Posted October 19, 2006 - 12:03 PM
I watch people where I ride in the desert and they don't seem to have any trouble getting the front-end up, while in motion. I have tried gunning the throttle, popping the clutch, and all that happens is my back tire spins-out. Even at a dead stop on concrete, the back tire mostly spins! I have scooted my fanny as far back on the seat as I can and that helps a little. Any advice one of you experianced rider's could give a "rookie" would be greatly appreciated.
Posted October 19, 2006 - 02:29 PM
A better rear tire will hook up better and that front end will definitely come up when you lean back a little and gas it. Caution: if you get a better tire, DO NOT sit on concrete, gun the throttle and dump the clutch. (If you do, be sure to tape it so we all can see )
Also, getting good traction on concrete is not a good criteria for selecting a new rear tire. I
I'm no expert, but this is my opinion.
Posted October 19, 2006 - 02:42 PM
But . . the WR is not a wheelie machine. It definately can be done but there are a lot better bikes with lighter front ends . . .
Posted October 19, 2006 - 04:25 PM
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Posted October 26, 2006 - 07:00 AM
Sorry for the delay in my reply. I had a slight "accident" on my bike and haven't been able to get to my computer.
your 'first bike' is a wr450??? i'm not surprised about the accident or about the lack of wheelies. that's a bigass bike to try to learn on, and it's very common to get hurt and discouraged when learning on something with that much power and weight.
in general, you want to lean back and get more weight on the back tire for better traction, then the front wheel will typically come up pretty easily, especially if you're facing up hill, or coming over a slight rise. the problem is, it's natural for a newbie to lean the other way, out of a well-grounded fear of going over backwards (looping). i have that problem if i try to do wheelies on my bandit 1200 streetbike, so i just gave up and worried about having fun off-road, where tipovers are cheaper.
Posted October 26, 2006 - 07:21 AM
Posted October 26, 2006 - 08:41 AM
Sorry for the delay in my reply. I had a slight "accident" on my bike and haven't been able to get to my computer. I weigh 200 lbs and am 5'10". Thank you for your advice
During a wheelie?
Posted October 26, 2006 - 10:59 AM
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Posted October 26, 2006 - 05:24 PM
Becareful out there cause when she comes up, WOW, you can be passed 12 o'clock quick/
Posted October 26, 2006 - 09:11 PM
If you are trying to perfect wheelieing, always wear all protective gear and stay on dirt. It hurts less. Odds are while learning to stay on the rear wheel, you WILL go over a time or two.
Posted October 27, 2006 - 07:01 AM
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