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hey guysI've been doing or trying wheelies for about a month now and I can get the front wheel up second gear clutch ups now but the only time I can actually ride wheelies is in first gear and RPM's redline way too fast. The front wheel comes up about 3 feet and I ride the wheelie to redline. But that only lasts about 5 seconds. I would like to work more on second gear clutch ups. I just need more pointers. I can get the front wheel up just fine for my own comfort. It comes up 3 feet or just alittle higher but the bike just drops back down.
Any tips??
 

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There's a couple of stunt guys here so I'm sure they'll chime in.

But you might get a few flames lol


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You're clutching it up below BP and trying to ride your way to BP and running out of RPMs. I like to call them squid wheelies. Try clutching it up higher and actually using your rear brake.

You'll understand when you get there.
 

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Thanks ridick. Ill I tried that out and I am riding them a lot konger but I still end up redlining. Im using the back break but I just dont seem to hit the BP. I feel like im there but I know im not. I just have to keep working on bringing it up higher. But I dony want to rush into it.
 

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Squid whoolies!!!!!

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Try practicing at a slower speed

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Go to the parking lot. Stay in first gear. clutch it up going 2 MPH get to balance point and lightly tap the rear brake. Lower your PSI on the rear tire and raise your idle.

Keep practicing that and once you can ride it and you can use your back brake to keep you up instead of the throttle then I would start with the faster wheelies. your just gonna hurt yourself trying to "learn" the back brake and find out you dont really know how when your going 50 Mph.

stay safe man and good luck.
 

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More gas brah. Just keep on the gas and tap your brake when you start to here scrapping.
 

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I've been riding constantly since june...started with a 15' rc390 than 2 months ago got an 07 r6. I have learned REALLY quickly from what I've heard from a lot of people...almost getting elbow down through the J turn at the snake--Mulholland. Got clutch-ups pretty well...cant pop them in second but I think its because I need to tighten my clutch cable...I have tried power wheelies and cant do it for the life of me though. I do think for me mentally its more sketchy to do than a clutch-up bc your just ripping the throttle back. I've been debating doing a -1 in the rear and potential a power commander for the extra umph...but I have no idea how people are doing power wheelies up through 3rd on stock gearing.
 

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What RPM are you at in 2nd trying to clutch up? I'm still new to mine, but at around 8k, my '11 comes up nicely.

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What RPM are you at in 2nd trying to clutch up? I'm still new to mine, but at around 8k, my '11 comes up nicely.

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right around 8-10k...ive gotten them up a few inches lol but nothing more....maybe im not grabbing the clutch long enough but for some reason I just cant seem to do it in 2nd.
 
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