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Old 19th August 2009, 13:41   #1
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Was a normal tuesday
Went a bit offroading
then in a 350 bhp honda city dash
later that night decided to take the busa for a spin. After coming back into the buildind was doing about 60kmph and suddenly the front brakes just locked and i got flung over the handle bars, right in front of the bike.
And then suddenly as if the brake unlocking themself the bike picked up speed and squashed me between the its front end and my buildind compound wall.
As a result suffered a hip dislocation and a badly bruised arms and feet.

just wanted to know what could be the problem for this weird locking.
Im 100% sure i did not have my hand anywhere close th the brake
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Old 19th August 2009, 13:45   #2
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Hope you are fine, and the ingury is not serious.

How can the busa act like that, the breaks cannot suddenly engage and then dis-engage, very very strange, unless as you mentioned the bike is really haunted.

In any case get the front break tested.
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Is there anything stuck between the front wheel and the mud guard?
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It could have been the ECU.

This happens on my car sometimes.

Basically my O2 sensor is not working, so the ECU while making some adjustments makes the engine bog down and then suddenly increases revvs.

On a car it just feels like a jerk but on a bike with close to 800-850bhp/ton, it could do some damage.

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Good Lord, Hope you recovering well.

Shan2nu, can it happen to any car or a bike? How do we ensure it doesnt happen??
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This looks like a major electronics screw up. Very scary. Hope you are recovering well Xtreme Power.

Meanwhile, is your bike with the Suzuki A.S.S now?

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Old 19th August 2009, 14:56   #7
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Shan2nu, can it happen to any car or a bike? How do we ensure it doesnt happen??
Yeah it could happen to any car using an ECU.

Just get the ECU checked for error readings.

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This is really scary. Brakes locking/unlocking on own . How can this be caused because of ECU? I guess the ECU only manages the way the engine responds. Correct me if i am wrong .
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Hope you are doing ok now!

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.

If you have ruled out anything external jamming the wheel, like something get stuck between the tire and mudguard, you need to check the actual wheel assembly and brakes. Wheel bearings can seize up if they are conked and you had a nice blast before this. Brakes am still not sure since you mentioned keeping your hands off them, unless the brake fluid tube got twisted to apply pressure to the disc.

Anyways wish you a speedy recovery and do a thorough build up of front end before anybody rides her.
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Aww...! Take care man. Not sure if the ECU thingy can apply the brakes, keeping in mind u were thrown off to the bike's front. Was it like the front was on brakes- back lifted up n threw you off? Have the ECU checked for error codes anyways, and maybe reset it.
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Damn thats a bad one, I hope you are doing well now.

What Shan2nu has said makes sense if what you felt was a like sudden Jerk/jolt where in you got thrown off the seat as it was unexpected.

Else, I am not sure what can cause a brake to apply on its own.
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. , unless the brake fluid tube got twisted to apply pressure to the disc.

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this is exactly what i thought might have gone wrong
never got to have a look at the bike since i was in too much of pain,
shall send the ecu for a complete check none the less

just want all possible reasons soughted out before i can ride her again
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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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this is exactly what i thought might have gone wrong
never got to have a look at the bike since i was in too much of pain,
shall send the ecu for a complete check none the less

just want all possible reasons soughted out before i can ride her again
Yup first the mechanicals then the ECU, very less chance its an engine cut off, you would have recognized it immediately.

Main thing right now recover well, and keep posting up on all the projects with you
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Thats a bad one . it sucks when you get throw off the bike for no fault of yours . Get well soon .

i think the ecu cutting off might result in a rear wheel lock up not the front . something might have gotten stuck in between your mudgaurd and wheel . get the front axle checked properly .
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