駕駛車款: Kawasaki KH 125
It happened when I was still a learner rider. One day I
collected my bike from my mechanic after the engine had been
reconditioned, the bike had been sitting in the workshop for
2 months as the job was big. I found that the tyres were
nearly flat and asked my mechanic to pump them up, he told
me that bike needs flat tyres for better grip, I believed
him and ride my bike home. I did some riding at that night,
suddenly, my mobile phone rang and i decided to pull aside
into a carpark and answer the phone. However, the surface of
that carpark was rough and unpaved, I applied the front
brake wrongly by braking when the steering was not yet
straighten up. My bike immediately fell down.
No personal injury as I was wearing a rider jacket and it
was a 0 km drop as the bike was nearly stopped. The front
indicator lens on the left hand side was broken, costed me
AUS$5 for a new one. A few days later I found the head
light supporting frame was bent, I spent AUS$30 at a bike
mechanic to get the frame bent back to the original shape.
Very embarrassed, as there were some old people looking at
me. They asked am I ok, I said I am fine.
When riding on rough surface, I ride with extreme caution
and apply front and rear brakes moderately when stopping.
Reason causing the accident:
1. Did not test ride the bike immediately after collecting
the bike to see if everything was alright.
2. Flat tyre: I went to the service station immediately
after the accident, found that the pressure left in both
tyres was only 8psi, much lower than the recommended
3. Mobile phone: incoming phone call, ringing or vibration,
distract the rider, even you have no intention to answer the
4. Inappropriate braking: applied front brake when the
steering was not yet straighten up
Things I do now to avoid it happen again:
1. Always test ride the bike after it has been fixed, notify
the mechanic about any abnormality on the bike as soon as
2. Always start my riding with going to the nearest service
station to pump the tyres when they are still cold.
3. Switch off the mobile phone when riding to avoid
4. Apply brakes with caution.
5. Wear protective gear, including jacket, gloves, knee
guards and full face helmet.