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riding wheelies

my bike has plenty of power to rip the bike up on the rear wheel without the clutch, but when it gets up, the way im holding the throttle causes the bike to want to land. when that happens, i end up with a testicular accident.how do you ride a wheelie for a few hundred feet? when i get it up should i get it in second gear? should i stand on the rear peg?
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throttle wheelies suck. Clutch it up in second, and cover the rear brake.
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my bike has plenty of power to rip the bike up on the rear wheel without the clutch, but when it gets up, the way im holding the throttle causes the bike to want to land. when that happens, i end up with a testicular accident.how do you ride a wheelie for a few hundred feet? when i get it up should i get it in second gear? should i stand on the rear peg?
With only been riding for 5 months... I wouldn't be worried about doing wheelies. You're fix'n to loop that sucka

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and learn how to balance it.

p.s. i would rent a trashed bike for a while you learn how do to do this, or buy a serperate bike if you dont want to dump your bike a few times, also GEAR up



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how do i cover the rear if its standing, correct me if im wrong but, if the bike is standing, and i cover the brake, doesnt that apply the brake and cause it to come down?
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how do i cover the rear if its standing, correct me if im wrong but, if the bike is standing, and i cover the brake, doesnt that apply the brake and cause it to come down?
now this is going to be a bit funny since i am not a wheelie master at all. but i do know that you are in the best position with your left foot on the rear peg for balance and the right foot covering the rear brake only applying pressure when you want to bring the front back down a bit and to avoid looping it.

staggered footing is best for balance from everything i know.

i really have no idea who you are but if you have only been riding for 5 months you really shouldnt be doing this yet. learn how to ride on 2 wheels first, then learn 1.

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how do i cover the rear if its standing, correct me if im wrong but, if the bike is standing, and i cover the brake, doesnt that apply the brake and cause it to come down?
COVER...not apply. There is a differance.

(cover means exactly what it sounds like, keep your foot over the brake lever, not on it.)

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With only been riding for 5 months... I wouldn't be worried about doing wheelies. You're fix'n to loop that sucka

+1

But if you are going to do it, do it safely.

1) Gear Up! Protecting your head is the most important thing you can do on a bike.

2) Stand in the staggard position, left foot on rear peg, right foot COVERING brake. (Like a couple of other people have suggested.)

3) Practice clutch ups. They come up smoother, and are more predictable. Since you are on a 600, try it in 1st gear. Get going about 15mph, then pull the clutch and rev the motor, then releasing the clutch as the motor reaches its highest rev. Stay on the gas as you release. To help the bike out, you can bounce the suspension. Right as you are going to release the clutch, press as hard as you can on the handlebars, then let the suspension come right back up as you release the clutch. Dont pull on the bars as that will make the bike come up crooked and off balance.

4) When you are going to put the bike back down, dont let off the gas completely. You want to stay on the gas a little bit right as the front tire hits. This will help make things alot smoother (aka save your balls).

All that stuff works for me on my CBR600F2. One thing you might also try is lowering the PSI in the rear tire to about 18-20lbs.

You should be practicing this in a safe, empty parking lot, with at least one other person there in case you go down. For safety reasons I dont condone doing wheelies on the streets. Good Luck!

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Clutch up?? Doesn't your bike have enough power to power wheelie :P

I've accidently done it while shifting from first to second on my bike but I really prefer just powering it up. Rev to 8K, leave it steady then hammer on it and the front wheel comes right up and stays up for a couple hundred yards, practice balance, then learn how to shift up to second and keep on going

Don't do this w/o gear though. I do on occasion but I've been riding for a while and have some squidly habbits at times.
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cover the brake, and feather it, to help it from goin over, while ya work the throttle to keep it from comin back down. Yes, bike has enough power to bring it up on throttle only, but it's less controlable, plus more likely to keep accelerating, which is not necesarrily a good thing.
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You arent gonna power that bike up in second gear.

