I 'dismounted' in the middle of a bend I was attempting to negotiate yesterday (<20mph shiny, salty tarmac.) and wrote off my new ST. Ouch!
I suffered serious damage to my no claims record, and what little pride I had left is now a mere memory.
I was wearing gortex/leather jacket trousers c/w body armour on the 'landing points'.
The bike is dead.
Fotunately, I can call my insurers and dealer then pick out a new one.
I most certainly would have been off work or possibly in hospital for a couple of hours/days had the Personal Protective Equipment not been in place.
In UK there is no legislation governing the use of this gear only the wearing of helmets.
But it does make good sense to use PPE.
As does proper maintenance of the machine and quality parts.
Like most of the folks at rat.net seem to be interested in.
I will get another ride, 'Inshalla', but I will also replace my PPE. My choice.
Do we need to 'debate' sensible safety legislation on this site, when most of the folks that ride bikes know why they need protection?
Shouldn't we promote safety as in: training, attitude and how to minimise injury in the unfortunate event of an unplanned meeting with the ground/another vehicle?
Helmet laws are not really an infringment of rights.
It's just other people trying to help look after us.
Not really a bad thing anywhere.
Graham Och! Ouch! Aya!
PS Any one need a Centre Stand?
Ex accident damaged 04 ST
(Only bit still straight.)