Wheelie and Stoppie
30 Jan 08
it is not that hard and not that easy. it is just the practice that will lead you to experties. it also depends on what type of biek you got. with MX bikes just the accelator is enough to pic the front end of the bike but with small bikes like CRF150 or 125 you need a combined effort of the clutch and accelator to pic the front end up. first try to just gage how much throtell you need and how much release of clutch you need to pick the front end. if you manage to pick it, don't worry about staying there but just try to balance. when you become at home with the balance you will easily learn to stay there. Most importantly you must know one thing that when you try to pick up the front end you must have to keep the handle bar balanced and straight otherwise this will lead you to an unbalanced lift and can cause you to drop. for this you msut put the bike in frist gear and start moving slow then depending in your bike you have to resolve the issue of which gear best for wheelie. in small bikes 1st and 2nd gear is good for this but in bigger bikes you are able to do it in 3rd and 4th. you will learn by practice but be catious and do not hurry. be slow and steady. good luck
26 Jan 07
Stoppie: To perform a stoppie, the rider gets up speed and applies the brake while leaning forward the rides on the front wheel until the bike goes to sudden stop Wheelie: Select first gear, over-grip the throttle, grip the tank with your knees, steady yourself and cover the back break, accelerate fairly slow in a straight line up to 22-25mph. Do not dip the throttle to compress the forks, and then twist the throttle in one fast sharp movement, the front wheel will come up. Visit www.bikegirl.co.uk for more tips.