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post #1 of 37 Old 04-25-2014, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone , so i've been practicing wheelies for a while now , sometimes i manage to get it up and sometimes i don't ..

Here's the deal , since i started whenever i try to clutch it up it doesn't even lift off the ground , but on rare occasions it comes up but i'm too scared to hold it steady and i bring it down , i figure i'll get over that when i get used to it..

It's getting me frustrated that the bike doesn't always come up and mostly just jerks me forward , and yes i do give it enough throttle at times but it still doesn't want to and once i gave it so much throttle cause i thought that would get it up but it just made me fish-tail.

i always clutch it up in 2nd gear with my traction off, and i ride a 2014 Zx6r.

I usually accelerate a bit , and then clutch it and give it throttle quickly at the same time.. and usually i'm really close to the gas tank and covering my rear brake and everything...

Anything i might be doing wrong ? Because the bike has proven to me that it will come up.. but mos of the time it doesn't so it must mean i'm doing something wrong.

Any tips would be appreciated.

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To be clear so people dont light you up in this thread.. you are practicing these stunts in a closed course with all proper equipment and you have had enough riding experience riiiiight??...





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Don't the newer bikes have some stupid wheelie control and other nonsense?
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To be clear so people dont light you up in this thread.. you are practicing these stunts in a closed course with all proper equipment and you have had enough riding experience riiiiight??...





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Yes it's a closed course and i have all my gear from head to toe, i do have enough riding experience

Plus i have a couple of friends always around to watch out just in case anything does happen.
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Don't the newer bikes have some stupid wheelie control and other nonsense?
I don't think so ? It has come up a few times but i don't know why most of the time it doesn't ... it frustrates me because i don't know what i'm doing wrong.

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I don't think so ? It has come up a few times but i don't know why most of the time it doesn't ... it frustrates me because i don't know what i'm doing wrong.
On your 2014 you must have TC off or else it wont wheelie. Setting 1 may allow you to wheelie a tiny bit but i'm guessing not the amount you are after.

I'm not a wheelie guy so i can't offer any advise as far as technique.

Good luck, please do it on the public roads with traffic like some of the idiots out there.

*Edit*

Just read you had TC off.. soooooo yeah good luck.
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I heard a little blue pill works wonders for that problem you're having.
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I used to want to learn to ride wheelies...now, not so much. lol

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Exactly what I was thinking warning lasts hours
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Well ... if you do ... just get used to do doing very small lifts and measure your progress in weeks, not days.

My youngest kid bought this mint 2008 R6 in March 2013. As soon as he got it, he watched vids on how to do wheelies. [edit - now that i think of it, he stated doing wheelies the year before on his Ninja 250] He learned quickly and did them all the time. He had that bike about three months when he flipped the bike doing a wheelie, and totalled it. I spent a TON of time doing tail tidy, flush mount blinkers, BullDog Damper, and all sorts of other work on that bike only to see it destroyed in a single stupid moment.

A person comes to believe they are good at it. Then the smallest little surprise exposes the illusion.

I'll be frank that I think it would be way cool to do wheelies like other people I see. I wish I could do that. But man oh man I love my bikes and I don't want to hazard them. Plus, I do enough stupid things the way it is, without adding more. And, the fear of higher insurance rates, police problems ... and then there are those people - family and friends - who would be very disappointed if they knew I did stuff like that. So, the short of it is I have not learned to wheelies.

The youngest kid now has a 2013 Daytona 675 R. He got in in August of last year and so far so good. He still does frequent wheelies though I notice he can do them much slower and without the rapid acceleration of a novice. I think he's learned to do them as well as anyone you'll see on YouTube. But he paid the price with a bike, a trip to the hospital, and insurance rates.

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Get your nuts off the tank (sit further back in the seat) and do it in first gear, and sit downs are harder without a sprocket change, i hear stagered stand ups are thw way to go, but you didnt hear any of this from me

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wheelies get chicks...or so I am told...

so does cash, cars, rap music, etc...
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From the title i thought you was IMPOTENT bro. lol
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There is some good you tube info on how to wheelie. I would check there.

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