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Old 05-07-2016, 05:21 PM
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Hi Guys

I used to be a R1200GS Rider, I bought myself a K1300r as a challenge because I know the bike doesn't suit me as well as a GS.
I'm getting quite confi on the bike, now 6000 km ridden in about 9 months.
I wanna learn how to do some wheelies.
I tried a couple of times, but I couldn't get the front tire off te tarmac.
I know I need to disengage the ABS and ASC.
Does anybody have experience with doing wheelies with a K1300R ? Which gear & RPM are most promising?
Is is a pure powerwheelie or do I need to use the clutch aswell?
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Old 05-07-2016, 08:33 PM
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:09 PM
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And this is your first post?
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Old 05-08-2016, 02:29 AM
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I think you're on the wrong forum

Of course not Capt, we can help.

Pull the clutch in, feed it the giggle berries (RH throttle) then let it rip.

If you are unlucky,….your clutch may end up looking like this.

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Old 05-08-2016, 03:21 AM
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Re: Wheelies

No not joking.
why? is it that simple?
Do you have some tips?
I really would like to manage it in the future.
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Old 05-08-2016, 05:33 AM
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Re: Wheelies

Okay I'll play - look the K1300 certainly has the ability to be wheelied. It has a powerhouse engine.

It certainly is not the best bike for wheelies. It is a heavy machine - known to have a somewhat weak clutch - has a very sophisticated front end with ball joints - did I mention it is heavy.

Wheelies are not the best practice for this bike.

Saying all that - yes you can pull wheelies - simply bring up the rpm's and with some clutch action you can loft the bike - in fact you can flip the bike.

What is a little out of the norm is this is your first post here and you start out with - "hey how do I wheelie this thing".

Typically we get all kinds of excited around here reading about a great day on the twisties - a great travel report.

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Re: Wheelies

Hey, pooching little lofties are fun. Why you guys gotta be so mean?

To the OP, why did you ask about ABS? Is there some reason you think the ABS on the bike has anything to do with your ability to loft the front? That would be a no. When you progress to working on your stoppies, we'll come back to discussing ABS.

Have you ever wheelie'd a small dirt bike? A bicycle? If not, then please quit reading now and go do that for a while first.

Still here? OK. The traction control will spoil your attempts to wheelie. It's designed to do that. Turn it off, go rolling along in 1st gear at about 4 - 5K rpm, and just snap the throttle open. It'll pooch up. Start small with little bunny hops and work your way up to 100 mph sitting on the handlebars mad romps down the interstate. Cover the rear brake while you're practicing.

This post is in no way meant to encourage or promote hooliganism on your new motorcycle. If you wad up your bike and end up checked in to an bed with an IV, just keep reminding yourself how much fun you were having right before you woke up there.
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I bet that bottom ball joint just loves a heavy landing too😎😎😆
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Hi vanheulen, welcome


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brucev Okay I'll play -

I'll play too

1st: guys, isn't "if I can't, the bike can't or nobody can", is just the opposite.



2nd: My opinion about this thread:

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I tried a couple of times, but I couldn't get the front tire off te tarmac
Correct, the bike only get off only with ASC (Automatic Stability Control) disconnected, because ASC and ABS works with the difference of speed of both wheels, when starts to lift (no more than 10 cm.) the front wheel slows speed then ASC cuts inyection/firing to lower the engine power and the yellow alarm turns on few second intermitently.
You need to turn off the ASC function.

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Does anybody have experience with doing wheelies with a K1300R ? Which gear & RPM are most promising?
Is not different to other high powered bikes, you need to have the best torque and the gear/speed as you feel confident, the bike has enough power to lift the front even in 3rd gear.

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Is is a pure powerwheelie or do I need to use the clutch aswell
Again, depends on your way to drive, could be throttle or clutch. if you not use clutch you have one variable, IMO better with 150+ HP

3rd: This post says you is possible to do wheelies, and I say to you is better don't
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:17 PM
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It is so not difficult... ASC off no clutch needed unless in third ... use rear brake for control... never slam throttle shut or you'll stuff ur front end ... hauling the front wheel sky ward is easy but the stress on the machine isn't worth it .... seek professional advice .... start with a psychologist
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Re: Wheelies

I don't have a K-R but a K-S. With that said, and turning ASC off, the front comes up pretty easy with a strong pull of the throttle above 5k rpm. I like the description of Wes earlier of a pooch. The front wheel lifts just a bit and you accelerate nicely.

I never do this btw as I leave ASC on all the time. I paid for it and so I will use it.
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I bet that bottom ball joint just loves a heavy landing too😎😎😆
What the heck they are only $100 from Wunderlich.
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Re: Wheelies

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Hi Guys

I used to be a R1200GS Rider, I bought myself a K1300r as a challenge because I know the bike doesn't suit me as well as a GS.
I'm getting quite confi on the bike, now 6000 km ridden in about 9 months.
I wanna learn how to do some wheelies.
I tried a couple of times, but I couldn't get the front tire off te tarmac.
I know I need to disengage the ABS and ASC.
Does anybody have experience with doing wheelies with a K1300R ? Which gear & RPM are most promising?
Is is a pure powerwheelie or do I need to use the clutch aswell?

Ask Bernardo, he did it all the time with Fiona.
(there's even a video of the green lady lofting the front)
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(there's even a video of the green lady lofting the front)

Where? When?
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Check out this video, two good solid wheelies done from second gear using the clutch.
Otherwise, like said in earlier post asc off 1st gear 4 or 5k and snap the clutch and hang on..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYdCJT76QVw

1st gear wheelies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmvT9puySjI

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i'm sure they are a ton of fun buy why not just get a s1000rr and then you can pick that thing up for as long as you want vs. beating the piss out of a bike with this much weight and a shaft drive? i think that is asking for a MASSIVE repair bill. but then again i'm the type that if you see the front of my bike come up, call an ambulance because something just went terribly wrong

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Here ya go

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Well, I got the front wheel up by accident once. It's the K12R I have. I was turning left, under a bridge and I just coasted out at about 10 mph and punched the throttle.
I wanted to hear the bike under the bridge. Where I was, there was 8 lanes of traffic above me and in a tunnel basically. I wanted to hear it. So I went under, opened the throttle and I felt the front end come up and it stayed like that for a second. It wasn't a high wheelie, it was noticeable though.

I heard my bike for sure.

In all honesty, the K13R is nothe a bike I would see doing wheelies. It has the appeal of a rocket sled to me. It's big, heavy and fast. Close to the ground and is pronounced. It has a different presence than other bikes. It will certainly do a wheelie, but I don't think it looks right doing them.

I think the K13R/S looks better from behind as you pass sports cars and other bikes. Or head on in opposite traffic lanes going down the road.
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