1st proper crash
Came home from work today & decided to go for a spin. Roads were wet in patches due to showers.
Came to a left handed junction (we ride on left) and turned the corner & gave it some throttle.
Had TC at level 1. Next thing I knew I was on the ground. Rear wheel hit a small puddle & lost traction. Left a 20ft skid (wheel spin) mark on the road. Bike did a complete 360 spin. Damage done:
Touring screen popped right off.
Rear left passenger footpeg snapped off.
Hand guard scuffed as well as bar weight
Gear lever scuffed & possibly bent in a little.
Crash bar scuffed
Bumot skid plate scuffed
Left Handlebar at least 1" pushed up to the right
Left rear fairing was scratched (I thought) but a bit of T-Cut) sorted that out.
Small scratch on my new helmet (1st time using it today)
Banged my elbow (bit swollen & sore)
The scary thing is it all happened so fast. One second I was preparing for a left turn, then I see my bike moving away from me.
Luckily I was wearing all the correct gear. Crash bars saved alot of damage.
I have refitted the screen, touched up the crash bars & skid plate.
Will try & find replacement hand guard & bar end weight & probably take to my dealer to sort the handlebars.
Really glad it wasn't more serious & thankfully I spen the few hundred on crash protection 1st day or I'd be looking at a costly fix.