So, as I was riding a car in front of the car in front of me jams his brakes to make a non signalled turn. The car in front of me brakes hard and I in turn brake hard. I applied too much break though, which would have been fine, a little fishtail maybe but not enough to tip me over.
Unfortunately I just happen to be on a broken, gravelly bit of asphalt and it all went south quick.
Also unfortunate, due to the warm weather I wasn't wearing my leather and took a nasty bit of road rash the arm. The pants I got were ripped up pretty good too and my knee has looked better.
FORTUNATELY, I was wearing a helmet and gloves so hands and head were all fine.
Always looking to turn negatives into positives I wrote an article about it
Some wound pictures there and a shot of my helmets damage.
Or you can go straight to the youtube video
But on to the important matter...THE BIKE.
Damn, our Vulcan's are made like TANKS. The bike made it through better than I did. While the seat did get ripped off as the sissy bar broke and a little chrome got scratched the majority of the impact found its way on the foot rests and hand bars.
Not body or engine damage. Just need to straighten out the handlebars.
Love my Vulcan!!