Best bike to learn to wheelie on?


17 replies to this topic
  • wannabe1

Posted 04 April 2007 - 09:51 AM

#1

What is the best bike to learn to wheelie on? I am a grown male. I have heard the honda CRF50, but when I had one, the lack of power and no manual clutch made it real hard to get up on one wheel. I also had a 120cc pit bike w/manual clutch but just never learned to reach the balance point. Would a larger bike (XR250) be better to learn on? How bout a 50 with an 88cc kit? My daughter needs a klx110, how are they for wheelies? I know its kinda of a squidly question, but hey, if the shoe fits.

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  • TheWeez

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:02 AM

#2

They say the CR500 can bring up the front wheel pretty easily.

  • balls deep

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:05 AM

#3

a tt-r125l or any 250f. a smaller bike it will be harder to used to hitting the back brakes when you're about to flip over.IMO.

  • weatherman64

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:05 AM

#4

get a atk700, put in 3rd, pin and dump the clutch

  • huntmaster

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:06 AM

#5

What is the best bike to learn to wheelie on?

I would say a Suzuki Hayabusa for sure. If you can get it right at 150 mph then all other wheelies are easy! :bonk:

  • zig06

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:11 AM

#6

The late Doug Domokos aka "The Wheelie King" learned how to wheelie on a uni-cycle and a bicycle. Once you get "the feel", it doesn't matter what you ride.

  • bdrushto

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:13 AM

#7

Not my 125SX... :bonk: I always thought I just sucked at them, then I got the SXF. First day I did a wheelie probably 100 yards or so down our drive.

+1 on the bicycle. You learn to do that well and it's 10x easier on a m/c.

  • yamaharider324

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:15 AM

#8

The late Doug Domokos aka "The Wheelie King" learned how to wheelie on a uni-cycle and a bicycle. Once you get "the feel", it doesn't matter what you ride.


how can you wheelie a uni-cycle? it has one wheel.

  • witdogg

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:16 AM

#9

Depends how big you are. I say for my weight (195lbs.) any 450f with a flywheel weight. If your lighter maybe a 250F. I can wheelie all day long with one.

  • BWP Jockey

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:16 AM

#10

They say the CR500 can bring up the front wheel pretty easily.


I'll attest to that. 5th gear on my 500,ass over the back wheel,crack the throttle and away we go.Way to much fun

  • Denn10

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:25 AM

#11

They say the CR500 can bring up the front wheel pretty easily.



LMAO braaappppp
:bonk:

  • honcrf150

Posted 04 April 2007 - 10:43 AM

#12

crf150

  • Va_Rider52

Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:23 AM

#13

go out and get an old mid 80's xr or xl 200, those thing r cheap and can take a beating plus you put it in send and you can ride a whelly all day. my neighbor has one and its got the metalgas tank and all pulls right up. he did put a rear shok from a 1995 xr 200 wich made it even better but for a cheap bike that you trash learning wheely they dont come anybetter. plus the xl is street legal!:naughty: :bonk:

  • nickdog454

Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:26 AM

#14

i have an xr 100 and i can weelie pretty long...it takes some getting used to

  • SupermotoAbuser

Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:48 AM

#15

kdx200. Super low power, brings up the front wheel no clutch needed.

  • Woodzi

Posted 04 April 2007 - 11:59 AM

#16

1. Anything that belongs to someone else. (Preferably someone smaller and who runs slower than you)

2. Something that has cheap rear fenders and a short exhaust that wont get ripped off when you go over backwards.

  • crosstx

Posted 04 April 2007 - 12:04 PM

#17

a yamaha blaster 4 wheeler.
i know I know its wheeler but it has a grab bar in the back that works like a 12'O clock bar and keeps you from loopin' out and once you figure out how to control a wheelie move to a bike and give it a shot. You might even fab your own bar for your bike and give it a shot just watch your sub frame

  • socalmatt

Posted 04 April 2007 - 12:04 PM

#18

I can ride wheelies on a bicycle and I can ride a unicycle but I still cant get to that balance point on my CRF450r. I get close and then its like my throttle hand goes into safe-mode and lets off the gas for me. I think its really about facing the fear of going over. I think you just need to go out and eat sh%# once then it will be easier.

As far as a good bike to do wheelies on, I say a CRF50 or 70 so you can get used to using back brake to bring front down.





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