So finally decided what new tyres I'm getting for the Hornet and dropped off bike yesterday on the way home from work. Get a call early today that the job's done and I can pick her up. Have to wait for my missus to come home and then drop me off to get the bike back home. In the meantine I'm a little bored at home and take the Spada for a quick run through Olinda/Sassafrass. Was a great way to unwind at it's just up the road from me. Missus gets home and she drops me off at the shop. Brand spanking new tyres look great on her, (the bike, not the wife) went with the BT-016's. Told to take it easy for the first 30/40 k's so no dramas from me as I'll take a simple route home. Leave the carpark onto Dorset Rd and avoid the back streets as I'm keen to just go straight home. Daughter is in the school production I'm seeing tonight and I'll have plenty of time to acquaint myself with the Hornets new treads another time. Not even five minutes later and I'm taking it easy turning left onto Boronia Rd when the rear spins out from me and I'm sliding on my backside while my pride and joy is sliding away from me. While sliding I'm on my arse watching sparks fly and hearing the scraping sound of the bike grinding to a halt. Once I stopped testing my Draggins, I'm on my feet cursing myself, remove my gloves and hurl them towards my bike in disgust (with myself, as there was no other contributing factor here). I rip my helmet off and gently place it on the ground (hey they're not cheap). A number of drivers stopped and asked if I was ok and they offered help to move my bike, which I accepted so a MASSIVE thumbs up to them. Good to know that even in peak hour some people don't just view you as an inconvenience to their trip home. So after I've waved people around my mess I push the bike to relative safety near footpath. The two drivers that helped, offered to drive me home. That wasn't necessary as the Hornet was still rideable. Rang home to let my wife know I'll be a few minutes late. One of the drivers followed behind to make sure I got home without any problem and once there, got him a coffee to calm his nerves. I was perfectly fine but he was a nervous wreck. He was driving behind me when it happened and he mentioned that he lost a close mate two years ago who crashed his bike. Anyway, very happy to say that apart from a grazed knee I'm as good as I've ever been. The Draggin cargos ended up exposing the kevlar on the left knee and a bit on the arse, so they've done their job there. Keen on getting leathers though. My AGV jacket held up very well as the initial impact and slide was on my left arm/elbow. Now comes with cool scrapes on the leather. I always wear motorcycle boots when riding but for some reason I just had a pair of slip on work boots. When I rode the bike up from the shop, I remember thinking, why the f@ck aren't I wearing my boots. Very greatful nothing happened, where they could of slid off. I shudder to think what could of been. Helmet, fine as it didn't find contact with anything. The Hornet. Left bar end came off. Left frame slider a little bent and ground down a cm or two. Centre stand lost a couple of mill's grinding away on its side. Rear plastic cover near seat (sorry, can't think of its proper name) lost a couple of cm's as well. Headlight cover and glass with scraping on its left side. Clutch lever bent at a 90 degree angle. Left foot peg broken off and a number of other srapings/scratches on the left side. I know this has been a long post so thanks for your patience if you've gotten this far. I've given what has happened a lot of thought and even though I took it easy on that left hand turn, in the back of my mind I feel I may have given it just the tiniest bit of a squirt to power out of the corner rather than staying on the extremely cautious side. (Happy to hear what others thoughts are on this) Very happy to walk away from this unscathed. Yes I do have insurance, and yes, can't wait to get her sorted so I have a chance to tell you how awesome the new treads are. Oh, and the play my daughter was in was a shedload of fun. Had a great night. Ride on, be safe and have fun.