Anybody with crash bars dropped their bike?
Hi everyone, this is my first post but I've been looking around here for some time. I'm really interested in picking up a new '09. The problem I'm having is that I'm worried about dropping it. I'm not really concerned about laying it down at speed or anything because insurance will cover it and the bike will be the least of my worries. My primary worry is dropping it at a stop sign or in my driveway or some other low/no speed noob mistake. The fact that it is fairly naked with no big expensive fairing to crack is appealing, but I'd rather it didn't sustain any noticeable damage at all. I have looked at the crash bars and read a few posts, and it looks like they will do a pretty good job. I know nothing is perfect, but if I can bolt a set on and have a fairly low chance of hitting anything other than them and maybe the bar ends, I think I will pull the trigger on this bike.
So, I guess my question is, those of you who have crash bars, sliders, or whatever else and have dropped your bikes, what kind of damage did your baby sustain? Thanks!