View Full Version : Wheelie Gearing/Sprockets
05-13-2003, 09:47 AM
I just can't seem to get the front wheel of the ground. I should have the stock sprockets.
I just rev the bike in first gear to 10k and dump the clutch...is this right?
So is it just me that sucks at wheelies or should I change the gearing?
05-13-2003, 11:28 AM
Save your clutch & don't bother, the 2-strokes rev out to quick to ride a good wheelie... buy a dirtbike if you want to practice wheelies. Dirtbikes are made to be crashed, so if you loop it you probably won't damage anything.
Ed's pretty good at standup wheelies and stoppies on his Aprilia trials bike, I'll get some video & pics and have one of the guys load them to the forum.
05-13-2003, 01:54 PM
But I've seen many doing good wheelies in town with 2-stroke 125cc NSR's and other street-bikes...
05-13-2003, 08:38 PM
If you call getting the bike vertical a good wheelie then yes that's possible, but you can't really ride it far with a 2-stroke because it revs out to quick... you can't just pull it up in 2nd gear and keep working the throttle for a mile or two like you could with a 4-stroke. My RGV250 would wheelie really easy, but there's only so far that you can go in one gear on a 2-stroke before the powerband falls flat, and shifting in a wheelie with a powerband isn't a good idea :eek: .
If you just want to pop it up real quick then just grab a hand full of throttle & dump the clutch in 1st... that'll do the trick :lol:
05-14-2003, 05:42 AM
I wasn't talking about 1mile wheelies just 10-30 meter wheelis at the maximum :p
05-14-2003, 06:41 AM
uve got a prob if it wont pop up at 10k drops my stocker does it at 8k.... its prolly just you... leaning forwards or summat....
05-15-2003, 03:56 PM
If you can't wheelie using the stock gearing then you should not even try to wheelie, you will hurt yourself. :eek:
Besides wheelies on a tiny bike are not that cool anyway.
05-16-2003, 08:50 AM
Hmm I just counted the front sprocket teeth and somehow got them to 14... that's not stock right?
micah apriliaforum com
05-16-2003, 12:22 PM
Try an 11:47 combo....that should be killer fro wheelies!:evil: :evil:
05-16-2003, 12:28 PM
And have a top speed of 40mph.:D
05-16-2003, 03:56 PM
05-17-2003, 04:03 AM
wel i've got 11/47 and the top end is really not bad! :p its still stock and i go 75/80 kmp.
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