Do A Motocross Wheelie
Any dirt bike rider that is interested in doing tricks will, at one point or another want to learn how to do a motocross wheelie. Pulling off a motocross wheelie takes time, but it’s definitely possible with enough practice and determination. For this trick, you might want to try it on soft ground compared to pavement so that you don’t hurt yourself as much if you fall.
To do a Motocross wheelie, you will need:
- Open area (preferably soft)
- motocross bike
- You’ll want to spend a few minutes warming up. Even if you’re an experienced motocross rider, it pays to just take the first few initial minutes to ride your bike around and get comfortable with it. Attempting a wheelie immediately may result in a quick fall or a longer amount of time spent trying it.
- Make sure the bike is stopped. Once you’ve warmed up, stop the motocross bike in an area where you’ve got a good distance ahead of you for riding.
- Start off by giving the motocross bike a burst of acceleration. Don’t be afraid if the bike jerks forward in movement. This is normal, and it will help your bike prepare for the wheelie.
- Pull up on the handle bars as you give the bike a burst of acceleration. Also, as you’re pulling up on the handle bars, be sure to lean backwards and shift your weight to the back. Your front wheel should start lifting off of the ground.
- Moderate the wheelie. Now that your front wheel is lifted, you need to moderate the gas to keep your wheelie going. If you feel that the wheelie is lifted too far up, let off on the throttle. If you’re barely doing a wheelie, give the bike more gas, but be careful.
- Go easy on the throttle. Always be cautious of just how much gas you’re giving the bike. If you give it too much, your bike will turn up vertically and then upside-down which will throw you off the bike. Practice these exact steps repeatedly to get the wheelie down.