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How long can you hold your wheelies up? I have an XR 100 and I can pull it up in 3rd. What I really want to do is shift while im up on one but everytime I try, it comes down. Any ideas? The bikes sweet spot is deffinatly 2nd gear. I want to go from 2nd to 3rd and ride it out. I can hold 2nd for about 20 yards.

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I can't wheelie hardly at all. I been told on the "low power" bikes to get it a little past the balance point and feather the back brake to keep from going over too far...but I can't do it for #$%! 😢

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In seen a guy on a 50 standing on the pegs , ride a wheelie for a mile!!. It was the most amazing thing i have seen this summer , and oh yea did i say he weighed about 200 lbs also.

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I can wheelstand just over 110 yards on my 200, in about 3rd or so, not too hard to get up in 3rd or below but 4th above is nearly impossible and very risky.

John

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i can wheelie for about 160 meters on a good day 😢 but i'v seen people wheelie out of sight.

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My friend can wheelie his daughters 50 all day... he can do one handers, stand up, etc... we pit for a dirt track team... and last year at the Springfield Mile he rode a wheelie around the entire track! People were loving it...

Me... I suck at wheelies... but I am getting better... 20-30 ft tops

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Now if I can only take what I learned on the 100 and put that towards what I can do on my FZR I'll be fine. Grrrr, no.....to risky. 😢

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i can wheelie my ttr in 2nd for about 50 yards. i stand up, but if i put my feet down to stablize me, i can wheelie for a while, it just isnt the textbook wheelie style

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You need to shift quickly w'o the clutch.

Like bang it up in 2nd then right away roll off and smack 3rd gear. If you use the clutch you will drop the front wheel. I go for the higher gear as soon as the bike is up and try to ride all the way through 3rd gear.

The big problem I have on my sons XR80 is that it rarely shifts under power w/o the clutch.

Does your xr100 shift w/o the clutch.

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most bikes should shift without the clutch, just isnt good for it. ive heard that if you let off the gas, shift up, and then get back on its not as bad, but if theres a clutch, you should use it!

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I can shift without it but not under power. I have to back off of it for a second then hit the next gear. In that time, the bike comes back down.

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I can't wheelie very far (60ft) but I can do some tricks on my XR50 I saw at stunter school or whatever it's called like the no footed wheelie (my fav), one handed wheelie, half-a-man, flamingo, but like I said not very far.

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My younger brother can wheelie his xr600 for miles, literally...high speed and scary...

i can get a good one every now and then, but even my 15yr old smokes me...

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practice on a long hill.. seems to be easier to keep it on the back wheel on hills. keeping the rear brake in check is good advice too.

years ago I had a throttle cable break when I was on the back wheel in 4th (on pavement too) when it broke my hand slipped off and I lost it, that hurt.

Ive also found it easier to wheelie smaller bikes, (havnt tried 50s though)

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When I was growing up I used to ride wheelies for as long as I had road. I have pictures of myself somewhere around here riding wheelies standing on the seat, 1 hand 1 foot, standing, etc. I had a conversation with my younger brother when he was here visiting a few months ago and he said I was probably the best he ever knew. I never really thought of myself like that, I just knew I had fun riding wheelies. I've been back working on it for the last 6 months and it's starting to come back. The secret is finding the balance point on the back tire where you are able to keep the throttle operation smooth rather than brap, brap, brap. Once you are there, shift up without using the clutch and throttle up enough to keep the balance point. I've shifted this way thousands of times on different bikes and it's not hurt one yet. When you are smooth on the throttle at float the gears just slide in smooth. Try this- take your bike out and ride it at a steady pace where your not really on the throttle and not really on decel. At that point in a smooth motion shift up. You'll feel what I'm talking about. Keep practicing. One day you'll just realize that you are riding wheelies and you'll wonder what all the fuss is about. When it seems like you'll never figure it out, don't give up. Give yourself about 6 months to a year of daily practice to figure it out.

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