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Re: Wheelies
« Reply #340 on: December 14, 2016, 05:26:50 pm »
My goal for the next month is to get my front wheel up.


Big stomach, fat ass and fear are keeping it down, even launching hard from the lights

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Be relaxed. Open throttle quickly in 1st, the front wheel will come up nice and smooth, close throttle. (or shift to second, then third and then 4rth.  :deal:)

And then scrape yourself off the tar.
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Re: Wheelies
« Reply #341 on: December 14, 2016, 05:37:08 pm »
Nee man... ry die ding.
 

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« Reply #342 on: December 14, 2016, 09:39:30 pm »
ATGAT for what. Wheelie Wednesday

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« Reply #343 on: December 15, 2016, 07:39:51 am »
And then scrape yourself off the tar.
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Re: Wheelies
« Reply #344 on: December 15, 2016, 09:33:07 am »
My goal for the next month is to get my front wheel up.


Big stomach, fat ass and fear are keeping it down, even launching hard from the lights

:(

Be relaxed. Open throttle quickly in 1st, the front wheel will come up nice and smooth, close throttle. (or shift to second, then third and then 4rth.  :deal:)

And then scrape yourself off the tar.
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I never lift the bike in 1st. It's too quick and jerky for me to control. 2nd up, then 3rd, hold it as long as possible, then down. That's mostly how I roll...

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« Reply #345 on: December 15, 2016, 09:42:36 am »
I think it depends from bike to bike.

The 990R just has so much power for roll-on wheelies in 1st. I guess it does come down to how you feel about wheelies...

Gearing would also play a massive role. 

I really miss my 990R... that thing would wheelie at the thought of it. My 950 with its superbike gearing (17/42)is so boring and flat and I have to do standups to get it up off the power. With a bit of bouncing, she comes up in 3rd off the throttle, which inst too bad for a 13 year old bike with nearly 100k km on her.



 


 

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« Reply #346 on: December 15, 2016, 03:21:27 pm »
You want to wheelie... or learn to... buy a 990R

 

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Re: Wheelies
« Reply #347 on: April 12, 2017, 10:24:32 am »
Feel like showing off a bit as Im feeling very proud lately. Ha ha

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Re: Wheelies
« Reply #348 on: April 12, 2017, 10:29:53 am »
Very nice  :thumleft:
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Re: Wheelies
« Reply #349 on: April 12, 2017, 10:52:08 am »
Thanks man.
And that's in 2nd gear only until I run out of revs as I haven't mastered the art of changing gears yet.

Very nice  :thumleft:
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Re: Wheelies
« Reply #350 on: April 12, 2017, 11:39:02 am »
Thanks man.
And that's in 2nd gear only until I run out of revs as I haven't mastered the art of changing gears yet.

Very nice  :thumleft:

Ja I'm also still a bit hesitant to keep my current XR up for too long. It has the long range tank which makes it a bit top heavy. Try 3rd gear standing wheelies, as easy as 2nd, just more commitment needed. Once you have that down then practice shifting 2nd to 3rd without clutch while riding normally until you get it super smooth, then transfer that to your wheelie.
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« Reply #351 on: April 14, 2017, 09:58:41 am »
Changing gears in a wheelie is easier than you think. Shut your throttle for a split second and crash change without using the clutch. Well, that's what works for me anyway.
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« Reply #352 on: April 14, 2017, 11:13:14 am »
damnit watching people with that much control pisses me off I just know they are having more fun than me......
 

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Re: Wheelies
« Reply #353 on: October 04, 2017, 12:49:00 pm »
With the Dakkie it's easy,

take her up to about 3000 revs in 1st
lean forward
close throttle bit
open up fast while leaning back

And with a 1200 GSA?  ???
 

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Re: Wheelies
« Reply #354 on: October 04, 2017, 06:26:30 pm »
With the Dakkie it's easy,

take her up to about 3000 revs in 1st
lean forward
close throttle bit
open up fast while leaning back

And with a 1200 GSA?  ???
Switch off traction control, start in first gear and open up. You might need to lean back a bit if you are at a higher altitude or if you have a full tank. Otherwise use the clutch in second.

Set the suspension to the tallest setting, it gives the bike more of a lever to lift up on to the rear wheel. Not the easiest bike I ever tried to wheelie but it can and will wheelie.

Just remember to close the gas before you go too high...

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