Well here is my news. I Hadn't ridden the bike for about three weeks so on Friday (3/6/05) I gave it a wash and headed out for a ride. On the way home turned left at Cranbourne/Moorooduc Rd to come back via the freeway. Pulled up, looked right and next thing I know I'm lying on my back looking at my bike laying on the road in front of me. A young girl (P plater) had thought that I moved off and ran into the back of me, the bike was shot out from under me, I went up into the air and landed flat on my back. Besides from getting whip lass, having a stiff neck and back I'm ok. My bike was looking a bit sad though, she hit the rear wheel real hard, dented the underside of both mufflers, the LHS mirror broke, fairing damage etc. I got it towed to Mornington Honda for repairs. A police car went pass about twenty seconds after the accident, I waved them down but they couldn't attend and sent another car so at least a police report was done. The young girl said she was fully covered by insurance as I am so we'll see who pays. Anyway just thought I'd let you know, it shock me up a bit, it was the last thing in the world I expected to happen, being rear ended. I Hope the bike will be repaired back to normal, I feel that after a big hit it will never be the same. Mornington Honda assured me it would be fine. Another rider pulled over and helped me get the bike of the main rd. No one else stopped to be a witness or offer help, amazing. Well that's my news The Blackbird is out of action.