The Z does make an excellent bike for wheelies. Like the guy from Green Mountain Outlaws said in another post. You are the only person I've seen on the web who acknowleded that the Raptor can't do slow wheelies. It sputters and wants to stall. I tried like hell to figure out why, adjusting the float height and stuff but no luck. I did find out that if you turn the fuel off you can wheelie until you run out of fuel. Anyway I sold the Raptor and replaced it with a Z, And the wheelies are ON!!!!