How are your wheelies in first , Can you bring the bike up and coast it all way till your out of Rpms? Or are they choppy and unsteady?
I would go with - 1 in the front , + 2 or 3 in the rear. It wont affect your top end too much and it should come up in first with throttle Check and see what others have done.
(Practice somewhere safe and with others. A camera always helps because you see what your doing wrong later on. Also remember
I wouldnt reccomend anyone learn how to do wheelies but If I was to learn I would do this)
Practice picking up your bike little by little with throttle only and releasing it once it comes up. This way you comfortable with the bike jumping up at slow speeds and get the feel of the bike coming down. After a couple thousands of those youll get a few perfect ones and get very comfortable with the bike and being on one wheel. Forget about clutching and using the rear brake use all your focus on your wheelie.. practice Bringing it up and releasing the throttle smoothly. Being worried about clutching it up and covering the rear brake is too many things to worry about and makes you nervous. Remember if you can still see the road ahead your not high enough. Once your comfortable start going higher and higher and releasing the throttle. I pick my bike up at 12oclock and release the throttle and the bike always comes down. Now combine what youve learned. Do this until you can Bring the bike up in first and coast it all the way till your out of rpms.
(Assuming your a master in first gear. 1. Picking the bike up to your balance point. 2.Coasting it smoothly until your out of rpms 3. Releasing the throttle slowly to bring the bike down.)
I would then start practice on shifting...?? Yes shifting If your ready to go the distance with your wheelie practice powershifting. I bring my bike up at its balance point and immediatley shift to second. Now I just eliminated the clutch , rear brake, and allready shifted so now I focused on my wheelie going the distance. Dont practice powershifting from first to second on a wheelie unless your an expert on powershifting in general. If you arent then stop doing wheelies and learn to shift without using the clutch. You dont want to be on one wheel and practice powershifting. 1.Because if you dont powershift right and stay in first thinking you shifted to second..The bike will become very unstable and dangerous. 2. Youll Hit it harder this time and actually shift to nuetral making really loud noises and the bike will come down. Powrshifting is basically Roll out of first till your redlined Between 7k - 11k Rpms depending on your bike. Release the throttle and shift .. I mean Im talking immediatley after you release the throttle hit your shifter in second.. Im not an expert in powershifting so learn that somewhere else .. Easy right
I practiced thousands of powershifts and small first gear throttle wheelies and only a few where perfect. Took me 2 years to wheelie in 2nd and coast to Mexico.