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My 05 r1 has no low end grunt how would i make it wheelie at a lower speed than 45-50 MPH.It will do it all by itself in first if i roll on from start and keep it pegged but the power band doesen't hit till 5,500 then im moving to fast to try to practice safely.I've had alot of wheelie time on dirt bikes and quads,but they have longer stroke motors with more torque.I have a sweet spot to practice next to my work in walledlake so I'm not at risk of hurting any body but my self.I'm looking for the way to wheelie not slipping/popping the clutch.Please no squid comments I'm not a newb but, I would like to learn without shock/headset damage.Thanks 4 Your Help:D
 

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I will try it if youlet me. i'm sure second gear will come up. if not, push down and pull up real hard, you will have arm pump real bad the first few days, but after that it's good. also, first gear, my 600 will come up at about 4000 rpm with power, and clutch from wherever i feel like. give power wheelies a try first and slowly progress upwards to higher speeds... oh yeah and :squid: :squid: :squid: :squid: had too, but i'm one too
 

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wow...do NOT push down hard and pull up, that is asking for a tank slapper when you come down. the push down isnt that bad, but pulling up is a no no. you could unintentionally twist the handlebars, and unless you got a damn good steering dampener, if you come down with them twisted at all it will most likely lead to a nasty tankslapper. hopefully you have a steering dampener though, but still, dont pull up.

with an r1, all you should have to do, if you really wanna power wheelie, is let off the throttle and then open it up, should pull right up in the first 3 gears. i rode a r1 a few times, and with the power in that bike im sure you should have no problem doin that. just lean back if you have to, and bouncing the front is okay, just dont pull up hard. just hit the throttle as the bike bounces back up.

however, i would recommend clutching. way more control imho. ill admit i power up the quad, but its a different beast. i always clutched my bike up, and i just thought it was way easier and more control. i could power it up but i didnt like it as much, and it felt less controlled.

just my :2cents:
 

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Someone call the Whoolie Man?:laughing: I did get a great opportunity to ride an 05 R1 the past weekend(Motownflip, you da man). I did not wheelie however. I did notice the lack of low-end anything. I think my old dog has more low end than that bike. Unfortunately, unless you change the gearing, or clutch that baby up, you're stuck where you're at.

Jmood, he's a squid, so don't listen to him:laughing:
 

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Erik had good advise in that paragraph somewhere - re-gear! front sprockets are less than 20 bucks and it'll feel like a whole new bike. just my :2cents: though...
 

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shiftncrazy:

If I understand you correctly you want to bring it up at a lower speed right?
The R1 (and most other latest literbikes) have an exceptionally tall first gear. thus you are doing at least 40mph in first before you even begin to approach the powerband. My 10 does the exact same thing, if you want to power wheelie it, you gotta be doing 45+.... So the only solution is to clutch. Pull the clutch in a tad, give it a rev, and let it out as you give it more gas. It doesnt hurt your bike any more then a standrard wheelie.. Sure you are slowly eating away at your clutch, but that like not wanting to do a stoppie for fear of wearing out your brake pads...
 

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IF u cant wheelie a liter bike :dunno: and have to ask how - you should'nt be even trying ! i could bring my old stock 750 up in 2nd at 20 - so u shouldnt have no prob mr 1000cc
 

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I get so tired to trying to teach people to wheelie online.

There is no cure all for wheelies no matter what you read, you must practice till you get it. You may crash no matter how much advice you have got for ppl on this site or any other.


BTW, I was considering becoming a pilot anyone got any tips for me. I would love for someone to start a thread on how to fly a plane so I can read it, hop in a plane and go!
 

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mainerdr said:
I get so tired to trying to teach people to wheelie online.

There is no cure all for wheelies no matter what you read, you must practice till you get it. You may crash no matter how much advice you have got for ppl on this site or any other.


BTW, I was considering becoming a pilot anyone got any tips for me. I would love for someone to start a thread on how to fly a plane so I can read it, hop in a plane and go!
You have to find the switch to start it then go real real fast and push forward on the wheel/stick. Don't pull back like on the movies that will only make the rear wheels come off the ground. :twofinger :twofinger
 

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mainerdr said:
BTW, I was considering becoming a pilot anyone got any tips for me. I would love for someone to start a thread on how to fly a plane so I can read it, hop in a plane and go!
Not only am I the Redline Whoolie man, I'm their pilot/flight instructor:laughing: (No seriously, I do flight instruct, but I don't give that shit out for free).
 

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wow...do NOT push down hard and pull up, that is asking for a tank slapper when you come down. the push down isnt that bad, but pulling up is a no no. you could unintentionally twist the handlebars, and unless you got a damn good steering dampener, if you come down with them twisted at all it will most likely lead to a nasty tankslapper. hopefully you have a steering dampener though, but still, dont pull up.

with an r1, all you should have to do, if you really wanna power wheelie, is let off the throttle and then open it up, should pull right up in the first 3 gears. i rode a r1 a few times, and with the power in that bike im sure you should have no problem doin that. just lean back if you have to, and bouncing the front is okay, just dont pull up hard. just hit the throttle as the bike bounces back up.

however, i would recommend clutching. way more control imho. ill admit i power up the quad, but its a different beast. i always clutched my bike up, and i just thought it was way easier and more control. i could power it up but i didnt like it as much, and it felt less controlled.

just my :2cents:

good o'le push down rip it and pull up seems to work well for me. first second and now third all come up by power now using this method. If you have any kind of arm strenth or control, you should be able to keep the front end from twisting, unless you get into some kind of funky front tire torque steer or something while it is in the air lol. Clutching would be the easiest way at such a low speed, but my method works for me and could for you too. :thumb: yes erik i'm a :squid: and we all know that. I want to ride with you again sometime though, I hear you can wheelie going pretty fast for quite a long length, i'll give you a run now I think,
 

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CruiserErik said:
Not only am I the Redline Whoolie man, I'm their pilot/flight instructor:laughing: (No seriously, I do flight instruct, but I don't give that shit out for free).
Cool. :cool:

I used to fly radio control model planes and now I want to get my pilot's licence. Do you think an FA-18 Hornet would be a good first plane??

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