In other news, Z1000s crash pretty well. She came off on a right hander between Reefton and Warburton, after a good smooth run trhough the Black Spur and a mentally draining trip through a debris and gravel loaded Reefton spur. Lost concentration thinking about what she'd learned on the spurs, ran wide, stood it up and braked (D'OH!) and landed on her bum in a nice soft patch of grass. She picked a great spot, missing a road sign, a gnarled and pointy tree branch, and a bunch of broken windshield glass by about half a metre each. [img:800:600:17022659c2]http://got-words.com/lozblain2/QueenAnkly%20stacks%20it_files/IMG_3400.jpg[/img:17022659c2] It took me about 15 seconds to realise she was off my tail, and about another 30 to get back there, by which time she was alredy up, jumping around, lid and gloves chucked on the ground and swearing like a member of the merchant navy. Thank god. She's a bit stiff and sore but no major injuries. The bike stood up exceptionally well, considering that she decked it between 80 and 100kmh. Clutch cover and the little engine cover in front of it took a good scuffin', but they're cheap and designed to be replaced. Rear brake lever a bit bent... Meh. Pipes lightly scratched and dented, bracket a bit bent. No biggie. Ducktail scratched, purely cosmetic and a good chance to find one at a wrecker when she's got the cash to replace it. This is the bike after a high speed crash and slide: [img:800:600:17022659c2]http://got-words.com/lozblain2/QueenAnkly%20stacks%20it_files/IMG_3414.jpg[/img:17022659c2] Amazing innit? This Kwaka was built to bounce! It managed to pick up an amazing amount of dirt and stones, in and around the ducktail and the engine covers. Col's way of bringing a bit of the Reefton home with her I guess! The engine cover had a small puncture in it which leaked a bit of oil under pressure, so we metal-cemented it up with supplies from Warby and that seems to have been OK as a temporary fix, got her home anyway. She's fine, angry as hell with herself for deflowering her month-old pride and joy, but both her and the bike are in brilliant shape. Such brilliant shape that she pulled her first wheelie on the way down Springvale road on the way home. :grin: ...And thus, the trifecta is in play. Anyone want to go for a ride with me next week? Adventure guaranteed. Heres a tip: top up your insurance premium before you do. I'm getting a first aid kit for the bike ASAP. More photos here.