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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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need help...how to wheelie going 30-40mph

i can get the bike up on first gear just by opening the throttle and controlling it. How do i get the bike up when its on second or third..etc.

i bought the bike from my brother its a 03 kawasaki 636 w/ a full titanium exhust. 12 bar, cage and from what i understand "down 2" in the front? he took of the thrust sprocket cuz i would redline at 90 mph.

someone said slip the clutch but have no clue what that is. just tired of getting done up. i wanna be able to hold wheelies w/ a stock sprocket


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-03-2007, 09:08 AM
 
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Slipping the clutch, involves pulling in the clutch a touch untill you get to that slip zone, giving it enough gas to raise the revs to desired level (somewhere around 6-12k) and then simultaniously letting go of the clutch and giving it lots of gas to keep from stalling.
It is the best way to bring up a wheelie in that its most consistent. However, the bike will jump up in a hurry, so its also an easy way to flip it. Keep that foot on the rear brake.

It is my personal opinion that wheelies should be done at the lowest gear possible. The speeds are lower, so if you mess up, its not going to hurt as bad. Further more, what is the point of reducing your final drive (sprockets), and then going up gears, when in the end you end up with the same over all gear ratio as staying in first gear with stock gearing?

The secret to a long wheelie is balance. If you can bring the bike up to balance point, you shouldnt be accelerating, and thus can keep the wheelie going for as long as you wish, without running out of revs. However, thats pretty difficult.
The second recourse it to shift during a wheelie. It needs to be a clutchless shift, which you can practice on both wheels. Simply put some pressure on the shifter, then in one motion, close the throttle and open it back up. When the tranny unloads, the shifter should slip right into next gear. So what you can do, is bring the bike up in first, right as it come up, shift to second and ride it out, or maybe even shift to third afterwords.
However, keep in mind that you dont want to be going 100+ on one wheel, its going to really hurt if you mess up.

For best advice, you may want to ask roadstainr6. He's the expert stunter in these parts



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thanks ill practice doing that
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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nice thanks for the tips man it really helped..i found the balance point of my bike and i can prety much hold it as long as i want on the highway. Just can't get enough to scrape off the 12 o clock still a little scared. but im getting close
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be careful and dont forget your gear



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...The second recourse it to shift during a wheelie. It needs to be a clutchless shift, which you can practice on both wheels. Simply put some pressure on the shifter, then in one motion, close the throttle and open it back up. When the tranny unloads, the shifter should slip right into next gear. So what you can do, is bring the bike up in first, right as it come up, shift to second and ride it out, or maybe even shift to third afterwords...
Listen to the shift changes in this clip. This is really taking it to the extreme, though, as the guy hits 140mph in fourth just as the front comes back to earth!




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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-16-2007, 06:30 PM
 
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That's a kickass bike for stunting. -2 in the front makes a very big differance. you should be able to clutch that bike up in 3rd; unlike with stock gearing where it's its nearly impossible to get it up in 3rd.

Sounds like you're getting the hang of stunting. But you mentioned somthing you're going to be scorned for...FREEWAY wheelies. I know I'm not your momma but I beleive sportriders in general would like you to stay on the backroads and parking lots with the stunting.

Stunting is fun shit for sure!; but there's a place for it!


edit: Holy mother of god all these stunting threads are old.
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go there.. all ur questions and everything in between will be answered.. everything u can ever want..
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