Dumped mine for the first time yesterday. I was about 15 miles into a 20 mile dirt road. A lot of it was pretty rutted, which was a PIA, but I cranked up my Scotts stabilizer, kept my body loose and made it through. Then, I was cruising along about 20 mph and rode into a big silt pit. It didn't look much different, but it was like trying to ride in whipped cream. I wobbled around a little, then just went over. The left Givi crash bar got a little paint abraded off of it, and the left handguard got a little scratching - that's it. Walking around, the silt was about 25 feet long and DEEP. Funny because it wasn't even too much of a low spot in the road. Anyway, I got it back up, drank some water, and in 5 miles I came out onto a twisty, paved mountain road (
). This was at 7,000 feet in the Sangre de Cristos, so not quite like 12,000 feet in the Andes.
Oh, and when I first turned onto the dirt road off the pavement, there was a "Dead End" sign - I paid it no mind, since I wanted to explore the area anyway. And, in the end, there was no dead end.