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Starting to get a hold of these stand up wheelies.

I just need to bring the front end up more when I do them. That is in second gear starting about 5000 rpm. I can ride it out all the way to red line in second.
 

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Here is a normal wheelie. I can shift when I sitting down but not when standing up. I start off in 2nd then shift to 3rd
 

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hehehe! Arghh!!!! I wanna ride my bike!! :(

I have yet to learn shifting while I wheelie. But I can wheelie very far with the RR'93.

You got any videos?
 

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Yes this pic is from a video. I will try to get the vid onto the my PC so I can upload it to the site
 

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Swedie said:
hehehe! Arghh!!!! I wanna ride my bike!! :(

I have yet to learn shifting while I wheelie. But I can wheelie very far with the RR'93.

Hey Swedie

I had a 98 RR till august . I thought it was way easier to wheelie ( hold the balance point ) than my R1 . R1 to me seems a little fussy to balance in comparison . R1 is OK just took more learning , and yes learning can be fun :) . Something from school paid off :D . Here is my old RR , snow in the background . I hate winter as much as you .

Dave
 

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That's great R1_Abuser! :)

dgowland: Could you wheelie yours in 6th? ;) I am probably alone about that! I'm proud! :)

The R1 is a bit more nervous to wheelie than the RR.. but the R1 is sooo much better looking and sooo much sexier :D :cool:
 

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Hey Abuser! Cool pics,try shifting your weight back(don't ride the tank) I know it is hard but once you do man it is so much easier. When I first started doing stand ups I would bruise the inside of my knees from gripping the tank. Now I am nowhere near it.
 

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I like stand-ups much better than normal wheelies - I can see! I am doing alright, but my ultimate goal is to maintain a constant speed while doing a stand-up, IMO the true wheelie(control of the sweet spot). I can do a normal wheelie from first to second, but after all the tank-slapper stories I am starting to worry when I come down at 180kph+ and the front wheel went up at 60kph(no problems so far). Someone on this list said something about the R1 sweet spot - go up 'til it feels scary, and that's the beginning. Worked for me. I found the stand-ups came easier when I let the bike roll under me and stand up as straight as possible(butt in!). Check it out.
 

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I think I just need to get used to it. At the hight I have the bike in the first pic if feels like I am going to fall off the bike.
 

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It's all about getting used to the wind R1_Abuser!

For me the Stand up wheelies are the easiest to do. Or as Canuck put it.. "you see more" :)
 

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All of our priorities are screwed. If we could put as much effort and dedication as wheeling into something else, we would probably all be wealthier. We are first class jackasses and I love it!!!! Let's not change a thing and we must all unite!!:rock
 

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Twisted Logic wrote:
Hey Abuser! Cool pics,try shifting your weight back(don't ride the tank) I know it is hard but once you do man it is so much easier. When I first started doing stand ups I would bruise the inside of my knees from gripping the tank. Now I am nowhere near it.


Now me:
I agree with TL completely. Moving your weight farther back will make it easier to learn standups. You will eventually find the sweet spot & be able to ride for very long distances. Once you've mastered this (definitely take the time to master this, 'cause if you try too mucy too soon, you may find yourself renting a room in your local hospital), the next level will actually bring you closer to the tank. By getting closer to the tank, you'll be able to get the front higher, reduce the effort needed to hangon with your arms and move that effort to your legs where it belongs. This will allow you to ride the wheelies longer, do one-handers, etc.

Good luck...& remember: Safety first, or nothing else matters!
 

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in my opionion, standup wheelies are best done when in 2nd gear , take it up to about 40mph a little hop then wammo, your up a quick burp of the throttle and shift to 3rd and your off as far as the eye can see:eek:
 
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