Originally Posted by nakedinseattle
the only wheelies i do are accidental coming out of corners at the track. if i do a wheelie on the street, it's even more accidental. the only piece of advice that everyone should always do is cover your rear brake.
you know how to really wheelie? just wait for that yut UUGGHH ;)
Covering rear brake is definitely smart, I never did and have quite a few "Loops" to show for it, lol.
I don't see anything wrong w/watching videos and reading as much as you can to try to understand the mechanics of the wheelie but it's been said a million times...You cant teach stunting.
It's just one of those things you have to learn and eventually master on ure own...or not.
Only room for one person on the bike and performing a "Textbook wheelie" is no easy task.
Probably the best and fastest way to master the wheelie ie "Balance point" is to practice on a "Fiddy" or dirtbike.
Balance point is the goal, period! Getting the bike up and into the balance point as quickly, yet slowly (Speed wise) as possible is key.
You mentioned 2nd gear correctly as far as performing a controlled wheelie, but it's a little harder to do as you don't have the benefit of 1st gear torque.
I highly recommend gearing up ure sprockets to assist in that torque pull.
I'm one of the minorities that pretty much learned to wheelie w/out clutching it up.
Don't get me wrong, I can clutch em up but I got so good at "Powering up" wheelies that I really never needed to.
My buddies used to trip at how fast I could snatch it up to full bp w/out clutching up...almost from a dead stop.
Of course I'm on e of the few who never covered rear brake either.
id welcome stunt guys over in the drag area or anywhere really. thought we were above flaming on this forum. hate the whole "this section isnt for you" segregation thing. just has a bad feel to it. should be "c'mon in everybody" lol.
I agree, I get the point you were trying to make but it just came off as rude or argumentative.
I dealt with a shit ton of negativity years ago on TSB in regards to stunting on the street and gear issues...that's where the line needs to be drawn.
"If you don't approve or agree" just don't click the stunt section.
Not "If ure not a stunter or interested in stunting don't click here".