And I thought the problem was just me . . .
I ride a '90 Gixxer, not exaclty the lightest bike on earth. For the longest time I tried my ass off to get a quality wheelie, asked advice, searched the internet, practiced, practiced, practiced . . . still got basically nowhere; I couldn't get the front wheel more than a foot off the ground without an intense amount of effort and hitting redline before I knew it. For the longest time I thought that I just sucked ass and was never going to get anywhere.
However, a little while ago a buddy of mine got his first street bike and he wanted me to ride it home for him since he didn't want his first ride to be on the 99 back to Squamish. He ended up getting a '95 Gixxer. Needless to say, I made it home quite a bit quicker than him and got to wondering . . . is it just me, or my bike that doesn't like to wheelie. Long story short, I spend the next 20 minutes doing wheelies up and down his street on his '95. Just open the throttle to 6, close, open and the front wheel comes up like there's no tommorow. I think to myself, "well that's funny, I was doing the same thing at almost twice the RPM on my bike and I was getting nowhere". Great.
So, to all you people who have bikes that can power up with no problem at all . . . I HATE YOU!
Now if I can come out of this school year with enough money, hopefully a '97 Gixxer I have my eye on will put me right on my way to hating myself.