I have a question about "clutch wheelie" on my FZ6. As you guys may offer comments, please bare in mind that my bike has less torque than full supersport 600's. This bike is 600cc with 90 Hp and 43 ft-lb torque; I weigh 180 lbs.
I have previously done "power wheelies" with general easy on the FZ6. Now, its time for clutched wheelies.
I have read a good write up on clutch wheelies at:
What I have done is:
- Cover rear brake, in case needed.
- Sit upright with arms near straight (dont jerk bars).
- Roll along in 1st gear at 25 kph, at low rpms.
- Pull in (disengage) clutch, and rev engine up to 10,0000 rpm.
- Then, dump clutch (abruptly let go of lever), and add a bit more throttle.
- Suddenly, bike rises but only 6 inches - poor.
- Sames as Method A but ...
- Pull in (disengage) clutch, and rev engine up to 9,0000 rpm.
- Twitch the front brake to get the suspension to bounce.
- Simulaneously, as the front is bouncing up,
dump the clutch (abruptly let go of lever), and add a bit more throttle.
- Suddenly, bike rises up 2 feet - good.
1) My implementation of Method A seems to earn feable results (6 inches). I suspect that I can get higher results if I rev'd it higher before dumping the clutch - but I don't for fear of looping it. Is more rev's what is needed?
2) My implementation of Method B is better results however it is far less consistent. The effectiveness depends on perfectly synchronizing the up bounce with the clutch dump. Is my method correct?
3) Is the FZ6 engine (stock sprockets) adequate to use Method A, or is Method B really needed?
4) For my clarification, is "dumping" the "sudden and abrupt release (let go) of the clutch lever"? This seems to be a very "uncontrolled" maneuver.
5) I don't know if it is possible with the FZ6, but I would prefer to have more control on the clutch lever: such as rapid but controlled release of clutch lever, where my two fingers stay wrapped around the lever even when releasing. Can this be done?