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Hello.

This is the child side coming out of a grown male.

I see all these guys doing wheelie on 350 Ranchers with no problem, but I'm just curious on how they do it? I can get the tire up about a foot, but when I do that I'm sure I'm chilling the transmission because I skip gears. I don't want to do that.

My Honda has the power, with stock tires, HMF pipe and all. I gun it in second and my tires come off the ground.

So, how do you do a wheelie on a '04 350 5 speed rancher? (Without making the engine scream, lol). I'm just curious on how they do it.

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So, how do you do a wheelie on a '04 350 5 speed rancher? (Without making the engine scream, lol). I'm just curious on how they do it.
If it's a foot shift model, you can put it in 2nd and hold all the way up on the shifter. When you hold up on the shifter, it should be like it's in neutral, because holding up on the foot shifter disengages the clutch. So, hold up on the shifter, rev the engine and quickly drop the shifter. Holding the foot shifter up is like pulling the clutch lever in on a manual clutch ATV. If holding the foot shifter up doesn't disengage the clutch, then your clutch free play needs adjusted.
 

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i always thought this is how you do it and idk how we wheelie it just kinda happends when i do it lol YouTube - ATV FUN CRASH
 

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So, how do you do a wheelie on a '04 350 5 speed rancher? (Without making the engine scream, lol). I'm just curious on how they do it.
If it's a foot shift model, you can put it in 2nd and hold all the way up on the shifter. When you hold up on the shifter, it should be like it's in neutral, because holding up on the foot shifter disengages the clutch. So, hold up on the shifter, rev the engine and quickly drop the shifter. Holding the foot shifter up is like pulling the clutch lever in on a manual clutch ATV. If holding the foot shifter up doesn't disengage the clutch, then your clutch free play needs adjusted.
Agreed.^^^. Also you could try standing on the rear rack and pulling it up in 2nd gear. you should be able to do a long and slow wheelie, and it will also be easier to control.
 

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Yeah, just don't do like the guy did in the video above. LOL.
 

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It's incredibly easy to ride wheelies on my Rancher. Stand on the rear rack, gun it and jerk up on the handle bars. You can ride it slow, or haul ass. lmao I fell forward once, but not off and onto the street. LOL
 

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So, how do you do a wheelie on a '04 350 5 speed rancher? (Without making the engine scream, lol). I'm just curious on how they do it.
If it's a foot shift model, you can put it in 2nd and hold all the way up on the shifter. When you hold up on the shifter, it should be like it's in neutral, because holding up on the foot shifter disengages the clutch. So, hold up on the shifter, rev the engine and quickly drop the shifter. Holding the foot shifter up is like pulling the clutch lever in on a manual clutch ATV. If holding the foot shifter up doesn't disengage the clutch, then your clutch free play needs adjusted.
That's what I've been doing. Like holding the foot shifter half way in first, and I can get some air. This was a little while ago in first,

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos...71099378944_1273657668_30588719_8291209_n.jpg

So, try it in second? Stopped or while rolling? I thought doing this killed my clutch and tranny.

i always thought this is how you do it and idk how we wheelie it just kinda happends when i do it lol YouTube - ATV FUN CRASH
I'm that's what will happen if I try it. Good thing I wear a helmet, lol.

So, how do you do a wheelie on a '04 350 5 speed rancher? (Without making the engine scream, lol). I'm just curious on how they do it.
If it's a foot shift model, you can put it in 2nd and hold all the way up on the shifter. When you hold up on the shifter, it should be like it's in neutral, because holding up on the foot shifter disengages the clutch. So, hold up on the shifter, rev the engine and quickly drop the shifter. Holding the foot shifter up is like pulling the clutch lever in on a manual clutch ATV. If holding the foot shifter up doesn't disengage the clutch, then your clutch free play needs adjusted.
Agreed.^^^. Also you could try standing on the rear rack and pulling it up in 2nd gear. you should be able to do a long and slow wheelie, and it will also be easier to control.
Like, while rolling or stopped? I tried it and I break my back.

It's incredibly easy to ride wheelies on my Rancher. Stand on the rear rack, gun it and jerk up on the handle bars. You can ride it slow, or haul ass. lmao I fell forward once, but not off and onto the street. LOL
Haha yeah. I break my back when i try it though.
 

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Make sure your completely stopped, put it in 2nd gear, stand on the last bar on the rear rack, squat down and hit the throttle while pulling up on the handle bars at the same time. That's what I do to wheelie my uncles Rancher 350 4x4. My dads 420 rancher will wheelie sitting down in 1st gear at a dead stop.
 

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Yeah, like JB said, from a complete stop, hold up on the shifter in second and rev the engine and drop the shifter while pulling back on the bars.

I thought doing this killed my clutch and tranny.
Well, it's not really the best thing for the clutch and tranny, but a lot of people do it. I would imagine it's harder on a utility ATV, too, because they are heavier.
 

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Make sure your completely stopped, put it in 2nd gear, stand on the last bar on the rear rack, squat down and hit the throttle while pulling up on the handle bars at the same time. That's what I do to wheelie my uncles Rancher 350 4x4. My dads 420 rancher will wheelie sitting down in 1st gear at a dead stop.
I'll try this. It's in for jetting right now, but I'll have it by tomorrow. Any other suggestions?

What do you mean "squat down"? Like put your head by the odometer and pull you body up? And will the quad flip backwards or damage my HMF pipe (sticks out a few inches)?

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Yeah, like JB said, from a complete stop, hold up on the shifter in second and rev the engine and drop the shifter while pulling back on the bars.

I thought doing this killed my clutch and tranny.
Well, it's not really the best thing for the clutch and tranny, but a lot of people do it. I would imagine it's harder on a utility ATV, too, because they are heavier.
So he's holding the shifter up too? I used to just go half way up and I didn't shift.

Yeah, I need to make this thing last. I can't be stuck riding a Polaris (I hate it).
 

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Holding the shifter up on a utility quad is the same as pulling the clutch lever in on a sport quad. I think it's probably a lot harder on the utility quad because of the weight.
 

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Holding the shifter up on a utility quad is the same as pulling the clutch lever in on a sport quad. I think it's probably a lot harder on the utility quad because of the weight.
I guess.

I'll try it in second. But will it hurt my HMF exhaust if I go too far back?
 

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Holding the shifter up on a utility quad is the same as pulling the clutch lever in on a sport quad. I think it's probably a lot harder on the utility quad because of the weight.
I guess.

I'll try it in second. But will it hurt my HMF exhaust if I go too far back?
It probably will if it's sticking out and you go far enough back to hit it against the ground.
 

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Holding the shifter up on a utility quad is the same as pulling the clutch lever in on a sport quad. I think it's probably a lot harder on the utility quad because of the weight.
I guess.

I'll try it in second. But will it hurt my HMF exhaust if I go too far back?
It probably will if it's sticking out and you go far enough back to hit it against the ground.
Well, I guess if I can maintain a wheelie on a '78 DS100 and a '07 KTM450, I can do it on a simple quad lol.
 

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Ya, if you can wheelie a KTM450 then you should be just fine.
 
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