07-28-2002, 07:47 PM
O.k. I'm scared to flip backwards in attempting a wheelie. First off, should I be dumping the clutch or simply accelerating quickly??? I know this sounds dump asking this, however I don't want to wreck out trying ( like anybody wants to). Any words of wisdom????
07-28-2002, 08:02 PM
Wheelies kill dude!
and there bad for the bike
my advice is DON'T DO THEM!!!
I've seen to many wrecks
Don't want to see any more blood!!!!!!
your post made me vent this
Hey guy, I say start with the power roll ons. I'm sure your bike has enough power to do that:D Plus clutching it is a little tricky so start with the power ones. Plus the bikes are very balanced and just in case cover the rear brake with your foot. I've almost gone over a few times but all I did was let off the gas and it came down no problem. When you start to get it up start feathering the throttle for practice. Sooner or later you'll get them, just practice. Oh yeah, make sure your wearing good gear:rock
07-29-2002, 02:02 AM
First off, what type of bike are you riding ? Second do you have a friend with a dirt bike ? Dirt bikes tend to fall on the ground in a less damaging way, I mean you tend to break less expensive parts. In my opinion it's better to start on a dirt bike because if you can control on of thoes in a wheelie then doing it on a street bike is alot easier. Others may disagree thats just what I think.
07-29-2002, 06:05 AM
is this an R1? i'm gonna assume it is.. since this be the R1-forum.
if you're in 1st gear and you pop the throttle open around 5,000 or 5,500... just a bit, like 1/4 open, the bike should leap up in the air. You'll of course immediately close the throttle and she'll slam back down. IF you're super freaked you can covered the rear brake with your foot just in case, but don't worry, you won't flip if you start slow.
Once you get her to stand up pretty high (even if for just .001 seconds).. try to do 20-30 of those, or however many it takes for you to feel like you can consistently get to a certain height. Don't worry about holding it there, just try to lift the front wheele 2-3' everytime.
After you manage to do this, try to start giving it just enough gas to "slowly" bring the front end up as you accellerate. Obviously "slowly" is a subjective word.. but maybe take 1/2 second or 1 second to get to the same point that took .001 before.
What i've found is that if you bring it up around 4-5k in 1stas it gets to a certain point, where you're basically however high you wanna go, you can close the throttle all but a little, and ride indefinitely "balanced" at that height. The higher the bike, the longer you can ride there (because the less you'll need to accellerate to hold it there).
Eventually you'll be able to ride them out without even watching the road.. usually i'm half watching the road, and half watching my tach to see when i need to put her back down.
And, wear some F___ING gear.. don't do this shite in a t-shirt, k?