I'm a big fan of watching youtube motorbike crashes and compilations to look at the "do's and don't do's" of riding. One thing I've noticed in a few videos where a guy is about to rear end something whether it be a car or wall or whatever is that they usually low side just before impact... I thought to myself that this was them trying to avoid a full on collision by hitting the dust first early. However then I read in General Discussion in the ABS braking thread about preventing front brake low siding and started to think that maybe that was what I was watching instead. Is this the case? How is front brake low siding caused? If I'm heading in a straight line and slam on the front brakes too hard shifting a lot of my weight forward, do I run the risk of low siding? or is it more likely I'll go head over heels first? Also, sometimes heavy under brakes I've had my rear try to overtake me - my mates have said that this is me applying too much rear brake. I've been lucky to control it so far by just holding the bike taught but I can see me flipping off one day if it catches the road abruptly. I'd really appreciate an answer to this as the more we can understand how it happens the better we can avoid it happening!