07-29-2002, 12:24 PM
I think I'm retarded or something, but for the life of me, I can't shift in a wheelie. I can ride it in 2nd gear until I'm all out of rpm's but I can't shift into 3rd for the life of me. I've tried letting go of the throttle for a split-second to shift, but as so as I do, the comes down so damn quick. Suggestions please? :eek:
08-07-2002, 07:44 PM
A lot of good stunters reverse there linkage so that there shifting pattern is 1 up and the rest down. This makes it easier to shift, I think.:jump
08-07-2002, 07:56 PM
Well instead of shifting maybe you should try to balance your wheelies better or probably higher. I found out that when you get them high enough to really balance them you really dont speed up that much if any at all! Some of the studs I know can actually slow a wheelie down!!! Thats what im trying for now...lol Im no 10 mile wheelie guy, but its what ive found to work for me. Please dont take this as a im better than u thing......just trying to help a brother out!!:boobies :boobies :boobies
08-07-2002, 10:46 PM
If you are having a difficult time shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear, why not just skip the 2nd gear part of the equation and start your wheelie in 3rd. The '02 has no problem going up in 3rd, no matter what method you use. On-off-on throttle, clutch-up, standup, doesn't matter. The bike can go up off the clutch at 55 mph and last well into the 130s. How much more does a guy need? :thumbup
08-07-2002, 10:55 PM
..i have not tried to do a 3rd gear wheelie...the R1 can clutch up a 3rd gear at 55???/ wow...i didnt think she had the power....gonna hafta try her out tomorrow...
seating position..are you all the wya back?
08-07-2002, 11:02 PM
No need to sit back, unless that is your method.
If you are going to try a 3rd gear clutch-up, remember to give it about 500 more rpm than you would a 2nd gear clutch wheelie. It is best done at about 60 mph, lean forward about 6 inches from standard riding position, and when you let the clutch out sit up and give a small tug on the bars while applying gas. I emphasize small tug until you get used to it.
08-08-2002, 07:27 AM
Here's my thing though. I want to be able to pull it up at like 20 mph and ride it forever. For me finding the balance point is like trying to make my wife happy....it can't be done. I can ride it about a 1/2 mile in second and then I just run out of rpm's. I had an idea also, electric shifter? No clutch needed when up shifting.
08-08-2002, 07:48 AM
Have you tried it without the clutch? Just getit up high, then back off the throttle quickly and shift.. Wok fo me:crash
08-08-2002, 07:53 AM
Maybe I'm just a pussy, but it scares the bejesus out of me when I bring it up too high. I've seen a couple friends loop there's and I would rather not do that. When I try shifting, I don't use the clutch at all. I do the little "blip" on the throttle. I let off for just a half second to shift but gravity gets the best of the front end. What I could do is just tell everyone that I can shift in a wheelie and ride it for miles, but when they want to see it, just tell them the bikes in the shop or something.
08-08-2002, 06:45 PM
What I do is when shifting in a wheelie is put pressure on the shifter (Upward) then as soon as you barley let off the gas it automatically shifts into third then get right back on the gas. Its Easy!
08-10-2002, 10:42 AM
Hi all, Just got my R1 two weeks ago.
Been reading your comments and it seems you all bring her up in 2nd..even third!:confused: .. I always bring her up on the power, short shift into second...ride through most of second, into 3rd then fourth..but i never even get into the power band... thats scary shit when your upright... and heading towards oncoming traffic:crash