I have owned two Kawasaki MC's.
The last one was fully dressed, that is with cowlings, trunk, etc., but as I was doing 50 mph down the highway on July 7, 2007, 1 day after my birthday, an Idiot pulled out from a stop and broad sided me. After 130 feet on the pavement, torn up, I was told by a good Samaritan that the individual that hit me ran away. My bike pulled he license plate off his front bumper when he creamed me. They caught up with him the next day, most likely after he sobered up. No proof there because of time delay. He was convicted and sentenced to 4 years jail time. That 2007 Vulcan was mine for only a month with 2000 miles on it. My previous bike was a 2004 Vulcan, and had 64,000 miles on it, put there by me.
So, I know you know this already, but I'm stating it again. There are two kinds of motorcycle riders. Those that have gone down, and those that will go down.
Be careful out there. The idiots just don't see you. Get an air horn.
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2008 Winnebago Destination 39W
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.