I was gonna post a poll on this Monday! What timing!
I also feel a little better now. Not much, but a little.
I have dropped my current bike 3 times.
1. Pulled up in front of the house. Left the bike in neutral while "I run inside real quick!" I got about 12 steps before I heard the crash.
Lesson - always turn off the bike if you are going to be more then 1 step away.
Damage - one left fairing and one clutch lever
Added frame savers after that!
2. Doing a u-turn on a country road where the road is more like gravel held together with tar. The shoulder collapsed under the front tire and down she went.
Lesson - give yourself plenty of room when doing a three-point u turn. If in doubt back it up and get more in the middle of the road.
Damage - scratches to the left fairing (again)!
3. Up the hill and into a lefty doing about 40 and lo and behold there is a stop sign at a T-intersection. The space adjacent to the stop sign was occupied by a large box type delivery truck. I got on the brakes and the bike stood up. Hit some leaves and the back started to skid. Off the brakes in time to get onto the shoulder where there were alot more leaves on the grass. Thought I could save it.........I was wrong. Down she goes on her left side again!
Lesson - don't go as fast when there are a lot of leaves on the road and know the road better. (Can you ever really know a road?)
Damage - Cracked left fairing. Bent shifter. Glad I have the frame savers and boots.
I am going to be nice to myself and qualify only one of these as a true "get-off/laydown/accident".