I've been riding motorcycles since I was about 7 years old. Started on a CR60, then a XR80, to a CR250. Graduated to a streetbike at 18 years old. My first girl was a 1938 BMW R-71 w/ a side hack. Grandpa had brought back from the war. That girl was a TANK! something like a thousand pounds, with just 44 horses! I then graduated to a GSXR 600 at 19years old. I got my favorite (1995 VN750) girl as a gift from my Father-in-law. I had sold my BMW for my wife's wedding ring, and two years later, he gave me his bike (it had been sitting on the side of his house for two years. I put on my Metzlers on about two months ago. I ride (rode) my bike everywhere. I got her with 10k on the speedo, but the speedo quit working at 12,909kmiles. I commuted my girl roughly 190 miles a day, 5 days a week, for two years. My commute was between Bakersfield, CA & Santa Clarita, CA. Over Interstate 5, through a stretch called "The Grapevine". I've riden in snow, rain, blowing wind, all in a suit & tie (I was working for AAA, registering autos for the CA DMV). The wreck this past Thursday came as a surprised to me! I was in second gear, climbing a steep mountain road (right turn), and she just slipped out , next thing I know, she's come around (high-centered)and slammed my left leg. I got real lucky. A tree stopped my bike from sliding down a good 15-20 feet down part of the mountain. This happened around 19:20 ish in the evening. My leg hurts like the ****ens. I'll be seeing my doc. later this afternoon. As for my Metzlers, I have put about 500 miles on them since I had them installed. I'll be riding again soon. I never quit ANYTHING, and not about to start!