4k is the sweet spot on the 96zx6r roll off , load the front then snap it open, itl come right up.... 50 ft maybe then you'll redline and it will come right down.
I never had the balls to shift but a friend of mine took mine and rode it through third, so yes it can be done on that bike.

instead of smashing your thangs , give it some throttle before you touch back down to lighten it up.

5 months eh?

You guys keep wrecking these 96 6R's and im gonna start parting my bike out.

This is gonna hurt!
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with a bounce, my bike can get up in second without clutch, but not high. and i never said it could before now. i said it can in first, i dotn like to be dropping the clutch. thanks anywhos
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With only been riding for 5 months... I wouldn't be worried about doing wheelies. You're fix'n to loop that sucka
Please video anything you do; I love all the crash vids of newbies looping their brand new bikes.

Actually, I've got one vid of a kid looping a bike with your EXACT paint scheme (in your avatar). I'm not insinuating anything, but take it easy buddy. Helmet is a minimum, but I wouldn't be caught stunting without a 2-piece suit. If you've ever seen anyone go down with just jeans, you'll know it's not pretty. I'm quite fond of my skin and I'd like to keep it firmly attached to my body.

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how do i cover the rear if its standing, correct me if im wrong but, if the bike is standing, and i cover the brake, doesnt that apply the brake and cause it to come down?

this statement alone means you shouldn't be doing them. Wheelies are gay anyways
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ok for those who cant read, when i said that thing about the bike standing and me applying the break think about it, i never did it, im just picturing it in my head. try to picture along with me. immagine the brake lever, when the bike stands, your foot is going to be paralell to the ground no matter what, will the brake level come into your foot there for applying it and causing it to come down? i tried it and it doesnt, but i asked before doing it. but now i know.

also, i never said my bike has enuff power to get up in second, i said it does in first. it leaves the ground in second but not high. and i never said i dont like clutch wheelies, i just would rather not, im not trying to stunt, i was just curious.

lol and no im not letting out steam. i will in a few, i just had some taco bell. sucks
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immagine the brake lever, when the bike stands, your foot is going to be paralell to the ground no matter what,
not unless you have very poor ankle rotation especially if your left foot is on the left pass. peg
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you make no sense nick
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you make no sense nick

I would listen to Nick when it comes to wheelies.

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yea, im gonna listen to someone i dont know. i was just hearing everyones opinion. i dont need to hear their effort with humor.
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I would listen to Nick when it comes to wheelies.

Yes, judging by his pic in his avatar.

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Look at Nick's avatar. That's Nick. If that ain't a sick lookin' wheelie
, I guess I just haven't seen any. Either listen to the advice he gives ya or figure it out for yourself.

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He's posted some videos in the past too, and he is the real deal. Maybe he'll give you the link for the downtown chicago/sidewalk video. If you wanna learn wheelies he's the one on this site to listen to.
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Click here: http://www.levelxvideo.com/

Or take a class from some OG's: http://www.starboyz.net/pages/school...yz/school.html

Someone posted a link to some wheelie instruction site. Find it. Good luck.

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yea, im not doubting him. what the hell is he talking about ankle rotation? he didnt say anything for me to listen to. you guys should read past posts before replying.
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yea, im not doubting him. what the hell is he talking about ankle rotation? he didnt say anything for me to listen to. you guys should read past posts before replying.
I think what Nick means is that most of your weight is on your left leg which is on your passenger peg. The right foot is covering your brake, you should be able to manage that with your brake at stock level. By ankle rotation he means rotation in a flex position, toes toward your knee. Make sense?

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i see, i get it now kinda. but i figured it out by trying it. i get it up and it comes right back down in first. im not trying to master it, i was just curious. i just figured when you get it up, the brake will hit your foot and compress the rear brake. but i see now, i still never did the rear peg thing. ill try. thanks for making sense nick.
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thanks for the good words guys, yes I meant you'll be able to flex your ankle to get your foot off the brake, especially with your left foot on the rear peg.

I just wrote a little write up about doing wheelies, hopefuly it should answer a lot of questions.
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