I finally got the guts and seriously tried getting the front up in 1st gear today. Using the tips from Phil/others I think I managed something! First try, on the throttle in 1st (not wide open, just increasing) , slip clutch in keep opening throttle, clutch out! more throttle! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlD_ucIK3P0 I ran out of gear pretty quick and hit the rev limiter a few times, but it seemed to work. Tips/hints for my next steps? woo!