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View Results: Should I learn to wheelie?
Yes, it is a vital skill and you'd be a fool not to. 38 20.32%
Yeah, you might as well, it could be handy someday. 51 27.27%
Yeah, Chicks dig it. 42 22.46%
Yes, but only after you've gotten good at doing it in the car. 16 8.56%
No, it is not really useful. 14 7.49%
No, it is dumb and dangerous (just like all the best fireworks) 8 4.28%
No, it is the first step towards The Darkside. 5 2.67%
You should sell the motorcycle and all other worldly goods to become a Ugandan prairie dog hunter. 13 6.95%
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:32 AM   #46
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From what I've been told, most any bike can wheelie. It is just some riders, don't normally come close to the necessary inputs to make it happen. I have a WR250R also, and have seen other rider on them loft the wheel all the time, but for me, it doesn't seem so easy.

Pretty much.

I did one on my ex's Ultra Classic....with her on the back. She was less than amused. She was also convinced that it couldn't do it.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:47 AM   #47
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It IS useful offroad and even occasionally onroad to clear obstacles , but balancing for distance , I don't care WHO you are or how good you think you are , EVERYBODY goes over sooner or later.


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Old 10-28-2013, 07:58 AM   #48
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:19 AM   #49
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #50
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Off asphalt..when I clutch my bike..it just spins the rear when I dump it back out..

Play with it all the time..

I have zero problem bringing front up on throttle for off road obstacles..or carrying front off a bump..can go a ways..just can't get it up....to start on a road or flat ground..etc..(with clutch)
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #51
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Off asphalt..when I clutch my bike..it just spins the rear when I dump it back out..

Play with it all the time..

I have zero problem bringing front up on throttle for off road obstacles..or carrying front off a bump..can go a ways..just can't get it up....to start on a road or flat ground..etc..(with clutch)
In the Tech industry we refer to that as a PEBKAC error
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:11 PM   #52
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In the Tech industry we refer to that as a PEBKAC error
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PEBCAK, PICNIC, PIBCAK, POBCAK and (my favorite) the ID-10T fault.

....in the motorcycle world we call it the broke nut on the seat
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:14 PM   #53
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Off asphalt..when I clutch my bike..it just spins the rear when I dump it back out..
move your weight back further (and maybe let some air out of your rear tire).

also, though not necessary just to get the rear to bite and bring the front up instead of spinning, preload the suspension a bit...think pogo stick.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:41 PM   #54
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move your weight back further (and maybe let some air out of your rear tire).

also, though not necessary just to get the rear to bite and bring the front up instead of spinning, preload the suspension a bit...think pogo stick.
Sittin' on the fackin' fender...I think I rev it too much..then pop clutch too fast..(on a 2 stroke..) (with a trials tire..)
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:42 PM   #55
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:18 PM   #56
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Help me out here...

Could not get the Wee to do a roll on throttle wheelie - takes off fast but no wheelie even dumping clutch and wide open throttle in first gear.

Tried rolling start - shift to second pull in clutch - rev and drop clutch - front jumped but just compresseed back suspension still no wheelie.
On 4th try chain made a bad sound so I went home.

Am I not leaning back enough ? Not pulling up on the bars ? not reving it enough ? not dumping the clutch hard enough ?
Slide back on the seat as far as you can. Sit bolt-upright, no leaning forward.

Get rolling forward in 1st gear at low speed. Go to wide-open throttle. Just before the power really builds, give the clutch a quick pop - just in and out real quick and smooth. Stay upright during this - don't lean forward when you pop it, but didn't jerk back, either. Keep the throttle wide open as you pop it, and only come off the gas once the front wheel is airborn. There's a LONG time between take-off and looping it, so you'll have time to cut the throttle and bring it back down if it comes up too fast/high for your liking.

If it doesn't come up with a quick pop of the clutch in 1st, make sure you are scooted WAY back on the seat, and try again with a little more clutch. Still WOT the whole time, just be a little slower on the clutch so that the revs build a little higher before you let it out.

I haven't ridden a Wee, but dang near anything will lift if you do that. I would expect a Wee to do that in 2nd. Try it at different speeds, too - 10mph, 15pmh, 20mph.
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:34 PM   #57
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preload the suspension a bit...think pogo stick.
yup, preloading the front is usually the key. a bone stock DR should pop up easily in third when you get it right. and in fourth when you do the jetting and airbox mods. this vid shows the preloading fairly well.

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Old 10-29-2013, 05:41 AM   #58
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You make it look easy.^^
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