So less than a month after getting my bike fixed after a cager ran into me, i crashed again this sunday.
Pretty bad one this time round, had a late night partying with friends on saturday night, slept four hours and woke up with a hangover & decided to go on a sunday ride to the twisties (big mistake).
Had a couple of close calls just before the crash, couldn't focus properly & hold my line as i wasn't feeling well. Had the rear end step out as well on one occasion. Should've just called it a day right there & then but i decided to go on.
So i hit this S shaped curve, fast left-hander that immediately goes into a tight right turn. Managed to make the left turn but on the right hander i sort of panicked when i saw how close i was getting to the guard rail, target-fixated & ended up hitting the concrete rail on the stator side.
I flew over the bars & landed on my right shoulder, ended up dislocating the AC joint. Was fully geared up so that was the only injury i suffered, other than the major bruise to my ego.
Bike is fucked up big time, both fairings & tail are toast, leo vince evo exhaust is toast, right footrest, clip-on & mirror broke. The impact also completely ripped open the stator cover down to where the bolts mount in the engine.
Friend was right behind me & he barely managed to miss hitting me & my bike. So know i'm looking at some major repair bills (no insurance) & also my wife has given me the 'it's me or the bike' speech. Funny thing is a couple of newbie rider friends who consider me a good twisties rider, were asking me for tips right before. Who knew the guy giving the tips would be going down himself a little later!
As i was being driven to the hospital i had thoughts of giving up on this hobby altogether. Thought of my two year old son & my wife & how i easily could've gone over the guard rail & down the mountain. So i'm thinking of repairing the bike and selling it & taking a break for now. Don't know how long it will be for but i'm pretty scared of getting back on after experiencing how things can go wrong in a split second. It's a deadly passion we all share so be careful out there guys.
Lesson learned: Never get on the bike when you're not feeling a 100% & please wear all your gear all the time!