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Old 09-08-2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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COTA level 1 pucker moment

COTA back straight 150+mph engine shut off. Jump started it back alive right before the turn. Luckily, no one was behind me when the engine shut off, otherwise it could have been really ugly.

Looking back, I admitted my brain went blank, I should have pulled the clutch and press-started the bike right back up. But I panic, with the corner quickly approaching, I let go the clutch and luckily the engine came back alive.

Here is the link since it appears that the youtube video is not loading.


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Old 09-08-2014, 06:09 PM   #2
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what happened?
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:20 PM   #3
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, what would cause that? Sounded like you were grinding 2nd gear or something
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:30 PM   #4
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You hit the killswitch on accident?
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:14 PM   #5
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I asked Nate Kern, the s1000rr ambassador, he said the same thing. Oh well, I am at level 1 for a reason.
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Great example of track day experience...if it ever happens on the street, you just may have learned something to save your ! Good job not freaking out.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:16 PM   #7
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The first month I got my S1000RR about a 15 months ago the same thing happen to me once or twice but on the freeway. They told me it was likely my fault too. I'm pretty sure they were right since it hasn't happened again.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:36 PM   #8
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You sure that wasn't a false neutral?
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I asked Nate Kern, the s1000rr ambassador, he said the same thing. Oh well, I am at level 1 for a reason.
It could happen to anyone, you're hauling shifting as fast as you can and boom. But dang you were carrying some speed in that corner and made it like boss nice man.
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You sure that wasn't a false neutral?
I want to go with you on this one. I've hit my fair share of false neutrals before and that my friend sounded like a false neutral. Did you shift or possibly have bumped the shifter when it happened?
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:48 PM   #11
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You sure that wasn't a false neutral?
I've had several false neutral and the engine does't shut off.
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didnt look like it shut off, looked like the RPM's went to idle.
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Old 09-08-2014, 08:56 PM   #13
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I'm now certain it was a false neutral. I've had a few at the track, scary for sure!
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It could also be a false neutral too lol only watched the vid once while at a stop light . Be "confident" when switching gears
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:48 AM   #15
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ah,,, false neutral, why haven't I thought about that? It went limp exactly at the moment when I wanted to go from 4th to 5th.

I guess I relied on the bike too much, with quick shifter and slipper clutch, my left foot indeed was lazy, so the engine did not shut off (felt like it). Lesson learned here, gotta bang through the gears.
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It happens.

Happens to me sometimes when I downshift going down "the launch" before the right. Bad place to have that happen lol.
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I had a false neutral in the middle or before turn 20..i was like WTF...rode it out...
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So when I hit false neutrals I pull in the clutch and shift up again and slow-ishly release the clutch. Is there a better way to deal with it?
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In my exp, you have to wait till you can mesh up with 2nd (or 1st).
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You know, I was talking to a guy that's had numerous problems with his S1krr shutting off on him while riding. He's been to the dealer numerous times and now he's at the point where he's talking to a lawyer.

Also, BMW has a lot of issues with their handlebar switches. A lot of them have to get warrantied before they can even hit the showroom.
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