Post Master General
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bowling Green, VA
I Ride: '09 ZX6R
Definitely more time on one wheel in the second video....
Not being a stunter, Having only experienced wheelies on dirt bikes well before you were born it seems like doing them from a standing start would make it tougher to learn. You're trying to do quite a few things at nearly the same time, which require different actions to control them.
Just seems like spreading out the different steps would make it easier to learn each part.
Getting the wheel up, then keeping it up (balance point), and doing both at low speed seems like at least three things happening together.
I recall power wheelies in my youth that could go on for hundreds of feet, because I wasn't chasing a balancing point. I realize now, that it would have been easy to do, simply by shifting my weight further back.
Trying to learn that, with an upper speed limit complicates things.
You seem to initiate the wheelies pretty well, but end up chopping the throttle to control your speed, which drops the front.
My uninformed suggestion would be to let your speed increase and just concentrate on the balance point. Can't tell how big your playground is, but it looks pretty large.... If you have the room, use all of it.
Once you have the feel of the balance point, THEN work on doing it at lower speed.
Loft the front, get to balance point, maintain. Once you get to maintain, forward speed becomes less important.
"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."