I know you guys are most likely sick of hearing about wheelies but I'm going to risk it and ask one more time sincerely and seriously. I posted a little thread about the first wheelie I popped in 1st gear. What is troubling me is that the wheelies are not what I expected. 1st is very rough and I come back down like rock. 2nd gear is almost impossible for me at the moment. I have tried 2nd and can get it to power wheelie a little bit but it takes a lot of effort, and it seems like I have to beat on the bike like a see-saw to get that tire up. I have wondered if there is something wrong with my bike since I have seen such EFFORTLESS 09 wheelies on various videos. I know that it's most likely my lack of experience and knowledge of how to. I thought the bike would simply power wheelie itself with only the throttle input from the rider. I did notice that with my wife on the back it did pop up in 2nd at a low speed with only about 1/4 throttle. I figure the added weight to the back makes a big difference just like any type of lever. The low speed wheelies are what I want the most. Simply put, climb smooth and set down smooth,,,, without accelerating to 100 MPH! I have read about the clutch wheelies but I don't quite understand them. CLUTCH wheelie.... constant steady throttle.... flick the clutch and let out without letting off the throttle???? I have considered my height and weight also, at 5' 7" and 145lbs I'm fairly small and light. This bike does take off like a bullet, that I am sure of. Please fellas, if you have any advice or know of a source that would prove useful I would greatly appreciate it. This is the first new bike or sport bike I have ever owned and I want to be able to get the most enjoyment out of it as possible.