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You should probably post this in the Stunter's Corner section to get professional advice from those lunatics. J/K guys:D

I've also heard that first gear wheelies are dangerous for beginners, but that's what gear I learned in. I don't see a problem with doing first gear wheelies. Here's how I do mine - Casually pick up speed in first gear until you hit around 5,000 or 6,000 rpms. Then back off the throttle all of the way, and immediately pin it like you're trying to run from Rosie O'Donnell. Be careful though, try it a couple times in a parking lot or something until you get comfortable with the front end leaving the ground. If it gets too high, just let off the throttle and the front tire will come down.

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cover the rear brake as well...bike come up to fast touch the rear brake and it will come down again in a hurry...


keep in mind it's not good for your fork seals and stuff...


Tommy,

I get the feeling you don't like Rosie O'Donnell...


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I recently purchased a ZX6R and have about 1900 miles on it. I've been riding for about 5 months and feel pretty comfortable/confident on the bike. I have messed around in first gear getting the wheel off the ground, but I still have the fear of tipping over. I was told that first gear is not the gear to do wheelies in. Can anybody tell me how to do a proper wheelie and get over the fear of tipping over? Thanks!
 

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Tommy, according to these guys in the stunters corner your friend just pulle a "wee" not a wheelie.
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Sorta looks like my wees:D

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so i guess you need to pull a "12 o-clock" or it's called a "wee"

interesting....


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Hehe, I guess you're right. I snapped the picture a little late, he was already on the way back down, plus we were in his subdivision out in front of his house, so he really didn't want to ride a wheelie all the way up the hill. The neighborhood kids thought it was cool, but I could tell that their parents weren't amused.

A friend of mine just sold me his digital camera for $100 bucks[:0],
so I'm going to try and get a little video of me doing a couple wheelies this weekend. I'll post them on my website and you guys can tell me if they look cool or not:D
 

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I would suggest starting out practicing your wheelies in 1st gear. It's the easiest to get them up. After you get that down then I would pull it up in 1st and start shiffting to second to stay up longer.
But if you try to start puling wheelies in second you most likely wont get it up and youll be going a lot faster.

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"Then back off the throttle all of the way, and immediately pin it like you're trying to run from Rosie O'Donnell." LOL thats funny as hell[:p]

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