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Anybody good at wheelies yet on their pred? I flipped mine backward on my first longer ride so ive been tentative. When theres good traction i can pull it up in second and go a ways, but i havent been able to balance it. I just use the power to keep it up. I like how it will pull the front end off in 3rd and 4th over small hills, as long as i dont go over backward moving that fast. I also did a cool one following a cookie on the sand bar. I spun around in 2nd and when i straightened it out the front end came up right away, nice trick to show off for girls.
 

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I've never been able to wheelie any machine. I don't think I know how to really get the nose up. I'm like you though, I'm timid about flipping all the way up and over. I watched a friend try to wheelie his Raptor and he did just that... up it went, and he fell off the back. Then the machine came back down and motored on off by itself... we had to chase it down! Was actually pretty hilarious to watch.

Anyway... how do you get the nose up? I'm guessing you shift your weight back on the seat, and stab the gas while giving a yank on the bars? Am I right?

Rob
 

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that is what i do rob, i have been able to get some pretty decent wheelies, nothing spectacular, but i can ride one for a little bit. I have a 39t sprocket coming for the rear, and i also ordered the airfoce kit and W/b pipe to give me some extra power. That should help me get that front end up a little bit easier. lol
 

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This quad takes a little more to wheelie than my 2 previous quads(raptor and EX). wIth a little practice they become quite easy. I can go from a standstill to 3rd gear pinned on 2 wheels. Just takes practice. I'd say for the beginner to practice, try rolling in 2nd gear and crack the throttle. If it doesnt come up all the way as soon as the tires hit the ground crack it all the way again and it will stand up. Its usually a lot easier for beginners to stand up at first. Lean the back of your legs againt the rear fender/mud guard and lean back a little. You'll be a pro in no time. If this doesnt work come to a stop in 1st with the clutch in and hold the throttle amlmost all the way open and pop the clutch.
 

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I wouldnt recommend the first gear one. Ive found that the easiest way is in second, at about half throttle, hit it and lean back when the power comes on. Also, if you are moving pretty fast and theres decent traction, it will pull the front end off in 3rd and 4th over a small hill. For me, in iowa, thats in bean fields and such. Its pretty fun since my scrambler would only get it up from a standstill. Be careful in sand, thats where i flipped. I had it in second and pretty much floored it, it spun for a little while and when it decided to come up it was in my face before i knew what happened.
 

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Kep that foot close to the rear brake. You'll have time to stop yourself from flipping and if you fall off you'll slow it down enough that the grab bar will keep it standing up
 

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I can ride wheelies standing up or sitting down, you just have to get a feel for popping the clutch at the right RPM and speed. I usually do em in 2nd gear. It's fun
 

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I was timid about riding wheelies until I started riding them up a hill. I go real slow and double pump the throttle, the front end comes up and it's easy to control it. Going up the hill is nice because it makes you feel like you're riding a perfect wheely, but really the front tires are only 2 feet off the ground. After doing this for awhile, you get used to the feeling and you'll become more confident on the flat ground.
 

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If you put larger tires on the back..like i have the 22" realters, would this make it easier or harder to wheelie? Also having your suspension stiffer or softer..would that matter? I find you have to be going pretty quick in second to get it to come up, i dont really feel comfortable at that speed. I watch all the ex and rappy and shee guys doing it, and its like, bang up they go..no problem at all! DOH!
 

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I don't have any problem at all on mine. As far as holding the gas almost all the way open and and popping the clutch in 1st, I definetly wouldn't recommend that, unless you want to be flat on your back on the ground. It's very simple, get the R's up in 1st shift quickly to 2nd, crack the throttle and she'll come right up and if you're good enough, which I'm not, you can hold it while you shift to 3rd and maybe even 4th. By then though you will be running out of torque and the front going to come down, no matter what. Good luck!! :)
 

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I kept hearing that the pred was hard to wheelie and i had no problem what so ever. I went from a standstill (practicing my starts) leaned way forward over the handlebars (not actually trying to wheelie) and it almost came over on me. The best is goin about 15 mph and cranking the wheel quickly and getting it up on two wheels (one front one back) then seeing how far you can go. I managed to shift all the way from first to fourth till i got back on all wheels.
 

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this is something i tryed with my blaster. i put one knee on the seat and did wheelies that way. it is very easy to throw the wheeler if it comes over too fast. some people dont like to do it that way but i find that it helps with the balance.
 

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I was racing a 400 ex and a 250r suzuki (beat em both) on a friends track. The first time i raced I lost though. My predator wheelied straight up and back i went. It was quite funny. Their was too much traction for the rpm i used. Alothough it made a funny story I made up for it the next race when i took the hole shot and just stayed in front. I also dragged the 250r and actually beat em. I didn't know if i would because those machines are fast but mines faster. ;) He didn't like that much. But by the way go big or go home is how i live. lol talk to you boys and girls later.
 

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I can wheelie from 1st all the way into 3rd. It just takes a little time to get a feel of the bike. Its alot different from my raptor. My raptor i could just nail the gas and it would stand right up in 1,2, or 3 and in forth you had to hit the powerband let off and then nail it again. When I first got my predator I was kind of disapointed about the low end power compared to my raptor. But when about mid point of the powerband of the pred. I was very inpressed. The pred. seems to feel like a 2 storke. the power comes on and them really hard. When I try wheelies I just pull it up in first and then shift into the other gears without using the clutch, I kind of nail it and then let off of it until i can change gears but by the time i get into third its pretty fast and lose momentum and the front end comes down. A little more practice might help.
 

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well i was practicing my starts and i shifter into 2nd with the r's high and the front end came right up and i rode it till the throttle was pinned i suprised my self. All i got to work on is shifting. How exactly do you shift during whellies?
 

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just let of the gas slightly and change gears without the clutch. Its fairly easy. Just let off the throttle slightly.
 

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Drive in first gear and short shift it and then pull in the cluch push the gas about 1/2 open and release the cluch and hold on.
 

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ive never been on many sport quads before the pred so not much wheelie experience prior to the pred. I couldnt make mine wheelie to save my life till i put on the clamp on filter and re-jetted, now i just need to figure how to balance and control them,
 
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