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Okay, I've read the wheelie section but I have one question, you rev it to about 6 grand in first and then what do you do? do you let the rpms drop and then all of a sudden give it gas? and if so, how far do you let the rpms go down before yo give it gas? (I mean what number of rpm's)
 

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vito,

once you get it up to about 6k, you just need to roll off the throttle a little bit to make the front forks depress. not really sure of a #, but probably about 1000rpms, then you just crank it. be easy at first until you get the hang of it, start off SMALL!! also, don't be looking at the tachometer, look ahead of you. learning to wheelie requires a lot of concentration. remember that most bikes will be different for power wheelie rpm range depending on mods and stuff, so just go out and play around and see what feels good for your bike. have fun, be safe!



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Hey, man thanks for giving me a reply. I posted a while ago and I didn't think that anyone was going to help me. There is a big parking lot around the corner from me where a Walmart used to be, so I'm guessing that their parking lot will be just perfect. I'll tell you how it went once I try it<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Did you trying wheelieing yet? IMO I think endos are easier to do.. All you have to do is jam on the brakes going 13-17 miles and hour. Dun have to worry too much about flipping over.. hehe..

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Well, I did something awfully squidly, I had a friend ride beside me on a two lane rode when I tried it. The first time I did it I couldn't even tell that I was in the air, but my friend said that I was about two feet off the ground. The next time I tried it I gave it too much gas and the bike jumped straight up and scared the hell out of me!!!!. I will take your advice and start out very small!!!
 

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let me tell you, i think everyone has the first wheelie when starting to try them that scares the hell out of them. you'll probably get good at it soon now, just keep at it. and if it made you feel comfortable to have someone ride beside you, that's not squidly, as long as your getting the front tire up :)




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It is much easier to do roll on wheelies (just giving it gas) if you put bigger sprockets on it. I put a renthal 13 sproket in the front and a 42 tooth sprocket in the back and my bike rolls wheelies very easy and it does not jerk your body back as much. My advice is to get sprockets so you dont have to rev the pi$$ out of your bike.<img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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The first wheelie that I ever did, was with my daughter on back. Nailing it in first, went over a little bump, went to turn the wheel and it kept going straight! Let off the gas and it dropped back to earth. I didn't even know it left the ground.

If you want a real rush, nail it in first and about 11-12K, grab some clutch and pop it. You'll carry it all the way to redline, and farther if you can shift. This is really only if you want to pull it while speeding away, not the slow going, show-off style.

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I just did my first wheelie today, scared the hell outta me. seemed like it went up fast. I got moving about 10 mph then pulled clutch in and reved to about 9k and popped that clutch. (don't go thinking i'm crazy now, this was on a 500R) and i thought i was gonna die. but it turned out fine, it was so much fun i did it over and over again. Please tell me if i'm doing something wrong and the right way to do it if you can. Don't want to do a big one and have it go over.

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The only piece of advice i can give you is not to do them a lot bc they put a lot of pressure on the front forks and eventually the seals will start to leak.... my friend who has a F4 does them all the time and he just had to replace his front forks.... not cheap
 

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Well,....i did another one today,(in front of some ladies) and i thought i was going over, when i went up i thought the gas tank was going to smash into my face, i kept it under control and rode it for about 2-3 secs. i think i'll stop for a while after i get a pic of me doing one. anyway don't you just have to replace the seals? sorry if thats a stupid question but i don't know about that stuff yet. and how much do new forks cost?

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once you get it up to about 6k, you just need to roll off the throttle a little bit to make the front forks depress. not really sure of a #, but probably about 1000rpms, then you just crank it, so just go out and play around and see what feels good for your bike. have fun, be safe!
EXACTLY. don't worry about RPM. Just throttle until you think you need to shift up, then, in one motion, roll back on throttle and then hit it, BE PREPARED it will come up fast. After doing this awhile, you will find a balance point where you can ride them longer.
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Yeah,guys some good advise on the wheelies and most of it correct i find it much easier to control using the clutch in second gear it's far easier to control as theres not as much torque as there is in first gear and it's far easier to shift in to 3rd & 4th gear and so on, give it a try it's a little hard getting the front end to come up at first until you get use to it but it's great fun when you master it.
Sorry if the name i chose is offensive but i hate the police just for the simple reasons why they pick on bikers just having a good laugh, yes we have got to keep it safe and do all our stunt performing on the not so busy roads but here in the uk they dont seem to be happy with that they just pick on us all the time for no apparent reason.

We came back from cadwell park racing circuit on 26th august after just watching all our heroes in the british superbikes and the police were just pulling people over and giving them tickets for small number plates load exhaust there just arseholes.

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Hey F.T.P
It doesn't bother me I smile every time I see your posts <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
I might change my name to Fuck The Police 2 what do you think !! hahaha
 

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First gear wheelies are quite easy, rev to 35-40 mph, i have no idea what that is is kph, so yeah! Jus chill goin 35-40 mph and blip the throttle and then slam on the gas......When i say blip that is just give it a lil jerk and then right away just slam that son of a b*itch open. The bike will come up nice and fast, as the bike comes up higher, try to stand-up.

Enough of that, i need some help on my 2nd gear wheelies. I got a full muzzy system and a K&N filter in it. The bike is gettin jett'd and dynoed in a few days. But as of right now, i cannot get the front end of this thing up, atleast not in 2nd gear. I can't power or clutch this damn thing up....

I haven;t mastered the shift from 1st to 2nd while doing a first gear wheelie. Dammit.....

Bri

A wise man once said worrying is like sitting in a rocking, it gives ya something to do, but doesn't soplve the problem!!!
 

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I too am trying to master the second gear wheelie and was told from a fellow on a zx6r 02' who was doing them going 50. He said he revs to 8 or 9000 and jumps up and down on the bike especially the front like 3 times than snaps the throttle. He couldn't seem to keep it up, but he was getting it. As for now i practice on and off w/ trying second gear ones, but have stoppies and wheelies down pretty well.

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I just did my first wheelie today, scared the hell outta me. seemed like it went up fast. I got moving about 10 mph then pulled clutch in and reved to about 9k and popped that clutch. (don't go thinking i'm crazy now, this was on a 500R) and i thought i was gonna die. but it turned out fine, it was so much fun i did it over and over again. Please tell me if i'm doing something wrong and the right way to do it if you can. Don't want to do a big one and have it go over.

-Loki
Loki your startin your wheelies at too slow a speed (unless you wanna do 5mph 12 o'clock wheelies)

u wanna get ur tach up to about 6k... (i think its about 25mph) then you will feel the power band ready to hit about here... this is when you let the gas out about a millimeter, then bring the gas back up right away... this will lift the front wheel, and the more you twist, the higher it will go... start small, this all happens really fast until you get used to it...
 

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Ya know...I'd love to be able to do wheelies and stoppies, but I realize that most people in learning (perhaps perfecting) how to do this stuff, lay down there bike or crash at least once. I'm not really scared to do this tricks, its just that my 2002 r6 is my baby and I'm not a rich man...the fact is, I'm to poor to try trick. (that, or maybe I am just a big p*ssy..)
 

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I'm right there with ya MARINE. All summer long people were making fun of my "attempted" wheelies and stoppies. I can do good stoppies but my wheelies are better kept to myself because they look so lame. But as summer is coming to a close here in Ohio, those who were making fun, now all have crashed bikes in their garages. As my 02 is still looking as gem as the day I bought it. So who looks good now? And whose wallet will not be repairing a bike this winter?
 
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