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Old 08-17-2005, 03:37 AM   #41
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Re: Balance Point

I got out and rode around tonight, tryed to wheelie but every time I get my bike up to what feels like balance point I get freaked the* out.* trying to raise up fells crazy, almost feels like I want to flip the bike.*

How long did it take most of yall to get beyond that feeling?
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:44 AM   #42
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I got out and rode around tonight, tryed to wheelie but every time I get my bike up to what feels like balance point I get freaked the* out.* trying to raise up fells crazy, almost feels like I want to flip the bike.*

How long did it take most of yall to get beyond that feeling?

That wasn't the balance point.
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Old 08-17-2005, 11:41 AM   #43
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Re: Balance Point

No... Thats right before balance point... Balance point is still beyond that... I get the same feeling... On some wheelies I just ditch them by mashing the clutch letting go of the throttle and throwing my legs down... But make sure not to rack yourself... Thats the part that sucks.
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Re: Balance Point

Half of the battle of learning to wheelie is in your head.
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Old 08-17-2005, 03:06 PM   #45
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Half of the battle of learning to wheelie is in your head.
I hate playing mind games. Atleast when someone is doing them to me I have something to fight or argue with , but when you do them to yourself you have no one but yourself to beat up. And I really dont like to fight myself, I usually end up losing. :BangHead:
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Old 08-20-2005, 11:33 AM   #46
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Re: Balance Point

for wheelies.. starting out... i read r6's post about left foot rear peg.. right foot front peg covering brake.. is that easiest way to learn??
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Old 08-20-2005, 12:32 PM   #47
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:02 PM   #48
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I don't like staggards... If your not ready for it they can make the bike take off to one side... First time I tried a staggard I changed lanes doing a wheelie... Scary stuff...

I find getting into second gear and going about 30-40 mph and popping the clutch only about 2 to 3 grand over... Make sure your up on the tank though... Not too much so you don't rack... But if your forward on the seat it won't come up as fast... You can start getting a feel for it... And as it comes more and more... You can scoot back a lil further, pop the clutch at a little higher over rpm... Maybe do it at higher speeds...

I'm no wheely expert... I'm still learning myself... BUT this is how I learned... Took me about 2 or 3 weeks of alot of practice to get to where I'm comfy enough to mash the gas while sitting way back and try and ride them out kinda far and try and reach balance point...

As far as stand ups go... I'm still powering them up so I can get a feel for them... Soon as I get comfy with they way they feel when they rise I'll clutch those as well...
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As far as stand ups go... I'm still powering them up so I can get a feel for them... Soon as I get comfy with they way they feel when they rise I'll clutch those as well...

Clutching standups are the only way to go.
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Old 08-20-2005, 04:52 PM   #50
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Well... Soon as they don't scare the out of me anymore... I'll clutch'em up.
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I wish i could wheelie
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Re: Balance Point

i love the rain man its really good practice. start launches in the rain stoppies wheelies i all practice in the rain but to a safe point. if you can swing it in the rain meaning launch stop turn stunt whatever your into doing then you can really let loose on the dry and if anything gets hair well you know what to do cuz the rain is like practice for stuff that gets out of hand like launches wheelies stoppies turn etc. now each bike is defferent in everything is a factor, bike length weight riders hieght weight postion like my busa and me my balence point at like 60mph is 11.5-11.7 but i like to lean forward and get it higher i also love to bounce it in and out of bp just cuz its fun to me to sway the bike up and down. when im on my friends 04 zx6rr the bp is like ll and for him its like 10.7-10.8 but hes shorter for me, so really you just have to find your own bp, and youll know when you get there it feals like waightlessness or being on a roller coaster when it drops. but please where some gear man and dont squid it up, its never fun seeing people get hurt.
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