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    Clutch + wheelies

    I'm currently (very slowly) trying to wheelie the big gal and after doing hours of research on the best technique Ive settled for the clutch up, To do this with one finger with the Stock lever is bloody hard work, so is their any way of making it easier to do otherwise id have to use 3-4 fingers which will fook me over when she comes up.
    I'm going to buy some shorties as they look great and hopefully will make it easier also. but for now any thoughts


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    Re: Clutch + wheelies

    My thoughts:


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    Re: Clutch + wheelies

    I don't have any answers for you as I'm no wheelie god.

    But I would like to change this situation, so if you can share what you've discovered that could help me that would be much appreciated.



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    Re: Clutch + wheelies

    Start left handed. Two fingers will be plenty in short time.
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    Re: Clutch + wheelies


    This guy I found gave the best advice, and through his tips I poped my first wheelie, by all means it was nothing special but nether-less the wheel came up a little.

    oh and warm tyres are essential, Ive been skidding quite a bit on cold roads

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    Re: Clutch + wheelies

    I use 1 finger to clutch it up. But by no means can I pull the clutch lever all the way in with one finger. I don't have to. I only have to pull the lever far enough in to make the clutch slip(which isn't very far). Using 1 finger gives me the most control on the grip. I only clutch it up for 2nd gear wheelies. 1st gear wheelies will power up no problem. I do around 4 to 5k rpm in 2nd to start with and then I do a little blip and slip and up comes the front wheel. Like the guy in the video you posted says, you should start slow and work your way up. And of course, cover the rear brake. Practicing bringing the front down with the rear brake regardless of if you need to or not is good practice. It trains your body to react that way in case of emergency.

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    Re: Clutch + wheelies

    Quote Originally Posted by ironeyex

    I'm going to buy some shorties as they look great and hopefully will make it easier also. but for now any thoughts
    shorter levers wont make it easier...you need simple machines 101 me thinks...is your clutch lever adjusted so that there is no free play?...that is key

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    I use 2 fingers, can't get em high( intentionally) and often bring em down hard, ask Hockey

    Did notice today the wheel was still off the ground at 91mph

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    Re: Clutch + wheelies


    All the advice about covering the rear brake etc is spot on. That said, its easier said than done to remember use the rear brake cos you got a lot goin on.

    Use as many fingers on the clutch as you feel comfortable with.

    Key thing is to get used to the front coming up, that is how much and how quick it comes up, both controlling and getting comfortable with it.

    Stubey is on the money with regard to rev range to clutch it up.

    My advice is DON'T clutch up or power wheelie in 1st. EVERYTHING happens VERY QUICK in 1st.
    2nd gear is your friend. That said, avoid clutching up in 2nd at any higher than 7.5k rpm... Sliding along the road at 60mph on your back, watching your speedy cartwheel and spark in front of you isn't as fun as it sounds...

    And remember, you can't brake very effectively with front wheel clawing at the sky, also, you can never have too much straight road in front of you when 'up on one'. Watch for the camber toward the edge of the road and avoid it. Unless you enjoy uncommanded drifting off into the scenery for improptu roadside gardening...

    Good Luck with it and keep at it, the fun is worth it, but looping it shoud be STRONGLY avoided.

 

 
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