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It will pull the front wheel up in second gear, and to me, that's easier to do a wheelie than first. I'm not real good at wheelies, but I just had to do a couple on my wife's bike since she won't.
 

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I can't wheelie. All I can do is make the front end light. I think it's like whistling loud using 2 fingers. I can't do that either. All I ever did was have off-road bikes lift up and get away from me trying to climb steep hills. I guess that would look something like a wheelie if you snapped a photo of it at just the right moment...before I was on the ground and the bike was airborne.
 

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This thing wheelie om 3rd gear today i lift it up accidently going on the freeway it wasn't high like maybe 5 inch but i think if i chase it i might of been able to go higher but i was in the freeway so i had to stop it.
 

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These 07's really are wheelie prone. If I accelerate hard in first the front comes up and then shift to second the front bounces and comes up again. Will have to try the 2nd gear power wheelie next time. I don't ride wheelies far, just let the front come up some. I'm not the type that can walk one a mile down the road like some people can.
 

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I visited a buddy of mine in the Lake Elsinore area last year.
He took me riding out east in the Desert. He was on his Super Tenere, and me on my FZ09.
I noticed him lofting the front end (I mean lofting it, at around 90 mph), I was behind him at about 85 mph.
turns out the road had huge dips in it, where you would ride into them, get that feeling of getting air, then as you rode out of the dip, get on the gas, and weigh the rear end, cover the rear brake, and enjoy the ride...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/13086165313/in/set-72157642222662723
 

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The fastest wheelie I've ever done was at the track......Putnam Road Course in Indiana. Front straight coming up out of the dip and on my 1000RR with with a +3 rear sprocket. Topping out of the dip and the front wheel lifts up 3-4 inches. Speed = 150MPH. SWEET!
 

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If you try to do a wheelie and it's revving up to about 8 or 9 thousand rpm. By the time it comes up you'll run out of the power band. The thing about bringing it up with the clutch you can get it up with less rpms and ride it further till it time to shift. Also, the first thing I would be practicing is keeping your foot on the brake and being able to use it to keep the front from coming up to fast and high. I would love to be able to do wheelies but there is a good chance you can flip it before you get good. Even some of the better rider will flip it. Also, what about lubrication, when the bike is up at about 45 degrees is the crankcase oil still covering every thing it should...
 

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I thought wheelies were really hard on the fork compression? I guess I just haven't tried much but I know that front end really wants to come up. I haven't pushed it too hard yet because I'm still in the break in period.
 
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