That's the bad news... The good news is, aside from some deep bruising and overall soreness, I'll be fine.
Question is, why did it shut off? Here is what happened...
2nd moto (with a short 1st moto's gas missing from my initial full tank) and the track is in great shape. I hit a triple that is pretty good sized, but built well and is pretty easy to do. I have hit it a thousand times so I don't believe I did anything out of the ordinary. I was leaned over the front of the bike just before landing, I go to give it gas and it dies. It happened so fast and so close to the landing that there was nothing I could do but tuck and roll.
Considering what had just happened, I was able to spring to my feet relatively quickly and picked up the bike. After I pushed it off the track and getting my bearings back, it fired right up.
Not sure if they are related, but here are a few things to consider...
- My clutch is slipping a little and with a fresh, softish track, it may have been running a little warm. Could I have vapor locked the fuel?
- I have heard all sorts of issues with the kill switches on these late model Yamahas. Could it be shorting out?
- Most of the larger jumps had big g-outs before the faces so you would almost be unloading the suspension and slamming the face to get over them. Does something like this matter with FI?
I am leaning towards a possible faulty kill switch, but curious if the other items would be a concern as well. I DO NOT want this to be in my head so I am really hoping for some wisdom on this.
The bars took the brunt of it. I'd say we both made it out pretty lucky...