Since my girlfriend started to learn to ride, I have had pleany of time to practice wheelies. I can't seem to remember the rear brake thing, but I am working on that. I am also working on the shifting thing. My question is clutch or no clutch. I am having better luck with no clutch during a wheelie. All in all, I still suck at wheelies. They scare me. I looped it once this winter and I didn't like it.