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Hey Guys,

I have my first sport bike and only have about 50 miles seat time on my 06 R6 so I'm still learning. I was playing with the throttle and opening it up wide in 1st and for some reason I thought the front wheel would come up but it doesn't. I even tried chopping the throttle around 10k rpm and 12k rpm and it pulled up the front suspension but no wheel lift.
Am I just to much of a noob on the bike or do the R6s not lift the front wheel on throttle alone?

Thanks guys
Malcolm
 

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Hi

Its depend on how fat you are..;-)

I have the 08 model and is about 100 kg with gear and all, and I just need to put my ass a bit back in the seat and the bike comes up easy.

Jimbo
 

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Mine will lift while approaching redline in first and second. I stay on the tank as much as possible but if I'm low on gas I have to be careful.
 

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i have no problems with mine... i dont wheelie but i can bring the front up easily. If you really want the front to come up easy get new sprockets.
 

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oh that wheel will come up just depends if you want it to, i can get it up with no clutch in 1st 2nd 3rd, 1st and 2nd sitting, but thats with a little gearing, when i had stock gearing i could get it up 1st no problem 2nd with a little umph
 

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just clutch it up and call it a day doing power ups is harder and u have no control on how fast it will come up just make sure you don't 12 it cause a lot of people that 12 there bikes drop it on the side and wreck the bike so be careful
 

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Oh ok so I just need some more practice. I only weight 130 lbs so I doubt it's my weight haha
So what's common on sprockets? -1 up front? I read some posts where people do -1 up front and +2 in the back. Wow that seems extreme doesn't it?
I should probably get more seat time before I start playing with sprockets.
 

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I'm to scared to clutch it just yet. A little more time on the bike to get comfortable with it. Oh and I should add that I don't believe I've had it beyond 12k rpm yet so maybe at higher rpms the wheel will come up.
I'm not trying to do crazy wheelies yet, I was just surprised the front wheel didn't come up.
Oh and good call on the gas tank. I do have a full tank, maybe when it's almost gone and lighter up front we'll see a difference.
 

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dont be afraid to clutch it up but get more riding under your belt first and its 1 down in the front makes a huge diffrents i went 1 down and 2 up but i got my bike set for drag its one of the fast 600 in michigan right now

oh and try doing a stand up its easer cause u dont feel like your falling
 

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def more seat time... that and the bie doesnt wake up until 12k, you will soon find that out. Just get used to it for a while.
 

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Yeah I wheelie the YZ all the time and my old dual sport KLX used to get wheelied a lot. It's just the whole new bike and first time ever on a sport bike nervous type thing. I'm sure I'll get over it with a bit more riding. And yes I will clutch it up sooner than later to get the feel of it so if it ever does happen on accident or what ever while riding I know what to expect and how to handle it.
 

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My 02 surprised me a bit when i bought it, this is before i knew that the prev. owner was a moto mechanic and "played" with it.

Mine will bring the front up in 1 2 or 3, throttle only (i don't even have to be full on) and I weigh 180+.

My biggest problem is not control, as a little twist either way brings me up or down. My issue is that if I get far enough forward to avoid lifting, I get a nasty wheel spin out of the rear, and it seems to like to drift to the right as this is happening... I usually opt for lifting the front :D
 

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My first track day on the R6 I had the front comming up every time I smashed the throttle into the stops.
 

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no way, the r6 cant wheelie, in fact, it cant even go above 60, and it will lose to every cbr, gsxr, and zx6r, and tricycle, sorry...this is common sense man, lol
 

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any damn bike out there will do a wheelie in 1st gear by just throttling it. jus play around with it some more. preload the suspension a little, you'll see. it gets easier each time :werd
 

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no way, the r6 cant wheelie, in fact, it cant even go above 60, and it will lose to every cbr, gsxr, and zx6r, and tricycle, sorry...this is common sense man, lol
ROFL..... now there's a flamethrower! :lmao
 

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It's ok :) was an honest question. Having never ridden a sport bike and then rapping this bike up to 12k in 1st I just expected the front wheel to come up. Guess I need to play some more and figure it out.
 

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man, you must be doing something wrong.
my o7 r6 came right up no problem.
it didn't even hesitate.
 

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12k?!?!? there's your problem! thing goes higher than that! :D
 
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