Well as the title says, unfortunately i didn't have a near miss but actually stacked. I'm devastated as my bike is a bit of a mess, everyone tells me metal is easier to fix than bones and i should be thankful im alive but it still hurts seeing your bike like that . Story as follows. Was going through a left turn sliplane onto a 4 lane rd, traffic on the road i was exiting had a green light meaning i was clear to turn in so i was going at a decent speed. Mistake 1, lesson learnt is leave the racing to the twisties or track. In hindsight the speed i was going despite it being clear of traffic was stupid given it was the intersection of 2 major roads. Far too many variables to be watching out for instead i was approaching the corner as though i was the only bloke on the road Shifted the weight across, got the angle right down and i hear this god awful scrape, footpeg hittin the ashpalt. Inexperience here. Too much angle obviously, however i didn't react to it and i was already tightening the corner. Someone correct me if im wrong but i should have stood the bike up and wiped some speed off, especially seeing as the road cambered away from the turn. Pretty stupid, but lesson learned again. The above has happened before but i was tightening the turn as it happened, dug right in and the bike slid out from underneath me. I slid on my back across 4 lanes and ended up in the gutter on the traffic island. Forks, front wheel and brake assembly are fine, lights are destroyed, clutch lever and whole left handle assembly smashed, clutch pedal bent in, mirror snapped right off. I can't go as far as to say im thankful for it happening. However its definitely caused me to pull my head in. I was starting to get too confident, pushing the limits a bit too much. I take this accident as a very important learning experience. Not only because its given me a good wake up call and the realisation that i was riding like a fool, but i've been able to learn this lesson and walk away from it. I completely understand when experienced guys say it takes years not months to achieve a decent skill level and even then things still go wrong. Anyone who has had their licence for a short period and gets excited at times, know your limits. I thought i did, until i was staring at a blue sky skidding across a major highway.