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Old 10-03-2012, 07:22 AM   #1
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2006 Yamaha R1 50th anniversary won't power wheelie!!

Hey everyone,

I've had a 2006 Yamaha R1 (50th anniversary SE) and it runs amazing. Everyone I speak to tells me that I should be able to do power wheelies no problem with the bike. The truth is that I can't (unless I bring the rpm well over 9000)! Not in first, second or third gear. The bike has new NGK CR9EK spark plugs, new air filter, new oil change and the exup is in working order. Everything is stock. I spoke to a few bike mechanics and they told me that for 2006 SE, Yamaha programmed the ECU so that the bike doesn't lift on 1st gear. I would like to know if anyone has any experience with this issue? If you do, I'd be interested to hear your comments. I would also like to know if I could use an 05 ECU on my bike? Would a power commander allow me to reconfiger the 06 ECU?? Help!!!!
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:33 AM   #2
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Ecu is not programmed for no wheelies in first or any other gear, my '06 starts to wheelie between 50-60mph in first (7000 or higher) Roll into throttle at about 40 or so in first and wait. Bike is geared too tall to wheelie in 2nd or higher without a bump in the road or clutching.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:40 AM   #3
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You spoke with retarded mechanics.

Just get on it harder mate, any bike will wheelie you just have to find the sweet spot. Dont even bother below 7 grand.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:08 PM   #4
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1st gear, rpms around 7-8k cut the throttle off very sharply, and snap it back just as fast. Oh, and hang on..





..or just learn to clutch it up, much easier.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:17 PM   #5
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Any liter bike will bring the front up. If your having problems you probably should get a dirt bike, and learn how to ride wheelies on that first.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:48 PM   #6
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i have a 06 50th anniversary, power wheelies are fairly easy . i did go up 2 teeth on rear sprocket makes it a little easier
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:53 PM   #7
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My '08 will power wheelie in 1st if I really make it and I'm down on power due to the altitude I'm at.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:30 PM   #8
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how much do you weigh? how far are you leaning forward / backward?

If i were you,,,,,, looking at the tach would be the last thing id be doing when trying to wheelie...!!!!

if your rolling 20-30mph... 2nd gear.. take in the clutch rev the bike up to beyond 7k rpm,, ****"twing****"" let the clutch fly,,,,, and so will you...!! prep yourself by making sure your right foot is firmly planted on the brake in case you get the willies,, and grab more throttle than you expect...

if i were you id try this in the hospital parking lot,,that way you wont have far to go..!!
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:43 PM   #9
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Great 1st post....
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:08 PM   #10
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Great 1st post....
His PRM isn't wheelie enabled


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Old 11-21-2012, 08:11 PM   #11
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Holy mother of god....do not tell me he didn't activate PRM fking newbies
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:14 PM   #12
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fuk it clutch that thing 2nd @ 70 mph easy
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:16 PM   #13
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Any liter bike will bring the front up. If your having problems you probably should get a dirt bike, and learn how to ride wheelies on that first.
bahahahaa Agreed
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:31 PM   #14
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #15
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Holy mother of god....do not tell me he didn't activate PRM fking newbies
Oh shit, I forgot we aren't supposed to let that secret out until they have hit the 150 mph club on the street


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Old 11-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #16
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:13 PM   #17
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I was hoping to get responses from stock 06 50th anniversary R1 owners.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #18
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I am, and posted first, my '06 50th was stock most of its life until I joined the forum (Thanks Guys!) Nothing stopping it from doing 1st gear power wheelies, unless its not running properly.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #19
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All joking aside, these guys know their bikes. Weather the bike is 50th or not does not matter. Its just yellow plastics. Unless of course its an LE, then you have something there.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:52 PM   #20
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My bike power wheelies in first,stretched, slammed, and im 210..talking about riding and twist the gas...unforgiving scrapes though..bike must have some issues
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