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In the past 2 days it has started happening to me. I try to clutch one up and the rear tire spins out.

Now I have noticed 2 things that have changed just before this started happening.
1) I adjusted the clutch lever out some (using adjuster at lever) because previously even with the lever all the way at the grip the bike was slightly inching forward.
2) It has been in the 50's the past few days that it started happening (yes that's cold for us Floridians).

I looked at my tire today and noticed a strange wear mark in the center of the tire, but it doesn't go all the way around. I can take a photo if it helps.
 

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cooler temps = tad more H.P. and cooler tire/road surface = tire spin
It has probably always spun a little, however now with the 2 things mentioned above it may spin a little more. No worries dude
 

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my busa's, when i would gas it up i would get spin on a worn out tire, cold tire, or on older asphalt streets that were naturally slicker that new 'crete.
i've crashed a zx9 and a 1k hitting it too hard on a new tire also
 

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I also live here in Fl, and have a pretty worn PP2ct....if i dont let the tire warm up and try goofing off, it spins too. How much time are you giving the tires to warm up before you screw around?
 

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Well it happened at least twice after at least 20min of riding so they should be warmed up by then.
 

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i dont do wheelies anymore had an accident and totalled my ninja 650r from a wheelie...... young and dumb.. needless to say i want another bike by this summer and i learned from horsen around on a bike...
 

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You get wheel spin and there is not one mention of tire pressure in here

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Exactly what I was thinking. If you are trying to go out and do wheelies, drop your tire pressure to 15-20 psi. Gives you better stability when wheeling as well. If your gonna be doing any long riding though I would suggest not doing this though, as the bike with handle like a freight train and it will wear your tires quickly. If your just stuntin though give it a shot! :cheers
 

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Yeah Im not just stunting this bike though. Ill have to find a happy medium for tire pressure I guess. I do more riding than stunting but i am working on my wheelies cause i love em. :)
 

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My manual calls for 36psi rear (06 gsxr 600) so thats what i run. If I run 34psi will that help wheelies any or is 2psi really not gonna make a difference?

Now I do ride more on 2 wheels than 1 so really cant drop it down to stunting psi.
 

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My manual calls for 36psi rear (06 gsxr 600) so thats what i run. If I run 34psi will that help wheelies any or is 2psi really not gonna make a difference?

Now I do ride more on 2 wheels than 1 so really cant drop it down to stunting psi.


The manual doesnt take into account what type of riding you will be doing and what tire you have. I run 32 for tearing up the streets, so 2 psi makes a difference, especially for endos if you dont weigh much. Start out at 25 psi front and rear, and add a pound or two of tire pressure every session. You will progress a lot faster if you trailer your bike to a lot and have access to a tire pump.
 

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I just bought a stretched 2012 r6. It has sprockets for drag racing but I cant wheelie it at all its really annoying ill try to clutch up and the back tire just spins. Its cold and I have a bare tire but is there any tips on how to get my weight to the back tire without falling off?
 
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