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post #1 of 13 Old 09-24-2015, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Trouble keeping it up

I feel like this is the beginning of a Cialis commercial... But anyway guys I am looking for tips here, I am not a noob, been riding for 20yrs+, wear full gear, I understand the consequences that can come with riding stupid.

With that said, I live in the middle of nowhere, I do silly things with friends around in case of an emergency on non traveled roads.

Now that hopefully I can avoid being flamed, As the title states I am having trouble keeping up my wheelies. I feel as if I am on the cusp of the balance point but cant beat the natural uneasy feeling of leaning back just a hair more. I do 1st and 2nd gear clutch ups, Have no problem bringing the bike to the point where I am very slowly chasing the front end and can rock it out for a good 5-10 solid seconds.

Can I get any tips from people with more experience on this and how to overcome and get that little bit further. I already know to cover my brake and light throttle inputs.

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post #2 of 13 Old 09-24-2015, 06:39 PM
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Again?Jeeeebuusss....
There are so many threads on this already about people that can not ride wheelies. Did you use the search function?
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Again?Jeeeebuusss....
There are so many threads on this already about people that can not ride wheelies. Did you use the search function?
Yes I did, most of which are not really helpful with the fact that I can get the bike up unlike 95% of the threads asking how to clutch up and other nonsense.

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Yes I did, most of which are not really helpful with the fact that I can get the bike up unlike 95% of the threads asking how to clutch up and other nonsense.
Oh please. Here are some links from some threads here.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HKpXBHIXkk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X85DKaRrtkM


Hope this helps you. I really do. Be safe dude. Have fun.
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If u can hold a wheelie for 10 seconds....I dont think u have a problem.
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I'm actually in the same boat. I've been playing around on the back roads and get get it up and hold it at balance point for just a few seconds max and then I resort to chasing it. Seems like 10 seconds but probably more like 5 max. Pisses me off. I guess my balls haven't dropped yet. Also, I put an old set of track rubber on the bike just to burn up since I'm not railing corners doing this and it wants to pull hard to the right hard for some reason. Gotta be something to do with the tires because my old set I had no problem with this. I checked wheel alignment and it's good. Oh, and the wheelies are SOOO much easier on my ZX10 than they are on the 6. I have a really hard time getting the 6 up. Don't know how you kids do it.
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I take that back, it is closer to 10.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXpodPmAQXg

I used to ride pretty good ones back in the day on my dirt bike, shifting gears was no problem either. Still haven't quite figured this one out. I can do ones just like in the video at will, but keeping it balanced is still not quite there.
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Stupid people say stupid things on the internet, so be wary of who those people are. If you solicit advice on the internet, just keep in mind 99% of what you'll receive is not based on fact or science-and likely atleast 95% of it is based on bullshit and bravado regurgitated from some other schlub who also did not experience any of what they claim and are also full of shit. If you don't like my bluntness- too bad. I am not here to please you, so move along, your approval is not desired nor is it needed. So before opening your pie hole and adding more stupidity, perhaps sit back, listen, absorb and learn something. You know that saying, it is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!
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I used to ride pretty good ones back in the day on my dirt bike, shifting gears was no problem either. Still haven't quite figured this one out. I can do ones just like in the video at will, but keeping it balanced is still not quite there.
Yours look very similar to mine lol... my 954 was sooo much easier to pickup and maintain but missing 30lb/ft of torque on the 600 makes it a tad more difficult and I need that extra angle to maintain.

Hell I snapped one up a few weeks ago in 1st, tried to click into 2nd, hit neutral and dam near blew my balls into my stomach lol
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I love how this thread is filled with comments from the old guys.

All we heard was "trouble keeping it up".
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speaking of wheelies, where has THUG been?

and sorry can't help ya on the wheelies, the only time i do them is unintentionally when putting the bike through it's paces

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speaking of wheelies, where has THUG been?

and sorry can't help ya on the wheelies, the only time i do them is unintentionally when putting the bike through it's paces
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