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Man i own a 94 zx7L with 14km on it it has stage one jet kit an +4 ignition advancer -1 in the front +2 in the rear and I still cant get it to wheelie up! Last resort is putting VIAGRA in the gas tank!:rotflmao WTF!
 

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Man i own a 94 zx7L with 14km on it it has stage one jet kit an +4 ignition advancer -1 in the front +2 in the rear and I still cant get it to wheelie up! Last resort is putting VIAGRA in the gas tank!:rotflmao WTF!
these bikes are pigs i have a SBM 903 motor in my 1993 zx7 it has 142rwh hp and i can power wheelie first and second no problem clutch up 3rd um if you want that thing to wheelie basicaly stock like you have it your best bet is to just clutch the shit out of it but ill tell you what these zx7s are not very fun to wheelie...
 

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Mine will power wheelie in first coming out of a hard turn. 1k clutch picks it right up. Cant do 3rd gear bounce wheelies.
 

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You should be able to use the throttle in first to wheelie just by rolling it on hard after about 7-8000 rpm. Once it is on the way up snick it into 2nd and you can go a long way with it. Tip: have your foot ready to shift into second before you start to bring it up.

Wheeling is more technique than bike, although a light bike helps. I could wheelie my gsxr750 for miles when I was good at it. In fact, I could pull the front of that bike up with a hard tug at about 11000 rpm in third gear (over 160 km/hr) and bring it up to balancing point. But I've largely lost the skill to wheelie, for I've been away from bikes for several years now. Nonetheless, your bike has enough power even with stock gearing to "power wheelie" through 2 gears.
 

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Man i own a 94 zx7L with 14km on it it has stage one jet kit an +4 ignition advancer -1 in the front +2 in the rear and I still cant get it to wheelie up! Last resort is putting VIAGRA in the gas tank!:rotflmao WTF!
You are doing it wrong, my bike will power up the front with stock gearing and a complete inability to run correctly at low RPMs. And the ignition advancer doesn't increase power.
 

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I could wheelie my J1 whenever I felt like it, although it is easier to clutch up 1st-2nd especially with stock gearing. They are heavy and there's definitely something to be said for lighter and more powerful, but as others have mentioned technique is the biggest factor. As well as covering that rear brake pedal :)
 

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I could wheelie my J1 whenever I felt like it, although it is easier to clutch up 1st-2nd especially with stock gearing. They are heavy and there's definitely something to be said for lighter and more powerful, but as others have mentioned technique is the biggest factor. As well as covering that rear brake pedal :)
like i said the bikes arent ment to be wheelie monsters like the gsxr 1000 and the zx10r
 

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Get a good launch from about 3.5k rpm, front end will come right up with stock gearing.
 

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Get a good launch from about 3.5k rpm, front end will come right up with stock gearing.
In the first three gears if you drop it hard enough.
 

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Masta u said I have the wrong set up? The ignition advancer is supposed to give u better throttle response? and gearing will give u more torque so if its the wrong set up what do I need to do?:tard
 

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he was just being technical about the ignition advance not actually "adding" power. it moves power.
to continue being technical, the gearing doesn't GIVE you more torque. it MULTIPLIES your current torque.


You need to practice. The problem isnt your set up.

practice power wheelies in first gear WITHOUT the clutch. if you can't get it up in first as it is, the clutch is probably too dangerous of territory for you right now.

bring it up to about 6k or so in first and let off the throttle, only to snap right back on it. this should power the bike forward and lift the front end. just get comfortable with that.
 

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keep in mind that you won't be able to lift up a standing wheelie on the freeway at 70mph like a modern liter bike can.
Wanna bet on that?

I can't prove it, but the guy I know around here with three older models (like the OP) does it all the time.
Well, not any more... as he rides a 10R. But I have seen him do just that.
 

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The last guy I bought the bike off of said he did the tune up , I had a stage one jet kit put in and carbs synchronized, maybe i need to take it some where to set it up properly.

MASTA ANY Video LINKS OF THESE OLD BIKES DOING WHEELIES ?
 

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The last guy I bought the bike off of said he did the tune up , I had a stage one jet kit put in and carbs synchronized, maybe i need to take it some where to set it up properly.

MASTA ANY Video LINKS OF THESE OLD BIKES DOING WHEELIES ?
No, because that is called evidence for the courts. But you can try youtube.
 

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Since I quit doing wheelies, (years ago) I spend less time fixing my bike & trying not to scratch road rash as it heals. But I still like to watch someone that really knows how to do it!
 
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