I too am a 1st gear power wheelie kind of guy. I get the wheel to start coming up then apply more throttle as needed to keep it up. I have had troubles with running out of rpm's doing this. Eventually you hit the rev limiter and things fall to shit at that point. I'd love to learn how to clutch it in 2nd or 3rd, but I have't taken the time to practice. As far as balance point, I don't think I have the balls to find it. At least not on this bike. I'd hate to have to bail out and watch her slide down the road in a shower of sparks.