm and letting the clutch go....I can get the wheel to pop up and it goes right back down. I'm not sure why its not staying up. Any ideas what I can do to get my wheel to pop up and stay up?
Oh yeah, believe it or not, but rolling stoppies are easier, more impressive, do less damage, and are less likely to flip you over than stopping stoppies. Only problem is it takes more of that testicular fortitude I've been talking about.
Dan...comfortable enough with his manhood to ride a 600.
wheelies are a pain in the ass, i can barely pick my bike with the clutch, as far as power wheelie i can do it like nothing until i almost looped it so i dont do it anymore.. i m trying to focus on clutching it now.. i have two friends here in houston both yami r6 and they do 2nd gear wheelie at 70 mph like nothing. i mean this guys ride wheelies as if it was 1000 cc.. the guy also told me that the 6r is even easier than the r6 to do 2nd gear wheelies.. i just need to grow some nutzzzz j/k .. one more thing one of the guys has only been riding for 6 months pretty impressive.. some of us will learn faster than others, in other to get better u need practice on everything you do.
Your in Houston? Im from Brenham. On doing wheelies a R6 is easier to bring up in a wheelie but a 6R is easier to ride longer. A rode a friends stock 01 R6 all summer and could clutch it up @100mph in 3rd. My 6R doesn't even come close to being able to clutch up in 3rd. The R6 has a lighter front end. I would take my 6R over a R6 for wheelies and tricks all day.
i just bought a 2002 6r and took it out for its first real spin today. i dont know why people say it wont wheelie in second. i used the regular hickup method standing and let me tell you that bike shot up at about 65 or 70. i weigh 165. if i had had this bike instead of that shitty fzr 600 i dont think i could have looped it. such a well balanced torquey machine. and to think i disliked kawis just a month ago.. what does everybody mean by clutching it?? are you referring to just revving it and popping the clutch out??
Here goes: A cute blond works here at a local gasstation. I was driving from work (heavy traffic) and I saw the chick, desperate that I was I drove right up to the curb in front of the window. did a 12o'clock and landed very rough!!
I couldn't keep my bike straight and I had to lay it down gently. Of course the bike had some damage. It fell to the left so some damage was done.
But I impressed her so.. XXX
Advice: Don't pull a Stoppie when you have a one month old Bike and a licence of one monty and two days!!
My bad I know!
Now six moth later I master those Møtherf#@kers, Stoppies I mean!!
I will go the way I came, Screaming and covered with blood.
Kawasaki ZX-636R Silver, yes not Green but SILVER!!!
i have to agree with the guy who saidthat "clutching it" is silly. i mean, do what you have to, but doesn't it get expensive replacing those friction disks time after time? they cant stand up to that abuse. my friend has a gixxer 600 and is a shitty rider and he torched his clutch in less the three thousand miles doing "burnouts" he says. i told him he doesnt know how to do it right if he killed the shit that fast. btw, today i got some balls and used the hickup method as mentioned by someone on this site and did in fact get the front end off in third gear. it was too fast for me though, having just recovered from a bad accident.
Doing burnouts the wrong way will smoke a clutch fast. Most people are afraid to drop it out. They think the bike will flip from out from under them. So they slowly let out the clutch. This is bad for a few reasons. That's a lot of friction of the clutch. Also, this is what causes their bike to want to move forward. The faster the wheel spins and starts spinning to overcome the force of friction against the pavement the less traction you have to move the bike forward.
Now my clutch has taken some serious abuse. At 23k miles it's the original clutch too. However, for nearly 2000 miles I had my cable adjusted wrong and it would slip above 8k or 9k. Needless to save I lost the ability to go fast or do good wheelies. I thought it was the valves or something else, but it was an improperly adjusted clutch cable.
My bike deserves a metal. =)
I don't think clutch wheelies are silly because of the wear on the clutch. Hey, got to replace that sometime (unless you're me of course). I think it's silly because it's easy to flip. Now 2nd and 3rd gear clutches aren't too bad. However, that nice big snap that goes through your tranny, sprockets, and chain can't be too good.
Dan...comfortable enough with his manhood to ride a 600.
Yeah, after reading thru this and putting some seious thought into it, the whole clutch wheelie thing sounds like it sucks majorly. Now, that is not to say that I am WAY experienced doing them at all, but it is just the whole idea of hitting your clutch like that, just not very much controll of what is going on when you do that. I just got my 2000 6R like a month ago, and it is winter here in Nebraska, but I can tell ya'll one thing, when I DO try one, it will be a drop n pop, for sure. Can't wait to try it thoughsounds like alot of fun!
What I was asking Iowa, is that could I pull up on the handle bars like you did with your bike when you were a kid poping a wheelie. I'm just wondering if it will make any difference.(Easier or harder to wheelie?)
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