I have gone down twice this summer. Both times I've rode away with minor injury and a bruised ego. Lucky to say the least. One thing I have learned from this is buy your crash guards and dont take them off. They will vibrate but what do you expect they are bolted to the engine. I recently rode about 300 freeway miles and the vibes didnt bother me a bit. The bike did it without them. Function over style. The guards will save you a lot of pain and greef. Working on getting better. By the way Givis come up high how have others fared with Walsh or others?