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MCN  says:

You ask/you answer: How do I learn to wheelie?

I've been motorcycling for years and I'm in my forties. I've always wanted to wheelie a bike and have tried a few times but my efforts usually result in lots of revs and not a lot of height. Is there a trick I'm missing? Some golden rules I don't know about? Or perhaps I should go to a wheelie school? Your...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (15 August 2012 11:08)

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Aug 09

Posts: 127

Szmolo says:


In my opinion, go to a school where you'll have the benefit of a safe environment and an experienced instructor.

Never, ever listen to mates or people from down the bike meet about wheelies. 99.9% of them are full of useless tips and most of them can't wheelie anyway.

Also, I wouldn't practice on the road, lots of revs will attract Police attention which is never welcome :)

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Nov 10

Posts: 75

mozart says:

Buy a bicycle...

and learn on that

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Aug 02

Posts: 70

slparry says:


... get an RD350 or 400 with standard handlebars.... open the throttle hard in the lower gears ... try and keep the front end down :)

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Aug 12

Posts: 2

filipz says:

What bike?

First of, what bike have you got? I assume its a sportsbike. Ride in 1st at about 30mph, pull the clutch and blip the throttle to about 3k rpms more. Repeat until you've got the feel, and be carefull not to overtip. You can also try riding in 1st at about 40mph and applying throttle fast. It's all about the feel. Watch these two vids,the first is me on my very first tries on random, at 18 and a half, second is a few days later. Being a twat for not wearing my gear, I know. Good luck.

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Aug 12

Posts: 2

filipz says:


aaaaand the comment font got messed up

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Apr 08

Posts: 3042

AdieR says:

Find a school

or track and learn there, away from the road and a half-blind Mrs Miggins in her Micra.

Secondly, a school should have hire bikes available; this will save your own from getting a hammering. Clutches, chains / sprockets, head bearings and knackered forks are common failure points for ham-fisted wheelies.

Thirdly, getting it up can be one thing, getting it down something else: getting it wrong can result in a tankslapper.

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Jan 11

Posts: 8645

snev says:


I Agree mate "FIND A SCHOOL"... all my mates used to do it outside the school RD250LC was the preferred weapon.

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Mar 12

Posts: 5

Smackkmanii says:


Best way is to get an bike suited for wheelies .. ex Ducati Hypermotard , Ktm 990 sm/r 990sd .


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Apr 12

Posts: 143

69Fastback says:


"getting it up can be one thing, getting it down something else: getting it wrong can result in a tankslapper". Sounds like someone put Viagra in your petrol?

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Jul 09

Posts: 149

burningbush says:

Why not join a circus?

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