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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-2006, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question about wheelies

Ok heres the deal. I ride a 2001 CBR 600 F4i. Ive been riding for 4 years on this bike and feel comfterble on it. I consider myself an average rider. Ive done power wheelies now and then but havent really practiced until now. Heres the question.... On my 600 I can get power wheeles up but cant hold them long at all. When using the clutch in 2nd gear again, I get it up but cant seem to hold it. Ive been looking in to new bikes for a while now but Im wondering. Do you guys think I need to get this down good on my 600 before moving up to say 1000. Obviously its going to be easier to get it up on a 1000. I guess what Im really asking is do you think its a good idea to move up in power without really having it down on my old bike, or will I only get myself in trouble??
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-20-2006, 02:02 PM
 
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Dont think it will make a lick of difference. Wheelies have little to do with power, so long as there is enough of it there (which you got).
I'd practice clutching some more, and switch to first gear. the trick is to lift the front wheel pretty damn close to balance point on the first "lunge", with the clutch. The higher you get the front wheel, the easier it is to hold it, or get it higher (or to loop it). Your 600 will get the job done, and a 1000 will as well. The only consideration against buying a 1000 is the added expance should you mess up. better to practice on a cheaper bike.



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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-15-2006, 04:03 PM
 
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Re: Question about wheelies

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Ok heres the deal. I ride a 2001 CBR 600 F4i. Ive been riding for 4 years on this bike and feel comfterble on it. I consider myself an average rider. Ive done power wheelies now and then but havent really practiced until now. Heres the question.... On my 600 I can get power wheeles up but cant hold them long at all. When using the clutch in 2nd gear again, I get it up but cant seem to hold it. Ive been looking in to new bikes for a while now but Im wondering. Do you guys think I need to get this down good on my 600 before moving up to say 1000. Obviously its going to be easier to get it up on a 1000. I guess what Im really asking is do you think its a good idea to move up in power without really having it down on my old bike, or will I only get myself in trouble??
thanks in advance
All respect of course..........
If you've been riding for 4 years on a F4i and can't ride a wheelie of any sort, you are not a rider that should be riding a 1000. Get a 50, learn to ride a whoolie on it, then keep riding it, take your Honda off the road for good, and sell you F4i to me.
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