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08Honda400ex
05-22-2008, 10:06 PM
How do you shift gears while riding a wheelie?

loves2spooge
05-27-2008, 08:42 PM
well just pull it up and shift up normally without using clutch. just dont downshift without clutch.

08Honda400ex
05-30-2008, 03:24 PM
shifting without the clutch doesnt mess it up?

loves2spooge
05-31-2008, 08:56 PM
nah, just like with a standard car. if u get the rpms high enough u can just shift up. DONT shift DOWN without the clutch.

acline
06-04-2008, 04:47 PM
my 07 ran perfect and never had any problems shifting that way, and we stunt quads all the time, Just make sure keep eye on oil and brakes

TRX_450
06-17-2008, 05:29 PM
or......learn to do it the right way and use a clutch both ways

2005_TRX400ex91
06-29-2008, 12:32 AM
if your fast enough its not that hard to give the clutch a pull too... just gotta be back far enough as to be able to balance for the split second your off the gas

mandrewlt250r
12-07-2008, 12:40 PM
i never use the clutch when i shift up and i've never had any problems. its more about personal preference.....

rooster300ex
12-07-2008, 01:12 PM
I use the clutch when shifting gears in a wheelie. I don't use to clutch always when I downshift and have never had any trouble. I make sure i'm off the gas though.

hondariderdylan
02-04-2009, 01:58 PM
its is hard but after some practice and you figure nout how to do it, its really cool

plus you can make some of your buddies say holy s***, he is good

WesDS450X
02-05-2009, 03:36 PM
Itspretty easy to do with the clutch, just takes pratice.

Sanddraging28
03-22-2009, 10:51 PM
get a pingel shifter and all you hace to do is tap a button to shift......super quick

CGCinc
04-30-2009, 03:52 PM
I used to shift my streetbike through 2nd,3rd,4th in a wheelie and everyone thought it was cool....It was really because I wasn't that good at balancing a wheelie and had to power through it. Now I'm more into controlling the balance point and throttle so I can wheelie as long as I wish. Shiftings not hard with a little practice but be careful not to be jerky or you'll end up on the ground.

pit/wood
06-22-2009, 10:36 AM
apply upward pressure on the shifter while you are on the throttle,blip the throttle(let off slightly,then bring it back to the same place)

You wont loose much ground speed that way.


practice shifting like that on flat ground first to get a feel for it.

make sure you engage the next gear completly.

yellowhonda400
07-01-2009, 01:51 PM
it depends on what kind of clutch u have. my new quad has a nice smoth clutch that i can pull with 2 fingers so i when i shift in a wheelie i can use the clutch very easily. i always keep 2 fingers on the clutch anyways especially when im wheeling so i guess its all preferance because u can also powershift (not using clutch) but you have to do it at the right rpms.

dvx440/440ex
07-12-2009, 02:49 AM
shifting comes easy with practice i would work on your balance point once you get that you can slow down a wheelie stop it if your good enough any one can do power wheelies slow speed wheelies are way more impressive in my book

ngarbe561
03-06-2010, 11:23 PM
i never use my clutch when i ride in genaral i do on my holeshot and coming out of hairpins it realy easy the other hting with the wheelie u have to be at ur balnce point or close to it other wise ur fron ends ganan come down as soon as u let off the gas

RallySoob
05-20-2010, 12:23 PM
get it up in 1st gear, make yourself shift into 2nd when your on the balance point and do the same all the way up to 5th gear. repeat. sooner than later you will be pounding gears up and down with your front end up. and train yourself to keep your left foot over the brake as much as you can. repetition is all it is, get comfortable on your balance point and the rest will follow. as stated above, your balance point doesn't require alot of throttle, if your holding the front end up with the throttle your not really on the balance point... GL

TRX250XRIDER
04-19-2011, 10:36 AM
im 13 and have been sice i was 5 on my 11 250x i can start first and shift all the way to fifth u just need practice

tahitianrider
04-27-2011, 01:23 AM
Do you guys let off the gas while shifting up without the clutch during a wheelie ?
I always tried with the clutch and the wheelie always goes down when I pull it lol

TRX250XRIDER
04-30-2011, 06:07 PM
haha you need to let off the gas before you change gears

tahitianrider
04-30-2011, 06:22 PM
Yeah I know for normal shipping you have too lol but I never powershift so wasn't sure for the powershifting.