Just out of curiosity, what engine guards are you using?[...]No harm to me and minimal damage to the bike namely a broken turn signal and a slightly scuffed up decal. Thankfully the engine guard did its job. [...]
I ask because I too have dropped my strom (no engine guards), and the only thing that got damaged was my left turn signal (bike fell off the #@! stand).
"The engine guard did it's job" wonderfully, as long as its job description is "costing you money and making you feel good".
I don't mean to sound like a jerk, but there's a huge amount of posts out there that say something like "thank god for the engine guard", yet no-one is willing to droip the bike with and without to compare damage.
It seems that your with-guard and my without-guard drops amounted to the exact same damage, so I must respectfully ask that people stop saying how great the engine guard is and how much it saved their bike from damage when they have NO idea what would have gotten damaged differently had they not had the guards (probably nothing).
You may now resume your display of sympathy for the n00b who dropped his strom (oh, by the way, welcome to the family; you're now officially a veteran rider).