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    Need advice on how to avoid hitting nuetral while doing 1st gear wheelies shifting

    I have a bad habit of catching neutral on my 2007 Speed doing first gear wheelies while shifting up to second. I've tried raising and lowering the shift lever, but it only seems to make it worse. I try to be as deliberate as I can while shifting, but it still seems to happen about one out of ten times. If I could go to a GP shift pattern, the problem would probably be solved, but we all know how that isn't possible due to the side stand location. Id rather not have to clutch up wheelies in higher gears due to the miles on my clutch, I don't want to fork over the money for a new one anytime soon either.

    I cringe every time this happens, it's causing me to have to replace fork seals way too often, I'm also worried about the wear and tear on the transmission. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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    I don't use the clutch and can loft it in second or third but that wasn't your question, when are you shifting and how are you doing it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HockeyFan View Post
    I don't use the clutch and can loft it in second or third but that wasn't your question, when are you shifting and how are you doing it?
    I'm shifting up to second while the bike is at a 10 to 12oclock position. I shift into second before it hits the rev limiter and/or it starts to come down from the revs being too high. I usually always use the clutch, but I've also tried not using the clutch and getting out of the gas slightly, but it only makes the problem worse. I have a direct mount shifter that has helped matters a bit, but it seems to also now have a longer throw which makes things more difficult in that way.

    I live at 5,000ft; as a result, the bike doesn't seem to have enough power to do it in second alone. At what revs do you start at? Does it require doing anything else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doug View Post

    Sweet haircut dude!

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    you can get electric solenoid type shifters. . . just press the button and instant clutchless shift shift. you only have to back off the gas momentarily

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    5000' is whats killing you, I'll tell you how I do it and see if it helps. When the front first comes up it normally takes a second to level it out and thats when I'll shift. Just put pressure on the shifter and when the front dips voila you're in second. It takes practice and being close to sea level I'll just yank it up at about 45 mph in second.



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    Second one in this clip is in third.



    Since when can we not post two videos in one post?

 

 
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