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post #16 of 125 Old 03-30-2016, 08:43 PM
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I was always to scared to wheelie the zx6 knowing how expensive fairings were. Can't wait to get home and have some fun on the supermoto.

As others have said, make sure you're not endangering anyone else when doing wheelies. I'm sure you already knew that but might as well reinforce the idea. As for actual advice, idk you just gotta say fuck it and get over the fear. A few times should do the trick. Also YouTube is going to be your best bet for wheelie tutorial stuff.
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I don't know of a parking lot where you could do 45 mph.
Any decent sized manufacturing plant that's closed on weekends ....the Kawasaki manufacturing plant that's a couple of miles from my house has a big one like that. I've reached about 70-75 mph in it....on a 300!! lol Never wheelied though...just warming up the bikes before the students showed up for the MSF class

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Like PG, I suck at doing wheelies that arent simply from hammering the gas coming out of a turn.

I am the opposite of a stunter, but to me it seems awfully fast to be learning to do wheelies at 45mph? Shouldnt you be doing 1st gear clutch ups or something?

Again, I have absolutely no idea wtf i am talking about...after 30 years of riding I still cant do a wheelie to save my life :-p
I'm the same way. I did a wheelie by accident on my 1198 (a handful of throttle in 1st gear on a bike with 90 ft-lb of torque at the wheel that weighs under 400 lbs is not a good idea)...it was a very expensive and very painful wheelie. Since then all I've done is power wheelies on the track coming out of turns in 2nd or 3rd gear....plus the 5th gear power wheelie going over the crest on the front straight at Road America!...every lap

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If you are learning how to do wheelies I would suggest doing so on a small inexpensive bike, then go from there.
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Learn on a yzf 450( or similar). Find the balance point. Sitting or standing. I prefer standing. Not power wheelies but balace wheelies. Clutch it up on the Zx6 in 2nd at approx 7,000 rpm. I stand on the pegs and feather the clutch. Then it's all finding the balance point and throttle control. Standing you can use your head, chest and upper body to move the balance point and find the balance. But like was said already. It can get expensive and dangerous quick. I can ride um for 100's of yards. Find an uphill piece of road out in the sticks and practice. Remember, the balance point is up there. You just have to find it. It makes more sense to loop a dirt bike out than a streety.
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That's it. My new goal for 2016 is to learn how to do a decent clutch-up. I need to be able to do a celebratory wheelie on the front straight when I win a championship this year :-p

I think I will start on this and see how it goes:

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That is a good wheelie bike although it doesn't have much power to bring it back up if you make a mistake and the front dips. You will surely find the balance point on it and even if you throw it away, it isn't gonna cost you much. I think sit down wheelies are gonna be the one's to practice on the Ttr.
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So maybe it's in the clutch work that I am messing up, you said you feather the clutch As in let it out fast but not dumping it?

I have just been dumping the clutch.

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That's it. My new goal for 2016 is to learn how to do a decent clutch-up. I need to be able to do a celebratory wheelie on the front straight when I win a championship this year :-p

I think I will start on this and see how it goes:


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Ya, feather/dump. Whatever you want to call it. I say feather because it is a controlled dump. You feather it out quickly, stand it up relatively slowly as to not go over backwards, then find the balance on your way up. Like I said before, easier done on a dirt bike where the balance point larger , is not as far back and there is less to risk if you step off. Throttle control is key. If you control the throttle and keep your body position correct. You SHOULD be fine. It is always about throttle control and body position for just about everything done on a bike.
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First gear is too jerky. Second is good because it is slower responding to throttle input either opening or closing the throttle.
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Truthfully OP the only way to "get past the fear" is to say fuck it.
Yup. Can't live in fear. Do whatever you want. Break all the rules. Take every risk. You only live once.
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Just want to say thanks for being one of the beginner dumbasses that causes our insurance rates to be sky high and the reason non-motorcycle riding folk hate us!
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Not sure he can be blamed for all that. Let the haters hate. You must be assuming a lot to say shit like that. But hey whatever, MR. RESPONSIBLE. I'm sure you keep that Hayabusa under the speed limit. Go Blow .Just sayin........
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