Originally Posted by GoNOW
The Adventure is a heavy beast compared to say a CRF450. A 16 tooth up front will help getting the frontend up, but it's still not sudden and depends on how full the tanks are, and even empty they put a lot of weight on the front end.
In first gear, under 35, a quick handful of throttle will raise the front end. I found second requires clutch action and a lot of throttle. So it's not exactly easy.
I dropped to a 16 and in order to get it up in 1st I need a lot of clutch, timing and throttle. 2nd there is no way. So I am pretty sure there is some issue.
I think a little may have something to do with this as my first "big" bike, but I feel pretty confident in my ability to get the wheel up on anything else