Rode my first full length 1st gear wheelie the other day... My buddy on his F3 wanted to see how fast bus really is... So, I let him start out, and I hit it hard. Front end lifted like it was full of helium. I have finally gotten over the fear of looping so, I don't let the throttle off instantly... Instead, I eased it back a hair when I got uncomfortable. Then, as it dropped a little, I cracked it open a hair. I kept this up until I passed him and switched into 2nd gear. He was freaking out, since he watched my launch in the mirror. It was SCHWEET!