Well, I woke up this morning with a swollen wrist. Not too painful but I won't be riding today which is a shame because it is a nice day (I'm going to the motorcycle swap-meet this morning). Well, maybe I wasn't supposed to ride today.Glad you or the bike did not have too much damage. I've noticed that the brake on these bike are very sharp and need to be squeezed rather than grabbed. Not something you tend to do in a panic. I come off prevoius bike a couple of times at low speeds because I grabbed the front brake. That's why I chose an ABS model this time. Gradually getting used to modualting the brake with a bit more care.
If you find out what the part number for that silver paint is can you let us know? I'm going to have to touch up a scratch or two on the heatsheild myself.
Yeah, I don't know the exact paint color but I do have a PDF of the service manual so I'll have to se if they list it. It will be posted here and in the ugly exhaust thread (which one?).
The breaks on these 'new' bikes so much better than those back in the day. In the end analysis what I did wrong was I had the bars sharply right with the bike in gear (second). I eased out on the clutch while giving it a little gas then (in a slight panic) grabbed the front brake which forced the bike into the ground. My wrist is hurt because it went down fast while I was holding the front brake. I ended up crouched on one knee on the right side of the downed bike . . holding the brake and throttle.
A little more thought on my part could have avoided this unfortunate circumstance. My hope with this thread is that it will help me and others have that thought in the parking lot. If I was mandated to have at least one motorcycle accident in my life, I got off easy . . this time.