wheelies in 5th gear
Posted April 28, 2003 - 05:15 PM
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So how do you actually stay vertical ? Even on my meagre wheelies I end up drifting left or right uncontrollably!
I use a balaceing pole like the tight-wire walkers do in the circus.
Posted April 29, 2003 - 04:30 AM
Ya gotta be straight and upright before you pull. If you are leaning to one side when the front wheel comes up, you will fall off. Typically, I am like the rest of the chickens here. In order to ride a proper wheelie, you have to pull the wheel high enough that you are "balanced" on the rear wheel. I usually don't pull it that high, rather I rely on accelleration to keep the wheel up. Therefore, I can ride on the rear wheel just until the engine tachs out, then it has to come down. I'd love to be able to ride one of those infinite wheelies, but I gotta go to work on Monday morning!!
Posted April 29, 2003 - 05:40 AM
I have 02 wr426 and i sit up close to the tank and i cant keep the front end down and in fifth gear when i crank it wide open it will still pull the front up when it hooks up!
You dont need to pop the clutch if i did that i would be flat on my as%
Have you done any mods to your bike yet like the throttle mod?
Posted April 29, 2003 - 05:51 AM
Posted April 29, 2003 - 07:03 AM
You need to find the balancing point to stay vertical. When you start drifting side to side, turn the handlebars/front wheel and it will change the direction of your wheelie. Your front wheel acts like a gyroscope and allows you to correct your direction. If you ride far enough that the front wheel stops, you lose a lot of the ability to steer while on the back tire.
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