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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-18-2006, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help Breaking a bad habit

I'm still learning my wheelies. I could have 1st gear whellies down by now but I have a problem with using the back break. I know your suppose to tap it or ride it to lower the front but I keep using the throttle. Usually it's because my front is comming up real fast and my instinct is too let off the throttle. How can I break this habit? Every once in awhile I can remind myself to do it and can tell how much easier it is to keep the front up, but I can't seem to get into the habit of doing that everytime.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-19-2006, 07:41 AM
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only way to get into the habit of anything is to keep doing it. Practice makes perfect. Just keep at it. Soon the wheel comming up won't scare you and you won't drop the throttle. Then it's brake modulation time from there. and you just keep practicing. You'll get it. Don't get frustrated!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-20-2006, 01:18 PM
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agreed, keep at it and eventually it will become second nature. I would recommend using the rear brake during normal riding if youre doing any of that, alot of people overlook rear brake and just use the front, making it that much harder to learn, as you have never used it. Nothinng wrong with some throttle control either so if your not slowing them down you really shouldnt need brake for a smooth bp wheelie, engine break will do the trick. Im not recommending you to not use the brake, it is a great safety switch, and is vital to slow and tech tricks, but if you cannot roll a smooth 40 mph wheelie without relying on the brake than your throttle control is sub-par in my opinion, so work on that as well if you want to be well rounded.
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