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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-25-2019, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Front brakes locked, Totaled

The title says everything.
Earlier today on the highway around 120Km/h the front calipers did not release the pressure, turned the disks blue and stopped the bike in the middle lane.
I was able to run to safety, but after many cars that dodged one finally hit the 790 at high speed sending it to the graveyard.
It never happened to me with any of my earlier very old motorbikes.

Thanks God the driver of the car is unharmed albeit a bit shaken.
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The title says everything.
Earlier today on the highway around 120Km/h the front calipers did not release the pressure, turned the disks blue and stopped the bike in the middle lane.
I was able to run to safety, but after many cars that dodged one finally hit the 790 at high speed sending it to the graveyard.
It never happened to me with any of my earlier very old motorbikes.

Thanks God the driver of the car is unharmed albeit a bit shaken.
Oh my goodness - that must have been terrifying!

So glad that you and others are ok.
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What a mess @Mullasci - it looks very bent in many axes!

That rear wheel took a heck of an impact, it's flattened to the hub.
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Jeebus... Looks like the rear rim was the crumple-zone. Glad it wasn't you!
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Holy $hit man!! Yea really, glad it wasn't you!! Good on ya for being able to dodge traffic and get out of the way!! That could have been a lot worse!! Sorry just seeing this now after I posted up the other questions.



So looks like the stock brakes? Did you have anything done to them or this is just a fluke thing that happened? That makes me really worry!!

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Holy $hit man!! Yea really, glad it wasn't you!! Good on ya for being able to dodge traffic and get out of the way!! That could have been a lot worse!! Sorry just seeing this now after I posted up the other questions.

So looks like the stock brakes? Did you have anything done to them or this is just a fluke thing that happened? That makes me really worry!!
I'm really glad too I was not on the bike anymore.

It felt unreal, like a movie where the incoming cars dodge the hero riding wrong way. Until one didn't dodge.
Stock everything, only change was the MC that broke in Franciacorta and that got replaced with another OEM MC.
Thanks God I didn't keep in place the Braking one that I had to come back home from the track: it could have resulted in a potentially freaking nightmare insurance-wise in Italy.
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Sorry to hear, man. Only important thing is that you were not hurt!
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'kinell!

1) You're OK which is the main thing. And as you say - the driver is OK too.
2) Looks like the Police turned up - which is good. I hope they are going to do a brakes autopsy.

Small steps - Day by Day.
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-26-2019, 02:13 AM
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Wasn’t this happening with 990 superdukes ? They where brembo tho.
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