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So, its my first couple hours on my new 650 custom and I'm having a blast. Well, I stop for a little bit to grab a sandwich and when I'm leaving the parking lot I don't give the throttle enough gas and it feels like its starting to stall, so I give it a little more and then the bike lurched forward into the middle of the street and the oncoming car had to slam its brakes to not hit me...

...I look around and the lady in the car behind me is completely pale and shes covering her mouth with her hands. I pull off to the side to be courteous and let people by, thinking I dropped the clutch with two much gas and caused the bike to move forward a few feet, where it died. Turns out, the lady behind me actually rear-ended me... she wasn't watching me and just pushed me out into oncoming traffic. No damage to the bike, except a bent license plate... her car took a good amount of damage to the right light casing and the right fender but most of all I'm glad the oncoming car had good brakes. :D

Lets just say that hopefully I got my only car accident on a bike out of the way early.
 

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my biggest fear is having to lay my bike down because of the damage that will cause to the bike, not myself. came close once but was able to keep it up. i wear a good jacket, helmet, gloves, boots, so i'm about as protected as i can be and the rest is in God's hands. so i don't worry about other cars slamming into me because i can't control that, only what i do on my bike.
 

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yeah they run scare campaigns on tv here showing ppl getting their jeans cut out from their skin, then they scrub the skin with scourers to get the gravel out...
made me get good safety gear, kevlar jeans kevlar jacket with pads on the shoulders and elbows... good helmet and gloves... still need better boots though.
 
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