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post #1 of 14 Old 06-18-2007, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm starting to figure out that once I get the bike bounced up in second gear, I don't HAVE to close the throttle right away.

It's like I have conditioned myself to pull it straight up and automatically set it down. It really is a 'no-duh' situation, but today I found myself thinking, "Holy shit I'm riding a standup wheelie. Still going. Still going. Damn, that was a long one (for me)." How did I do that? Easy, leave the throttle open, genius.

Leave the gas open, and ride the wheelie out. It sounds so simple, why can't I put it into practice?
I'm pretty comfortable up high, standing up, floating through space......
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You should try clutchin the bike up in 3rd gear for stand ups - it comes up a little smoother and you ride it out alot further without gettin the r's too high. The front wheel also comes down nice and easy with a large puff of tire smoke.

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I've got mine geared 16/42. For fun I have been learning how to clutch up a stand up. You want to try fun.... go the speed you normally bounce up a second gear, but instead clutch up a forth.... That's mad crazy fun

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I've got mine geared 16/42. For fun I have been learning how to clutch up a stand up. You want to try fun.... go the speed you normally bounce up a second gear, but instead clutch up a forth.... That's mad crazy fun
Are you being serious?

Because I am going to try that. So if you are kidding, you need to tell me NOW.:headshake

I'm rolling about 55mph when I bounce up second. Around 50 if I do it, it pops strait up to BP territory. Closer to 60, it is lower and under power until I drop it.

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Are you being serious?

Because I am going to try that. So if you are kidding, you need to tell me NOW.:headshake

I'm rolling about 55mph when I bounce up second. Around 50 if I do it, it pops strait up to BP territory. Closer to 60, it is lower and under power until I drop it.
Yes I'm serious. Just make sure to cover your rear brake. Clutching up a stand up for the first few times is a little weird feeling. Once you get the feel of it life becomes soooo much easier

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I can't get it to lift. I can clutch second sitting down......

Tried 4th gear around 55mph, standing up, gave it a ton of throttle... bumped the clutch....nothing. A little bounce was all it did.
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I can't get it to lift. I can clutch second sitting down......

Tried 4th gear around 55mph, standing up, gave it a ton of throttle... bumped the clutch....nothing. A little bounce was all it did.
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I'm geared too (16/42). That's probably helping me out. Try third instead.

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I'm down one in the front.

Honestly, I've never been good trying to clutch this bike up. On my Speed Triple all I ever did was clutch up first gear. That was on a 885 3 cylinder though.

I think I am RPM shy. What rpm are you at when dropping the clutch in 4th? Around 9k?
Not working for me. I tried 3rd already too.


But bouncing second is going well...... I am spending a lot of time practicing getting it up high as I can quickly and consistently.
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Before the 10 I had a 2006 Triple (1050) and before that I had a 2003 Triple (955). I can tell you this much that clutching the Triples is a LOT different than clutching the 10. Clutching up the 10 is more of a quick slip of the clutch vs the Triple was a full pull in and release. When I clutch the 10 it's just a real quick one finger super short pull slip.

I don't honestly I don't know at what RPM I'm clutching the 10. I just go by feel, and sound. Wheelies for me have become second nature for me and I really don't even have to think about them. Time and practice.

here are a couple pictures from the Triples. I need to get some of me on the 10 one of these days








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