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Old 19th August 2009, 21:36   #16
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Scary incident. Haven't heard of this happening before.
Good luck,and wish you a speedy recovery.
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Old 19th August 2009, 21:46   #17
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Very scary incident. Hope you recover soon. How long's the bed riddance?
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Old 19th August 2009, 22:02   #18
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Thats bad man...Get well soon.

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Old 19th August 2009, 22:15   #19
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Terrible thing to happen. Take care man.

Thank god it happened inside your building complex at (relatively) slower speeds than the beast is capable of.
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Old 19th August 2009, 22:20   #20
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Oh man! Really freaked me out! Hope you recover soon. Well in a car if you have traction control installed, it will grab on inidividual brakes to stop the car from skidding, but in a bike?
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Old 19th August 2009, 22:24   #21
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You are lucky to have had this problem at a manageable and relatively safe (considering you're alive) speed. Get well soon...
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Holy cow. Wish you a speedy recovery, dude...

Wheel lockup in first gear at 60? Highly unlikely. Even if the engine does cut off at about 5000 odd rpm (Busa @60 kmph in first) and the rear wheel locks up, that would eliminate the possibility of the bike revving up again & hitting the rider once he's off the bike.

You sure there weren't any problems with the brake lines, Allan? When was the last time you serviced the bike? Twisting of brake lines seem unlikely too, as the brake lines are too stiff and nowhere near the "T" or steering couplers to get entangled in.
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Old 20th August 2009, 17:43   #23
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Alan,

You were doing 60km/h inside your building ?

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From the sound of it, your front wheels jammed up momentarily, if it was engine cut off such violent tossing wouldnt have happened, at the best rear wheel would have locked up and the bike would have skidded....
^^ I agree totally.
The chances of a loss of power / engine braking throwing your over the handlebars is unlikely, unless you were in a strange position on the bike (shifting momentarily etc) ?

Were there any skidmarks on the ground?

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You are lucky to have had this problem at a manageable and relatively safe (considering you're alive) speed. Get well soon...
Truly.

Hope you recover soon.
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Old 20th August 2009, 18:41   #24
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Since you mention in your post that you been to off roading, appears to be some mechanical failure.
Checking the skid marks as Rehaan suggests should rule out any electrical faults. But not sure how to explain the acceleration part, residue effect?
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Old 20th August 2009, 18:49   #25
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What you've posted is very very unlikely, and the ECU thing that many people mentioned is quite unlikely as well. I cant say for sure but am sure its not a ECU problem. I've faced the issue of the airbubble a lot of times on the rear brakes on grey market bikes. But never have seen it happening in the front.

Problem is bikes are reassembled back here, and during that a air bubble creeps into the brake lines, but like I mentioned before never in my 6+ years of riding big bikes (even 198x bikes) has this happened. And moreso when the airbubble does creep in the brakes fade off and have progressively decreasing bite and come back on again in sometime. Its not likely that they will JAM on harshly like you've mentioned. You've either hit some kind of rock that lodged between your wheel (I am presuming you were riding on a concrete road) and caused it to lock (can happen even if you have pressed the front brake lever very little)

If you could post some pictures of the bike and where it happened I would be very obliged, and if you have a grey market bike the above (and rossiter's) explanation is highly likely. Lastly like rossiter mentioned look at the front brake master cylinder, its usually colored matt or glossy black from the factory and the screws should have tool marks if its even been opened. And if thats the case then you should essentially get it looked at. Another piece of advice, never ride around in 1st. Use it only when starting from a standstill and immediately change gear, because loss of traction is highly likely under hard acceleration in first gear on a majority of superbikes.

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Did you do any brake line replacement etc? If there is air in the hoses, funny (and painful) brake behaviour is to be expected.

Also have the master cylinder checked for any wear and tear or damage.
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^^ I agree totally.
The chances of a loss of power / engine braking throwing your over the handlebars is unlikely, unless you were in a strange position on the bike (shifting momentarily etc) ?
If it was just the brakes then the bike shouldn't have started acc after he fell off. Moreover, when someone falls in front of a bike, his hands turn the throttle anticlockwise, which eliminates the possibility of the rider applying throttle while falling.

Theres something missing in the story....

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Lot of things run through one's mind when a spill happens and afterwards, which might make the account incorrect. So lets not over analyze it, main thing is getting each part checked and then assembling the bike back.
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Old 20th August 2009, 22:36   #28
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That sucks man!!! Wishing you speedy recovery

Are you sure you've not hit an accidentally left open manhole?
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Old 20th August 2009, 22:50   #29
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he he , thats weird , forget the incident how about some pics the ghost busa ? . Get well soon .
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Old 20th August 2009, 23:11   #30
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I recommend a havan and satyanarayana baba ki katha. And please tie a "jai mata di" scarf on the bike's handle.

am still trying to visualize the bike coming at a shocked you.
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