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I'm tryin' on my 600 Kat, I just cant't get it up( no viagra references please;) . 1st gear sit back, rev to 6, drop off, forks dive, pull clutch rev to 8, drop clutch, pull a little on bars, bike revs to redline.....NOTHING! Is my timing off? i know I need to clutch this thing to get up but what is wrong,..gearing?
 

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its not the bike. Are you popping clutch fast enough? Are you staying on the gas once clutch is popped. If yes than its timing/technique.
 

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cbr929_cholo said:
It can be done (wheelies) on a Katana but it's really difficult. I tried on a friends '02 Katana and it would barely come up, and he had Yosh. exhaust and a jet kit. I don't think I would bother b/c even if you do get it up it wont every be pretty. :2cents:
It does not matter what you are on, it matters what your skill level is. Someone can wheelie an ex500 and make it look good.

Oh and a Yosh exhaust and a jek kit mean soooooo much for wheelies
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YES! Finally some drama around here. lol :D Anyway I agree with both of you. Almost anything can be wheelied with the right technique. Some things are just easier to wheelie and that's why you see more of them, I don't know one person that would be like man my next stunter is going to be a Ninja 250 or 500 though lol. I personally don't believe ANYONE "learned" to ride solid 1+ mile wheelies or slow wheelies on Ninja 250/500 or Katana with stock gearing and I think that's what we're dealing with here, someone that wants to learn. And I think the pipe jet would help somewhat however not as much as going -1 +2 or more on the sprockets. As for the 600RR, it's not a stunt bike, will it do wheelies? Yes. However it has a plastic tank cover so I bet tankers, special K's, highchairs, etc. are not real comfortable. My buddy has a hell of a time getting his 600RR up in second gear, I'm going to have to steal it and find out if it's just him or not.
 

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It'll make a pretty good difference, especially on something like the smaller Ninja's or Katanas. I'm going to go -1 +2 on my R6 if that tells you anything. I rode a Gix600 with that gearing and it was like riding a whole different bike than when it was stock. Felt like it gained 150 cc's somewhere. ;)
 

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what about adding horsepower w/ dual K&N filter(no airbox) and jet kit. could that help bring up the wheel in the earlier rpm's or atleast help ride them longer on power wheelies? could it help do second gear wheelies or would droppin a tooth in the front help more? I'm tryin' to keep up with the new bikes with out droppin a lot of dough. the fizzer holds up well, but I still lack the power. any suggestions.
 

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The best tutorial I found is at www.stuntlife.com go to the help and how to and they have a wheelie tutorial at the top which is very descriptive. Remember though practice makes perfect. I've been doing them for the last four days in a parking lot and I'm close to the balance point in first gear already. I can't wait to get them up in 2nd gear and ride the sh*t out of them.
 

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I ride a Kawa ex250 and I have been messing around in a parking lot near my house for the past couple days and have been able to get the front wheel up pretty high, but havn't been able to balance it out all that much, but this post is just to say it can be done on pretty much any sportbike bike w/ practice.

~MATT
 

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go to barnes and noble and pick up a magizine called SUPERBIKE it has a free dvd in it and on the video has a special bonus how to wheelie. its a really good showing of how to wheelie, also how ot burnout and then of course how to drag a knee
 

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From 1st gear, just use the throttle, 2nd and 3rd, maybe even fourth, use the clutch in a safely manner. Also just use one finger, leave the other four on the handle bar. Keep your right foot over the brake just in case you go back too far. Good Luck!
 

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I haven't had many wheelies, but only one of them stands out as good, and it was last night's (better with practice right..most recent is the best). Got it up high, held it, and let it down slow. All the times I've seriously tried, nothing happened. I picked up speed and the weight shifted to the back. I know how it has to be done, and tips and tricks for it...just doesn't work when I really want it to.. only when I'm screwing around. BTW this is an 04 gsxr1k. No big deal, not really concerned about stunts to much, haven't been practicing or anything. But, I just wanted to say thanks for the info on the dvd from the magazine, I'll be picking it up shortly. Interested in that dragging the knee part.
 

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What month issue is the SUPERBIKE you're referring to with the DVD? I tried to find a copy today when I went on lunch, but no luck. I forgot the mag title so I just checked for magazines that had DVDs with them, no luck. Maybe there were no issues of the Mag at all, or they had the wrong month. So if you could give a heads up with the month issue and maybe what's on the cover, that'd help. I still thumbed through some good articles, so it wasn't a total waste.. but it's still disappointing.
 
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