Had my first lowside today. I was leaned over going around a corner and my rear tire went over a manhole cover and the bike slid right out from under me. I'm going to need some new plastics and the bike was spewing antifreeze so I had to get it towed home. The front wheel hit the curb so I don't know if there is any front end damage yet. I has my Draggin Jeans on along with a leather jacket so I just got a few bruises and a swollen thumb. My Arai also took a hit so I'm going to need to add a new helmet to the list of expenses. Definitely wear your gear and ride safe everyone!
Are'nt you glad you had some decent protection though! You would really be lickin some boo boos without it.
Its funny you mention your thumb; The one crash I've had, my longest lasting and most painfull wound was my right thumb. It still pops all the time! AND a friend of mine has the same problem after a minor high side ~ His thumb. weird....
Sorry to hear about your "ouch"!! If you have troubles getting your riding gear covered by your ins.co.,your homeowners policy may cover it.I should know...I went down a couple years ago and mine paid for my leathers,minus the deductable,of course!
Thanks guys. I've been on that road hundreds of times without any problems, Maybe there was some oil on it, I don't know. All I know is that it really tough to use a mouse when your thumb is messed up.