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Thanks for the cool messages guys!! :bowdown:

As it was my birthday I thought I would treat myself and have a go at a power wheelie. I only managed to get the wheel an inch or two off the ground but it's a start isn't it. I wasn't sure how to do one but watched this YouTube link which guided me through the process.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qncPBZ9DRRk

Hope that keep revving my bike to 10,000 RPM's in first gear doesn't damage it in any way, any advice on this issue?

I also read through a 'Wheelie' thread that I found on the gsxr forums which offered top advice. I struggled to get the front off the ground at first but then realised that I was shifting my weight forward as a natural response to the front going light. I think I'm going to practice this more before using the clutch to get the front up.

Cheers

Phibir :bike:
 

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hey

lol reving your bike to 10,000 rpms is not hurting it at all.... so dont worry about that... power wheelies arent to safe in my opinion u really have to run out the gear and your doing 50+mph by the time your wheel comes off the ground (depending on your bike) my advice is start clutch ups in 2nd gear dont do it in first you will loop your bike theres just too much power for beginners in first gear.. but DO WHAT YOU LIKE lol just my advice
 

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I'm in the same boat, just started to play around with power wheelies. I am slowly getting use to the feeling of the front wheel coming up but am still very uncomfortable with so it doesn't come up too far or for very long.

I think it is just going to be a long, slow process for me.
 

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Cool, I can practice them without having to worry about damaging my ride.

I’m not scared of falling off my bike trying to get the front wheel up but I don’t have any cash for another bike if I total this one, so I’m taking it very slow. I’m going to keep trying the power wheelie for now until I can get it as high as the one in the YouTube video. Once I’ve managed that I plan to start trying the clutch ups.

Like you say ‘b3av3r’ it’s going to be a very slow process for me too, but hey there is no rush I suppose.

You will have to keep me updated on your progress ‘b3av3r’ and let me know if you manage to progress any further than me and if so, let me know how you did. Maybe you could offer me some pointers if that’s the case?

Cheers

Phibir :bike:
 

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Just get goin about 40 mph or listen for your powerband to kick in once your there let off the throttle and then gas it quickly and the front tire will come right off the ground. i wouldnt mess around with clutching it its likly ur gunna end up with the bike on top of you on the ground good luck :thumbup:
 

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Cool, I can practice them without having to worry about damaging my ride.

I’m not scared of falling off my bike trying to get the front wheel up but I don’t have any cash for another bike if I total this one, so I’m taking it very slow. I’m going to keep trying the power wheelie for now until I can get it as high as the one in the YouTube video. Once I’ve managed that I plan to start trying the clutch ups.

Like you say ‘b3av3r’ it’s going to be a very slow process for me too, but hey there is no rush I suppose.

You will have to keep me updated on your progress ‘b3av3r’ and let me know if you manage to progress any further than me and if so, let me know how you did. Maybe you could offer me some pointers if that’s the case?

Cheers

Phibir :bike:
I use to power wheelie and walk my 4wheeler as far as there was road. That was about 4 years ago and on a machine that was worth a lot less. The speed and the cost are the two biggest factors keeping me from trying harder. I figure a bad accident on my bike will probably cost almost as much as cheap salvage title stunt bike. So chances are I will start shopping for one of those soon.
 

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Power Band!

Okay, I have another silly question to ask you guys.

:hmmm: What is the power band?

My friend has been a biker for years now and it was with his help that I got my GSXR-600 about 3 weeks ago. He has frequently mentioned that he has to be careful of the power band on his CBR-1000 and that if you’re not ready for it then it can throw you off. He assumes that I totally understand what he’s talking about however I don’t actually know. It seems that most people I talk to know exactly what it means, so I have been too embarrassed to ask. That’s why I thought that joining the gsxr.com forums was a good idea, to get these questions answered for me.

Thanks

Phibir :bike:
 

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when people are talking about the "powerband" of their bike(or any motor vehicle) they are talking about the rpm's in which the motor makes the most power... for most gixxers its going to start between 10-12,000 rpms and go up from there
-Josh
 
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