Prevent Motocross Wheelie Crashes
It doesn’t take much to fall off your bike due to trying a wheelie, so it’s important to know all the things that you can do to prevent Motocross wheelie crashes. Assuming you already know how to do a basic wheelie, these are the best tips for avoiding these types of crashes.
To prevent Motocross wheelie crashes, you will need:
- A Motocross bike
- Protective gear
- Don’t give too much gas initially. Because you have to give the bike a burst of gas initially, there’s always the chance that you could give the bike too much gas. Remember to give the bike firm throttle, but don’t overdo it.
- When doing the wheelie, don’t lean too far back. You might accidentally get carried away with doing your Motocross wheelie, but this is exactly how Motocross wheelie crashes happen. Remember to moderately lean back and shift your weight to the back of the bike. This will cause the wheel to slowly lift, and the bike won’t immediately flip.
- Moderate the throttle. Because you must constantly give and take away gas to maintain a Motocross wheelie, never give the bike more throttle than it needs. Once you’ve successfully gotten your front wheelie to lift up, you should be able to get into a groove of giving and letting off the throttle.
- Avoid windy days. Doing a Motocross wheelie on a windy day is problematic for the rider. The wind will only jerk your bike around (especially when you’re up on your back wheel), and it will ultimately cause you to lose balance. It’s best to just avoid them altogether so that you don’t lose your patience and get mad.