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How to Power Wheelie for Beginners

Hi Guys,

I've been improving on my wheelying the entire season and decided it is time to share some of the experience which I have gained with you lot, so that maybe it can save some of you some time when you are beginning to wheelie

Hope it helps and some can benefit from it


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Hi Guys,

I've been improving on my wheelying the entire season and decided it is time to share some of the experience which I have gained with you lot, so that maybe it can save some of you some time when you are beginning to wheelie

Hope it helps and some can benefit from it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF1t4vnMT1U

greetz,

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Nice video that I'm sure will help others.
But that is not a "power" wheelie.
You are bouncing it up using the forks.
A power wheelie is simply twisting the throttle.

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Nice video that I'm sure will help others.
But that is not a "power" wheelie.
You are bouncing it up using the forks.
A power wheelie is simply twisting the throttle.
here we can agree to disagree i recon there are two main types of wheelie - 1. Clutch-up wheelie 2. Power wheelie .... hence - the one which I am showing doesn't use the clutch, so that does make it a power wheelie (now if there are different types of power wheelies I can't say, but it for sure is a power wheelie because no clutch is used )

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ps: let me know if this worked for some of you learners like me

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here we can agree to disagree i recon there are two main types of wheelie - 1. Clutch-up wheelie 2. Power wheelie .... hence - the one which I am showing doesn't use the clutch, so that does make it a power wheelie (now if there are different types of power wheelies I can't say, but it for sure is a power wheelie because no clutch is used )

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ps: let me know if this worked for some of you learners like me

Sure, if you assume there are only two ways :-)
But I consider there to be three ways of wheelying a bike, power, clutch and bounce.
I agree with you, bouncing it up is probably the easiest and safest way to learn.
You don't seem to be changing gears yet though? In which case, why aren't you bouncing it up in second so you can run your wheelies further?

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Sure, if you assume there are only two ways :-)
But I consider there to be three ways of wheelying a bike, power, clutch and bounce.
I agree with you, bouncing it up is probably the easiest and safest way to learn.
You don't seem to be changing gears yet though? In which case, why aren't you bouncing it up in second so you can run your wheelies further?
What do you reckon is the safest or easiest, up in 1st or 2nd?




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Re: How to Power Wheelie for Beginners

It'll come up crazy fast in 1st if you give it too much welly ......

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
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Re: How to Power Wheelie for Beginners

What happens if your front wheel comes down crooked?
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Depends how fast you're going and if you have a damper. Worst case - tank slapper/speed wobble causing you to come off. Best case, oil in the damper gets a bit warmer.

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
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What happens if your front wheel comes down crooked?

The bike will buck as it forces the wheel back into line.

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What do you reckon is the safest or easiest, up in 1st or 2nd?

Personally, I consider first to be easier and safer for learning simply because your speed is so much lower.

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Sure, if you assume there are only two ways :-)
But I consider there to be three ways of wheelying a bike, power, clutch and bounce.
I agree with you, bouncing it up is probably the easiest and safest way to learn.
You don't seem to be changing gears yet though? In which case, why aren't you bouncing it up in second so you can run your wheelies further?
Here is your answer How to power wheelie in SECOND gear


you can also run very far in first gear if you find the balance point, have very good throttle control and keep the bike between 7-10 k revs

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Re: How to Power Wheelie for Beginners

Doing it now
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Re: How to Power Wheelie for Beginners

THankyou!Great help, I think will try tomorrow!
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you can also run very far in first gear if you find the balance point, have very good throttle control and keep the bike between 7-10 k revs
Until the engine dies of oil starvation or you run out of fuel .....

Balance point in first should NOT be tried by a newbie to wheelies though.

If the bike isn't braking properly, you don't start by rebuilding the engine.
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