how to wheely a wr400
Posted December 19, 2003 - 04:41 PM
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Posted December 26, 2003 - 03:48 AM
The z50 has an automatic clutch so you can focus more on your balance. Once you have mastered the 50 you will be surprised how well you can wheelie a big bike. You will dazzle your friends with wheelies @60mph+. But lets face it, all you really need is an excuse to buy a minibike.
Posted December 26, 2003 - 10:24 PM
I like this photo cause it shows both types of wheelies. I'm on the left in 3rd gear doing a balanced wheelie, and I believe my wheelie partner Foursmoke was in 2nd doing a power wheelie on his 450. One thing to know is that it's easier to go from a power wheelie to a balance wheelie with a bigger bike. Even if you mess it up, another stab at the throttle can get you at the balance point. I've seen Smoke do it plenty of times when he was first learning. If you aren't at the balance point you end up revving out and doing a power wheelie. The reason I recommend 2nd and 3rd is because you can still go slow enough to bring the front end up, but just a bit more speed than 1st gear wheelies provides a bit more gyroscopic action which makes it easier for you to go straight. I probably pulled this wheelie at about 10-15 mph, and was looking at the camera guy "Whatevva", and had to correct with the wheel to make sure I wouldn't run over him or slide into Smoke.
I've actually been able to bring the front end of my WR in 4th between 30-40 mph and was doing a highspeed balance wheelie. I actually was passing my buds and I think my speed was about 50-55 when I brought it down. Make sure you cover the rear brake. If you look close enough to my feet, you can see I'm not practicing what I preach, however, I usually realize it after I get the front end up.