So I to have an 03' R1 and have been riding wheelies my whole life! That being said this is the newest bike I've ever owned! It had some issues when I bought it w/4k miles! Ex up was one of them!!! Also it had a terrible dead spot between 4&5grand!!! I have done some major work to make it more comfortable to ride Long distance! So long story short for wheelies I found that unlike my previous bikes this 1liter likes to take a big breath before it will do anything below 5000rpm I personally flipped mine trying to pull it up at 3300rpm or about 34mph in second! I did every thing right but by the time the bike caught up with what I was telling it to do it kinda hyper reacted and came up so fast That it actually left the ground strait up which would have been fine except that while it was off the ground it gyrated to the right 3-4" and when it contacted the ground again It was no longer tracking properly so I had no choice but to let her go !!! It's all good tho she's all back together better than ever! So ya might try starting at 46mph in second clutch in rapp it way north say 8-10k and your back to normal ! As for ex up pull it all apart clean it all up and reinstall with plenty of hi temp anti seize and u should be good to go! As for dead spot I superglued some velocity stacks out of a snowmobile airbox to the center two intake holes fixed the issue completely 0-redline smooooth!!! Hope this helps!!!! Moral to the story try to keep at least one of em on the ground!!!
My 2020 R1 is at the dealer now but they are closed :-/ I have a question about the 2015+ generation R1's and EBM. I know the 2020 has an extra EBM setting, but generally, do most people that ride wheelies turn off EBM and does anyone wheelie with EBM and what is that like?
How many people have been clutching up their 02 03 forever and have not had damage - and how many have? I don't clutch em - I blew up four crap kwak motors doing that so I just bounce it these days - But I was just curious how tough the 02 03 area on the basket / rods side.
2012 r1 2nd gear (don't even talk about 3rd) clutch doesn't catch trying a wheelie, the more throttle i give the more it wont catch on...on a track everything seems perfect when you not doing wheelies :) anyone know something?
only 1st gear pop up like no issues...on 2nd you can do...
This is my first post here on the R1 forum so hello to everyone. I just purchased my 6th R1 (02', 04', 05', 07', 08', 17') and I'm super excited to continue the break-in process (I know everyone has different opinions on this)... I still have my 07 R1 and have always been able to get it up on...
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From F4rider on stuntlife.com:
I just got done writing this for stuntlife.com, and I thought I would post it here too.
First of all, I learned all of this from my own experience and from the advice of others on the...