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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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Szmolo

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Szmolo says:

School

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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mozart

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mozart says:

Buy a bicycle...

and learn on that

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slparry

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slparry says:

wheelies

... 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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filipz

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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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=but-A1Naymc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7MJ_1vxSpU Good luck.

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filipz

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filipz says:

yer

aaaaand the comment font got messed up

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AdieR

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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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snev

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snev says:

adieR....

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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Smackkmanii

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Smackkmanii says:

wheelie

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

 

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69Fastback

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69Fastback says:

AdieR

"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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burningbush

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burningbush says:

Why not join a circus?

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