How do you intentionally bring your wheel up... Power, Clutch... other?
What rpm range do you use for clutching in 2nd and 3rd gear? Ie what rpm when you pull it in, at what rpm when you let it out?...approx speed?I mainly use clutch in 2nd or 3rd pops up nice as long as tires or warm had it slip many times on cold ish tires
I clutchless up shift often, in my one 26 mile ride on the 09 before winter I did some, seemed fine, I don't understand what you are saying about it. Is there something different about shifting in a wheelie, other than flipping?... If the revs are too high, the bike will not shift. ...
Upshifting while wheelying gets harder the higher the rpm's go, just like when both wheels are on the ground - no difference except when wheelying you need to get that shift completed very quickly to maintain your lift, or risk the front dropping down too far. The higher you are in the rev's, the harder it is for the higher cog to engage, there's some technical wizardry behind it but I couldn't explain the exact reason why, except to say that it's the same on one wheel or two.I clutchless up shift often, in my one 26 mile ride on the 09 before winter I did some, seemed fine, I don't understand what you are saying about it. Is there something different about shifting in a wheelie, other than flipping?
Jen, my wife doesn't like to wheelie for that reason. I keep my foot close to the back brake for when it starts to creep beyond the balance point. Tapping the back brake will force all of the weight and momentum forward thus saving the wheelie from a backwards flip, but has to be applied very carefully or you will slam down and loose control. If I did not have so much experience and practice on motocross bikes, I doubt that I would be so good at it on a streetbike.Aren't you guys concerned that your bike will flip over?? Does it feel stable? (..coming from cruisers, I know nothing about this)
The transmission will not engage the next gear without the clutch if the RPM's are past a certain point because of the load on the dogs.This is not for Bob! lol I'm not into high, sustained wheelies, but I do enjoy accelerating as hard as the bike can, and on the 09 that does lead to a light front. I've been putting my face between the mirrors for gassing it hard, would like to get bars half way to racing clip on position.
Question: Two different riders on the same bike, situation, rider height and posture etc, only difference rider weight, will the heavy rider wheelie easier because of the raised center of gravity?
I clutchless up shift often, in my one 26 mile ride on the 09 before winter I did some, seemed fine, I don't understand what you are saying about it. Is there something different about shifting in a wheelie, other than flipping?
But that is in a wheelie? You aren't letting off the throttle for the clutchless shift? Front wheel down, I can be wailing on a bike and it cluthless shifts just fine, with a down blip of the throttle.The transmission will not engage the next gear without the clutch if the RPM's are past a certain point because of the load on the dogs.
Stoltec would be much better at this but I'm pretty sure you have it backwards. When you accelerate, you LOAD the rear end and UNLOAD the front. When in a wheelie, the rear is loaded in so much that it's compressed as it's bearing the vast majority of the rider weight and the bike's weight.Dont think of it as the back wheel lifting the front off the ground...think of it as the back wheel moving forward so quickly, that it tries to run past the sprung forward mass of the bike....which is why the rear suspension unloads, rather than squats, during acceleration. The more mass you have above that forward vector, the more easily the forward mass will tend get out of the way...rather than being pushed forward by the rear wheel. They are sort of like competing mechanisms...but I think probably during a wheelie (not at balance point) the rear suspension is mostly unloaded.
Let me know if I am completely full of crap