Got2josh said:well, lil' update here. I've been on the 750 for a few weeks now and pretty much have 1st and 2nd gear whoolies down.
The bike is so much twitchier than I thought it would be, it was nuts the first couple times clutching up 1st, came up wicked fast.
I would say that if if it's your first time and you have no idea what it's going to feel like, at least on the 750, start out in 2nd.
Sitting down, get to like 4-5k and pop the clutch at like 2k above road speed, it'll come up a little bit but not much, really controllable. but doing little sit-downs like this gives you a little feel for the bike coming up.
Now first gear, once you get comfy (somewhat) with the feeling of clutchin 2nd a little, get it high once in a while, I'd move down to first gear.
It's all a feel thing with the clutch, you have to just find it by trial and error, but I've found that the easiest way is to be going at around 25-30 or so, standing staggered, and slowly start accelerating, then, keeping the throttle steady, pull the clutch in just a little bit so that the revs climb a little let the clutch out quickly. You only pull it in just enough so it slips a little, no need to disengage it all the way. Now as you let go of the clutch the bike is going to jump up hella quick, the first time scared the crap out of me. So it popped up but instict makes you just chop the throttle and down you go.
So basically once you start doing that in first, try to get familiar with what the bike is going to do when you drop the clutch, and then start working on holding the throttle steady and feeling the bike rise up under you.
Eventually you'll learn where to drop the clutch so it comes right up to balance point, but until then clutch it just a foot or so and work the throttle to bring it higher.
First gear has a ton of engine braking, so if things get hairy at all you can chop the throttle it's gonna come right down.