Try doing a quick burnout before attempting to wheelie it makes it much easier . Bring it to Stunt school we had stock 89 Gixxer 750's wheeling no problem , if I can't get your bike to wheelie I'll wave the $40 fee. For some reason Kawasaki thinks the 7R is a race bike so the gearing is way too tall. Who cares about top speed , wear a cape if you want to look like the fastest guy on the street. Gear it so you can have some fun.