AMA Supersport Racer
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I can power wheelie all day, but popping the clutch just makes my bike surge forward?
I know there are like 3,000,000 threads on wheelies (Google said so)
But for the life of me I can't get the front end in the air by clutch wheelieing it.
Power wheelies? All day. Cruise in 1st around 7000 RPMs, and then just gun it. The front end will come up and I can hold it and let it down softly.
But its hard as hell because the throttle is so touchy in 1st gear. I'd like to clutch up in 2nd gear and not have the front tire rise up like it does power wheelieing too.
What am I doing wrong? 15-20 mph, 2nd gear.
I've done it two ways. The first is to accelerate smoothly, pull the clutch in, and while the RPMs are rising I just dump the clutch
The second way is to pull the clutch in, blip the throttle to 8k RPMs, and then dump the clutch.
Both methods result in the bike just surging forward but no vertical movement of the front tire at all.
I am dumping the clutch too, I'm not feathering it.
I think its because I'm not giving it enough throttle, but I'm so afraid of looping it.
What am I doing wrong? Do you "accelerate" while popping the front tire up? Or are you holding the throttle at a set RPM? Is it higher than 8k? What gives?