Crashed my Z...
Sunday riding through the Malibu canyons I crashed my Z. I feel like a dumba**. I put a new set of Pilot Powers on and after 350 miles on them I figured it was time to test a few turns. I'm used to the BT016 which is allot softer tire but having to change the chain, sprockets, and tires to get ready for a long ride up the coast highway to the GP races I went cheap on my tires. Anyway, headed into a couple turns things felt OK until the back tire slid out. I tossed it up straight grabbed both brakes a little harder and Bang! I hit the guardrail at 10 mph, slid along the rail on my belly until I hit my lower back on the post that holds up the rail. That hurt! It tossed me up and over the rail just feet from going down a couple hundred foot cliff, landing flat on my back looking up at the sky. My first thought was, what a dumb move that was. My second thought after laying there a minute was "I really don't think I'm hurt too bad." I've had 3 back surgeries in the past so needless to say I was kinda concerned. But, it looks like I might have broken a couple fingers or my left hand, my right big toe is broken and it feels like a mule kicked me in the love handle on my left side. Other then that my bike took the worst of it. Over 40 years riding and it is only the second time I've ever been down. The first being at age 15, so it has been a while. My guess is the tire wasn't quite ready to push it or I was just going too darn fast. Either way I'll be looking for parts soon, lots of them. So if anybody has a extra 2007 gas tank, headlight and front cowling, etc. PM me please. I'm in the market for quite a few goodies to get me up and running soon.