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post #1 of 45 Old 09-04-2015, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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Can't Wheelie My 2014 ZX-10R For The Life Of Me

Hey guys, title says it all. I just got her a week ago with 3k miles on her. She just won't go up. I've been using the clutch up technique because I've heard and feel that it is the safest method to learn, although I know that nothing about wheelies are safe. Now when I'm really pounding the bike, she'll Pop up a few inches by herself shifting from 1st to second. I only weigh about 125-130 lbs. However, here's how my attempts go with the clutch up wheelies. I've tried everything from sitting down to standing up in the staggered position, I pop the clutch with 2 fingers, one finger, anyway that I can. And I give it anywhere from 5k-11k rpm, with the best results getting me up about 3-4 inches before bringing me back down after less than half a second and accelerating me to speeds over 70mph in first gear. I've tried popping out the clutch in 2nd gear as well with even less success. A thing to note is that it did have a quick shifter which would delay the ignition cut out, however I found the computer under the passenger seat and removed it. Nothing seems to be working for me, and here's the reason I came here. I wanted to know if you guys have any advice on popping it up? Any help would be greatly appreciated, however please I know the risks of what I'm doing so please don't scold me. I'm doing it in a safe environment with all the protection. Thank you all for your help.
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post #2 of 45 Old 09-04-2015, 02:51 PM
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I don't have the newer 10's, but did you check your electronic aids, traction control, wheelie control?
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This sounds like exactly what cobradaddy said. I don't have a gen 4, but they do have some sort of electionical wheelie control/traction control. Try messing with your TCS and pop them. BE CAREFULL when popping wheelies on your 10r. I don't mean that as in don't do wheelies because I'm a wheelie guy. I mean, don't rev your shit high then pop the clutch. That's how you 12 O'clock your bike. For long, slow wheelies I usually start 35-40mph in 2nd gear and clutch them up. Like magic, comes right up.

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Seriously, if you can't wheelie a liter bike like a ZX-10R by just sitting up straight and pinning the throttle past 8,000rpm, you really shouldn't be trying them. They are so freakin' easy on this bike it's harder trying to keep the front wheel on the ground.

Oh, and make sure you turn the traction control OFF before attempting to wad your bike up. But you knew that already, right?
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oh, and make sure you turn the traction control off before attempting to wad your bike up. But you knew that already, right?
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This will be interesting.... The only ZX-10 I've ridden is my (Bought new) 05.

No ABS, Traction control, Anti wheelie control.

Anytime I'm hard on the gas, just to get-r-done, making a pass.. The front wheel is in the air.

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Yes, check the electronic aids, the traction control and or wheelie control.

My 06 will wheelie with just power pretty easy, and I am a 225 lb old guy.

I rode a new ZX14R at Drag Racing School. With an extended swing arm and electronic wheelie control, it would not wheelie. I launched at 2500 with no wheelies, Ricky Gadsen launched a ton of times to show us launches at probably 8000 and also no wheelies. Electronics. Gotta trust it too!

Did not see more that a six in wheelie from any of nine guys in two days.
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Yes, check the electronic aids, the traction control and or wheelie control.

My 06 will wheelie with just power pretty easy, and I am a 225 lb old guy.

I rode a new ZX14R at Drag Racing School. With an extended swing arm and electronic wheelie control, it would not wheelie. I launched at 2500 with no wheelies, Ricky Gadsen launched a ton of times to show us launches at probably 8000 and also no wheelies. Electronics. Gotta trust it too!

Did not see more that a six in wheelie from any of nine guys in two days.
Why were you launching at 2500 with a stretched swingarm? I can launch my Gen 4 SWB at 9k without T/C
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My 07 wheelies pretty good
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