Ended up losing traction on the front end on the bike and lowsiding it yesterday morning, on the way to work. Pavement cold and wet, cold tires. Was jamming out to Beck on the MP3 half asleep, and went into the roundabout too hot.
I have a half dozen of these on the way to work, been getting cocky with my left handers like those Nascar guys.
My left knee hit hard and took the brunt of it, Motoport rocks! Slid on my left side, and left palm. No road rash, not sore. Suit looks fine. I separated from the bike right away. Bike slid on its left side for awhile, got sick of that, and then flipped on it's right side.
Had a lady slow down and look and took off, seconds after I went down. Man it's cold out here in New Richmond.
While laughing I said, Thanks for stopping! I gotta laugh at this kind of stuff, or I'd end up being pretty miserable. Shortly after I quit laughing in the middle of the highway, two guys ended up stopping and we got the bike and some of the big plastic pieces picked up. Thanks guys! I was about four miles or so from my house so I rode home.
I fired up the Ninja and rode that to work, dang roundabouts aren't going to get me down.
Whew! Finally made it to work, to save the world. Thank goodness!
Looked at the Wing a little closer after work. Windshield broke, right mirror busted, right LED driving light rashed, smashed into the fairing, PIAA bracket bent at a 90 degree angle, and yet the Clearwater Krista light still works. Impressive! Bomb proof.
Oh where was I? Right saddlebag door rashed, right fairing cracked, top shelter cracked, wind wings gone, right passenger and driver highway pegs twisted up, right valve cover leaking, left saddlebag hanging, left muffler twisted up, crash guards ground down, and right passenger speaker pod busted up.
Yikes! This may beyond my expertise with epoxy and zip ties. John Jones.. I may need help!
Going to limp the Wing down to Midnight Motorcycles in Hastings for an estimate.
Nobody got hurt, and bikes can be fixed/replaced, so life is good!