The one that got away ...

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  1. MEASURE TWICE

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    that sucker was like a wild bull !!
    good thing it quit after it jumped the barracade into the crowd.....
     
  3. Ludwig II

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    It should have stopped immediately, as they're all fitted with a lanyard kill switch. Something was wrong there.
     
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    It's the perfect video definition of "took off like a scalded cat".

    Obviously, the bike is possessed by an evil spirit.
     
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    I was thinking about the kill switch. If Normally Open Switch is used where switch contacts when pressed connects, then an open from a cut wire makes the switch useless.

    A Normally Closed Switch, if possibly used some way (Not On the High Tension) could stop the ignition would do the opposite. If the wire is cut then the ignition is shut off.

    Maybe less likely to have bike ignition staying on if dead mans switch cord is pulled. Possibly less likely wires short, than a wire being severed.

    In any case the way the bike sort of has some stability and moves around rather than just lying on the ground and shifting around some is somewhat alarming.
     
  6. Ludwig II

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    Without a rider, traction is reduced. This is beneficial with a machine that can hit somewhere about 80mph flat out in a few yards when it does have it.
     
  7. Ludwig II

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    Perhaps the English phrase belt and braces should be applied. Two separate devices, one mechanical, say a spring loaded butterfly or guillotine in the inlet, held open by a clip or pin closely attached to the right knee of the rider. Rider separates from bike, clip comes with him, mechanical shut off comes into play.
     

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