hey people, about 12 months ago the following took place... I was riding to mums house for dinner, it was the worst conditions for riding. It was raining and dark. Anyway i'm approching a T-intersection where my lane had right of way and entering traffic came from the left. I was behind a van and there were quite a few cars waiting at the T-intersection to turn onto the main road. So i move to the left side of the lane, put space between myself and the van and set-up on the controls. I then watched as this red P-plater pulls out across my lane. All i could do was squeeze on the brakes and wait. The next thing i know i'm flying over the boot of the car, performed an army roll on the road and landed on my feet. I quickly removed myself from the road and once off the road checked myself over. Not a mark, except for a 5 cent sized dint in my helmet. The bike however was a different story. the front end was all bent up. the front fairing completely destroyed, mirrors gone, dent in tank, radiator holed, bars bent. I decent sized dent in the chicks rear quarter too. Anyway, her insurance paided out the market value of my bike which was about $4,700 (i paid 2,700 for it to start with) and left the bike with me. Yesterday i bought another GPX ($600) which i intend to salvage parts off to fix my bike. I also get the added bonus of twin discs at the front now. By the way my bike is a 2006 GPX250 and i was on my L's at the time. My license has since expired so i'll have to repeat the process, hopefully this time without getting up close and personal with red p-platers. Cheers guys.