First off I am "okay" ATGATT!!!!
3 broken ribs skinned knee and knuckle on my pinkie.
In the center lane on the freeway, guy in a pickup cuts over 2 lanes from his entrance ramp. My options were grab a handful of brakes, take the hit from his rear. I grabbed too much brake, and locked the wheel. No time to correct my mistake.
No time to throttle my way out of it, I would have just taken the hit broadside.
Frame slider from LSI did a wonderful job. The bike slid a LONG way.
Only real damage was to the frame slider, the radiator cowling was broken. Just noticed the crack at the bottom of the body pannle ugh... might not spend the $300 on that and try jb weld...
Think it bent the tab where the frame slider mounted. But haven't got that far into it, but no frame damage I could see. Also the alternator cover got some scrapes, broke the clutch lever in half.
I was able to go soft, not tense up and go with the flow. Did a few tumbles and slid a ways. Never hit my helmet (one tiny tiny mark on the visor peak).
Speed and Strength jacket saved me from major back injury, and probably breaking both my elbows in the tumble. Thank you knoxx armor!
Cant figure out how my pinkie got it, no penetration of my gloves, but still took the skin off the knuckle.
Thankfully a biker was right there, picked my gun up from the highway, helped a passerby get the bike up and moved out of traffic. Bent my shift lever for me and followed me home. My newest best friend. No weird noises, no fluid leaks, think $100 in plastic and some motor guards instead of sliders, couple of turn signal bulbs and I am back on the road once my ribs can take it.