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Hey guys I ride a 2008 gsxr 1000. I can powerwheelie and clutch up in 1st with no problem. In 2nd tho, I have a hard time to clutch up, even if i clutch and wack the throttle. In 1st im usually at 35mph (5k rpm) and I clutch up and no problems. In 2nd im usually around the same rpm and it doesnt come up, just jitters forward. Should I increase my rpm in 2nd and more throttle? Also, I tend to sit forward does this affect it? How do people clutch up in 3rd going 90???

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Hey guys I ride a 2008 gsxr 1000. I can powerwheelie and clutch up in 1st with no problem. In 2nd tho, I have a hard time to clutch up, even if i clutch and wack the throttle. In 1st im usually at 35mph (5k rpm) and I clutch up and no problems. In 2nd im usually around the same rpm and it doesnt come up, just jitters forward. Should I increase my rpm in 2nd and more throttle? Also, I tend to sit forward does this affect it? How do people clutch up in 3rd going 90???

thank you :cheers

The real question is why........ I'm more concerned with keeping the front wheel down while applying more power >:)

I'd suggest you find a track or a big empty parking lot, and be prepared to wreck your bike (see youtube for tutorials)....
 

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The real question is why........ I'm more concerned with keeping the front wheel down while applying more power >:)

I'd suggest you find a track or a big empty parking lot, and be prepared to wreck your bike (see youtube for tutorials)....
Please note that this thread is in the stunts and tricks section of the forum, so no flaming in here...

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Everybody has to go thru their wheelie stage of riding. I went thru a stage where I was obsessed on learning how to perfect it. I really advise you not to clutch it up in first! You're building bad habits that will make it hard for you to clutch it up in second and third. First gear clutch ups are so sensitive compared to second or third that the same techniques won't work. Practice clutch up in second sit down then move onto stand ups in third. Don't anticipate the wheelie or else you're going to lean on the front too much. Relax your torso and keep your chest straight, when you feel the front lift a little, lean back tug up slightly on the bars. Practice slipping the clutch and snapping the throttle fast, real fast. You'll know by the sound that it makes. To me, a good wheelie is all about timing and body movement. Don't worry about crashing...because it's going to happen sooner or later. You can already get it up...so all you have to do now is build faster reflexes and more muscle memory.
 

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The real question is why........ I'm more concerned with keeping the front wheel down while applying more power >:)

I'd suggest you find a track or a big empty parking lot, and be prepared to wreck your bike (see youtube for tutorials)....
Feel the same, except surely knowing how to wheelie will improve applying more power and controlling the front for a better launch?

Didn't see a flame here, my 2c.
 

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Feel the same, except surely knowing how to wheelie will improve applying more power and controlling the front for a better launch?

Didn't see a flame here, my 2c.
Yes,because we deleted them :thumbup
 

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Everybody has to go thru their wheelie stage of riding.
I suppose I am a hypocrite. I roll my eyes at kids who idolize those stunter squids and yet, this was me 30 years ago. At least I was out in the country.
 

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Yeah....I used to hang 100mph standups back in college on my 750 until my arms hurt. That was a time when I felt like I had shit to prove though. Now I couldn't care less about throwin it up surprisingly. My hooligan days are over. Plus I don't think my reflexes are the same as they were back then.

But to the OP, the best way to get the concept down is on a bmx/mountain bike first. Then practice on a dirtbike.
 

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