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I've started practicing wheelies a little last week. I can get the front wheel up, but only about a foot or so..I'm doing this all in first gear, going slow and then slipping the clutch. Can anyone give me any suggestions to get higher or tips? Anything is much appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I've started practicing wheelies a little last week. I can get the front wheel up, but only about a foot or so..I'm doing this all in first gear, going slow and then slipping the clutch. Can anyone give me any suggestions to get higher or tips? Anything is much appreciated. Thanks!
What bike do you have ?
 

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Also change your front sprocket go -1 on front this should help abit !
Have to disagree on the old dumping of the clutch, each to there own however I opt for the the roll on method by coming of the throttle to pre load front forks then roll it on quick. This way u can progress each time at holding it longer and getting it higher and there's less room for error. When u get a lot more confident and learn exactly where your pivot point is and want to do big wheelies at a slower speed that's where clutching comes into play for me. Anyway that's just my opinion everyone's different I'm sure. At the end of the day just be careful, be aware of surroundings I.e who's behind u, dips in road, traffic pulling out and best advice I can ever give on learning to wheelie your bike is DO NOT TRY AND SHOW OFF FOR ANYONE !!! until u have it down packed of corse Haha
Be safe and happy learning
 

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Have to disagree on the old dumping of the clutch, each to there own however I opt for the the roll on method by coming of the throttle to pre load front forks then roll it on quick. This way u can progress each time at holding it longer and getting it higher and there's less room for error. When u get a lot more confident and learn exactly where your pivot point is and want to do big wheelies at a slower speed that's where clutching comes into play for me. Anyway that's just my opinion everyone's different I'm sure. At the end of the day just be careful, be aware of surroundings I.e who's behind u, dips in road, traffic pulling out and best advice I can ever give on learning to wheelie your bike is DO NOT TRY AND SHOW OFF FOR ANYONE !!! until u have it down packed of corse Haha
Be safe and happy learning
So just go slow and then open the throttle? Am I understanding that correctly?
 

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So just go slow and then open the throttle? Am I understanding that correctly?
I take mine up firmly till I hit about 5k rpm then pretty quickly but not to fast back of throttle then rap it on. When u come off the throttle u will feel front suspension compress ( pre load ) so straight after that roll on the power and u will feel forks lift up until max out then up she will follow. Take it easy first few times until u get the feel of the suspension, then gradually just keep rolling on more and more power. This way benefits because u have control over lifting the bike in a smooth motion and can control how far u want it to come up through holding power on until it lifts up to where u feel comfortable then u just feather the gas to keep it there unlike clutching and just hoping for the best, allot of factors come in to clutching that can screw u over such as road suffices, empty/full fuel tank ( weight difference ). Don't get me wrong my way is not bullet proof but it works for me, c what u think just start of low and gradually keep power on to keep getting higher and higher.... But not to high. Best of luck !!!
 

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Have to disagree on the old dumping of the clutch, each to there own however I opt for the the roll on method by coming of the throttle to pre load front forks then roll it on quick. This way u can progress each time at holding it longer and getting it higher and there's less room for error. When u get a lot more confident and learn exactly where your pivot point is and want to do big wheelies at a slower speed that's where clutching comes into play for me. Anyway that's just my opinion everyone's different I'm sure. At the end of the day just be careful, be aware of surroundings I.e who's behind u, dips in road, traffic pulling out and best advice I can ever give on learning to wheelie your bike is DO NOT TRY AND SHOW OFF FOR ANYONE !!! until u have it down packed of corse Haha
Be safe and happy learning
His bike won't have the power to do it off the power,I pull mine up in 2nd and can clutch it up in 3rd !
 

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Really ? Iv never done it on the zx6, I have a 10 but my mate has no dramers on the 01 R6 and I can do the same when we swap, I weigh 75kg but he's up around 85-90. but if thats the case then clutching would be the only way to go.
 

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Really ? Iv never done it on the zx6, I have a 10 but my mate has no dramers on the 01 R6 and I can do the same when we swap, I weigh 75kg but he's up around 85-90. but if thats the case then clutching would be the only way to go.
His 6 is a very early 6 in England it's a zzr600 def not not enough power in that to pull up off power I wouldn't of thought !
 

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His 6 is a very early 6 in England it's a zzr600 def not not enough power in that to pull up off power I wouldn't of thought !
May be time to look into an upgrade aberk if your wanting to further your skills in aggressive riding ? Or at least maybe few simple mods as morgan said, sprocket changes things like that but if u r having to clutch first just to get of the ground and have your heart set on learning the art I would suggest learning on a moto x bike if u have one or have access to one just to get the confidence and knowledge of balanced point and importance of back breaks, it's hurts alot less and is way cheaper that's how I learnt. Don't want to sound negative on the subject but I have been and seen even worse the very dark side to what can happen very very quickly.
Will leave it in your hands champ
 

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May be time to look into an upgrade aberk if your wanting to further your skills in aggressive riding ? Or at least maybe few simple mods as morgan said, sprocket changes things like that but if u r having to clutch first just to get of the ground and have your heart set on learning the art I would suggest learning on a moto x bike if u have one or have access to one just to get the confidence and knowledge of balanced point and importance of back breaks, it's hurts alot less and is way cheaper that's how I learnt. Don't want to sound negative on the subject but I have been and seen even worse the very dark side to what can happen very very quickly.
Will leave it in your hands champ
Yea I would like a new bike but this is my first bike and its my baby hahaha. Also I don't have the money for a new bike, but I have done a wheelie once! Very rare occasion while the other times I just get the front off the ground about a foot
 

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Yea I would like a new bike but this is my first bike and its my baby hahaha. Also I don't have the money for a new bike, but I have done a wheelie once! Very rare occasion while the other times I just get the front off the ground about a foot
I know what u mean mate, I couldn't bring my self to look when I sold my first bike as it drove away on the back of a trailer, and your right about the money ATM too!!!
 
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