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Hi Everyone:

Power up in 1st? Clutch up in 2nd?

It's been a long time since I'd ridden wheelies but i just got this duke and she loves 'em! I pulled them in first but it wasnt the most controlled (perhaps I'm just rusty or old) so I kept coming down pretty quick and hard.

If you're doing 2nd gear wheelies with the clutch, what RPM are you clutching up in?

Thanks in advance!
 

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On my 890, no clutch needed in 2nd or 3rd. First gear wheelies are really dicey as there is so much torque easy to flip it over backwards. Any significant wheelie assumes I put it in track mode otherwise at about 7 degrees, the TC will start to kill it. If I lift it up in 3rd, easier to find the balance point and ride it for a while.
 

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On my 890, no clutch needed in 2nd or 3rd. First gear wheelies are really dicey as there is so much torque easy to flip it over backwards. Any significant wheelie assumes I put it in track mode otherwise at about 7 degrees, the TC will start to kill it. If I lift it up in 3rd, easier to find the balance point and ride it for a while.
Wow, so you're powering up 2nd and 3rd? Amazing. If you happen to recall what RPM you're at please let me know! I tried real down low 2nd gear power wheelies today between 2-4.5k and it didnt come up, perhaps the power band is higher up.

Have to find a safe place to try and not get pulled over.

Thanks!
 
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