Well... it finally happened.
I rode for years with nothing... GSXR, 650 special and a few Harleys.... just recently got a bone stock ZX6e and got back on the road. Yesterday morning I was heading to work and going through a little S-curve. Just before the last apex of the curve, rounding the corner... I get to stare at a little red car going wide... in my lane. Only taking up about half of my lane, but then I went to the outside and proceeded to continue to take the curve I guess the force of going wide so quick was a little much to hold. (an object in motion tends to... blah blah blah). Anyway...It simply wouldn't quite hold at that point, started sliding just a bit, if I'd have had 6 more inches of blacktop, I'd have been fine, but the back wheel dropped off the edge and once it hit that gravel.... off it went.
Then I committed the cardinal sin.
Once it went off, it straightened, soooooo.... yep, you got it.... ( I can save it ) Yea, right. Instead of laying it down immediately I tried to save my baby. DO NOT attempt that.
I won't go into detailing the various positions and junk like that. LOL Ended up coming out very blessed with just a snapped clavicle.
Had tons of people stop offering help, Sherrif's department stopped and stayed till my buddy got there. Gave me the name of a good place to get used parts if I wanted. He rides as well.
Need forks, and plastic (front only) but that looks to be the extent of it.
LESSON LEARNED: LAY IT FREAKIN' DOWN. DO NOT try to save your 'baby'. I have been told a million times and have preached it over and over, but.... when the time came...
Any links to where I can get parts reasonable would be appreciated. They said 6 weeks to heal up.... uh... I don't THINK so. I'm ready to get on the road now. It was a beautiful day too!! And I missed it. Grrrr