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Basic wheelie question

Okay y'all I've always wanted to learn how to wheelie. That's it a basic stand up wheelie, none of that other crazy stuff haha. I want to learn in a safe environment and not out on the highway. I have a 2008 zx10r.
I have two basic wheelie squid like questions about practicing wheelies

1) does anyone know where I can find some cages or better gear than frame sliders for an 08'?

2) I read its good to have the rear tire pressure a bit lower than normal...why is that? And also how will that affect my every day riding and on top of that if I have a passenger on back not stunting just riding around with a bit lower pressure on back tire.

Any suggestions would help I've been watching a ton of videos and reading a bunch I just wanna learn and be safe.


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Ok on a serious note this may be what your looking for.

http://www.wheelieteach.com/
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Lowering the rear tire pressure makes it easier to lift the front end and balance it because you essentially have more rubber gripping the road than when the tire is inflated. If you keep the tire pressure significantly lower for everyday riding, the rear will feel sloppy when turning and bumps will be more abrupt, especially with a passenger. Not a great idea IMHO.

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millitant moto makes a crash bar setup... Not nearly as good a cage. http://www.motosport.com/motorcycle/...IER-BAR-CHROME

Just practice practice practice. doing some sprockets will always help. Just take your time.
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Hahaha cooter that is hilarious


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Zdawg, will keeping my tire at regular pressure make it a lot harder to wheelie or is it not a humongous difference?


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P00hbear, I'm still new to this what exactly do you mean by the sprockets?


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Are you referring to the yut ughh or the wheelie teach?

By sprockets I'm pretty sure he is referring to a smaller front and larger rear. If you look at most stunt bikes they have massive rear sprockets. By doing so you lose top end speed but the bike accelerates faster and wheelies easier. I personally wouldn't cruise around with my air pressure too low if you feel you want it low I'd lower it practice wheelies then pump it back up before riding around.
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