Poll - most street miles w/o a crash?
Saw some young kid get off his GSXR yesterday at the shop wearing shorts, sneakers, and a t-shirt. I was ATGATT as usual. I asked him what he thought was going to happen when he went down like that. He looked at me like I was a crazy old man. Course, he's right, but that's not the point. Later inside I saw him shopping (clearly with his Mom) for sunglasses. I told them both he'd be better served by spending her cash on protective gear, not $200 shades. She thought I was a whack job too.
Anyway, got me thinking. Maybe he'll never go down. I suppose not everyone who rides on the street will crash, even though odds are good.
I went down once after I'd had about 10K miles of experience. Totally my fault - damp road, cold tires, mild buzz, young and stupid. Bad combination. Ended up with some road rash and damaged parts. Could have been much worse. Haven't been down on the street since in over 100K miles.
So, who has the most miles w/o a street crash? Dirt does not count - you are SUPPOSED to crash on dirt. Race tracks don't count either - if you don't crash there you aren't going fast enough.
- DL1000K7 with Ohlins rear, Racetech front, Superbrace, Leo Vince, Madstad w/various shields, K&N, TFI controller, JMV lowers, 17x43, Blair brake kit, other stuff too. Set up for street only.
- KDX200 for dirt fun, + assorted dirt bikes and quads for the wife/kids
Had: RD250 & 400, MX175, RM125, CB450, Sportster, GS750 & 1100, GPZ750, Ninja 750 Turbo, Nighthawk700S, Bandit 600