is it my bike or my technique? i'd been trying to pull a wheelie on '03 600RR with no success.
after talking to some people bout pulling a wheelie like:
A) cruise about 40 clicks, then throttle off and then pull up and crack the throttle at the same time. nope, the RR just wants to kick it FORWARD. there is a hestitation whne you crack the throttle from the close position and I feel that this hesitation prevents me from jacking up the bike. i've also read that the RR setup is forward oriented, meaning that opening the throttle will mean that the bike wants to stick close the the road and forward. any thoughts on this?
B) now i'm not skilled enuf - yet - to clutch in and lift. basically you're using the clutch to lift up. begin with a roll and then clutch INl; crack your throttle and when the rev's are high enuf pop the clutch (in a controlled manner) to lift the front end up. from there, feather the clutch as needed and control the lift with the throttle. I saw someone today, on a yellow RR, heading eastbound on the BARNET just before IOCO pull a wheelie; and I believe this was the style used to pop up. any thoughts on this?
anyone, on a 600RR, use either of the above? or both? which one do you feel more comfortable and more successful? or do you get the same results as me? the RR simply shoots forward...