got a little distracted today and didnt see the lights change. Locked up the rear (daft) almighty long slide with the backend out and had no where to go. managed to almost come to a complete stop before i touched the pedestrian centre island and fell over the top of the bike and totally squashed the yellow light box thingy.
I’m totally fine cause the yellow box is really soft and broke my fall
best of all is that the bike does not even have a scratch on it!! BONUS!! :D:D:D
The engine bars that I installed in place of the crash bungs touched the ground and stopped ANY damage. woo hoo.
TBH I never use the rear brake. Only on a couple ocasions and both almost saw me in a spot of trouble for using it. Dunno why I did it. I think tiredness was a key factor in todays riding. Never felt comfy riding today.
@ Capt Slow. No damage at all on the bike. happy me. my right wrist is a little bit sore but thats my tendonitis flaring up from the bump. Actually really not bad at all.
I love my back brake (gently and tenderly), its my safety option on slippy surfaces like gravel and shight, at least if it locks up you have time to release it and regain control, if you lock up the front you`re more than likely fooked.
Oops, not in anyway aimed at the key ejecting Ninja, I`m sure you reacted cautiously with a subtle downchange on the entry to the corner, a tentative squeeze of the front brake, a butt clench and a light application of the rear whilst considering your optional points of landing.
Shame you didn`t have time to take the key out before you stopped, in retrospect , you must have had time, what were you thinking?
Oh, I`ll just make this corner and no-one will know, from your tyre tracks it looked like you ignored the corner.