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is it easier to ride wheelies with the stock gearing or the 13 tooth everyone is talking about i cant seem to figure it out yet or is it the fuelinjection i can ride wheelies on my 400ex for miles
 

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I have no problems 1st,2nd,3rd with stock gearing. 4th I have to give it a little tug. Just practice and get the feel for it. I haven't tried my 13t yet but I imagine 4th he'll come up without the tug.
 

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i think im so used to the mellow sluggish responce of theold 400ex when i feather the throttle the 700xx fuel inj is a lot more instant
 

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1st, 2nd, 3rd sitting down no problem. 4th & 5th with a knee on the seat no problem either. Were I see a big difference then with the 400ex (because I had on before & pulled really long wheelies with it too) is that with the strait axle of the 400ex when doing long wheelies the only thing you really had to do to straining out your direction is to lean on on side or the other or play with tire pressure. The XX is another story all together, I tried a variety of things (tire pressure, play with suspension & even locked the rear suspension to give it the strait axle feeling). The only way to really pull great wheelies is to tighten the rear suspension & to keep the bike tillted forward a bit & instead of keeping the bike on the balanced point like a 400 would be great at doing, use the torque and power provided by the XX (like a sports bike) to keep it going & accelerating. I find it makes a nicer wheelie & is a lot less stressful then going in & out of the fast throttle respond provided by the XX. That's on disadvantage that the 700 has compared to the 400. But remember when the front end of the XX tends to be comming down it's a lot easier then the 400 to pull back up. An advantage that I find with the 700XX Is that when you get used to it, it pulls the baddest power wheelies I've ever made. It just acclerates so good while wheeliying that you can usually pass what ever quad you want especially 4X4's on two wheels & pass them hard!!!!!! Hope I helped you out.

Regards, Joe.
 

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Well, to be fair to the OP, the 400 is a wheelie machine. It's all about finding that point of balance on that thing then it's all over. I've never even ridden an XX so I'm no help. Looks like Joe knows what he's talking about, though.
 

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its not that i cant get the beast to come up on awheelie i cant figure out yet how to ride one as long as ican on the ol 400ex on the 700 power is no problem itll come up in 1,2 ,3,@,4 stone stock it also seems to pull to the right on a wheelie seems to track staighter in grass or pasture so far i like the stock gearing thanks joe
 

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Check your tire pressure, when mine wheelies any way other than straight it's because I'm a pound or two off on one side.
X2. I have been off by a 1/2 lb and it'll pull to one side or the other.
 

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Check your tire pressure, when mine wheelies any way other than straight it's because I'm a pound or two off on one side.
A buddy of mine found out that after 1 and 1/2 years of wrecking from jumping and wheelies that he had 1 paddle with (i think it was) 8 paddles on one side and it was 1 more or one less on the other side. he always landed side ways or couldnt ride a stright wheelie:lmao:
 

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Wheelies is the thing I like to do the best, People can jump, race, but when you on a wheelie everbody looks at you.
I been riding 20+ years, I rode just about everything and My pick is the 700XX. I run stock gear, running a long in 1 and hit 2 and raise it up and go 2-5. I going fast but, I love it.
 

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where did you find 6th??quote]
Dont yall know its all about 8th gear pined rinding down the beach doing a wheelie whith your cowboy hat on and a beer in one hand. well thats how we do it in cali.lol and yes it take much pratice to find 8th
 
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