My wife's family and I had this discussion recently when I first talked about getting a bike. They said "you'll die", you'll wreck", my B-I-L pointed out severe leg damage he suffered 30 yrs ago in a MC wreck.
My reply, I drive a semi for a living in the Rockies, at least a dozen times every winter I have to put chains on. In 14 winters of driving, I've had to dive under my truck 4 or 5 times because of some a**hole who though it would be cute to splash me while chaining up. Every time I get out to chain up or chain down, I have all my lights on (even during the day) plus my hazards, I wear a full reflective safety vest, even my winter gloves have safety strips on them.
4 winters ago, while getting my chains out, some idjit who tried to splash me in a large SUV lost it and slammed into the side of my trailer, based on the debris left behind, it was a large SUV (he fled the scene). Most likely, that is how I will die, not on the motorcycle.
'09 Candy Plasma Blue Versys 650 (the fastest color)
Givi DS 450 Windshield
SW motech engine guards
HT Teton Panniers
Avon Distanzia tires
Garmin Zumo 665
dual power usb/12v plug
Givi trunk on custom mount
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