finally got the sit down 1st gear roll on wheelie right on my F4i. it is a lot easier than i thought it would be. i don't do it on busy public roads or anything, just right around my apartment area. most of the stuff around me is industrial area, not many cars after 5pm. i am still a little scared to do a stoppie, but I have been playing with it.
I'm scared shitless of the 1st gear sit down type. I've done a few but never brought it up anymore than like 2 feet in the air. Seems like i could, but don't have the balls yet......that's a lot of power. I've done some kick ass stoppies (even in front of the cop shop)
I got my 02' F4I in May, and have toyed with the thought of riding a wheelie on it, but usually chicken out. Like alot of people, I have lifted the front tire off the ground acciedently through acceleration, but only a foot or so. Just out of curiosity, what are the odds of me dumping my bike if I try to wheelie it for the first time.
ohhh.......you guys are in for some big smiles if this stuff is new to you. the learning part is the scariest and most fun. the days when you come home after getting better or mastering something are great, but the next day forget about concentrating at work or school because all you can think about is getting back out to your spot and practicing more and getting better.
roll-on firsts are easy. just don't snap the throttle. remember that you have the highest power to weight ratio of anything on the planet (i think!) and you only have 2 wheels. get comfortable pulling wheelies and don't loop it (send the front wheel completely over you). PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!
next comes shifting in wheelies and then move on to stand-ups. those are the $HIT! there's nothing like motoring with your buddies, getting some clear space, and rippin' a stand-up. then you'll learn to wheelie through corners, etc.
stoppies for me were really easy and i got those down in a day. i prefer the high-speed stoppies best. i like to start from about 50 or 60 and carry the back end up forever and bring it to a stop with it high in the air.
more than anything, and i can't stress this enough...........BE CAREFUL!!!!!!!! know your limits and don't push it. trust me, you'll have the next day to learn and have fun and with motorcycles, the smiles NEVER stop.