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Old 04-26-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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Does your clutch hand get sore?

Hey Guys

I've been practicing clutch wheelies recently. I've had to stop practicing after 20-30min because my left hand gets sore from trying to slip the clutch. Just wondering if this has happend to any of you. Haven't had much success yet but have had a few good ones. I'm convinced that it's all to do with the timing between clutch and throttle. Any suggestions for me ?

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Old 04-27-2009, 12:23 AM   #2
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You should do some hand exercises or go buy a dirtbike, you will think you in heaven getting back on the R1 after
I will leave the wheelie kings to answer this, I know how to wheelie but I am not a teacher dont want to teach you bad habits... im told its bad to flip off the police
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:46 AM   #3
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I jack off every now and then, but my hand never gets sore







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Old 04-27-2009, 01:46 AM   #4
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you could go get an hydraulic clutch also, but they aren't cheap and offer no feel
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:00 AM   #5
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try changing where the clutch lever is. You can adjust it so it sits up higher or lower so you are just extending you fingers versus lifting up your fingers which can stress the hand. That make sense? sounds kinda weird but it works for me.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:01 AM   #6
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i suggest that you never use the clutch for a wheelie, you have an r1. the power on these bikes are silly! in first gear you should be able to power it up, if your already cruising doing like 50-70 or so drop it in 2nd gear crack it and shift your weight back. it will come up nice and pretty. then shift into 3rd and ride it out. learn to harness the power, don't bust your trans/clutch up!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:50 AM   #7
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I am going to have to agree with moe-r1ce. I never use the clutch. First, second (sitting), and third (standing). Give the throttle a good twist and the bike comes right up. If you really do have the R1 there is no clutch involved, the bike has so much power. Now if you have the 6 then yeah you might need it.
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:05 AM   #8
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try changing where the clutch lever is. You can adjust it so it sits up higher or lower so you are just extending you fingers versus lifting up your fingers which can stress the hand. That make sense? sounds kinda weird but it works for me.

+1000...........Makes a world of difference when you make sure your clutch is in the right place! While sitting on the bike you should not have to move your wrist in order to work the clutch, makes it less strainful (sp) on your hand and I get better feel.

If Your using nothing but power to wheelie you will be going crazy fast once the wheel gets far enough of the ground to find the blance point, easier and more controlable to use the clutch. IMHO, I still have the stock clutch and transmission in my 03' (now with 74,000 miles) and have never had a problem. And I was the biggest chickenshit when I was first learning wheelies!

Just remember, here in Florida a wheelie will get you a $1000 fine and if your like me, depending of the LEO's mood, your first 3rd. degree felony! Happy motoring, and RIDE SAFE!
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:08 PM   #9
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Power Wheelies are lame. If you're serious about it and want a easier pull, get a MSR Pro-Raptor with a shorty lever.

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Old 04-28-2009, 07:09 PM   #10
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your forearm will get tired

dont power wheelie.....its what people do until people actually learn to wheelie

the r1 as a heavy clutch since most of the newer literbikes uses a hydraulic clutch but the r1 doesnt

when you get better at wheelies youll actually pull less wheelies they will just be longer ....

when i started learning id practice for a few hours and pull a few hundred down this long straight but after i started getting better i rode them out longer


also put as little weight on the bars as possible it will keep you from wearing out your arms


also it gets easier because you will build up more muscle
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:55 PM   #11
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Thanks for the help guys. I'm just gonna keep practicing and growing bigger balls. LOL

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Old 04-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #12
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get real levers.
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Old 04-29-2009, 04:31 PM   #13
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i suggest that you never use the clutch for a wheelie, you have an r1. the power on these bikes are silly! in first gear you should be able to power it up, if your already cruising doing like 50-70 or so drop it in 2nd gear crack it and shift your weight back. it will come up nice and pretty. then shift into 3rd and ride it out. learn to harness the power, don't bust your trans/clutch up!!

Wow, don't ever give advise again... EVER... Obviously you cannot wheelie or you wouldnt be suggesting that.....




It just takes practice to learn the feeling of the clutch when wheelying. But it'll come up in all gears with the right finesse. Stock gearing I can pull 3rd up at 35-50 mph and 4th gear at 60 or so...
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