We’ve had a lot of questions from you guys on can my bike do a wheelie, well can you give me some tips on how to wheelie my bike. So what we did is we went in search and found all the different types of bikes that we have with a clutch without a clutch big and small and we’re going to wheelie them all today.
And it’s going to be wheelie fun. First bike, Honda XR or CRF depending on how new this thing is I have no idea 50 no clutch three gears. The biggest difference in wheeling this bike and wheeling a bike with a clutch is you have to use your body weight and also throttle to get the front wheel up rather than throttle and popping the clutch.
So it may take me a few times but I’m going to try to figure out how to wheelie this thing using my upper body by leaning back turning the throttle at the same time and then controlling traditionally how you control your wheelie with the throttle and the back brake. Here we go. Bike number two we have a 1968 Yamaha TTR 110 I’m just kidding it’s like 2012.
It’s been the same for multiple years the concept is the same as a 50 however the wheelbase is a little longer the tires are a little bigger, in my opinion, it’s a little easier for a bigger person to wheelie as the bikes get bigger. Tip difference will be it’s got a little more power so you don’t need as much throttle and as much bodyweight to get it to come up and then you control it with a back brake.
Which by the way if you need to know how to wheelie we have a whole how to wheelie video up here somewhere you can click on the link and learn all the techniques, for now, we’re going to know the differences in all these bikes, check it out. Bike three guess who just got a clutch, this guy. We’re back to what we know.
Okay, so the biggest difference between wheeling my big bike and this bike is just going to be wheelbase throttle sensitivity and brake sensitivity. Obviously the big bike has a little more power and it has a little more sensitivity with the brakes so I’ve just got to be careful and think about what I’m doing and if you ride this bike back home you’ve got to do the same thing.
Think about your steps ahead of time think about hitting the brake a little before you get too high and rather than getting there and trying to slam it down. I’m going to try to wheel this thing and see how it goes, let’s ride. Alright, guys bike number four we’re getting to a size that’s a little closer to my liking. We’re on a TTR 125 2012, 13, 14 not sure somewhere in that range and we’re going to see if we can wheelie this thing.
We’re getting a little close to the wheelbase of a big bike something I’m used to. At home, if you’re on a TTR 125 you may have to use a little more throttle and a little quicker clutch release to get the front end to come up. Okay, they are heavy bikes they don’t have a ton of power.
So you need to move your weight back towards the back fender nice quick clutch release with some throttle a little weight back and then traditionally cover the rear brake with your right foot make sure you control on that balance point with your clutch in your rear brake. Let’s do it. Alright, bike number five. We are at bike number five which I should use my thumb so you can see five.
We’re on a 2017 CRF 230, I call it the tank. It weighs about 300 pounds it feels like so if you’re on this bike at home and you’re trying to wheelie and you’re having a hard time getting the front end up is probably due to the heavyweight. You’ve got to give it even more throttle than the 125 an even quicker clutch release and make sure your butts back towards the back fender.
We’re going to see how it goes trying to wheelie this thing as always cover the rear brake make sure your fingers’ on the clutch so you can get the front end down if you’re in an emergency. Let’s ride. Alright, guys, that’s it, we wheelied multiple different bikes in multiple different ways there’s a bike we must stop now.
We’re done there’s noise in the background and I’m sad. Alright, guys, we’re done wheeling for the day. I hope this helps you feel like you can wheel your own bike at home.