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I don't wheelie... well not yet. When I'm good at the track then maybe I will try. But I want to know what happens when the bearing friction makes the front wheel stop and the wind starts to rotate it backwards when you wheelie for a long ways. Does it smoke the front tire or give you tank slappers?
 

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it smokes. i have a damper so i dunno bout tank slappers. the smoke puff is damn cool though but i can never see it, only whoever is with me. apparently my akra shoots a blue flame when i bring it up too!
 

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So long you keep the wheel straight when you bring it down you'll be fine..You don't really need a damper for wheelies..It would be nice though..If I had the cash I'd definitely spring for one (I got too many projects and too little $$)..It'd make me feel alot more confident on the entrance speed on my stoppies..
 

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Also very important: when you wheelie, do it on even surfaces, if you put it down on a bump or a tar snake or something like that, it could result in a nasty tank slapper. I put a wheelie down once on a road that had ruts sunken into the asphalt. Needless to say I won't be doing wheelies there anymore!
 

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ironmannFB3 said:
I don't wheelie... well not yet. When I'm good at the track then maybe I will try. But I want to know what happens when the bearing friction makes the front wheel stop and the wind starts to rotate it backwards when you wheelie for a long ways. Does it smoke the front tire or give you tank slappers?
i dont really understand, its smokeswhen it rotates backwards? Ive rolled em out pretty far with no somking. Can someone explain to me why it would smoke? And why could this possibly cause a tankslapper? Sorry for the elementary q's
 
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