So this morning I decided to go tire shopping since Im not liking the D220s at all. Had the back end feel like it was slipping out a couple times way too easy. They were getting pretty worn and flat in the middle anyways. Priced out some tires...proclaimed how much I hated mine and headed home to read some reviews. Coming up to a roundabout I do all the time and needing to turn right. Shift down to first. Enter it...turn, quick enough to counter steer a bit but not any diff than normal. For a split second my mind goes "hey! is my front going wide?...hmm..well just look and turn like always". Before that thought can finish I hear metal bits and me and the bike have seperated. Shit. Not sure whether I was going to fast, or not fast enough to keep me up with some lean or whether there was something on the road. I had my leather jacket on, Icon Merc gloves, speedmaster boots and Joe Rocket kevlar jeans. Only damage on me is a skinned spot on my knee like two side by side .50$ coins and a bruised feeling hip. The jacket sustained some minor scuffing on the right arm but nothing significant. Gloves took a hit on the knuckles as well as the leather on a couple fingers shows some wear. Somehow one the plastic bit on my boot managed to melt a little...still havent figured that one out. You can see on the knee where I fell, but there is nowhere close to a hole in them. I got off relatively lucky on the bike. - Broken indicator lens $5 - Reeeeally bent brake pedal $79.10 - Ground down/bent bar end weight $36.65 - Dented/scraped the edge of my exhaust (not enough to replace) - Scraped mirror (not replacing) - Scraped edge of front fairing ($100 for paint) - Just caught a little corner of the fork.. ($5 touch up paint) All in all Im out about $226 for my little bingle. Thats $226 i wish I could have avoided but it could have been waaay worse. Im just glad the tank never touched!!! Also, the tail was all covered in black marks which looked like scrapes cause me to dirty my pants initially... but they all just rubbed off with no sign left! WOoohooo! After it happened I had a couple cars of people ask if I was ok and I gave em a thumbs up. One lady came over and asked three or four times if I was alright. "You suuurrre you dont want to go see someone?" At this point though I was standing there laughing in my helmet at the coincidence (tire shopping remember?) and how much of an idiot i felt like (im pretty sure no one has ever felt smart after bailing).