Hi guys. I'm about to book a day at wheelie school, but there defintiely seems to be a divided camp for those in favour of schools that teach the power wheelie (off the throttle) method versus those who teach the clutch method. My question is - WHICH IS BEST?! I have looked up all the main ones - Jimmy Fireblade, I Want To Wheelie, SCSWS, The Wheelie School etc, and they all profess that their chosen method is best. Arguments for throttle one is that is easiest for beginners as they dont need to worry about multiple controls and is better to concentrate on teh feeling of the wheel being up in the air prior to messing with controls. Arguments for clutch ones is that they are more controlled and the 'proper' way of doing it, rather than just gassing the throttle. Can someone with some experience help?! I dont really care if you see results quicker with the throttle method - I would rather learn how to do them properly, even if this means it is slow to pick up on the day (as hopefully it means I will be better afterwards!) Thanks! Aaron
Wheelie School....which is best - clutch or throttle?!
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my return advice
get over yourself...
If anyone with any more constructive and useful advice wishes to contribute, then it would be much appreciated!
**I havent **
a clue, however there ius a section on here where you can ask the experts of MCN - they will probably be your best bet.
At least your going to a controlled environment and not trying to teach yourself on the road... I hope you find one that suits you. Play safely!
Like Dougie says I say well done for doing it at a school as oppose to on public roads etc.
There is a video (on this site I think) on how to start on the wheelie thing. Basically it mentions starting on the throttle so you get the feeling of the front end going light to the point when it actually comes off the ground. You then try this but hold the wheel off the ground for a short while. Then, and only then, you go to the clutch method. As the wheel comes up quicker off the clutch and you already know how it feels to have the front wheel in the air you should be able to hold it. You then progress to longer and therefore fatser wheelies.
Although I must admit I do not do wheelies. I can do them on a bicycle as long as you like but I think with my bike I don't want to bin it.
Good luck and have great fun.
Grow Up You Pr1ck
I bet you have done a direct acces course and jumped from a little bike to a blade or similar.
Wheelies are easy, and should only be kept for off road activities, do one on the road and you will get banned.
I bet you have spent hours trying to get your knee down as well.
I have wheelied any thing from MTB50 to R1, and now love to wheelie my SXV, but this is kept for the track.
You cannot see where you are going that well on one wheel and guess what it is difficult to stop on one wheel when a cager pulls out in front of you.
As for method either is suitable, i use clutch when riding trials and power on SXV, and it is a practiced skill, as is riding a motorcycle and if you do not possess these basic skills and or control then what the hell are you doing on the road.
If you want a ASBO then go ahead, again i repeat PR!CK
Why the annomosity
When even Hammond recently admitted that he could not wheelie and it was one of his targets for this year.
Don't be hard on someone asking for some advice when they are openly admitting they are going to go to a school to learn and don't even mention they are going to do it on public roads.
I know if I had the (spare) cash I would go for it. Oh and probably an off road course too.
Have fun Aaron
The guy only asked a question.
Talk about handbags at dawn.
This is another iritating little PR!CK, who thinks he can ride.
My advice is simple keep wheelies off road, and training course are good, however it takes years to develop the balance and control skills.
Again if you want a ASBO carry on
Get the missus to give you a blow job....you need to chill man
As you say you can do them so you had to learn once so give the guy a break....
Afterall he is just saying he want's to learn so why let off with your insults. Everyone has questions and like I have said at least he is a. asking and b. getting proper safe training. Oh and Hammond IMHO can ride so why have a pop at him. We may not all ride the way you do and where you do it but we still ride and I will stop and talk/help any biker. F*** it I could go on but why waste my text...
Take your comments somewhere where they will be more appreciated. Can't think of where that place will be but I am sure you can find somewhere.
Hey Aaron, get out there and do the training and have fun doing it. I am sure a lot of us would given the chance. jb
So much pent-up rage in your posts! You are wrapped way too tight.... I don't think you should be on the roads either,... with all that seething anger in you! ..... 'Road Rage Incident' just waiting to happen.
I am no expert, but I have mates who can wheelie for miles at high speed. talking to them the general consensus is clutch is always best .... but throttle is the easiest way to start. As others have said, start on the throttle and develop on to using the clutch. It takes a while to master and it's best to 'walk before trying to run' . Good luck and enjoy your wheelie school.
It was suggested
by a stunt rider at the weekend that Quads are a good way to start learn to wheelie, as you can practice the clutch/throttle thing with out having to worry to much about the balance.
**as the others have said, lighten up man. no one has said he wants this skill to use on the roads, just that he wants to be able to do it. and if anything it might even be a useful skill for the roads in terms of refining throttle control (not actually wheelieing)
Link below is to a stunters section of an American forum ... full of useful threads on wheelies, stand-ups, stoppies etc.
You will find all your answers there.(you don't need to sign up to read the replies).
It was a superbike vid which takes you through the stages.
Have a look and I am sure it will give you something to think about before you do the course.
There is an MCN one too on you tube but it's not as in depth as this one.
Chris & dhustonedave
Nobbingfrogs is the place for you boys, you'll be happy there with Archie arseangler ,dodgy and the other numpties " />
The wheelie school I would reconmend is I Want To Wheelie.. great instruction, great bikes and a looong airfield to mess around on. They were trottle based, which I found was easy and more realistic to general riding situations, also if you dont't wheelie during the day you get to go back again for free!
As for growing up.. well I found the day useful for the road too, as I now dont poo my pants when the front end comes up out of a bend! .. and most of all it was bloody good fun! " /> Enjoy!
poor chap ask a question and abuse is thrown at him... i be suprised if he stick around after this intro to the MCN forum!!!!
aaron not my sort of thing.. but hell whats one man poison....
Though something id rather only see practiced at a school. Best of luck and enjoy. " />
If you have very little experience of wheelieing then wheelieing with the throttle only is probably the best bet for you. Your unlikely to loop the bike as the front end wont come up too quick. Getting used to the front end being in the air takes a little bit of time.
If you've got more experience then I'd go for the clutching it up schools but there is much more likelyhood of looping the bike doing this. Wheelieing on the clutch allows you greater control of when to loft the front rather than having to be at a particular engine revs to do it on the power.
Getting caught on the roads nowdays pulling a wheelie will probably get you banned so be careful where you pull them.
i went to..
jimmy fireblade for a birthday prezzie...really top day out and jimmy makes for a great teacher and host.. as you probably know he teaches the clutch method and all his bikes have a cut out to stop you looping it .. i spose the clutch is safer as such but once you're on your own there really is no fail safe and its down to your own judgement.
my advice is if you wanna do it then go for it...at the very least you'll have a great day out with the benefit of popping the front wheel up in a safe enviroment.
if you want any more info please don't hesitate to ask
Whats the problem
with someone wanting to learn to wheelie.
I cant believe anybody critisized him. I bet you all break the speed limit every ride and by enough to get an instant ban/prison sentence.
I'm not a great fan of wheelies myself, but with the throttle fully open they're only a small bump etc away.
enjoy your day M8.
Welcome to the forum????