- Dec 8, 1999
I have been aggresively practicing my balance wheelies for a few weeks now, and am getting VERY close. I can usually ride a wheelie 50 or 60 yards, which is far enough to look like I know what I am doing, but that is barely before the balance point, and slowly revving up... I can ride a wheelie on a quad all day long, and then some. My usual technique has been leaning WAY back, with full extension of the arms to the bars, and counterbalancing with the body. Lately though I have been wheelieing it up, then pulling the bars closer to me (chest protector maybe 6" or so off the tank) and riding them with the bike more vertical. This seems to be easier to hold up, but it also tips over backwards more easily. Any advanced tips for zoning in on the balance point in temrs of body position and bike position? In terms of control use? I usually don't clutch into wheelies, rather power up, and then throttle control them. I love SLOOOOW wheelies since nobody seems to be able to do them, and I feel like they require more skill in a lot of cases, and would like to practice going slow. I am riding my WR400...