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wheelies.. is my vtr underpowered?

Old 02-29-2016, 12:27 PM
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wheelies.. is my vtr underpowered?

ive read these are wheelie monsters....

mine will wheelie in 1st under power but in 2nd i need to clutch at 4000rpm then drop it near redline to get it to lift and even then it doesnt always lift.

is this right or is my bike low on power

gearing is standard.
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Old 02-29-2016, 04:36 PM
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What else is done to your bike?

Typically second gear can be had at low speed, get into the midrange, let off for a split second then give it full throttle. No clutch.

Change gearing for anytime wheelies in 1st or 2nd, or just carry a girl on the back.

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Old 02-29-2016, 04:39 PM
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standard except 48 pilots, though its definitely surging at constant throttle which kind of kills wheelies eventually but managed around 400 meters or so in 2nd so far
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:02 PM
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Pipes?

Most people make the mistake of trying to pull up on the bars, but that doesn't work.

Sit back on the seat a bit, and when it starts coming up just lean back with it. Make sure to cover the back brake.

Once you find the sweet spot of speed/gear/rpms, it will become easy.

Mine especially likes wheelying right off idle, right as i'm leaving a stop sign/light... Wheelies at 35-40 mph are much more difficult and require more technique.

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Old 02-29-2016, 06:24 PM
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Sit back and straight arms. Pop up she comes.
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