I've been on my bike for about 2 years now...I went down one time but it wasnt fault...I was run off the road by some dumb Ford Expedition, i swerved out of the way and my back tire fell off the road. It was morning so there was dew on the grass and it slipped out and i went down on my left side in the grass. No scraps on the bike, but it bent my shifter so i had to get a new one. Other than that its been all good! Hopefully it stays that way!
haven't been down for almost 10 years alot of close calls though i did wreck a scooter @ like 35mph in my back yard so hopefully thats the worst i get 2 broken ribs and a broken collar bone it was a suzuki fa-50
Well... I like to push myself. I have alot of fun pushing myself. And to be quite honest I learned something new every time I crashed. Since the age of 16 to now almost 20 ive been down numerous times. Most of it can be attributed to the fact that my first bike was a Motard. I highsidded it lowsidded it and looped it. Never any bad injury's. And while people may say that im a squid for crashing the knowledge gained from those has made me a better rider. Ironically the first time I go down and it wasn't my fault is the first time I got hurt. And the lesson ive learned from that? Never ride in front of people you dont know to well bc getting rear ended by a squid on a new R6 that doesn't have insurance can really kick your ass. So yeah ive had my share of falls.
Have ridden motorcycles since I was 5. Just put the sportbike down for the first time last thurs on some gravel... No more knocking on wood for no crash anymore... Oh I was hit by a car last year after I recovered from wrist injury in motocross. I saved it from hitting the ground but the rearset, peg, and rear break were busted.
Got my bike a year and a half ago (first bike). So far..i've already put over 18000 miles on it. I commute...ride twisties weekly...all that good stuff. Haven't gone down yet..but definitely had my share of close calls of course. Honestly, I owe a lot to this site...i've learned so much just by reading from everyone else on this forum and their experiences....
Been riding on the street "legally" since 1975. Plenty of close calls. Many sphincter puckers. About a year ago I was nearly clipped at an intersection. I stopped about a mile up the road to regain composure, it was that close. My dirt bike is a totally different story.
Been riding street bikes 17 years and just got bit a couple of hours ago on my way home. Damn sand that had been washed out into the turn from last night's heavy rain. Blended in with the concrete portion of the turn/exit and didn't see it 'till it was all over. Not too much damage thanks to the frame and swingarm sliders (broke one), a little paint missing on the tail section and a scrape on the clutch lever. The left case cover got most of the grind though. Fortunately not enough to leak.
Best part of my ordeal-My riding gear saved my butt from a worse fate. I can only imagine if I were one of the idiots I see on campus in flip flops and shorts on sportbikes.
I have always ridden with protective gear, especially a jacket and gloves. Consider this a testament as both (jacket and gloves) suffered serious setbacks from the road surface, but not my skin!