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Tried some FIS wheelies last night, working the FB, not HB. Balance is weird as hell. Not sure if I should completely extend my left leg or keep my knee up against the seat.

I feel more centered with my knee in the seat but I know I'm suppose to keep that left leg straight.

Anyone got tips?
 

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Stunt it! Crash it! Repair it!
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Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!! I'm rocking BP with my sitdown wheelies!!!!! Balancing these is still though but I'm getting better.
 

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riding a 05 R1 and new to wheelies and somewhat nervous at starting them as i don't want to ruin the bike. lol.

im wondering, if im cruising around 20mph or so, and want to attempt to clutch it up, how high should i bring the rpms before dropping the clutch. im not interested in riding out a wheelie at the BP, i just want to bring it up a fair amount that it looks good.

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Stunt it! Crash it! Repair it!
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riding a 05 R1 and new to wheelies and somewhat nervous at starting them as i don't want to ruin the bike. lol.

im wondering, if im cruising around 20mph or so, and want to attempt to clutch it up, how high should i bring the rpms before dropping the clutch. im not interested in riding out a wheelie at the BP, i just want to bring it up a fair amount that it looks good.

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Trail and error? Just practice and listen to the sound of your motor. You really shouldn't be focused on your gauges rather just looking forward.
 

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Start somewhere around 7.5k. Also as someone said above, pay attention to the sound as you clutch in a clutch out and get away from looking at the tach. The jump is easier to deal with while you are looking up.

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Its that I don't like high speed wheelie's I go 2nd gear about 33 miles and up it goes with clutch and punching it high in the rpm zone. don't know how far it goes i don't look at it. but anyway while riding the wheelie i'm at a speed of 70miles i don't like those speeds at all, while riding on the back wheel i like the slow dirt bike wheelies but this bike just won't go up then.

any tips from R1 wheelie pro's??
 

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The Poe Poe!
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If I had it my way, I'd make "wheelies" legal and would go Everywhere on the back tire!!



12 years ago on my 02 R1....



 

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I used to power wheelie my GSXR quite easily - in first, I just gassed it hard from about 5k RPM and it came up, once I felt the balance point I could hold it for a good distance before setting it down.
The more I did it, the easier it became.

Now on the R1, it feels like starting all over again! I got some lift but still gathering the courage to keep it at balance point...
 

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What is your height and weight? Ive been clutching up in 2nd @ around 7500 30mph or so. This was when I was 250lbs. I'm down to 208 (6'0") now and need to get out and ride to see how things have changed. Id love to be able to just power wheelie. I can do it over humps in the street but not on the flat road.

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I'm 6'2" and 250 isn... even WAY back in 2000 when this vid was shot I was around 230 isn

On my old 929RR.... I come from motocross so I just clutch it up all the time out of habit.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1kqun0c4OY
 

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looks like the perfect place to practice
 
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