Well, after a clean slate, nearing 6 months with the CBR, traffic everday down the monash (for about 3months now). I finally went down. Was in the middle lane on the Monash Fwy in early traffic near heatherton road exit. Had a bike splitting between middle and right lanes and i wanted to get around him, moved into centre lane, then as traffic was slowing, indicated and headchecked the left lane, look forward after headcheck, back of a ute is right in front of me, hammer the breaks (as i could nt counter out), bang. Bike went up on front wheel, i stayed on, really hit my pelvis good (bit painful), dropped down into controlled fall (hit helmet on his boot lid also during the endo). Speed was only 20-30kp/h. Injuries = sore pelvis (lucky). Ambos and cops came took statements it all seemed good (copper said i may get fine for 'following too close' 100bux, but maybe not depending on his sargeant. There was a rider who stopped to help me out, he took some photos on his camera phone, made sure everything was in order and helped move the bike (top guy). The guy i hit in the ute was also pretty cool about it all (not abusive or anything just helped me up and with my gear). Had a couple of bikes also pass and give thumbs up to see if i was ok. All in all it was definetely my fault, i shouldnt have tried to change lanes whilst traffic was slowing (as by headchecking i missed that the guy in front had halted). The bike is banged up but i havent had a chance to look at it, may be a write-off. As for gear, i had proper leather jacket (with padding), alpinestars boots and alpinestars strapon knee guards, jeans, gloves and ofcourse helmet. The knee guards really helped with the fall, i have no other injuries except for being knackered on the tank. Will post some photos up. Anyways, hope to jump back on soon, always have to learn from these things. Take care all.