Why can't I wheelie in second gear?

My motorcycle will not wheelie in second gear. Or at least I can't get it to. I ride a 2006 yamaha fz1 with a two bros slip on. I can clutch up a wheelie in first gear no problem but when I try in second gear it only will come up a few inches. I think it might be because I weigh 225 lbs. Should my bike be able to wheelie in second gear? I ordered a fuel commander to hopefully help with this issue.

4 Answers

  • Rodney
    Lv 4
    8 years ago

    If you care about your bike its really best not to wheelie, it only ends up being bad for it.

  • 8 years ago

    try sitting further back on the seat. If you sit back far enough, you should be able to wheelie with the engine off.

  • Dan
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    Are you trying with 1st gear front wheel down?

    You can shift your weight back.

  • A-Two
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    That is an illegal manoeuvre and as such I am going to report it as an abuse of community rules - you can report me for thinking you are really dumb.

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