First, within a month or so of getting a new bike. Following too closely behind a truck taking off from a stop light. With wet brakes (just went thru a big puddle). something happened ahead and the truck slammed on his brakes. I pulled on the brake, but the wet rotor wasnt doing anything to slow me down. With the truck bumper getting closer, I pulled on the brake as hard as I could. The rotor warmed up, dried, and locked up. I had no idea what to do about locked front wheel at the time, and I hit the ground. about 20 mph. minor road rash, sore for a day or so.
Second, A civic decided to cross the road. I'm in its way. it goes anyway. and I had 1060 miles on the bike. The bike was $20 away from being totalled, but easily fixed. I spent a few months on crutches, still got no decent grip strength in my hands, and I know when the weather is about to change now.
third. Wet race track. I'm fine on the wider turns, having fun sliding the rear tire, but once I got into the tight chicane the front wheel lost traction. I brought the bike up to regain control, but it cought all at once and threw me off. Broke a peg, a mirror, a motor mount, and put some scratches on the tank. Being in full gear, I was ready to go back out in minutes
forth. Complicated set of corners, one is off camber. I'm trying different lines to find the best way thru (still at the track) but I'm getting tired and dehydrated. Last time thru I spend half a second too long thinking about the best way. So I got off the track in low tripple digits. Kept it streight in the grass for about 10 feet, then some bumb cought my front wheel twisted it, and chunked me off. I did a superman style dive onto my head. Thank god for helmets. Did another 6 or 7 tumbles before I came to a stop. I was fine. Sore, a tad bruised, but no real damage. the bike lost a headlight and both upper fairings, with some damage to the mids.
To be continued....