Hi gang, It's been a wee while since I've posted anything, been mainly lurking around the site trying to soak up all I can. My first post was https://netrider.net.au/threads/dropped-it-50-metres-from-the-dealers.162632/ which summarised basically was me dropping the bike shortly after picking her up from the dealers. Looking back on it previously, I'd put it all down to me basically being a noob, not letting her warm up enough (?), getting the friction point wrong, target fixation and grabbing a handful of front brake. But now, after a weird thing happened happened after I took off from an intersection the other day, I'm inclined to think that there's something else that I'm not considering. So here's what happened. I've been riding to work for nearly 3 months now nearly every day Monday to Friday and I've got the whole check her over, turn her on and warm her up, gear up routine down pat mostly (shocking I know) and ran through it as per normal. Rode down to a T-intersection where I join on to a main road in a fairly slow speed as my street and the adjacent ones are fairly quiet and I like my neighbours. So I got to the T-intersection where I was turning left on to the main road, I'm in first gear, I spot a gap and I take-off... only to find the bike seemingly not having any power even though I've released the clutch already. I'm thinking "oh crap, i'm going to get creamed by the car coming up behind me". Then, without twisting the throttle any further, the bike picked up power all of a sudden and accelerated! Fortunately i'm now not as noobish (thanks BBM!), I didn't panic and grab the break, just rolled off the throttle smoothly and steadily applied the brakes. Now, the main reason why I'm posting this here is - what do you reckon might have happened to cause this? Well that and wanting to lay to rest why I dropped her the first time I picked her up from the dealers. Yes it was a NOOB moment, but am I wrong in wanting to not beat myself up so much over it? ;-) Any and all feedback most appreciated even if it's just to say "yeah, you just sucked"