Rain wet Trail wings + Vinyl/rubber garage floor mat = Bad juju
Coming back from a short ride/fuel run right after the rain stopped the other night and pulled into the garage, where we have vinyl/rubber floor mats down to protect the floor (easier to clean too). Well, the TW front was nicely wet from road moisture/puddles and washed out on the nice clean (freshly washed down the day before) floor mat. No way to hold up my K8 Vee, as my right boot slipped on the mat also (bottom of boot was wet too).
Result was a semi-controlled lay-down on the right side of the Vee, done to avoid contact with the FZ750N or the GT235 JD garden tractor (that and completely blowing out my right knee). I can't believe I've avoided all the nastiness out on the road to fall prey to a slippery floor mat?!? Bent right mirror, bar end nicked, bar end screw bent, handle bar slightly tweaked and worst of all, rear brake lever contacted the side cover and scratched the finish off. Strange thing is though, the lever itself doesn't appear to be bent in any noticeable way.
So, if anyone out in Stromland is using those nice vinyl/rubber floor mats for their garage, beware.