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I've understood that people can wheelie their triples on 2nd gear. Can it be done with stock sprockets? If so, how do you do it? Just twisting the throttle doesn't seem to work although I haven't really committed myself to it.
 

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I would probably have to stand on my passenger pegs (which I got rid of) in order to power it up in 2nd. No amount of yanking on the bars will do it for me unless I slip the clutch.
 

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I sit back, slip the clutch just alittle and up she comes. ;D
I figure if you want a 2nd gear wheelie without the clutch, your going to have to go up two teeth on the rear sprocket and make sure there's only half a tank of gas.
Hope this helps and becareful.
 

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I never had any luck with the stock sprockets. With 2 up in the rear it will easily power wheelie. However it comes up much better/faster with a little clutch slip!! Also, it will definitly come up easier if you are heading up or cresting a hill. ;D Speedbumps, parking lot entrances, and crowned streets are also good places to get a little extra boost.
 

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Hey dfib, With the 2 teeth up on the rear, did the bike feel quicker ?Any idea what your RPM are now at 60mph ? Thanks
 

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You new rpm at 60mph will be:
A divided by B times C,
where:
A= teeth on new sprocket
B= teeth on old sprocket
C= rpm with old sprocket

So say if old sprocket=42 tooties and new one has 44 and rpm at 60mph was 4700 your new rpm at 60mph will be:
44 divide by 42 and multiply by 4700 equals 4924 rpm.
 

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jrussel said he powered his up with stock gearing in 2nd. And I know some people get the wrong idea about the term 'power' wheelie. To most guys that ride wheelies, that just means not using the clutch. To others, they wonder why just twist'n the throttle doesn't work. There is quite a bit of work that goes into a 'power' wheelie as far as bouncing and tug'n goes, so it's not just throttle. I personally just prefer to use a little clutch persuasion. ;D
 

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Mossy21 said:
Hey dfib, With the 2 teeth up on the rear, did the bike feel quicker ?Any idea what your RPM are now at 60mph ? Thanks
Not sure on the exact RPM's, but the bike definitly feels quicker. I got my sport vue installed on this bike, just in time to put it away for the season. :mad: I guess I'll know the RPM's next spring. Hopefully I'll have a tuneboy in hand and can just fix the speedo, in addition to a little tuning. ;D
 

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I can't wheelie to save my life, but that doesn't mean I don't try. I've got my front in the air in second and third without the clutch. All from closing the throttle and getting back on it hard.
 

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Wow nicely done :)personally I don't have the nerve to let it go up to the balance point.I have no trouble getting the front up and I like to use the clutch for better control.
The Triumph has an awesome clutch being cable operated.
I read somewhere about the torture Triumph put the clutch.
200 dragracing starts and no slippage (try that with a Yamaha) ;D
Another thing when you use the clutch you can do smooth wheelies at lower speed. b Keith Code opened up a wheelie school a whilre ago.
Mikey
 

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limey said:
jrussell6 said:
only if i can take pictures of you wearing a gown mid wheelie
You wanna see me wearing a dress??? Freak! ;D
i was really thinking more of a mumu, i dont' think you could fit in a dress, lol ;D

i found this pic of you but you weren't on the bike,.
 

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btw fellers, since I've been following some of Devi's advice on tuning and all... she will power wheelie fairly easy in 2nd now. ;D I tried a few times before back last summer, but didn't have much luck. Now that I have the Zard, a nice TB tune and the fuel additive... ;D Git her up to about 50mph, let off, whack the throttle and tug on the bars, and up she comes, stock gearing. ;D I think I've decided to leave the gearing alone, she's a monster now. :devil:
 

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As much as I have thought about dropping 2 teeth on the rear sprocket, I am afraid it would make 2nd gear nearly as useless as first.
 

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Devious2xs said:
As much as I have thought about dropping 2 teeth on the rear sprocket, I am afraid it would make 2nd gear nearly as useless as first.
I can't imagine once I git the pre-cat removed! ;D No gearing fer me, I'd like to use 2nd gear sometimes. :tongue2:
 
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