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A recent sport Rider issue (US) featured a 312 doing a wheelie on the front cover. (sorry, can't recall which month). Even more recently, the back inside cover had a photo of the same 312 AFTER the wheelie with what looks like a flat tire, busted forks maybe, other stuff. Anyone know the scoop? Rider error or ...?
 

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No damage or failure, that was just the moment of impact caught by the camera when the front end slammed down hard. You can actually flat spot a rim doing hard wheelies, and some Jap bikes will crack their frames. I have seen radiators sagging up to 25 mm on the upper hangers from the inertia of hard wheelies.

Word of advice: If you can't land it softly don't do it....you go faster with both wheels down anyway.
 
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