Oh boy, I can't really say I'm happy to be back on this thread, but I have to add to it, again, unfortunately.
Two weekends ago my buddy (on an R1) and myself went for a day ride on Sunday, since my wife and his girlfriend were working. We took the usual Skyline, to Alices, and then 84 (La hondA) towards highway 1. It was about 9am, and althogh it was sunny, the pavement was still wet from the evening mist. On the second (blind) turn, there was a fresh car accident. I wasn't speeding (much), and was able to control my survival instincts and lean the bike even more, so I could then straighten it up and apply the brakes heavily. I came to a very controlled stop, and for a second I was proud of myself. The curve, however, was banked. The inside of the turn was the downhill side. This was also the side I chose to put my foot down. God F###ing damit. Why did I put that foot down, anybody explain please? It was slow motion. Down my 3 month old new $15K motorcycle goes, again, for the second time in 3 months.
I tried to fight her, but it was useless. It decided to agree with her, and gently laid her down. The police officer at the accident scene immediately went behind me to signal other vehicles to slow down, since I could get immediately out of the way. My friend helped me pick her up, and on we went with our ride. On the bright side, I had light scratches on the left side from the first lay down before. I since then felt asymetrical and uneven. Now I have light scratches (barely noticeable) on the right side as well, so my bike is more balanced now, more even and symetrical.
I bought frame slides for it the next day. Shall I get some training wheels as well?