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Hey guys, I have started to learn wheelies recently, it absolutely blew me away, so much fun!

Anyway, I have made some short video, maybe it will help someone or maybe there is someone who can give me few tips :cool:


Nice place to practice! Looks like fun!
 

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Other suggestion is to start on a dirt bike or sumo. something that will bounce back from a loop like it is its day job. ask me how i know :p
 

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Nice place to practice! Looks like fun!
Yeah, its a dead end road and for some reason it is not known to many people, so I usually train there alone, which I dont mind at all, I just always hope I dont crash it :D
 

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Other suggestion is to start on a dirt bike or sumo. something that will bounce back from a loop like it is its day job. ask me how i know :p
I would love to try it! it looks so easy watching guys doing it on motards, wheelieing at walking speed and all other sorts of fun stuff
 

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I've been searching for a road to practice on around me where I won't be bothered and still no luck. I'll do small wheelies occasionally but I'm still not comfortable doing them, especially around other traffic and I'd prefer to not get a reckless ticket.
 

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I've been searching for a road to practice on around me where I won't be bothered and still no luck. I'll do small wheelies occasionally but I'm still not comfortable doing them, especially around other traffic and I'd prefer to not get a reckless ticket.
Look for warehouses/shipping centers... There are probably 3 with solid 1/4 mile "runways" within 10 miles of me. Will probably have to limit your practice times to specific times/days when they are empty. But that's where I go to practice.
 

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yeah, I have tried it in first gear as well, but I did not feel secure doing that, the throttle is too sensitive for my basic skills, 2nd gear feels a lot smoother.
Make sure you're in B mode when doing wheelies. STD and A mode are way too sensitive for pulling wheelies. I also like doing power wheelies in 1st gear if you feel like giving it a try. Get the bike up to about 4000-5000 rpm and roll the throttle open quick. The front end will just lift up. I like power wheelies as you can bring the front wheel up a bit slower by how much you open the throttle.
 

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Make sure you're in B mode when doing wheelies. STD and A mode are way too sensitive for pulling wheelies. I also like doing power wheelies in 1st gear if you feel like giving it a try. Get the bike up to about 4000-5000 rpm and roll the throttle open quick. The front end will just lift up. I like power wheelies as you can bring the front wheel up a bit slower by how much you open the throttle.
I'm still learning wheelies and I've found that I feel more comfortable doing power wheelies than I do clutch ups since the front end doesn't come up as quick.
 

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Make sure you're in B mode when doing wheelies. STD and A mode are way too sensitive for pulling wheelies. I also like doing power wheelies in 1st gear if you feel like giving it a try. Get the bike up to about 4000-5000 rpm and roll the throttle open quick. The front end will just lift up. I like power wheelies as you can bring the front wheel up a bit slower by how much you open the throttle.
Thanks, I will try it, I have just seen a guy doing perfectly controlled 1st gear wheelies, so there must be a way, probably some kind of clutchup and B mode combo... (did not have a chance to speak to him though)
 

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From time to time i try to do some wheelie practice. just some small power farts :D
After a handful of attempts i stop and try again some time later. (might take a few years this way but no rush)
 

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2nd gear (in A mode) is way easier for me on this bike. I haven't gotten but a couple hours of seat time on my FZ09 though.
 

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I did some training, here is what I found:

TCS off
2nd gear, STD mode around 50 kph/ 30 mph, bike goes up in a very controlable manner
1st gear, B mode around walking speed, bike can go up a bit faster, but it is perfectly controlable and you can go into the ''sweet spot'' without an issue.

BTW: you can do a pretty cool rolling stoppies even without ABS turned off.

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I did some training, here is what I found:

TCS off
2nd gear, STD mode around 50 kph/ 30 mph, bike goes up in a very controlable manner
1st gear, B mode around walking speed, bike can go up a bit faster, but it is perfectly controlable and you can go into the ''sweet spot'' without an issue.

BTW: you can do a pretty cool rolling stoppies even without ABS turned off.

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Rolling stoppie with ABS on??? My bike kicks the ABS on as soon as the rear comes off the ground and won't let me do anything close to a stoppie.
 

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Rolling stoppie with ABS on??? My bike kicks the ABS on as soon as the rear comes off the ground and won't let me do anything close to a stoppie.
You just have to find the spot before the ABS kicks in and you have the maximum possible braking power, then hold on and you will feel it going up.
 

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I ride in std mode almost always so power and clutch ups are fun and super easy. If you wanna get smooth just practice practice and your on a great road too. I'd use B mode more, get comfortable and smooth and you'll ride them for days. FYi BeRad is really fun to watch on his old fz09 if you haven't yet
 
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