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been riding 2 years and i still can't ride out a wheelie, just bring it up and after a few yards i lose the balls to keep it going... but i have very little desire to and dont try often... i know some people that within 2 months of riding can do 2nd-4th gear stand ups for almost as long as they want... but i'd say a year or two is a good amount of riding to start trying stuff, i know i feel so much more comfortable doing my pathetic "wheelies" now than i did last year
 

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didnt do it until i was DAMN comfortable with all the basics and was ready to take the risk of pissing away a lot of money in case i crashed

and i found a nice parking lot in the middle of nowhere to do it.

and i suck at wheelies, can only do little little ones for a few yards.
 

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I just progressively kept giving a little more throttle and a little more snap. I don't like to ride em too often.
 

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I haven't really tried on my bike. Still a rookie, but curious to hear what woule be the "proper" technique. I was talking to a buddy and he was talking about giving it gas, then ease off and then gun it. Kinda like a rocking chair. I didn't think that sounded right, I've been to the shows and it doesn't appear to be correct. Of course i have no idea, so that's why i'm asking.
 

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I started riding wheelies about 30 minutes and 10 miles after I got my R6. That was because my friends I went riding with all were riding them and I didn't want to be the guy who couldn't ride a wheelie. Even though my wheelies sucked really bad, I still did them :laughing :laughing

I don't remember how long it was but it was a while before I learned how to do decent wheelies though. It wasn't my first time riding though I had rode a little bit on my cousin's and a friends F3's and rode dirtbikes since I was a little kid. I never had did wheelies on the F3's though or even tried but I was a hooligan on the dirt as a kid :D
 

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jon_e said:
I haven't really tried on my bike. Still a rookie, but curious to hear what woule be the "proper" technique. I was talking to a buddy and he was talking about giving it gas, then ease off and then gun it. Kinda like a rocking chair. I didn't think that sounded right, I've been to the shows and it doesn't appear to be correct. Of course i have no idea, so that's why i'm asking.

on a 919?:confused

twist the throttle in first, it will come up(quickly;)).
 

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"on a 919?

twist the throttle in first, it will come up(quickly). "
That sounds better then some rocking chair method. I never said the niner couldn't do them, but i just haven't tried. Two weeks ago i had a cop tell me that my bike was great bike for wheelies.
"ok thank you mr officer"
I guess what i was really wondering is, what then? Gun it and then what??? Hope you don't bust your ass? I'm guessing you would have to keep the front straight incase you come down hard, but what else do you need to do?
 

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Just take your time and find a good place to practice (like the front strait of jennings gp). It helps to have someone around you who knows what they are doing. Also bring a video camera so you can see how high you are getting.

*pic whore*:nanana



And yes, ninja 250 wheelies are very possible. Sorry for the bad video capture...this was a longgg stand up.

 
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