Not really any point in doing anything outstide second gear till you're comfy with bp. Honestly, the only way you'll get ovet your fear is practice. Which, consequently, will also make you ride them out farther. If you don't know if you've hit balance point, then you haven't hit it. The weightless feeling is close to balance point. but still not there. Balance point is more like that feeling you get when you go over the little bumps on the roller coaster... you know, the ones that launch you out of your seat and slam you into whatever restraints you have. Yea, that feeling... mixed with the "I'm about to fall backward on my chair" feeling, and a little "whoa someone just pulled a rug out from under me" feeling. Roll that up, add some serious adrenaline... and you've got a pretty good idea of balance point... and the answer to why wheelies are so much fun. Thier nothing to rush into. Just practice... and from now on... try to bring it up as quickly as possible... unstead of throttle junkie-ing yourself in and out of it. When you feel that "I just shit myself" feeling in your gut, hit the rear brake... don't mash it, just tap it. It'll bring you right back to comfy land. This alone will add tons of yardage to your wheelie. And once you get comfortable with it, you'll be able to learn exactly where bp is and the tap tapy tap motion with the brake that keeps you in balance all day and lets you ride wheelies for miles. Best of luck. Be safe and take it slow.