Last weekend I was getting ready to leave Wendy's. My girlfriend was riding her bike and I had her 11 year old daughter riding with me. We had just got on the bikes and about to start the engines when I looked back and saw her and her bike laying on the ground. She had gotten dizzy and lost her balance for some reason but she was fine as was her bike. When I turned around to see her on the ground my V-Strom leaned over a bit too far. Not a problem if I was by myself but with the added weight of an 11 year made it a bit too hard to hold up. So down it went as I watched the left turn signal get crunched by the pavement. Fortunately this was only damage along with the plastic fairing getting scratched a bit by the pavement. (Need to see if there's something that can take scratches out.) Oh, and since I was trying so hard to keep the bike up I pulled all the muscles in the back of my left leg. So I'm walking like a very old man for the next few weeks but at least I'm not looking at major damage as I hear often happens with a lay-down.