I've been utterly lazy about posting up a detailed account of the event and some pics but I've just picked up the new bike and thought I better give the old one a good send off. Here's the original post about it https://netrider.net.au/forums/showthread.php?t=114740 Right, Left work on St Kilda road and headed towards the city. Had just passed the tram stop at Commercial road when a bloke in an old fairlane turned across my path from the other side of the tram tracks to head into Louise Street. He didn't slow down at all, just turned and went for it. I braked, hard, and subsequently locked up the front wheel sending me and the bike to the ground on the right side. I slid off onto the tram track, got up, ran back to flick the killswitch but it choked itself from burning oil before I got to it. Did a quick check of myself, nothing hurting, draggings copped a bit on the right knee but didn't break through the Kevlar. (These things rock!, so I bought another pair ) Turns out the bike slid into the back wheel of the car, which unluckily for the bike was a pretty solid target. The driver stopped and was pretty good about it actually and offered to call the police. I did yell at him for wrecking the bike I just spent $f**loads on for an engine rebuild but I felt bad about that later when the cop told me the guy was absolutely beside himself thinking the thud on his car was me :| The cop that attended was a rider/bike cop so he was cool and helpful, thanked us both for being so calm about it (well, after my initial outburst). Got the all clear from the ambo and a tradie who saw from behind helped me drag the bike off the road and gave his statement to the police. Fault was on the driver and the cop said he'd be sending the guy a penalty notice for failing to give way. Next day... Soooooore shoulder, soooore side when coughing (Had to go and get a cold too didn't I) but the soreness only lasted two days and I didn't find one bruise on me anywhere Swann insurance were top notch with the claim and I was fully paid out for my gear, camera (was in my pocket) and bike in just over two weeks. Anyhoo, have some pics!